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Sonova Holding AG (SONVF.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Spoerry

60 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Lukas Braunschweiler

60 2011 Member of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Beat Hess

66 2012 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Hartwig Grevener

50 2012 Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer

Claude Diversi

52 2012 Member of the Management Board, Vice President International Sales (Europe, South America)

Sarah Kreienbuehl

46 2012 Member of the Management Board, Group Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Corporate Communications

Hansjuerg Emch

48 2011 Group Vice President, Medical, Member of the Management Board

Martin Grieder

51 2014 Vice President Phonak, Member of the Management Board

Hans Mehl

57 2007 Member of the Management Board, Group Vice President - Operations

Andreas Vonlanthen

55 2012 Member of the Management Board, Group Vice President - Research & Development

Franz Petermann

52 2013 Member of the Management Board

Lynn Bleil

52 2016 Non-Executive Director

Michael Jacobi

63 2003 Non-Executive Director

Stacy Seng

52 2014 Non-Executive Director

Ronald van der Vis

49 2009 Non-Executive Director

Anssi Vanjoki

60 2009 Non-Executive Director

Jinlong Wang

59 2013 Non-Executive Director

Thomas Bernhardsgruetter

Director Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Spoerry

Mr. Robert F. Spoerry is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonova Holding AG since March 30, 2011. Previously, he served as Non-Executive Director at the Company from 2003 till March 30, 2011. He has been also Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. Mr. Spoerry joined Mettler-Toledo in 1983 and was Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2007. He led the buyout of Mettler-Toledo from Ciba-Geigy in 1996, and the company's subsequent Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 1997. In 1998, he was nominated Chairman of the Board. He also serves as Member of the Board of Conzzeta Holding AG and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Geberit AG. Mr. Spoerry graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule in Zuerich, and holds an MBA of the University of Chicago.

Lukas Braunschweiler

Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler is Member of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sonova Holding AG since November 1, 2011. Before joining the company, he was CEO of the Swiss technology group RUAG. From 2002 to 2009, as President & CEO, he headed the Dionex Corporation. The California-based company, active in the life sciences industry, was listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Prior to this, he worked from 1995 to 2002 in various group executive positions in Switzerland and the US for Mettler Toledo, a precision instruments manufacturer. Lukas Braunschweiler is a member of the Board of Directors of the Schweiter Technology Group. Lukas Braunschweiler received a Master of Science in analytical chemistry (1982) and was awarded a Ph.D. in physical chemistry (1985) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

Beat Hess

Mr. Beat W. Hess is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonova Holding AG on June 19, 2012. He graduated in Law from Universite de Geneve in 1972 and gained a title of Master of Legal Letters from the University of Miami in 1976. The next year he received his Ph.D. in Law from Universite de Fribourg. From 1988 to 2003, Dr. Hess served as General Counsel of ABB Group and, from 2003 to 2011, as Group Legal Director and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Dr. Hess is Member of the Board of Directors of Nestle S.A. and of Holcim Ltd.

Hartwig Grevener

Mr. Hartwig Grevener is Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer of Sonova Holding AG since August 1, 2012. Before joining the company, he was Group CFO of Jet Aviation, a business group of General Dynamics. From 2001 to 2006 Hartwig Grevener was CFO for the European operations of Gate Gourmet, one of the leading global airline catering firms. His previous professional experience includes positions at Hapag-Lloyd, a German logistics group, A.T. Kearney management consultants, and BMW. Hartwig Grevener holds a Diploma in business administration and mechanical engineering from the TU University of Berlin (1991) as well as a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (1994).

Claude Diversi

Mr. Claude Diversi is Member of the Management Board and Vice President International Sales (Europe, South America) at Sonova Holding AG since May 1, 2012. He joined the Sonova Group in March 2005 as Managing Director of Phonak France. He was appointed Vice President Wholesale for the Region Europe and South America from May 2012, thereby joining the Management Board. Claude Diversi has an extensive track record as a sales executive with a broad experience in all disciplines of sales, including reporting, sales force management, and executing trade marketing strategies. Prior to joining Phonak, he worked in sales management positions in companies such as British American Tobacco, Dowbrands & Melitta Europe, Pillsbury, and Kraft Foods France. Claude Diversi majored in international business at the University of Paris Descartes in France.

Sarah Kreienbuehl

Ms. Sarah Kreienbuehl is Member of the Management Board, Group Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, Corporate Communications at Sonova Holding AG since August 2004. She was previously Head of Global Human Resources and member of the Executive Board of the Tecan Group in Mannedorf, Switzerland. Prior to that she was a consultant with Amrop International, Zurich, where she did executive search projects and also introduced new assessment and management audit services. She started her career as a psychologist with Swissair, where she was involved in the selection of pilots and air traffic controllers. Sarah Kreienbuhl studied applied psychology at the University of Zurich and obtained a Master’s degree, followed by a number of additional qualifications in the field of human resource management, communications and finance.

Hansjuerg Emch

Mr. Hansjuerg Emch is Group Vice President, Medical and Member of the Management Board of Sonova Holding AG since March 1, 2011. Before joining Sonova, he was President of the Global Spine division of Synthes, the implant manufacturer. During his time at Synthes he held various positions and gained broad specialist and management skills, including experience in general management, sales, product and business development, as well as clinical and regulatory affairs in the US and Europe. Hansjurg Emch has a Master of Science and Engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Martin Grieder

Mr. Martin Grieder is Member of the Management Board, Vice President Phonak at Sonova Holding Ltd. since August 2014. He joined Sonova from Nestle, where he was Vice President and Global Head of Nestle BabyNes. Martin Grieder joined Nestle in 1992 and brings over 20 years of experience in senior management roles within the company. His diversified cross-functional work experience in 18 countries ranges from leading the global Nespresso professional division to managing Nestle Nespresso North America. Further senior roles at Nestle include Vice President, Head of Finance for the Americas and Head Nestle Group Audit as well as R & D Head for Food & Beverage systems solutions for the Nestle Group. Martin Grieder received a Master of Business Administration degree from IMD-Switzerland.

Hans Mehl

Mr. Hans Mehl is Member of the Management Board, Group Vice President - Operations of Sonova Holding AG since April 1, 2007. Before joining Sonova, he held various international leadership positions within the Siemens Group in the Netherlands, Singapore, USA, and Switzerland. In his last position, Hans Mehl acted as Co-Division Head of the Fire and Security business at Siemens Building Technologies in Zug, Switzerland. Between 2000 and 2003, he was CFO of Global Health Services at Siemens Medical Group in Philadelphia, USA. Before that he was a member of the executive management of Siemens Audiology Group. Hans Mehl completed his education in business administration in Germany.

Andreas Vonlanthen

Mr. Andreas (Andi) Vonlanthen is Member of the Management Board and Group Vice President - Research & Development of Sonova Holding AG since April 1, 2012. He started his professional career at Phonak in 1984 in the area of product development, where he contributed significantly to a large number of technological innovations and product launches. As one of many innovations, he developed the first ever multimicrophone system for hearing instruments, which revolutionized the entire industry. From 2002 to 2004, he was Vice President R & D at Unitron. As of 2004 he was responsible for the Group System Integration function. Andi Vonlanthen received a degree in electronic engineering at the School of Engineering (HTL) Brugg Windisch, Switzerland in 1984.

Franz Petermann

Mr. Franz Petermann is Member of the Management Board of Sonova Holding Ltd since April 1, 2013. He joined the Sonova Group in 2002 as Director Finance & Controlling. He was appointed Vice President Connect Hearing Group, effective April 2013. During his career at Sonova he has held various positions within finance & controlling and for eight months in 2011 was interim head of the global organization for Connect Hearing Group. Before joining Sonova, he was CFO of Qualiflyer Loyalty Ltd. from 1999 to 2002, before which he held management positions in different industries. In the course of his career he gained international experience working in Germany, Canada, and Hong Kong. Franz Petermann is a graduate of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and received a Master’s degree in business administration in the UK in 2002.

Lynn Bleil

Ms. Lynn Dorsey Bleil is Non-Executive Director of Sonova Holding Ltd. with effect from June 2016. She recently retired as Senior Partner (Director) from McKinsey & Company in the United States after more than 25 years of advising senior management and boards of healthcare companies on corporate and business unit strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and public policy across all segments of the healthcare value chain. She has been Non-Executive Director at DST System since 2014 and at Stericycle since 2015. Ms. Bleil holds Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and Masters degree in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Michael Jacobi

Dr. Michael Jacobi is Non-Executive Director of Sonova Holding AG since 2003. He has worked as an independent consultant since 2007. From 1996 to 2007, he was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc. Prior to this, since 1978, Dr. Jacobi held various management positions in the area of finance at Ciba Geigy Group in Brazil, the United States, and Switzerland. Currently, he serves as Member of the Board of Hilti AG, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd and as Member of the Board of Trustees of Martin Hilti Family Trust. Dr. Jacobi studied economics and business administration at the Universitaet St. Gallen, Switzerland, at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the Harvard Business School in Boston. He graduated with a Doctoral degree from the Universitaet St. Gallen in 1979 with a thesis on International Accounting.

Stacy Seng

Ms. Stacy Enxing Seng is Non-Executive Director at Sonova Holding Ltd. since June 17, 2014. Most recently, she served as an Executive in Residence for Covidien, as well as President of Covidien’s Vascular Therapies division. Stacy Enxing Seng joined Covidien in July 2010 through its acquisition of ev3 where she was a founding member and executive officer responsible for leading ev3’s Peripheral Vascular Division from inception. She has also held various positions at Boston Scientific, SCIMED Life Systems Inc., Baxter Healthcare and American Hospital Supply. She also serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Solace Therapeutics, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors of Spirox, Inc., Venture Partner, Lightstone Ventures. She received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Michigan State University.

Ronald van der Vis

Mr. Ronald van der Vis is Non-Executive Director of Sonova Holding AG since June 10, 2009. He has Group Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Esprit Holdings Limited since June 22, 2009 and Group Chief Executive Officer since November 1, 2009. Previously, he held various general management positions at Pearle Europe B.V. Mr. van der Vis was Chief Executive Officer of Pearle Europe from January 2004 to April 2009. He studied at the Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School in the UK. He serves as chairman of the board of Miktom Topco (Basic Fit International) B.V., chairman of the investor board of Pharmacies of Mediq N.V. He also serves as member of the board of directors at Douglas Holding AG, Beter Bed Holding N.V. and Macintosh Retail Group N.V.

Anssi Vanjoki

Mr. Anssi Vanjoki is Non-Executive Director of Sonova Holding AG since June 10, 2009. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. He is Professor at Lappeenranta University of Technology and Individual Multi contributor of RKBS Oy, a technology start-up investment company. He was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Nokia until March 2011 and member of the Nokia Group Executive Board from 1998 to 2011. He is also Chairman of the Board of Amer Sports Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of sports equipment and owner of Salomon, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, and Suunto brands. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Amer Sports Corporation Chairman of the Board of Oriola-KD Oyj, Member of the Board of Basware Corporation Oyj, Investor and Chairman of small technology companies. Anssi Vanjoki has a Master’s degree in business administration from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.

Jinlong Wang

Mr. Jinlong Wang is Non-Executive Director of Sonova Holding Ltd. since June 2013. He is currently serving as managing director / operating partner at Hony Capital. He previously held a number of senior positions at Starbucks including Senior Vice President of Starbucks Corp., President of Starbucks Asia Pacific Region, Chairman and President of Starbucks Greater China Region, Head of the Law & Corporate Affairs department and Vice President International Business Development. He started his career as a government official in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade in China. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics and Trade from the University of International Economics and Trade in Beijing in 1982 and received his Juris Doctor Degree at Columbia School of Law, Columbia University in 1988.

Thomas Bernhardsgruetter