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, which reflects the relevant expertise for Emmi’s strategic long-term development and seeks to achieve balance across the Board. Mandate agreements are in place with each member, governing all the necessary details.

Thomas Grüter has been President of the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP) since April 2021. He replaced Thomas Oehen-Bühlmann, who held this position from 2012 to 2021. Emmi Board member Franz Steiger was also a member of the Board of Directors of ZMP from 2000 to 2021. ZMP 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.

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Members of the Emmi Board of Directors from right (as at the balance sheet date): Franz Steiger, Diana Strebel, Thomas Grüter, Monique Bourquin, Thomas Oehen-Bühlmann, Konrad Graber (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Alexandra Post Quillet, Christina Johansson, Dominik Bürgy, 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 Grüter Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

1964

Swiss

Swiss Certified Master Farmer

2021

Monique Bourquin  

1966

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

2013

Dominik Bürgy  

1966

Swiss

Lic.iur., Swiss Certified Tax Expert

2021

Christina Johansson

1966

Swiss/Swedish

Business Economist, Master of Science in Business Administration & Economics

2018

Hubert Muff

1984

Swiss

Certified Agrotechnician

2022

Alexandra Post Quillet  

1967

Swiss/German

Business Economist lic. oec. HEC

2018

Diana Strebel

1960

Swiss

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

2012

Werner Weiss

1969

Swiss

Certified Farmer

2022

Konrad Graber

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

Professional background

2009 – 2020

BDO AG, Partner and Member of the Board of Directors

2005 – 2009

BDO AG, Head of Management Consultancy and IT service divisions, 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

 

 

Key mandates outside of Emmi

since 2020

Swiss Orienteering, Chairman

since 2020

HSLU Lucerne, Member of the University Council

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 Grüter

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2021, Vice-Chairman since 2022

Professional background

since 1996

Sonnhaldenhof, St. Urban, tenant and employer

1990 – 1996

Uf-Stocken Estate, Kilchberg, Farm Manager Deputy Farm Manager

1985 – 1990

Employee  on various farms

 

 

Other mandates

since 2021

Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP), Chairman

since 2021

Swiss Milk Producers (SMP), Member of the Board

since 2021

Swiss Farmers’ Union, Member Chamber of Agriculture and Delegate

since 2015

Cantonal Councillor Lucerne, Member of the Commission for Spatial Planning, Environment and Energy

2000 – 2020

Municipality of Pfaffnau, Member of the Municipal Council, Chairman since 2004

Monique Bourquin

Member of the Board of Directors since 2013

Professional background

2012 – 2016

Unilever Germany, Austria and Switzerland (D-A-CH), 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 Nahrmittel AG, Product Manager

1990 – 1994

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, various roles

 

 

Other mandates

since 2021

W. Kündig & Cie AG, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2019

Swiss Board Institute, Member of the Advisory Council

since 2019

Weleda AG, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2018

Swisscontact, Member of the Foundation Board

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

2017 – 2021

Straumann Group, Member of the Board of Directors

2012 – 2016

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

2009 – 2021

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

2008 – 2016

Unilever Switzerland pension fund, Chairwoman of the Foundation Board

Dominik Bürgy

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2021

Professional background

since 2019

Wenger & Vieli, Attorneys at Law, Partner

2009 – 2012

Ernst & Young, Managing Partner Tax & Legal Switzerland

2008 – 2016

Ernst & Young, Partner, Member of the Executive Board

2008 – 2014

Ernst & Young, Member Tax Leadership Team GSA (D-A-CH)

2008 – 2010

Ernst & Young, People Partner Tax GSA

2002 – 2019

Ernst & Young, Partner

1993 – 2002

Arthur Andersen, Tax and Legal Consulting, Partner since 2002

 

 

Other mandates

since 2020

Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Member of the Board of Directors

since 2020

Member of the Board of Directors of privately held companies

since 2016

allianz denkplatz schweiz, Chairman

2013 – 2018

Swiss Employers’ Association, Member of the Board

2012 – 2018

economiesuisse, Member of the Board

2011 – 2018

EXPERTsuisse, Chairman

Christina Johansson

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2018

Professional background

since 2018

Bilfinger SE, Group CFO and since 2021 also CEO ad interim  

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 2021

About You AG, Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee

Hubert Muff

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2022

Professional background

since 2014

Farm in Windblosen Neuenkirch, Manager

2010 – 2013

Krieger AG Ruswil, Dispatcher

2006 – 2008

Farm in Windblosen Neuenkirch, Farmer

2006 – 2007

Baumann Sempach forestry team, forestry Worker

 

 

Other mandates

since 2021

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

since 2014

Windblosen Neuenkirch dairy cooperative, President

since 2008

Neuenkirch-Hellbühl fire department, Member, Lieutenant since 2016

Alexandra Post Quillet

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2018

Professional background

since 2019

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

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

1992 – 1995

Unilever Switzerland, National Sales Account Manager & Brand Manager

1990 – 1992

Nestle Switzerland, Controller Corporate Internal Audit

 

 

Other mandates

since 2020

Plateforme 10 (art district in Lausanne), Member of the Foundation Board

since 2019

Gluckskette, Member of the Foundation Council

since 2018

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

since 2017

SwissBoardForum, Member of the Board

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

Diana Strebel

Member of the Board of Directors since 2012

Professional background

since 2009

Strebel-Birt AG consultancy firm for brand management, marketing and communications, Managing Director and Co-founder

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, Vice President 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

Werner Weiss

Member of the Board of Directors since April 2022

Professional background

since 1992

Family farm in Feldheim Meierskappel, Farm Manager

1991

Farm in Feldheim Meierskappel, Employee

1989 – 1991

Röllin AG milk transporters in Hirzel, temporary Driver

1990

Eberle Zimmerei Holzbau carpentry firm in Edlibach, Employee

1988 – 1989

Röllin AG engine overhaulers in Hirzel, Employee

1987

Farm in Moos Hünenberg, Employee

 

 

Other mandates

since 2020

ZMP Invest AG, Board of Directors

since 2005

Member of the ZMP Board, Member of the Personnel Committee

 

Various roles in agricultural organisations in Switzerland and commissions of Meierskappel municipality and surroundings

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 Grüter Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Monique Bourquin Member

 

Dominik Bürgy Member

 

 

 

Christina Johansson Member

(Chairwoman)

 

 

 

Hubert Muff Member

 

 

Alexandra Post Quillet Member

 

 

 

Diana Strebel Member

 

(Chairwoman)

 

 

Werner Weiss Member