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Hochdorf Holding AG (HOCN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Suter

62 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Thomas Eisenring

52 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Anton von Weissenfluh

61 2014 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Marcel Gavillet

55 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Christoph Peternell

52 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Group Management Board

Michel Burla

50 2013 Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Cereals & Ingredients

Frank Hoogland

45 2017 Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Baby Care

Peter Pfeilschifter

Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Dairy Ingredients

Michiel De Ruiter

2016 Non-Executive Director

Walter Locher

62 2014 Non-Executive Director

Ulrike Sailer

2017 Non-Executive Director

Niklaus Sauter

55 2014 Non-Executive Director

Holger Till

55 2014 Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Suter

Dr. Daniel Suter is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 08, 2017. He is an auditing partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG in Basel, and in this role he acts as chief auditor for a number of companies. Furthermore, since 2009 he has been a visiting lecturer for auditing at the University of Zurich, holding courses on internal and external audits. In 1982, he Studied economics at the university of Basel; and in 1988: certified auditor; and in 2009 gained Doctorate at the university of Zuerich.

Thomas Eisenring

Dr. Thomas Eisenring is Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since June 1, 2013. From 1985 to 1991 he was aircraft mechanic at Swissair, Zurich Airport. From 1993 to 1997 he served as senior consultant at Schuh & Co Complexity Management, and from 1998 to 2000 he acted as interim regional manager (Rhein/Ruhr) at Peiniger Group. Between 2000 and 2002 he was director of business regeneration services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and from 2002 to 2008 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO and head of sales at SEVEX AG. From 2008 to 2013 he was Member of Executive Management and principal owner of ZIFRU Trockenprodukte GmbH. He trained as a mechanic before gaining a university entrance qualification in conjunction with his vocational training. He subsequently graduated from St. Gallen University and then completed his Ph.D. in Economics in 1999.

Anton von Weissenfluh

Dr. Anton von Weissenfluh is Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. Prior to that, he was Non-Executive Director at the Company from 2005. He is Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and Member of the Market and Strategy Committee at the Company. He served for five years in positions of the milk industry. From 1991 until 2006, he worked for Kambly SA, Trubschachen, from 2001 as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2006, he has served for Chocolats Halba, Wallisellen as Chief Executive Officer. Since 2014 he has been Chairman of the Board of Chocolats Halba, Honduras. He completed studies in Food Science at Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, with a focus on Milk Science. He holds a Doctorate in Science.

Marcel Gavillet

Mr. Marcel Gavillet is Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since June 1, 2013. He was Member of the Management Board, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from December 31, 2012. He was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of the Company from 2003. From 1999 until 2002 he was Manager at the Company. From 1996 until 1999, he was Director of Finance and Accountancy at Nutriswiss AG. He is Board Member of the subsidiaries in Switzerland and of HOCHDORF Baltic Milk UAB, as well as Manager of the HOCHDORF Group pension fund.

Christoph Peternell

Mr. Christoph Peternell is Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since June 2015. From 1994 to 2005 he was Head of production and Member of the Extended Senior Management of Molda AG, Germany. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Head of Plant Operations at Fresh Start Bakeries INC., Germany, and between 2008 and 2015 he was independent interim manager for business operations with various domestic and international companies in the food industry. He studied food science at the University of Hohenheim.

Michel Burla

Mr. Michel Burla is Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Cereals & Ingredients of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since 2013. Since 2013 he has been Managing Director of Cereals & Ingredients at HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd. From 1995 to 1998 he was product and sales manager Switzerland at BioConcept, and from 1998 to 2003 he acted as sales manager EMEA at Flachsmann. Between 2003 and 2008 he was business unit manager and member of Group Management of Frutarom, and from 2008 to 2010 he acted as marketing manager for food ingredients at Univar. From 2010 to 2013 he was manager for business Support and business development of Narimpex. He studied natural sciences and holds a degree in microbiology from University of Basel (Universitaet Basel).

Frank Hoogland

Mr. Frank Hoogland will take over the role of Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Baby Care of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. with effect from January 1, 2017. He was Head of Global Marketing & Sales, Member of the Group Management Board of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since September 2015. Until 2001 he was product business manager of Philips N.V. From 2001 to 2003 he was private label manager of Laurus N.V. (Retail), and from 2003 to 2007 he served as an international marketing manager of Friesland Foods N.V., Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa. From 2007 to 2012 he was marketing director of Hero AG in Benelux and China, and from 2012 to 2015 he served as business development director infant food at Fonterra, China. He obtained Masters degree in business economics focused on marketing and market research at Tilburg University, Netherlands.

Peter Pfeilschifter

Michiel De Ruiter

Mr. Michiel De Ruiter has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. with effect from December 2016. Previously, he served as Member of the Group Management Board / Managing Director Baby Care of at the Company until April 30, 2015. De Ruiter is a proven expert in the area of infant formula.

Walter Locher

Dr. Walter Locher is Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. From 1988 to 1989 served management consulting in Germany; 1990 to 1992 group planning, UBS; 1992 to 1999 executive, Sauter Group, as CEO from 1996; 1999 to 2009 CEO of Belimed Sauter AG, Sulgen; 2005 to 2012 CEO of the Belimed Group, Zug. He serves as Independent entrepreneur with consulting activity and investment projects since 2012. His other activities includes, Member of the Foundation Board of the Thurgau Foundation for Science and Research; board member of two other SME. In 1982 he obtained doctorate degree at Universitaet Zuerich. he has been self-employed attorney with own law firm in St. Gallen since 1988.

Ulrike Sailer

Niklaus Sauter

Mr. Niklaus Sauter is Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. He is Member of the Personnel and Compensation Committee at the Company. From 1988 to 1989 he served as business consultant in Germany and from 1990 to 1992 he held a position at UBS. From 1992 to 1999 he was an executive at Sauter Group, where from 1996 he served as CEO. Between 1999 and 2009 he was managing director of Belimed Sauter AG, and from 2005 to 2012 he was CEO of Belimed Group. Since 2012 he has been self-employed consultant focusing on business and strategic development and investment projects. He is Board Member of Thurgauische Stiftung fuer Wissenschaft und Forschung, among others.

Holger Till

Prof. Dr. Holger Karl-Herbert Till is Non-Executive Director of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. since May 10, 2014. He is Member of the Market and Strategy Committee at the Company. From 1999 to 2004 he was chief of the paediatric surgery clinic at LMU Munich. From 2004 to 2005 he was associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery, and from 2006 to 2012 he served as director and professor in the Clinic and Polyclinic for Paediatric Surgery at the University of Leipzig. Since 2012 he has been Head of Paediatric and Youth Surgery Department at Medical University of Graz; and since 2013 he has acted as Board Member of the University Clinic for Paediatric and Youth Surgery, Medical University of Graz.