People: Valora Holding AG (VALN.S)

VALN.S on Swiss Exchange

195.90CHF
21 Oct 2014
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CHF5.10 (+2.67%)
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rolando Benedick

68 2014 Chairman of the Board

Michael Mueller

42 2014 Member of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Markus Fiechter

58 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lead Director

Tobias Knechtle

42 2014 Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer

Markus Guggenbuehler

Chief Information Officer

Adriano Margiotta

2014 General Counsel, Corporate Legal Services

Andreas Berger

48 2011 Member of the Management Board, Head of Valora Retail Division

Cornelia Bossicard

2014 Member of the Management Board

Thomas Eisele

40 2014 Member of the Management Board

Alex Minder

57 2004 Member of the Management Board, Head of Valora Trade Division

Ernst Ditsch

58 2014 Member of the Board of Directors

Bernhard Heusler

51 2008 Member of the Board of Directors

Franz Julen

56 2007 Member of the Board of Directors

Mladen Tomic

Corporate Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Rolando Benedick

Mr. Rolando Benedick has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Valora Holding AG and resigned as Chief Executive Officer as of February 28, 2014. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Company from January 30, 2008. He is an ex officio Member of the Audit, Nominating and Compensation Committee at the Company. He was Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Company, from April 3, 2008 until June 2008. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Manor Group and was their Chief Executive Officer until the end of 2007. He currently serves as Board Chairman of Manor Sud (since 1999), Member of the Boards of Directors of Barry Callebaut (since 2001) and of MCH Messe Schweiz AG (since 2004).

Michael Mueller

Mr. Michael Mueller has been appointed Member of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Valora Holding AG as of March 01, 2014. He has resigned from his position as Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer of Valora Holding AG with effect from March 01, 2014. He studied Commercial Law at Universitaet St. Gallen and Universite de Lausanne, completing his studies with a master's degree in Law (lic. iur. HSG) from the Universitaet St. Gallen. After graduation he worked for Bain & Company until 2005, where he was engaged in advising on transformation and restructuring programmes in a number of industrial sectors in Europe and the United States, including the retail and consumer goods industries. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Mueller worked as a mergers and acquisitions advisor for the investment bank Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt. He then assumed the duties of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GVO Asset Management Ltd, a position he held until 2009. In 2007, he also joined Jelmoli Holding AG, initially as a Member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and from 2008 as CEO, Delegate and Member of the Board of Directors. Since September 2010, he has been managing his own company, Rubus Capital Management Ltd in Zurich.

Markus Fiechter

Mr. Markus Fiechter has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Lead Director at Valora Holding AG since September 19, 2012. Prior to that, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Company from January 30, 2008. He has been Member of the Nominating and Compensation Committee at the Company. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and in Economics from the Universitaet St. Gallen. His previous activities include Manager at Mettler Toledo AG, Manager at Boston Consulting Group, as well as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Minibar Group nad CEO at Jacobs Holding AG. Mr. Fiechter's current activities include Member of the Boards of Directors of Barry Callebaut (since 2004) and Minibar AG (since 2005).

Tobias Knechtle

Mr. Tobias Knechtle is Member of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer at Valora Holding AG as of March 01, 2014. He began his professional career in 1995 as a corporate internal auditor with the Nestle Group. Between 1999 and 2005 he carried out a number of different assignments, both as a consultant and a project manager, for The Boston Consulting Group in Brazil and Switzerland. In 2005, he joined CinvenPrivate Equity, a UK firm with headquarters in London, as a principal in the Frankfurt office and was made one of the managing directors thereof two years later. During his time with Cinven, Mr. Knechtle was also a member of the Board of Directors of Springer Science+Business Media. Since 2009, Mr. Knechtle has been working at the Kudelski Group, where he was promoted to Senior Vice President Finance in 2011. Mr. Knechtle graduated from the University of Bern in Economics (lic.rer.pol.), specialising in Finance and Marketing.

Markus Guggenbuehler

Adriano Margiotta

Andreas Berger

Mr. Andreas Berger has been Member of the Management Board and Head of Valora Retail Division at Valora Holding AG since January 17, 2011. He studied Business Administration at the Universitaet of St. Gallen. Mr. Berger holds experience in the European retail sector. In his career he served as Director of ALDI GmbH & Co. KG Weimar, as Assistant to the Board of Directors and the proprietor of ALDI Nord and as dealership business advisor at BMW AG Munich.

Cornelia Bossicard

Thomas Eisele

Mr. Thomas Eisele has been appointed as Member of the Management Board of Valora Holding AG effective April 01, 2014. He is Managing Director of Ditsch / Brezelkönig since October 01, 2012. He served as Head of Business Development/M&A at Valora Group, Assistant Executive Chairman Valora Holding, Assistant Executive Chairman Manor Group, CFO/COO itheca Group and management consultant with MCS.

Alex Minder

Mr. Alex Minder has served as Member of the Management Board and Head of Valora Trade Division at Valora Holding AG since May 1, 2004. He is a graduate in Business Administration, holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and has held senior management positions at Bally International Ltd and Impuls Saatchi & Saatchi, as Managing Director Cadbury Switzerland, and as Board Member Cadbury Western Europe.

Ernst Ditsch

Mr. Ernst Peter Ditsch has been Member of the Board of Directors at Valora Holding AG since April 13, 2014. He is Qualified German insurance agent. His previous activities include positions of owner and Managing Director of Brezelbaeckerei Ditsch GmbH and Brezelkoenig GmbH & Co. KG. Currently, he is partner and Managing Director of DV Verwaltungs GmbH, member of the Supervisory Board of Mainzer Volksbank, a registered cooperative under German law.

Bernhard Heusler

Mr. Bernhard Heusler has served as Member of the Board of Directors at Valora Holding AG since 2008. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. He holds a and doctorate and masters degree in Law from the Universitaet Basel, and completed postgraduate studies at the University of California, Davis. Previously, he was Temporary Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, and associate at Wenger Plattner, Attorneys-at-law. Currently, he serves as Partner with Wenger Plattner, Attorneys-at-law (since 2000), Chairman and Board Delegate of the FC Basel 1893 AG football club (2012), as well as member of the Boards of Directors various non-exchange-listed trading and service companies.

Franz Julen

Mr. Franz Julen has served as Member of the Board of Directors at Valora Holding AG since April 26, 2007. He is Chairman of the Nominating and Compensation Committee at the Company. He holds a diploma in hotel and restaurant management from the Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern. Previously, he served as Deputy Managing Director at Marc Biver Development Sportmarketing, Chairman of the Management Committee at Voelkl International AG, as well as Chief Operating Officer of INTERSPORT International Corporation. Currently, he serves as Chief Executive Officer of INTERSPORT International Corporation (since 2000).

Mladen Tomic

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