People: Gategroup Holding AG (GATE.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Gibson

51 2012 Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Andreas Schmid

57 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Christoph Schmitz

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Herman Anbeek

2012 Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President, President Emerging Markets

Jann Fisch

2011 Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President, President of Europe and Africa

Douglas Goeke

48 2012 Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President, President North America

Mike Hargett

52 2012 Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Langdale

49 2012 Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President. President Product and Supply Chain Solutions

Kristin Brown

45 2011 Member of the Management Board, Chief Legal Officer

Richard Wells

2013 Member of the Management Board, Chief Human Resources Officer

Drew Niemeyer

43 2012 Member of the Management Board, Chief Commercial and Corporate Development Officer

Neil Brown

55 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Remo Brunschwiler

56 2012 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ilona De March

2014 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Brian Larcombe

61 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Anthonie Stal

60 2009 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Dagmara Robinson

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Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Gibson

Dr. Andrew Gibson, Ph.D., is no longer a Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG effective April 1, 2015. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer at the Company from July 28, 2011. Previously, he served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board of the Company from April 5, 2011. He has served as Group Senior Vice President, President North America and Member of the Management Board at gategroup Holding AG from January 2007. Prior to assuming this role, he was Senior Vice President Operations Europe from 2005 to 2006 and Vice President Continuous Improvement Europe from 2004 to 2005. Prior to that, he worked as Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. He has operations and strategic consulting experience in multiple companies across a range of industries. He also provides global oversight of the Group's Pourshins business. He holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering and Masters of Science from the California Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Engineering with honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Andreas Schmid

Mr. Andreas Schmid has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG 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.

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 was able to increase its corporate and financial responsibility steadily since the beginning of his career in 1989 with Germany-based Mannesmann AG. Since then he has held CFO and management positions and was responsible for international and primarily listed companies like Mannesmann AG in India, mg technologies based in Germany (now GEA Group AG) for which Walter Construction Group and Only Natural Foods, both based in Australia, or for Pfleiderer AG in Canada and the United States, During the last four years, Schmitz was the world as CFO of WILD Flavors. He holds a degree in Business Management and earned his MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Herman Anbeek

Mr. Herman Anbeek has been Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and President Emerging Markets of gategroup Holding AG since March 2012. Prevoiusly 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, 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 has been Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and President of Europe and Africa at gategroup Holding AG since 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.

Douglas Goeke

Mr. Douglas Goeke has been Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and President North America at gategroup Holding AG since January 1, 2012. 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 has been Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer since Augist 2012. 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.

Andrew Langdale

Mr. Andrew Langdale has been Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President and President Product and Supply Chain Solutions of gategroup Holding AG since March 1, 2012. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Langdale was Chief Executive Officer of Pourshins Supplair at gategroup Holding AG since August 2009. He previously held the position of Managing Director for Pourshins from September 2007. Mr. Langdale began his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers subsequently moving to St. Ives PLC, initially in their Web division before moving to their Finance division where he held the position of Finance Director and subsequently Managing Director. He attended Durham University and holds a BA (hons) in History. He is also a Member of the Association of Chartered Accountants.

Kristin Brown

Ms. Kristin Brown has been Member of the Management Board and Chief Legal Officer of gategroup Holding AG since November 30, 2011. Prior to this position, Ms. Brown was member of the Group legal team from September 2006, where she served as Vice President, General Counsel for the Americas. Since July 2011, Ms. Brown had also served as Deputy General Counsel for the Group. She worked as Associate, Litigation & Regulatory Practice Groups at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in years 1999-2006 and as Law Clerk to United States District Court Magistrate Judge at The Honorable Pamela Meade Sargent in years 1998-1999. She also worked for Congressman Jim Moran as Senior Legislative Assistant for energy, environment, health care and women's rights in years 1994-1998 and as Legislative Assistant in years 1990-1994. Ms. Brown holds a J.D. from the George Mason School of Law and a BA in English from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

Richard Wells

Mr. Richard Wells has been Member of the Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer of gategroup Holding AG since June 17, 2013. 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.

Drew Niemeyer

Mr. Drew Niemeyer has served as Member of the Management Board and Chief Commercial and Corporate Development Officer of gategroup Holding AG since March 1, 2012. 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.

Neil Brown

Mr. Neil Greame Brown has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG since September 2008. He chairs the Audit Committee in the Company. Mr. Brown started his career at Deloitte (previously Deloitte Haskins & Sells) from 1983 to 1990. He was a corporate finance partner at PwC (previously Coopers & Lybrand) from 1990 to 1996 and thereafter, a member of the operating committee of Apax Partners, where he was responsible for building its financial services practice. His other non-executive positions have included Magma Leasing,Trigold Crystal Software, Distribution Technology, Euro Car Parts and Iceland Foods Limited. He is also a Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Islandsbanki. Mr. Brown is a founding partner of Subito Partners, a London-based board advisory business whose partners invest in growth companies and provide board-level support to the private equity, hedge fund and bank restructuring markets. Mr. Brown is an ACA in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MA in Classics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

Remo Brunschwiler

Mr. Remo Brunschwiler has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG since April 18, 2012. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. 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-Gruppe. He began his career as a strategic planner with Ciba-Geigy in Italy. He studied economics at Universitaet Basel and holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France.

Ilona De March

Brian Larcombe

Mr. Brian Larcombe has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG since September 2008. He is Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Compensation Committee. Mr. Larcombe worked at 3i, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2004 and Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1997. 3i is a London-based company, where Mr. Larcombe retired from the position as Chief Executive Officer in 2004. He has been non-executive Director of Smith & Nephew, and a Director in a private equity business in India. Mr. Larcombe also served as Director of F&C Asset Management. He has also acted as non-executive Director of Incisive Media Holdings Ltd., a London-based publishing business with a portfolio of titles and conferences serving the asset management, insurance, legal and corporate information technology (IT) markets. Mr. Larcombe holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.

Anthonie Stal

Mr. Anthonie Stal has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG since April 27, 2009. He is Member of the Nominating and Compensation Committee of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stal has 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 the Netherlands from January 2001 to January 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 from 1981 to 1991. Mr. Stal has been Non-Executive Director at Neumann Kaffee Gruppe AG, Franz Wiltmann GmbH, GlobalGreen Company Ltd, Organic Beverages Group bv, Koninklijke Verkade bv, Non-Executive Chairman at Bakkersland bv, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kroeller-Mueller Museum, the Netherlands and advisory member of the Vereniging Rembrandt. He is also the founder and owner of ALS Consulting and a Managing Partner at thefoodstrategists. He has a degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He also attended the Harvard University Business School Agribusiness Seminar and Executive Innovation Class and the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dagmara Robinson

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