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Ascom Holding AG (ASCN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andreas Umbach

54 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Holger Cordes

48 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Anette Weber

2017 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Tim Whelehan

2014 Vice President Sales North America & President Ascom (US) Inc.

Claes Oedman

52 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Andre Neu

Senior Vice President Platform Solutions

Francis Schmeer

45 2016 Head of Marketing and Business Development, Member of the Executive Board

Rolf Veldman

2017 Vice President of Human Resources

Judith Bischof

2011 General Counsel

Daniel Lack

2017 General Secretary of the Board of Directors, Communications / Investor Relations

Valentin Chapero

61 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Harald Deutsch

55 2014 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Juerg Fedier

61 2017 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Christina Stercken

59 2014 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Andreas Umbach

Mr. Andreas V. Umbach has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Ascom Holding Ltd. since 2017. He was Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company from 2010. Between 1991 and 1995 Mr. Umbach worked for Management Audit, Corporate Planning and Developing Department at Siemens AG. Then, in 1995 he became Commercial Manager in Business Unit Pilot and Sensing Devices, Drives and Automation Group at Siemens AG, a position he held until 1999. He was then appointed to General Manager Business Unit Digital, and subsequently Division President of Metering, Power Transmission and Distribution Group at Siemens Metering AG. Mr. Umbach has also served as Member of the Board of Directors of Landis+Gyr AG in Zug as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Landis+Gyr Group. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Universitaet Berlin in 1989, and then in 1991 a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Texas.

Holger Cordes

Mr. Holger Cordes has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Ascom Holding Ltd. since June 1, 2016. In 1995 he graduated from Universite de Poitiers (France) with Master of Economics degree and in 1997 from Philipps-Universitaet Marburg (Germany) as Diplom Volkswirt (Diploma of Economics). From 1997 to 2000 he served at Paulaner Brauerei KG as Project Leader SAP / Senior FP&A Analyst. From 2000 to 2002 he worked for European Telecommunications Holding AG (E.T.H.) as Manager Controlling and Process Organization. Between 2002 and 2006 he served at Aspect Software, London as Regional Controller Mainland Europe, Director International Financial Planning and Analysis and Senior Director International Finance for EMEA and APAC. From 2007 to 2016 he served at Cerner Group, London and Frankfurt as EMEA Finance Director (2007-2010), General Manager Central Europe (2010-2014) and Chief Operating Officer Europe and Latin America (2015-2016).

Anette Weber

Ms. Anette Weber has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Ascom Holding Ltd. since 2017. In 1997 she graduated in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). From 1997 to 1999 she was International Controller at Novartis Animal Health Inc.. Between 1999 and 2005 she served as Head of Finance and IT / then Country Head Japan at Novartis Animal Health K.K, Tokyo. In 2005 she was Chief Financial Officer at Sandoz Pharma GmbH, and from 2006 till 2009 she served as Chief Financial Officer at Lek.d.d., Ljubljana (Slovenia). From 2009 until 2014 Ms. Weber acted as Chief Financial Officer Biopharma & Oncology of Sandoz International GmbH, Holzkirchen (Germany) and from 2014 to 2016 as Global Head Finance Pharma Development at Novartis Pharma AG, Basel. In 2016 she was Global Lead Development Transformation at Novartis AG, Basel. She is Member of the Supervisory Board of XING AG.

Tim Whelehan

Mr. Tim Whelehan has been Vice President Sales North America & President Ascom (US) Inc. at Ascom Holding Ltd. since 2014. In 1997 he obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University. In 2008 he obtained Masters degree Business Administration and Management from Boston College, Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics. From 1999 to 2000 he was Major Account Executive at PAETEC Holding Corporation and from 2000 to 2005 he served as Regional Sales Manager at PAETEC Holding Corporation. Between 2005 and 2007 he acted as Director, Strategic Markets at PAETEC Holding Corporation. From 2007 to 2014 he was Vice President, Integrated Solutions Group at Windstream Communications.

Claes Oedman

Mr. Claes Oedman has been Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board at Ascom Holding Ltd. since October 1, 2016. Prior to that, he was General Manager Wireless Solutions and Member of the Executive Board of the Company from June 14, 2011. Between 1990 and 1994 he served as Area Manager at Saab Marine Electronics AB, Goeteborg and from 1994 to 1998 as Area Manager at Ericsson Radio Systems, Stockholm. Between 1998 and 2001 Mr. Oedman was Vice President of Ericsson Taiwan Ltd., Taipei (Taiwan), and between 2001 and 2005 he occupied the position of President & Country Manager at Ericsson Telecom PTE Ltd. From 2005 to 2011 he was Vice President of Ericsson AB, Stockholm. From 2010 to 2011 he was in Engagement Practices Region Northern Europe and Central Asia. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics and an MBA, both from Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola (Chalmers University of Technology).

Andre Neu

Mr. Andre Neu serves as Senior Vice President Platform Solutions at Ascom Holding Ltd. In 2003 he obtained a diploma in Business Information Systems from Technische Universitaet Darmstadt. From 1999 to 2007 he served at Pervasive Software, Dreieich (Germany) and Austin (USA) as European IT Manager and Global IT Operations Manager. Between 2007 and 2008 he served at Lorenz Life Sciences, Frankfurt (Germany) as Global Manager Key Accounts. In 2008 he joined Cerner, where he served as Client Support Manager (2008-2009), European Service Manager (2009-2010), Head of Imaging Business Unit (2010-2015) and Director Edge IP (2015-2016).

Francis Schmeer

Mr. Francis Schmeer has been Head of Marketing and Business Development and Member of the Executive Board at Ascom Holding Ltd. since October 1, 2016. He was Head of Strategy and Business Development and Member of the Executive Board at the Company from September 1, 2014. Between 2010 and 2013 he worked for OC Oerlikon Group as Executive Vice President & Head of Group Business Development, Member of Executive Leadership Team, Pfauffikon (Switzerland). From 2006 to 2009, he worked for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications as Vice President & Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, London / Lund (Sweden). Between 2005 and 2006, he was Chief Marketing Officer, London / Singapore at Empower Interactive. He was international Marketing Head of SMS and IP Messaging, London / Bonn at T-Mobile International from 2003 to 2005. He was Global Strategist, Seoul of Samsung Group between 2001 and 2003. He was Associate, New York / London at Goldman Sachs from 1994 till 1999. In 2001, he obtained Master of Business Administration at London Business School. In 1994, he graduated from Georgetown University, Washington DC (USA) with Bachelor of Marketing degree.

Rolf Veldman

Mr. Rolf Veldman has been Vice President of Human Resources at Ascom Holding Ltd. since June 1, 2017. In 1993 he obtained Bachelor of Business Economics from RUG, Netherlands (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen). From 1989 to 1991 he served at Philips Domestic Appliances as Human Resources Manager. Between 1991 and 1997 he worked for Ericsson Radio Systems as Human Resources Manager. Between 1997 and 2002 he served at Ascom Netherlands BV as Director Human Resources, and from 2002 until 2017 at Ascom (Wireless Solution) as Vice President Human Resources.

Judith Bischof

Dr. Judith Bischof has been General Counsel of Ascom Holding Ltd. since September 1, 2011. Between 1992 and 2002, she worked as Research Assistant with the Chair for Civil, Business and European Law at Universitaet Zuerich. From 2002 to 2004 Dr. Bischof served as Court Clerk of District Court of Zurich and from 2005 to 2011 as an Attorney at Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich. Dr. Bischof studied Law at Universitaet Zuerich and graduated in 1999 with a Master Diploma. In 2002 she gained a Ph.D. degree in Law from Universitaet Zuerich and in 2007 a Master diploma (MIBL) in International Business and Law from the University of Sydney.

Daniel Lack

Dr. Daniel Lack is General Secretary of the Board of Directors, Communications / Investor Relations at Ascom Holding Ltd. Prior to this he served as Secretary of the Board of Directors from May 2001. From 1978 to 1990, Dr. Lack worked as an Assistant with the Chair of Civil Law at the Universitaet Bern. From 1991 till 1998, he served as Legal Counsel and between 1999 and 2002 as Vice President Legal for the Ascom Group. Between 1992 and 2005, Dr. Lack served as Member of the State Parliament of Berne. In 1991 he gained a Ph.D. degree in Law from Universitaet Bern.

Valentin Chapero

Dr. Valentin Chapero has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Ascom Holding Ltd. since 2016. He is Chairman of the Compensation Committee at the Company. He obtained Master and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Universitat Heidelberg. From 1988 to 1992 he served at Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems AG, Paderborn (Germany): Department Head Workstations, Director of Systems Integration for Mainframe Unix Systems. Between 1992 and 1994 he served at Siemens Nixdorf Spain as Vice President Professional Services. From 1994 to 1996 he worked for Siemens AG Spain as Vice President Network Systems and from 1996 to 1999 he worked for Siemens Audiologische Technik GmbH as Chief Executive Officer. From 2000 to 2002 he served at Siemens AG as President Mobile Networks. Between 2002 and 2011 he was with Sonova Holding AG (former Phonak Holding AG) as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2011 he has served at Valamero Holding AG as Business Angel & Investor Member of the Board TRI Dental Implants AG and since 2015 he has been with Veraison Capital AG as Co-founder and Partner. He has been on the Board of Calida Group, Goldbach Group AG, Quo AG and Valamero Holding AG.

Harald Deutsch

Dr. Harald Deutsch has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ascom Holding Ltd. since 2014. He is Member of the Compensation Committee at the Company. In 1987 he graduated as physician at University of Cologne. In 1988 he received approbation and became Member of German Medical Association. In the same year he graduated as Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics from University of Cologne, and in 1989 he was promoted to Medical Doctor (M.D), at the University of Cologne. Between 1988 and 1989 Dr. Deutsch served as Military Surgeon at Bundeswehr (Germany Armed Forces). From 1990 till 1998 he acted as Software Director of Behringwerke AG, and from 1998 until 2003 he was Principal and Member of the German Board of Booz Allen & Hamilton. Between 2003 and 2008 Dr. Deutsch was Executive Partner and Managing Director of Accenture, and from 2008 till 2012 he acted as Vice President Healthcare EMEA at CSC Computer Sciences Corporation, Aldershot, UK, and Wiesbaden, Germany. Since 2012 to 2015 he has been Partner and Industry Lead Healthcare of BearingPoint GmbH. Since 2015 he is Independent Consultant.

Juerg Fedier

Mr. Juerg Fedier has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Ascom Holding Ltd. since 2017. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company. From 1978 to 2000 he held various management positions at Dow Chemical in the USA, Europe and Asia. From 2000 to 2003 he worked for Dow Chemical Thermosets, Midland MI (USA) as Global Business Finance Director. From 2004 to 2006 he served at Dow Chemical Performance Chemicals and Thermosets, Midland MI (USA) as Vice President Finance. From 2006 to 2007 he was at Dow Europe, Horgen as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the European Executive Team. Between 2007 and 2008 he served at CIBA Speciality Chemicals as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Team. Since 2009 he has been Chief Financial Officer of OC Oerlikon. He is on the Board of Daetwyler Holding AG.

Christina Stercken

Ms. Christina Stercken has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ascom Holding Ltd. since 2014. She is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. In 1982 she received Master degree in Economics from University of Bonn. From 1983 to 1984 she was Marketing Consultant at BMW Pty Ltd., and from 1985 to 1987 she served as Consultant Strategic Planning and Marketing for Communication and Information Technology Group of Siemens AG. Between 1988 and 1989 Ms. Stercken served as Consultant Management Tools and Training, Corporate Development & Strategy at Siemens AG, and between 1989 and 1994 as Senior Consultant Corporate Projects (Inhouse Consulting) Corporate Development & Strategy at Siemens AG. From 1994 until 1995 she acted as Head of Regional Strategy, Corporate Development & Strategy of Siemens AG, and from 1995 to 1997 as Head of Task Force China of Siemens Ltd. China. From 1998 until 2000 Ms. Stercken held the position of Head of Business Unit Public Sector of Siemens Business Services GmbH & OHG, and from 2000 to 2006 she was Managing Director Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions at Siemens AG. Since 2006 she has been Partner of EAC – Euro Asia Consulting PartG, Munich Shanghai, Mumbai, and Moscow.