People: The Swatch Group SA (SWGAF.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nayla Hayek

2010 Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

Georges Hayek

2010 Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors

Ernst Tanner

67 2011 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Thierry Kenel

2009 Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer

Hanspeter Rentsch

Member of the Management Board, Chief Legal Officer

Peter Steiger

2002 Member of the Extended Management Board

Raynald Aeschlimann

2013 Member of the Extended Management Board

Matthias Breschan

2005 Member of the Extended Management Board

Pierre-Andre Buehler

2013 Member of the Management Board, responsible for ETA

Mougahed Darwish

2005 Member of the Management Board

Jean-Claude Eggen

2013 Member of the Extended Management Board

Arlette-Elsa Emch

1999 Member of the Management Board

Yann Gamard

1998 Member of the Extended Management Board

Hans-Rudolf Gottier

2013 Member of the Extended Management Board

Marc Hayek

2005 Member of the Management Board

Thomas Meier

2005 Member of the Extended Management Board

Florence Ollivier-Lamarque

2005 Member of the Management Board

Kevin Rollenhagen

2005 Member of the Extended Management Board

Francois Thiebaud

2006 Member of the Management Board

Stephen Urquhart

2000 Member of the Extended Management Board

Walter von Kaenel

1991 Member of the Extended Management Board

Roland Bloch

Company Secretary

Esther Grether

1986 Member of the Board of Directors

Claude Nicollier

2005 Member of the Board of Directors

Jean-Pierre Roth

68 2010 Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Nayla Hayek

Ms. Nayla Hayek has been Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at The Swatch Group SA since June 30, 2010. She was Vice-Chairwoman of the Board from May 12, 2009 up until June 30, 2010. She has served on the Board since 1995. She also chairs Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Company. Ms. Hayek has the operational leadership of the business entity Tiffany Watches, which was incorporated on January 22, 2008 (Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd). As Board Member of the Hayek Group, she is responsible for Hayek Immobilien AG and HEAG. She has served as Member of the Board of SUVA until the end of 2005. She is also Member of the Board of Directors of Rivoli Investments L.L.C.,Dubai, where she represents the interests of Swatch Group, as well as Member of the Board of Directors of Belenos Clean Power Holding Ltd. She holds a doctorate h.c. from the European University Montreux.

Georges Hayek

Mr. Georges Nicolas (Nick) Hayek Jr. has been Chairman of the Management Board and Member of the Board of Directors of The Swatch Group SA since May 12, 2010. Prior to that, he served as President of the Group Management Board from 2003. He also acts as Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Company. Mr. Hayek pursued a two years study at Universitaet St. Gallen (HSG) and attended Film Academy CLCF (Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais) in Paris. He has worked with the Swatch Group since 1994, primarily as Swatch Ltd Marketing Manager, then as Swatch Ltd President and finally as Delegate of the Board of Directors of Swatch Ltd. In the mid-eighties, he founded his own production company, Sesame Films in Paris, and worked in Switzerland and abroad. His involvement in a number of film productions, including a series of documentaries for Swiss Television, then the production of a number of short films, including first prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, an official contribution to the Cannes Film Festival, among others, and his activity as Producer and Manager of two feature films, Das Land von Wilhelm Tell and Family Express with Peter Fonda, resulted in his being called upon to advise on various Swatch projects in the early 1990s and to assume responsibility for several Swatch exhibitions such as that of Lingotto in Turin. He is Member of the Board of Directors of the CSEM (Centre suisse d’electronique et de microtechnique) and of Benelos Clean Power Holding Ltd.

Ernst Tanner

Mr. Ernst Tanner has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Swatch Group AG since June 29, 2011. He was previously Member of the Board of Directors at Swatch Group AG from 1995. Furthermore, he also acts as Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Company. He is Chairman and Delegate of the Board of the Lindt & Spruengli Group. Before his activity with Lindt & Spruengli, he was for over 25 years in management positions with the Johnson & Johnson Group in Europe and the United States, ending up as Company Group Chairman Europe. He was Member of the Board of Credit Suisse Group.

Thierry Kenel

Dr. Thierry Kenel has been Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer of The Swatch Group SA since October 6, 2009. He served as Member of the Extended Group Management Board from April 1, 2009. He is responsible for Corporate Finance, Reporting and Investor Relations. He holds a Doctorate in Economics, a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a postgraduate degree in Management of Technology. Dr. Kenel has been with the Swatch Group AG since 2003, first as Group Controller in the business segment Electronic Systems and subsequently as Head of Finance, Information Technology (IT) and Administration at Montres Breguet SA. Prior to joining the Swatch Group, Dr. Kenel was Lecturer and researcher in the field of economics at the Universite de Lausanne; earlier, he was Member of the Board of Directors and the management of the Flumroc-Spoerry group of companies. Dr. Kenel represents the Swatch Group in the board of the Convention Patronale and in the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, where he presides over the Economic Commission. Dr. Kenel continues to be a private Lecturer of Finance and Financial Reporting at the Universite de Lausanne (HEC) as well as at the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants. He is also Member of the Liaison Committee University-Industry at HEC.

Hanspeter Rentsch

Dr. Hanspeter Rentsch is Member of the Management Board and Chief Legal Officer at The Swatch Group SA. He holds a Doctorate in Law and a degree in Economics from Universitaet St. Gallen and Universitaet Bern. As Member of the Extended Group Management Board since 1991 and of the Executive Group Management Board since 1995, he is responsible for legal affairs, licenses, strategic projects and patent matters (ICB), as well as for Swatch Group Greece and Swatch Group Poland. He joined the legal department of ASUAG in 1978. From 1980, he headed the legal and trademark department of the General Watch Co. Ltd and, after the merger, became General Counsel to the new group. He subsequently assumed additional functions in the areas of licenses, real estate and as Human Resources Responsible. Before joining the Swatch Group, he had been active as Scientific Assistant at Universitaet Zuerich. Dr. Rentsch represents the Swatch Group on the Executive Committee of Economiesuisse, on the Executive Board of the Swiss Employers Association, on the Executive Board of the Swiss section of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and on the Executive Board of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.

Peter Steiger

Dr. Peter Steiger has been Member of the Extended Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2002. He has a doctorate in Public Economics. He is responsible for Corporate Controlling. He started his career with the Group in 1989 as Head of Finance and Administration with PC Quartz. Later, he held financial posts with various Group companies (among others Swatch and Longines). Before joining the Swatch Group, he had worked with international groups in Switzerland and abroad (Shell, Philips).

Raynald Aeschlimann

Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann has been Member of the Extended Management Board of The Swatch Group SA since 2013. graduated with a degree in economics and an MBA from Universitaet St. Gallen (HSG). He has been Vice President and International Director of Sales, Retail and Distribution at Omega SA since 2001. He joined Omega in 1996 as Sales and Marketing Project Manager. He was also Brand Manager of Omega and Blancpain Spain in 2000 and has been the Group Coordinator for the Swatch Group’s Indian subsidiary since 2010. Mr. Aeschlimann is on the Executive Board of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH. He had previously worked at Longines and Complementa AG in St. Gallen from 1992 to 1996.

Matthias Breschan

Mr. Matthias Breschan has been Member of the Extended Management Board of The Swatch Group SA since 2005. He graduated from Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien (Vienna School of Economics) and is responsible for Rado, Hamilton and for Swatch Group Mexico and Swatch Group Austria. He joined Swatch Group as Manager of Hamilton. Previously he worked for three years at Swatch Telecom as Area Sales Manager and later as Head of Department. In the meantime he was Managing Director of Aldi Marche Est. Before joining the Swatch Group, he worked for Texas Instruments and Alcatel Mobile Phones in the product marketing, international marketing and sales areas.

Pierre-Andre Buehler

Mr. Pierre-Andre Buehler has been Member of the Management Board, responsible for ETA of The Swatch Group SA since 2013. Prior to that, between 2008 and 2013, he served as Member of the Extended Management Board of the Company. Mr. Buehler received technical education and started his career within the Group, in 1977, as workshop manager at Michel SA in Granges. Later he held executive functions at ETA, as Technical Manager of the division Michel, and at Nivarox as Production manager. Before taking over the general management of ETA, he worked as Managing Director of Nivarox-FAR. He represents the Swatch Group on the Executive Board of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH and is Member of the Board of Directors of CSEM. He is responsible for ETA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse.

Mougahed Darwish

Dr. Mougahed Darwish has been Member of the Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2005. Before that he was Member of the Extended Management Board from 1994. He is responsible for EM Microelectronic, Micro Crystal, Renata, Oscilloquartz and Swiss Timing. Dr. Darwish has been with the Group since 1979, having started as Project Manager for the Xicor-Ebauches joint venture. Previously, he had been active in research and development for the Centre electronique horloger (CEH, today Centre Suisse de l’electronique et de microtechnique SA, CSEM). Since 1985, he has run EM Microelectronic as Chief Executive Officer. He represents the Group on the Executive Board and Science Council of the CSEM, and he is Member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Science. Since 2008, he actively accompanies the project Belenos Clean Power, since July 2010 he is a delegate of the Board of Directors of Belenos Clean Power Holding AG. He holds a Doctorate in Physics from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, ETHL).

Jean-Claude Eggen

Mr. Jean-Claude Eggen has been Member of the Extended Management Board of The Swatch Group SA since 2013. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences (HES) in Biel/Bienne. He completed additional studies in business economics and automation and also obtained an Executive MBA. Mr. Eggen began his career at the Swatch Group in 1992 as director of SMH Engineering SA in Grenchen (Solothurn). He subsequently directed the MIM (Metal Injection Molding) activities for the production of steel cases at ETA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse SA in Grenchen. Prior to taking up a position as Vice President Swatch & Quartzline at ETA, Mr. Eggen also worked as Director of Operations for Phonak Communications SA, where he was responsible for organizing production in Vietnam.

Arlette-Elsa Emch

Ms. Arlette-Elsa Emch has been Member of the Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since December 1999. She holds a degree in Ethnology and History as well as a certificate in Journalism. She has been Member of the Extended Group Management Board since 1998 and of the Executive Group Management Board since December 1999. She joined the Swatch Group in December 1992 as Communications Manager. She was appointed President of ck watch in 1997 and since then manages this brand which is a joint venture between the Swatch Group and Calvin Klein Inc., New York. In the years 2000 until 2010 she managed the company Dress Your Body (DYB) and from 2002 to 2009 the brand Leon Hatot as well as the brand Swatch from 2009 to 2012. Since 2009 she has been managing the brand Swatch. Ms. Emch is responsible for Swatch Group Japan and Swatch Group South Korea.

Yann Gamard

Mr. Yann Gamard has been Member of the Extended Management Board of The Swatch Group SA since 1998. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Universite de Lausanne. He is responsible for Glashuette Original, Logistics, Swatch Group Belgium, Swatch Group Germany, Swatch Group Netherlands, Swatch Group Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway) and Swatch Group United Kingdom and Ireland. He joined the Group as Head of Finance of Swatch Ltd in 1995. Prior to that, he held various finance posts with Procter & Gamble, Swatch and Cartier. Before being assigned to the United States as Country Manager, he had worked for Swatch as person in charge of the Telecom division.

Hans-Rudolf Gottier

Mr. Hans-Rudolf Gottier has been Member of the Extended Management Board of The Swatch Group SA since 2013. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences (HES) in Biel / Bienne. He began his career in Swatch Group in 1980 as an engineer in charge of quartz production and has been CEO of Micro Crystal Ltd since 1990. Mr. Gottier has also been collaborating with Oscilloquartz Ltd since 2005 and serving as a consultant to the management of EM Microelectronic-Marin Ltd since 2011. Moreover, Mr. Gottier has conducted several restructuring operations within Swatch Group Electronic Systems. Prior to joining Swatch Group, Mr. Gottier worked in South America where he was responsible for technical implementation in the field of importing large machinery and installations.

Marc Hayek

Mr. Marc Alexander Hayek has been Member of the Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2005. Before that he was Member of the Extended Management Board from 2002. He is responsible for Blancpain, Francois Golay. Deutsche Zifferblatt Manufaktur, Swatc Group Panama, as well as, since July 2010, for Breguet and Jaquet Droz. He holds a Doctorate honoris causa from European University Montreux. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and has undergone a training in Marketing and Economics. He became Member of the Extended Management Board in 2002. He joined Blancpain as Marketing Manager in 2001. He had previously worked as Independent Entrepreneur (Restaurant Colors, Zurich) and had been employed by Swatch in the Public Relations area and by Certina in marketing.

Thomas Meier

Mr. Thomas Meier has been Member of the Extended Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2005. He is a graduate Engineer FH from the Fachhochschule Karlsruhe (University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe) (Micromechanics and Microelectronics), with additional training in Business Administration at the Universitaet Muenchen and an apprenticeship as Watchmaker. He is responsible for Favre & Perret and Swatch Group Thailand. Mr. Meier began his activities for Swatch Group in 1994 as Project Manager at Mido. Later he became Project Manager for Swatch Access. After a break he returned to Swatch Group in 1999 as Project Manager and later as Production Manager of Breguet. From 2004 until 2008 he was responsible for ETA. Before joining Swatch Group, Mr. Meier worked as Development Engineer for Junghans in Germany.

Florence Ollivier-Lamarque

Ms. Florence Ollivier-Lamarque has been Member of the Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2005. Prior to that she used to be Member of the Extended Management Board of the Company from 1992. She is President of Swatch Group France, Swatch Group France Les Boutiques, Swatch Group Italy and responsible for Swatch Group Italy and Swatch Group Spain, as well as for the watch brand Flik Flak. She has been with the Group since 1988, when it took over the Societe Inthor, Paris, which distributed some of the Group's watches in France. In 1990, Ms. Ollivier-Lamarque took over the management of Swatch Group France, and in 2002 the management of Swatch Group France Les Boutiques. She is Member of the Board of the Colbert Committee, Paris.

Kevin Rollenhagen

Mr. Kevin Rollenhagen has been Member of the Extended Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2005. He graduated in Economics (BA) from the Michigan State University and is responsible for Swatch Group China and Swatch Group Taiwan, Swatch Group Australia and Country Manager of Swatch Group Hong Kong. Mr. Rollenhagen joined Swatch Group in 1989. He started his career as trainee at Tissot and became Regional Sales Manager for Tissot and Omega. Since 1994 he has been active in Hong Kong and China (first as Brand Manager Omega). Before joining Swatch Group Mr. Rollenhagen worked with Caterpillar in sales. He Swatch Group in the Hong Kong Watch Importers Association where he acts as Treasurer.

Francois Thiebaud

Mr. Francois Thiebaud has been Member of the Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2006. Prior to that he was Member of the Extended Management Board from 1998. He is responsible for Tissot, Mido, Certina as well as Swatch Group Brazil, Portugal and the Swiss market. He studied at the ICG Institut Controle de Gestion, Paris, and Law at the Universite de Besancon. He joined the Swatch Group, in 1996, as Manager of Tissot. Previously, he had been Managing Director of Juvenia and Manager of Breitling. He represents the Group in the AMS Association des fournisseurs d’horlogerie, marche suisse as Vice-Chairman, he is Member of the Baselworld Consulting Committee and President of the Baselworld Swiss Exhibitors Committee.

Stephen Urquhart

Mr. Stephen Urquhart has been Member of the Extended Management Board at The Swatch Group SA since 2000. He studied Industrial Management at the Universite de Neuchatel. He is President of Omega. Mr. Urquhart began his career at Omega in 1968. From 1974 to 1997 he pursued his career with Audemars Piguet, where he became Joint Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors from 1989 onwards. Mr. Urquhart returned to the Swatch Group in 1997 as President of Blancpain.

Walter von Kaenel

Mr. Walter von Kaenel has been Member of the Extended Management Board of The Swatch Group SA since 1991. He is responsible for Longines. He entered Longines in 1969, and became its President in 1988. Before joining Swatch Group, he worked for a watch-dial factory and with the Federal Customs Administration. He is Town Councilor of Saint-Imier, Member of the Bernese delegation to the Inter-Jurassic Assembly and of the Conseil du Jura Bernois.

Roland Bloch

Esther Grether

Ms. Esther Grether has been Member of the Board of Directors at The Swatch Group SA since 1986. Furthermore, she acts as Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Company. She is Chairperson of the Board of the Doetsch Grether Group. Ms. Grether has headed this group for over 30 years.

Claude Nicollier

Prof. Dr. honoris causa Claude Nicollier has been Member of the Board of Directors at The Swatch Group SA since 2005. Furthermore, he also acts as Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Company. He resigned from his activities as Astronaut at the European Space Agency ESA in March 2007. As Astronaut he was particularly active in the space missions Atlantis 1992, Endeavour 1993, Columbia 1996 and Discovery 1999. The Universities of Geneva and Basel and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, where he teaches as Titular Professor at the School of Engineering, have conferred honorary doctorates on him. He is involved in the Solar Impulse Project and is responsible for the test flights. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Benelos Clean Power Holding Ltd. He graduated from Universite de Geneve with a degree in Physics and from Universite de Lausanne with a degree in Astrophysics.

Jean-Pierre Roth

Dr. Jean-Pierre Roth has been Member of the Board of Directors at The Swatch Group SA since May 12, 2010. Furthermore, he also acts as Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Company. He is Dr. oec from Graduate Institute (HEI) Geneva. Following postgraduate studies at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in the USA, Dr. Roth lectured at the Universite de Geneve and at the Graduate Institute (Hautes Etudes Internationales, HEI). In 2009 the Universite de Neuchatel conferred him a honorary doctorate in Economics. He joined the Swiss National Bank in 1979. On May 1, 1996 he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board and Head of the II. Department in Bern by the Swiss federal council. On January 1, 2001 he was elected Chairman of the Board and Head of the I. Department in Zurich. He was Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IWF) in Washington. From March 1, 2006 until end of February 2009 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of International Settlements (BIZ) in Basel. From end of March 2007 until end of 2009 he represented Switzerland in the Financial Stability Forum. End of 2009 Mr. Roth resigned as President of the Swiss National Bank. He was appointed Member of the Board of Swiss Re and of Nestle Ltd in 2010. Since July 1, 2010 Dr. Roth has been Chairman of the Banque Cantonale de Geneve (BCGE).
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