People: Schneider Electric SA (SCHN.PA)
Mr. Willy R. Kissling has been an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Schneider Electric SA since May 3, 2006. He is also Member of the Company's Remuneration, Nominating and Human Resources Committee. He was appointed as Director of the Company in 2001. He began his career at the Amiantus Corporation. He moved to Groupe Rigips in 1978, where he became Member of the Executive Committee in 1981 and then President. Between 1987 and 1996, he was Chief Executive Officer of Landis & Gyr Corporation. In 1998 he moved to the Unaxis Corporation, where he was Chairman of the Board, a function which he occupied until 2005. Between 1998 and 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer of Unaxis. He was also Member of the Board of Directors at Kuehne + Nagel International AG and Holcim Ltd, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oerlikon Buehrle Holding AG, currently OC Oerlikon Corp, as well as Grand Resort Bad Ragaz AG. Mr. Kissling graduated from Universitaet Bern (Doctorate in Philosophy in Business Administration) and Harvard Business School.
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