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Gategroup Holding AG (GATE.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andreas Schmid

59 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Xavier Rossinyol

46 2015 Chief Executive Officer

Remo Brunschwiler

58 2015 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Christoph Schmitz

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Herman Anbeek

2015 President Americas & EMEA, Member of the Executive Management Board

Jann Fisch

50 2015 President Asia Pacific, Member of the Executive Management Board

Drew Niemeyer

43 2015 President and Managing Director, gategroup Airline Solutions, U.S. Region,

Douglas Goeke

48 2015 Deputy President, Airline Solutions

Mike Hargett

52 2015 Chief Technology Transformation Officer

Richard Wells

2015 Chief Human Resources Officer, Airline Solutions

David Barger

58 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Frederick Reid

66 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Julie Southern

57 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Gerard Van Kesteren

67 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Anthonie Stal

63 2009 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Dagmara Robinson

Head Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Andreas Schmid

Mr. Andreas Schmid is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of gategroup Holding Ltd since April 27, 2009. He is Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Kopp Plastics (Pty) Limited in South Africa from 1989 to 1992. He then worked for the Jacobs Group in various positions until 1993, when he became President of the Moevenpick Consumer Goods Division and a member of the worldwide Group Executive Board of Management from 1993 to 1997. Between 1998 and 2000, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Jacobs Holding AG (Adecco SA; Barry Callebaut AG; C.J. Van Houten & Zoon AG; and Brach’s Confections Inc.). He was Member of the Board of Directors of Adecco SA from 1999 to 2004 and Sun International Hotels Limited from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Schmid was Member of the Advisory Board of the Credit Suisse Group in the period from 2001 to 2007, before the Advisory Board was dissolved. Between 2002 and 2006 Mr. Schmid chaired the Board of Directors of Kuoni Travel Holding AG and between 2007 and May 2011, he chaired the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG. In 2010, Mr. Schmid was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Wirz Partner Holding AG and the Advisory Board of Allianz Global Corporate Specialty AG. He has also served as a board member of Karl Steiner AG since 2008 and of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel AG since 2006. Mr. Schmid has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oettinger Imex AG (Oettinger Davidoff Group) since December 2007, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flughafen Zuerich AG since 2000. He has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG since 2006. There, he previously held the position of Chairman from 1999 to 2005 and was Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2002. He holds a Masters degree in Law from Universitaet Zurich, where he also studied Economics.

Xavier Rossinyol

Mr. Xavier Rossinyol has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of gategroup Holding Ltd effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Rossinyol has more than 20 years of experience in the airline service industry, including airport contract catering, duty-free and duty-paid shops, licensing activities, and food and beverage management experience. He also has a strong track record when it comes to performing in equity markets. Prior to joining gategroup, Mr. Rossinyol was at Dufry, a leading global travel retailer operating in 60 countries, where he served as Chief Operating Officer EMEA and Asia from 2012 to 2015, and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to mid-2012. During his time at Dufry, Mr. Rossinyol was accountable for the company’s profitability, including material turn-arounds and business restructuring. He led more than 10 post-merger integrations across several continents as well as M&A activities across Europe, the U.S., Latin America and Asia. He also opened close to 15 new markets in Europe, Africa and Asia. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Rossinyol worked for Spanish based Grupo Áreas (part of the French publicly traded Group Elior, a worldleading company in both contract and concession catering). There he oversaw new business opportunities in Spain and internationally as well as strategic planning, reporting and controlling. Mr. Rossinyol has a BBA and an MBA in International Management and Finance from ESADE (Barcelona, Canada and Hong Kong) and a Master in Business Law from Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Remo Brunschwiler

Mr. Remo Brunschwiler is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of gategroup Holding Ltd since April 16, 2016. Previously, he has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors since April 18, 2012. He is also a member of the Audit Committee. Between 1996 and 2003, Mr. Brunschwiler headed the Eurocargo division of Danzas. From 1989 to 1996 he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Switzerland and Germany for logistics and pharmaceutical companies, and from March 2003 until December 2012 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Swisslog Holding AG. In January 2013, Mr. Brunschwiler became Chief Executive Officer of Selecta Management AG. Mr. Brunschwiler began his career as a strategic planner with Ciba-Geigy Group. He studied economics at the University of Basel and holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France.

Christoph Schmitz

Mr. Christoph Schmitz has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board of gategroup Holding Ltd effective January 19, 2015. He oversees the global financial activity for the Group, encompassing financial strategy and planning, accounting and controlling, treasury and financial management, tax, investor relations and communications, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology. Mr. Schmitz served most recently as CFO for WILD Flavors, a Swiss-based supplier of ingredients to the food and beverage industry. He was instrumental in substantially increasing the value of WILD Flavors by optimizing organisational structures, executing a robust refinancing strategy, improving profitability, cash generation and facilitating significant growth through key mergers and acquisitions. He has also held the roles of CFO at Pfleiderer for Pergo AG and for the North American region; CFO at Walter Construction Group, where he was responsible for restructuring and refinancing the entire Asian Pacific business; CFO at Lurgi Lentjes Bischoff GmbH; and Managing Director and CFO with Indomag Steel Technology, based in New Delhi. He began his professional career with Mannesmann Demag AG. Mr. Schmitz holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a M.Sc. in Business Management (Betriebswirt).

Herman Anbeek

Mr. Herman Anbeek is President Americas & EMEA, Member of the Executive Management Board of gategroup Holding Ltd since June 22, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and President Emerging Markets from March 2012 Until September 1, 2014,. Previously he was Chief Commercial Officer at the Company from June 2007. Prior to joining gategroup in 2007, Mr. Anbeek was Chief Commercial Officer of LSG Sky Chefs, which he joined in 2001, having previously worked for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for seven years in various capacities, including management level positions in in-flight services and catering services. Mr. Anbeek holds a Master of Science in business engineering from the University of Technology (Technische Hogeschool Enschede), Enschede, the Netherlands. Mr. Anbeek was also Lecturer at the Diedenoord School of Management and Editor for the Open University from 1989 to 1993.

Jann Fisch

Mr. Jann Fisch is President Asia Pacific, Member of the Executive Management Board of gategroup Holding Ltd since June 22, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President, President of Europe and Africa and Chief Corporate Development Officer since September 1, 2014. He was Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and President of Europe and Africa at the company from June 17, 2011. Mr. Fisch has more than two decades of experience in leading large, complex operational units in the catering and airline industries, including experience in operational turnarounds and launching innovative service offerings. He previously served as CEO of the Nuance Group, Australia and New Zealand, a role he held since 2007. From 2002 – 2007 he worked at Pick Pay and Compass Group as CEO for Switzerland. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Fisch held various positions at Swissair Group and at its subsidiaries Gate Gourmet and Swisscargo AG. Mr. Fisch holds a Master in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.

Drew Niemeyer

Mr. Drew Niemeyer is President and Managing Director, Airline Solutions, U.S. Region, of gategroup Holding Ltd since January 1, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Management Board and Chief Commercial and Corporate Development Officer. Mr. Niemeyer is responsible for providing global leadership for sales and marketing and corporate development, including mergers, acquisitions and alliances. Since joining the Group in 2003, he has served in functions with increasing responsibility, including Chief Commercial Officer for the North America division and interim President for Gate Gourmet in the United States. Mr. Niemeyer holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was distinguished as an F.C. Austin Scholar. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington.

Douglas Goeke

Mr. Douglas Goeke is Deputy President, Airline Solutions of gategroup Holding Ltd since January 1, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and President North America. Mr. Goeke joined the Company in December 2003 as Chief Financial Officer for North America. Mr. Goeke served in that capacity until 2007, when he assumed the role of Chief Administrative Officer for North America. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Goeke again assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer for North America. In November 2010, Mr. Goeke was appointed President and Managing Director of Gate Gourmet Canada, after the acquisition of Canadian operations by the Company in 2010. He worked in various roles for The Lincoln Electric Company in years 1990-1998 and as Senior Auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. in years 1987-1990. Mr. Goeke holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University at Bowling Green, Ohio, United States and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

Mike Hargett

Mr. Mike Hargett is Chief Technology Transformation Officer of gategroup Holding Ltd since January 26, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer; Vice President for Finance and Member of the Management Board at the Company from December 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hargett held a number of financial management positions, most recently at United States Airways and Northwest Airlines and its subsidiaries. He also served in the United States Navy from 1984 to 1993 as a weapons system operational test director and F-14 radar intercept officer. Mr. Hargett holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign, Illinois, the United States.

Richard Wells

Mr. Richard Wells is Chief Human Resources Officer, Airline Solutions of gategroup Holding Ltd since January 1, 2015. Previously, he was Member of the Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer of gategroup Holding AG. He rejoined the Company in January 2013 as Chief Human Resources Officer. He is responsible for the development and execution of the Group’s human resources strategy covering talent attraction, development and retention, executive reward, employee engagement and communications. He joined the Company in 2004 as Director of Strategic Change for Gate Gourmet UK. Mr. Wells served in that capacity until 2005, when he was appointed Vice President Human Resources Europe. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Wells assumed the role of Group Senior Vice President Human Resources of gategroup. Before joining the Company in 2004, Mr. Wells served on the Executive Board of two UK listed companies as Group Human Resources Director. In his earlier human resources career, Mr. Wells worked for ITT, Ford and Diageo. Mr. Wells holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of London and also completed a post graduate business qualification at the University of Bradford.

David Barger

Mr. David Barger is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding Ltd since April 16, 2015. He is a member of the Audit Committee. He was part of the founding leadership team of JetBlue Airways in 1998 and served as the airline’s first President and Chief Operating Officer. He held the Chief Executive Officer position from May 2007 until February 2015 and was also a member of the Board of Directors. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Barger served in various management positions with Continental Airlines, including Vice President, Newark hub. Prior to that he held various director-level positions at Continental Airlines from 1988 to 1992. From 1982 to 1988, he served in various positions with New York Air, including Director of Stations. Mr. Barger is a non-executive Director of AIM Altitude Aviation. He was a Director at IATA International Air Transport Association as well as Airlines for America until 2015 and is president emeritus of The Wings Club. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Flight Safety Foundation from 2003 to 2015. He attended the University of Michigan from 1976 to 1981 with studies in Economics and Political Science.

Frederick Reid

Mr. Frederick Reid has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at gategroup Holding Ltd since April 16, 2015. He is a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. He is President of zee.aero, a Californian company developing and building new generation personal aircraft. Previously, Mr. Reid served as the President of Flexjet, Inc., from 2008 to 2012, and was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Virgin America, Inc., from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Reid was also President and Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines from 2001 to 2004 and, prior to that, was Delta’s Chief Marketing Officer from 1998 to 2001 and served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Delta Connection Inc. Before joining Delta, Mr. Reid served in executive roles at Lufthansa German Airlines, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 1998, Executive Vice President from 1994 to March 1996 and as Senior Vice President of the Americas from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Reid started his career in the aviation industry at Pan American World Airways, where he served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility that took him around the globe. Mr. Reid is a member of the Board of Advisors for Thayer Ventures. He is a non-executive Director of The Commonwealth Club and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sonoma Land Trust. He also has been a member of the Advisory Board for the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease & The Aging Brain since 2000. Mr. Reid holds a BA degree in South Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley

Julie Southern

Ms. Julie Southern has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at gategroup Holding Ltd since April 16, 2015. She chairs the Nomination and Compensation Committee. Ms. Southern was the Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Atlantic Limited until 2013. As Chief Commercial Officer, she played a key role in leading the airline’s commercial activities during a time of growth and expansion and negotiated the equity investment in the business by Delta Air Lines together with the transatlantic joint-venture between the two companies. Prior to this, she was the airline’s Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2010, providing financial leadership in a period affected by crises such as 9/11, the Iraq War, SARS and the global recession. Before joining Virgin Atlantic, Ms. Southern held various senior financial roles such as Group Finance Director of Porsche Cars Great Britain and Finance & Operations Director at HJ Chapman & Co. She began her career at Mars Confectionery before qualifying as an accountant at Price Waterhouse. She is a non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of NXP Semiconductors; a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Rentokil Initial; a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of DFS Furniture plc; a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee of Cineworld plc; and a director of N&J Properties. She is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor in Economics from Cambridge University

Gerard Van Kesteren

Mr. Gerard Van Kesteren is Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding Ltd since April 16, 2015. He chairs the Audit Committee. Gerard van Kesteren served as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel Inter national AG from July 1999 until July 2014, when he retired from the company after 25 years of service. He joined Kuehne + Nagel in late 1989 as Regional Chief Financial Officer for Western Europe. Under his leadership, the respective financial systems used across the region were converted to Kuehne + Nagel’s financial application standard. Before joining Kuehne + Nagel, Gerard van Kesteren held leading positions in finance at Sara Lee Corporation. During his 18 years with Sara Lee, he served as Financial Director in Great Britain for six years and in Spain for two years. His last position with the company was Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Sara Lee’s corporate head office in Holland. Gerard van Kesteren is also a member of the supervisory board at Raben Group NV (Netherlands), a member of the supervisory board at Planzer Holding AG (Switzerland), a board member at Janel Group (USA) and a board member at Kaufmann Kapital AG (Switzerland). Gerard van Kesteren attended the Hogeschool van Arnhem from 1968 to 1972 and studied Economics and Accountancy, becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Anthonie Stal

Mr. Anthonie Stal has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding Ltd since April 27, 2009. He is a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stal held various senior management positions at Unilever, including Group Vice President of Unilever NV from 2006 to 2008, President Marketing Foods of Unilever from January 2005 to July 2006, Chairman of Unilever Bestfoods in The Netherlands from 2001 to 2005, President of Unilever de Venezuela from 1993 to 1996 and Marketing Sales Director of Unilever NL from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Stal started his career at Langnese-Iglo, Germany in 1991. Mr. Stal is also a non-executive Director at Neumann Kaffee Gruppe AG, Franz Wiltmann GmbH, Koninklijke Verkade bv, VeZet bv, SaladSignature bv, Stichting Pagras, Pagras SL and Grap SL. He is non-executive Chairman at Bakkersland bv and former Chairman of the supervisory board of Kroeller-Mueller Museum, The Netherlands. He is the founder and owner of ALS Consulting, a strategy consulting firm specializing in foods. Mr. Stal has a degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He attended the Harvard University Business School Agribusiness Seminar, the Harvard Executive Innovation Class and the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dagmara Robinson