Group Management

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Members of Emmi Group Management from left: Jonas Leu, Natalie Rüedi, Robin Barraclough, Ricarda Demarmels (CEO), Thomas Morf, Kai Könecke, Marc Heim, not in the picture Oliver Wasem (CFO ad interim)

Members of Group Management 

 

Year of birth

Nationality

Education

Current function

Ricarda Demarmels

1979

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marc Heim

1967

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

Deputy CEO, Executive Vice President Switzerland

Robin Barraclough

1967

British/ Swiss

Economist

Executive Vice President Europe

Kai Könecke  

1966

German

Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Jonas Leu

1983

Swiss

Master in Food Science ETH

Executive Vice President Americas

Thomas Morf  

1974

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. HSG

Chief Marketing Officer

Natalie Rüedi

1971

Swiss

Certified Primary School Teacher EMBA, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Chief Human Resources Officer

Oliver Wasem  

1971

Swiss

Business Economist lic. oec. publ. Swiss Certified Public Accountant

Chief Financial Officer

Ricarda Demarmels

CEO and Chairwoman of Group Management since 2023, Member of Group Management since 2019 

Professional background

2019 – 2022

Emmi Group, Chief Financial Officer

2015 – 2018

ORIOR Group, Chief Financial Officer

2009 – 2014

Capvis Equity Partners Switzerland, Investment Director

2005 – 2009

Oliver Wyman Financial Services, Project Manager

2002 – 2003

Swiss National Bank, Research Assistant

 

 

Other mandates

since 2018

Sensirion, Member of the Board of Directors, Chairwoman of the Audit Committee and Chairwoman of the Independent Directors' Committee

Marc Heim

Executive Vice President Switzerland and Deputy CEO since 2017, Member of Group Management since 2009

Professional background

2014 – 2016

Emmi Group, Executive Vice President Europe

2009 – 2013

Emmi Group, Head of Sales

2004 – 2009

Halter Bonbons AG, Managing Director

1999 – 2004

Kambly AG, various management roles

1992 – 1999

Effems AG (now Mars Schweiz AG), various positions

 

 

Other mandates

since 2022

Promarca (Swiss branded goods association), Member of the Executive Committee

since 2022

Foodward, Member of the Advisory Board

Robin Barraclough

Executive Vice President Europe since 2017, Member of Group Management since 2009

Professional background

2014 – 2016

Emmi Group, Chief Marketing Officer

2009 – 2014

Emmi Group, Head of Marketing

2008

Kraft Foods, Managing the coffee business in the German-speaking parts of Europe

1991 – 2007

Mars Incorporated, various managerial marketing roles at national and international level, latterly Senior Member of the Marketing Leadership Team at the European Masterfoods headquarters in Bremen (Germany)

Kai Könecke

Chief Supply Chain Officer and Member of Group Management since 2017

Professional background

2012 – 2016

Unilever Germany-Austria-Switzerland, Managing Director Supply Chain (D-A-CH)

2011 – 2012

Amazon, General Manager, Fulfillment Center Rheinberg (Germany)

2006 – 2011

Mars (Effems) Germany, Plant Director of the facility in Viersen (Germany)

1993 – 2006

Mars (Effems) Germany, various roles in Supply Chain, including Head of Logistics Germany and Head of Development of Supply Chain Management Europe

Jonas Leu

Executive Vice President Americas since 2022, Member of Group Management since 2022

Professional background

2021

Emmi Group, Deputy Executive Vice President Americas

2020

Emmi Group, Managing Director Quillayes Surlat SpA, Chile

2016 – 2019

Emmi Group, Managing Director Surlat Corporación SA, Chile

2013 – 2016

Emmi Group, Industry Manager Kaiku, Spain

2011 – 2012

Emmi Group, Head of Nutrifrais SA, Geneva

1999 – 2011

Emmi Group, apprenticeship and various roles in production, quality management, development and engineering at different national locations

Thomas Morf

Chief Marketing Officer and Member of Group Management since 2017

Professional background

2012 – 2017

Danone Johannesburg, latterly Managing Director of the Mayo Dairy business unit

2010 – 2012

Danone Paris, Global Marketing Director Innovations

2007 – 2010

Danone Munich, various executive marketing roles

2000 – 2007

Procter & Gamble, Belgium, various executive marketing roles

Natalie Rüedi

Chief Human Resources Officer since 2014, Member of Group Management since 2011

Professional background

2009 – 2013

Emmi Group, Head of Human Resources, Member of extended Group Management until 2010

2004 – 2009

Emmi Group, responsible for developing and heading up staff development

2000 – 2004

Emmi Group, Human Resources Specialist

1992 – 2000

Teacher and headmistress at a primary school

 

 

Other mandates

since 2020

OPES Holding SA and OPES SA, Member of the Board of Directors

Oliver Wasem

Chief Financial Officer ad interim since 2023 

Professional background

since 2021

Emmi Group, President of the Board of Trustees of Emmi Vorsorgestiftung, Switzerland

since 2013

Emmi Group, Head Group Controlling, Deputy Group CFO

2011 – 2012

Forbo Group, Head Corporate Controlling & Reporting, Deputy Group CFO

2003 – 2010

PricewaterhouseCoopers Zurich/London, Director Advisory

1998 – 2002

Arthur Andersen Zurich, Senior Consultant

Members of the extended Group Management

Othmar Dubach

Head of Cheese and Dairy Products Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland and of the extended Group Management since 2014

Professional background

since 1993

Emmi Group, Head of the Cheese Division

1992 – 1993

Emmi Group, Head of Marketing

1983 – 1991

Central Switzerland Milk Association, various roles

Matthias Kunz

Deputy Executive Vice President Americas since 2022, Member of the extended Group Management since 2022

Professional background

2014 – 2021

Emmi Group, Executive Vice President Americas

2009 – 2013

Emmi Group, Head of International Division

2002 – 2021

Emmi Group, Member of Group Management

2002 – 2009

Emmi Group, Head of International Cheese Division

1999 – 2002

Swiss Dairy Food, Member of Group Management

1997 – 1999

Toni International AG, Managing Director