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Board of Directors

All nine members of the Emmi Board of Directors (see table in section 3.1 Members of the Board of Directors) are non-executive members who were not previously members of Emmi Group Management or the management team of one of the subsidiaries. The basis for nomination as a member of the Board of Directors is the fulfilment of a specific profile of requirements.

Christian Arnold-Fässler, Thomas Oehen-Bühlmann and Franz Steiger are members of the Board of the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP), which supplies a large proportion of its milk to Emmi. ZMP, via its subsidiary ZMP Invest AG, Lucerne, holds a majority stake in Emmi.

Fritz Wyss (born 1944) has been Honorary Chairman of the Emmi Board of Directors since 2010. He was a Delegate of the Board of Directors from 1993 to 2003 and its Chairman from 2003 to 2009.

Members of the Emmi Board of Directors from right (as at the balance sheet date): Franz Steiger, Diana Strebel, Niklaus Meier, Monique Bourquin, Thomas Oehen-Bühlmann, Konrad Graber (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Christian Arnold-Fässler, Christina Johansson, Alexandra Post Quillet, Christa Wey (Secretary of the Board of Directors)

Members of the Board of Directors

 

Year of birth

Nationality

Education

First elected

Konrad Graber Chairman of the Board of Directors

1958

Swiss

Business Administration HWV Swiss Certified Public Accountant

2006 2009 Chairman

Thomas Oehen-Bühlmann Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

1958

Swiss

Certified Master Farmer

2009

Christian Arnold-Fässler  

1977

Swiss

Certified Master Farmer

2012

Monique Bourquin  

1966

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

2013

Christina Johansson

1966

Swiss/Swedish

Business Economist dipl. oec. Master of Science in Business Administration & Economics

2018

Niklaus Meier

1955

Swiss

Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling

2012

Alexandra Post Quillet  

1967

Swiss/German

Business Economist lic. oec. HEC

2018

Franz Steiger  

1959

Swiss

Certified Master Farmer

2015

Diana Strebel

1960

Swiss

Business Economist dipl. oec. Master of Science in Marketing GSBA and University of Wales

2012

Professional background and other activities and interests

Konrad Graber

Member of the Board of Directors since 2006, Chairman since 2009

Professional background

since 2009

BDO AG, Partner and Member of the Board of Directors

2005 – 2009

BDO AG, Head of Management Consultancy and IT service division, Member of the Swiss Executive Board

1999 – 2005

BDO AG, Head of Department for Public Administration and non-profit organisations, Partner

1983 – 1999

KPMG, auditor for national and international companies, latterly Partner and Director

 

 

Key mandates outside of Emmi

2007 — 2019

Council of States, Member

2002 — 2017

CSS Versicherungen, Member of the Board of Directors

2000 — 2012

Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors

1997 — 2001

Cantonal Parliament, canton of Berne, Auditor

1993 — 2004

SSBL (foundation for the severely disabled in Lucerne), President

1987 — 2007

Cantonal parliament, canton of Lucerne, Member

Thomas Oehen-Bühlmann

Member of the Board of Directors since 2009, Vice-Chairman since 2012

Professional background

since 2013

Member of the “Geissbühl” generational community farm

1985 — 2013

Management of the “Geissbühl” dairy and arable farm as an independent farmer

 

 

Other mandates

since 2012

Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP), Chairman

since 2011

Board of Swiss Milk Producers (SMP), Berne, Member of the Board

since 2009

Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP), Member of the Board, Chairman since 2012

2007 — 2012

Hohenrain, Municipal Councillor, Mayor from 2008

1995 — 2003

Agricultural training centres in the canton of Lucerne, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee

1985 — 2003

Technical expert for proficiency exams and master farmer exams

Christian Arnold-Fässler

Member of the Board of Directors since 2012

Professional background

since 2000

Management of a dairy farm as an independent farmer and training instructor

 

 

Other mandates

since 2019

Lati SA, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2016

Caseificio del Gottardo, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2012

Uri Cantonal Parliament, Member

since 2012

Swiss Milk Producers (SMP), Member of the Board

since 2009

Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP), Member of the Board

since 2009

Central Switzerland Farmers’ Cooperative, Delegate

2015 — 2016

Uri Cantonal Parliament, President

2006 — 2013

Seedorf, Deputy Mayor

Monique Bourquin

Member of the Board of Directors since 2013

Professional background

2012 — 2016

Unilever Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), Chief Financial Officer

2008 — 2012

Unilever Switzerland, Country Managing Director

2002 — 2008

Unilever Switzerland, Customer Development Director

1999 — 2002

Mövenpick Foods Switzerland, latterly Director Switzerland for the Food division

1997 — 1999

Rivella AG, National Account Manager

1994 — 1997

Knorr Nährmittel AG, Product Manager

1990 — 1994

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, various roles

 

 

Other mandates

since 2019

Weleda AG, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2018

Swisscontact, Member of the Foundation Committee

since 2017

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Lecturer in Change Management

since 2017

Promarca (Swiss branded goods association), President

since 2017

Kambly AG, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2017

Straumann Group, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2009

GfM (Swiss Marketing Association), Member of the Board of Directors

2012 — 2016

Unilever Germany pension fund, Chairwoman of the Board for the employer side

2008 — 2016

Unilever Switzerland pension fund, Chairwoman of the Foundation Board

Christina Johansson

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2018

Professional background

since 2018

Bilfinger SE, Group CFO

2016 — 2018

Bucher Industries Group, Group CFO

2014 — 2016

SR Technics Group, Group CFO and Deputy Group CEO

2007 — 2014

Pöyry Energy Business Group and Management Consulting Business Group Switzerland, CFO

2005 — 2007

Zeag Group, CFO and Deputy CEO

1996 — 2005

Amcor Rentsch & Closures Group Switzerland/Germany/Canada, Group CFO, previously Corporate Finance Controller

1993 — 1996

Securitas Group, Financial Controller and Treasury Manager for Germany and Austria

 

 

Other mandates

since 2016

OptikArt AG, Member of the Board of Directors

2017 — 2019

Swiss CFO Association (VSF), Member of the Board

2013 — 2017

Municipal Council of Wangen, Member

Niklaus Meier

Member of the Board of Directors since 2012

Professional background

2011 — 2017

MEGlobal International FZE, Dubai, Chief Financial Officer

2009 — 2011

BASF Schweiz AG, integration of the financial organisation following acquisition of Ciba

1995 — 2009

Ciba AG, latterly CFO

1993 — 1995

ToniLait AG, Head of Finance

1976 — 1992

Association of Milk Producers of Northwestern Switzerland (MIBA), latterly Head of Finance and Administration

 

 

Other mandates

since 2017

Association CO13 (association supporting individuals in their professional integration), President

since 2010

Swiss Controlling Standards working group of the Swiss Association of Accounting and Controlling (VEB), Member

since 2000

Examination committee for finance and accounting specialists/Swiss certified experts for controlling and accounting, Member

Alexandra Post Quillet

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2018

Professional background

2004 — 2018

Crescendo Marketing, strategic brand and marketing consultancy, Managing Partner and Co-Founder

2000 — 2003

Unilever Poland, Managing Director Home and Personal Care

1998 — 1999

Unilever Poland, Marketing Manager Personal Care

1995 — 1998

Unilever Vietnam, Marketing Manager Home & Personal Care

1995

Unilever Switzerland, National Sales Account Manager

1994

Unilever Switzerland, Brand Manager

1992 — 1993

Unilever Switzerland, Assistant Brand Manager

1990 — 1992

Nestlé Switzerland, Controller Corporate Internal Audit

 

 

Other mandates

since 2019

Glückskette, Member of the Foundation Board

since 2019

Acad Sarl, Académie des administrateurs, Partner and Co-owner

since 2018

Télé Villars-Gryon-Diablerets, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2017

SwissBoardForum, Member of the Board

since 2017

Landolt & Cie, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2016

Schenk SA, Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

since 2015

Hug AG, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2012

SBB AG, Member of the Board of Directors

Franz Steiger

Member of the Board of Directors since 2015

Professional background

since 1984

Management of a dairy and pig-breeding farm as an independent farmer and training instructor

 

 

Other mandates

since 2009

Emmentaler Milk Producers’ Organisation, Member of the Board

since 2008

Schlierbach, Mayor

since 2006

Swiss Farmers’ Union, Delegate

since 2000

Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP), Member of the Board

since 1991

Schlierbach-Krumbach Dairy Cooperative, Treasurer

2006 — 2015

Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP), Vice President

Diana Strebel

Member of the Board of Directors since 2012

Professional background

since 2009

Strebel-Birt AG, Managing Director of this consultancy firm for branding, communications and agency management, which she co-founded

2005 — 2009

Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux AG, Managing Director

2005 — 2009

Interbrand Europa, Chief Operating Officer

1981 — 2003

Various advertising agencies, including as Deputy CEO at Publicis Group and CEO at Wunderman AG; founder and co-owner of Aebi, Strebel AG

 

 

Other mandates

since 2011

Globalance Bank AG, Deputy of the Chairman of the Board of Directors

since 2009

Ricola AG, Member of the Board of Directors

2006 — 2009

Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux AG, Member of the Board of Directors

2002 — 2005

Scholz & Friends AG, Member of the Board of Directors

2002 — 2004

Wundermann AG, Member of the Board of Directors

Committees

The following table shows the allocation of duties to all members.

 

Audit Committee

Market Committee

Personnel and Compensation Committee

Agricultural Council

Konrad Graber Chairman of the Board of Directors

(Chairman)

(Chairman)

Thomas Oehen-Bühlmann Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Christian Arnold-Fässler Member

 

 

Monique Bourquin Member

 

Christina Johansson Member

 

 

 

Niklaus Meier Member

(Chairman)

 

 

 

Alexandra Post Quillet Member

 

 

 

Franz Steiger Member

 

 

 

Diana Strebel Member

 

(Chairwoman)