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Romande Energie Holding SA (HREN.F)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Guy Mustaki

57 2006 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Pierre-Alain Urech

62 2004 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Denis Matthey

59 2004 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Wolfgang Martz

63 2004 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jean-Daniel Habegger

52 2011 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Human Resources

Daniel Hammer

2017 Member of the Management Committee, Corporate Secretary

Patrick Bertschy

49 2016 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Networks

Philippe Durr

53 2013 Member of the Executive Board, Manager of Romande Energie Commerce SA

Christian Frere

58 2012 Member of the Executive Board, Energy Business Unit Manager

Oliviero Lubatti

45 2016 Member of Executive Board, Head of Energy Service Business Unit

Laurent Balsiger

47 2013 Member of the Board of Directors

Anne Bobillier

52 2016 Member of the Board of Directors

Christian Budry

60 2003 Member of the Board of Directors

Paola Ghillani

54 2009 Member of the Board of Directors

Bernard Grobety

66 2002 Member of the Board of Directors

Elina Leimgruber

2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Jean-Jacques Miauton

66 1997 Member of the Board of Directors

Jean-Yves Pidoux

62 2007 Member of the Board of Directors

Alphonse-Marie Veuthey

52 2011 Member of the Board of Directors

Rene Lauckner

Head of Group Treasury

Biographies

Name Description

Guy Mustaki

Prof. Dr. Guy Mustaki has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since May 19, 2006. He was Member of the Company's Board of Directors since 2005. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Directors, he served as External General Counsel of the Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Development Committee of the Company. He further serves as Chairman of EOS Holding SA. He also serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Ytequam SA, among others. Prof. Dr. Mustaki has been Professor in the faculty of Law to the Universite de Lausanne since 1991 and as Professor of Commercial Law to the department of HEC (High Commercial Studies). He holds a Doctorate in Law from Universite de Lausanne and has been a Chartered Lawyer since 1991.

Pierre-Alain Urech

Mr. Pierre-Alain Urech has been Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Romande Energie Holding SA since July 1, 2004. Mr. Urech has chaired the boards of Forces Motrices Hongrin-Leman, Societe des Forces Motrices du Grand-St-Bernard and Romande Energie Commerce SA, a company jointly created by the Group and eight other electricity utilities in December 2007. He is vice chairman of CISEL Informatique SA, Matran, and Societe des Forces Motrices de l’Avancon, Bex, and a board member of Societe electrique Vevey-Montreux (Managing Director), Central Thermique de Vouvry SA, Vouvry, and Hydro Exploitation SA, Sion. He also sits on the committee of the Association des Enterprises electriques suisses. He has been a board member of Tele Villars-Gryon SA since 4 January 2008. Before joining Romande Energie Group, Mr. Urech had spent his entire career at Swiss Federal Railways (CFF), where he occupied a variety of executive positions. He was in charge of the Rail 2000 project and headed the CFF area management in Lausanne. He became a member of the management board in Bern in 1995, and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CFF AG in 1999. He ran the infrastructure division for nine years, with overall responsibility for the energy sector and hydroelectric plants, and was Chairman or Board Member of numerous companies associated with CFF, the electricity business in Switzerland and railway operators in Europe. Mr. Urech holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule) and a postgraduate degree from Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule in Lausanne.

Denis Matthey

Mr. Denis Matthey has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Romande Energie Holding SA since January 1, 2004. Mr. Matthey is responsible for finance, information technology, and serves as Logistic Manager. He has been Board Member of Societe Electrique Vevey Montreux, Societe Electrique du Bas Valais, Romande Energie Renouvelable SA (Chairman), Societe des Forces Motrices du Grand St Bernard, neo technologies SA, Lausanne, CISEL Informatique SA, Matran, Spontis SA, Fribourg (Chairman), and Romande Energie Commerce SA, Morges. All these companies are affiliated to Romande Energie Group. Mr. Matthey started his career as an auditor with PWC Zurich and KPMG Geneva (1981-87). He then occupied the post of financial and administrative manager at STS, a subsidiary of the Shipley Group based in Boston, from 1987 to 1990. During this period he was made a Director of STS, which designs and manufactures galvanoplastic equipment for the IT industry. Between 1990 and 2002 he worked as Financial Manager and CEO of the Matthey Group, a manufacturer of stainless steel pipes for the automotive industry, which was sold to the Arcelor Group in 2002. Mr. Matthey was also Financial Manager of a business unit at Arcelor from 2002 to 2003. He holds a degree from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and is a Swiss certified accountant.

Wolfgang Martz

Mr. Wolfgang Martz has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 2004. He has been Member of the Board of Directors since June 12, 2003. He also serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Compensation Committee of the Company. Mr. Martz has served as Chairman of Societe Electrique Vevey-Montreux and as Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Commerce SA. He has acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schumacher AG, Vice Chairman of Salines de Bex SA, of SOCIM (Societe cooperative immobiliere Montreux), of the Swiss Employers Union, and of the Waldensian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Member of the Board of Directors of Schenk Holding SA, as Member of the Board of Directors of the State Pensions’ Fund of Vaud and of the cooperative company PharmaciePlus. After a first employment of 4 years in the development help in Africa, he joined the Nestle Group for 4 years, and then he continued his career as Partner of a Consulting company for other 4 years. He served as Managing Director of Minoteries Groupe from 1990 to 2005. He also served as Chairman of the Council of Montreaux in 2007. Mr. Martz holds a degree in Agronomy from Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich).

Jean-Daniel Habegger

Mr. Jean-Daniel Habegger has been Member of the Executive Board and Head of Human Resources of Romande Energie Holding SA since December 1, 2011. He holds Swiss Federal Proficiency Certificate (CFC) as Commercial Employee, Swiss Certified Specialist in Human Resources with Federal Diploma, and numerous training courses in this field. In addition, he obtained a Diploma in business administration from CRPM (program for senior executives). He started his career with Societe Romande d'Electricitie in 1984, then he moved to Romande Energie as Head of energy billing office. He also acted as HR delegate for commercial and administrative professions and Deputy Human Resources Manager.

Daniel Hammer

Mr. Daniel Hammer has been Member of the Management Committee and Corporate Secretary at Romande Energie Holding SA since June 1, 2017. He holds a degree in Law and completed course on negotiation skills at Harvard Law School. From 1997 to 1998 he was research assistant at the Institute of Federalism at Universite de Fribourg and from 1999 to 2007 he acted as city clerk for the Lausanne municipal council. From 2007 to May 2017 Mr. Hammer served as corporate secretary for Swiss Media.

Patrick Bertschy

Mr. Patrick Bertschy has been Member of the Executive Board and Head of Networks of Romande Energie Holding SA since April 1, 2016. He was Head of Energy Services Business Unit until March 2016. He holds Executive MBA from Fribourg School of Management (University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland) and Electrical Engineering degree from Fribourg School of Engineering. He was Project Manager and Project Engineer at ABB from 1996 to 2000. He served as Technical Director at Glas Troesch for one year. From 2001 to 2006 he was Head of Energy Customer and Head of Sales at Gruyere Energie SA.

Philippe Durr

Mr. Philippe Durr has been Member of the Executive Board and Manager of Romande Energie Commerce SA of Romande Energie Holding SA since January 1, 2013. He holds a Master of Science degree in Microtechnology from Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Lausanne, and graduated from an executive management training from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD). He began his career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Durr held executive positions in multinational and regional companies active in the power, environment and clean-tech industries. He served as Sales and marketing Vice President at Services Industriels de Geneve, and was CEO of Mistral Engines. He is an independent consultant.

Christian Frere

Mr. Christian Frere has been Member of the Executive Board and Energy Business Unit Manager of Romande Energie Holding SA since July 1, 2012. He is a Physics graduate from Universitaet Duisburg-Essen and a Doctor of Natural Sciences. He held various positions in industry as advisor or chief project engineer at Rheinmetall (Duesseldorf) and RWE (Essen). He was Member of Senior Management and Chief Executive Officer of Von Roll Environment. He also worked for EGL Group. Mr. Frere has also served as Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Renouvelable SA, Enerbois SA, and Eoliennes de Provence SA, among others.

Oliviero Lubatti

Mr. Oliviero Lubatti has been Member of Executive Board and Head of Energy Service Business Unit at Romande Energie Holding SA since April 2016. He has served at Alpiq in various position, including Member of the Executive Board of Alpiq InTec Ag. He holds a Degree in Thermal and Industrial Engineering and an Executive Master of Business Administration.

Laurent Balsiger

Mr. Laurent Balsiger has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 2013. He is Member of the Nominating and Compensation Committee at the Company. He has been energy director at Vaud canton since June 1, 2013. He was Service director for the public works and utilities division of the town of Pully, Environmental engineer at ESA Consultores and as Environmental engineer at Sulzer Chemtech and CSD Ingenieurs Conseils SA. He holds a Certificate in public administration from the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration. He graduated with a degree in environmental engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne).

Anne Bobillier

Ms. Anne Bobillier has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 2016. She is Member of the Strategy and Corporate Development Committee at the Company. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Universite de Geneve and diploma from CRPM. From 1988 till 2001 she held various management positions within IBM. From 2001 to 2002 she was Chief Executive Officer of Ascom Autelca AG and since 2002 she has been Managing Director of Bechtle Suisse Romande. She is also Member of the Board of Director of SKYGUIDE.

Christian Budry

Mr. Christian Budry has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 2003. He is Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Company since January 2005. He was Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of Bobst Group from 2001 to 2011. He has acted as Member of the Board of Directors of several companies of the Bobst Group. He has also served as Member of the Board of Directors and as Member of the Audit Committee of the PubliGroupe SA since 2005. He started his career in Ernst & Young SA and PubliGroupe as Auditor and as responsible of the Manufacturing, Technology and Energy Market of Switzerland from 1983 to 2001. He holds an Economic and Social Sciences degree from Universite de Lausanne and a federal diploma in Accounting.

Paola Ghillani

Ms. Paola Ghillani has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since May 15, 2009. Furthermore, she is Member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Company. Ms. Ghillani started her career at Ciba/Novartis, before becoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Max Havelaar Foundation. She has been Board Member of FLO International, where from 2001 to 2005 she served as Chairman. In 2005 Ms. Ghillani founded her own Company, Paola Ghillani & Friends SA, which is primarily engaged in strategy consultancy, as well as in the promotion of sustainable development and ethics in businesses. Ms. Ghillani has held positions at the Boards of Migros and TwentyGreen Holding AG, among others. She holds a federal pharmacists' diploma from Universite de Lausanne and a diploma in International Management from IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Bernard Grobety

Mr. Bernard Grobety has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 2002. He is Member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Company. Mr. Goberty was Deputy General Manager of Groupe Vaudoise Assurances from 1972 to 2009. In addition to his position of Judge in the Court of Lausanne, he has served as Member of the Board of Directors at Romande Energie Commerce SA, Parking des Hopitaux AG, Chairman of Loginco, Vice Chairman of Cooperative Romande de Cautionnement - PME and Hotela Assurances SA. Mr. Grobety is a certified accountant.

Elina Leimgruber

Ms. Elina Leimgruber has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 2017. She is Member of Appointments and Compensation Committee at the Company. She has acted as Mayor of Vevey, Vice-chair of the Vevey-Montreux-Chillon-Villeneuve (VMCV) public transportation group and board member of Montreux-Vevey-Riviera (MVR) transportation. Moreover, she has been Executive committee member of Service intercommunal de gestion (SIGE), a public water supply and treatment utility Board member of the Performing Arts Foundation (FAS).

Jean-Jacques Miauton

Mr. Jean-Jacques Miauton has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 1997. He is Member of the Strategy and Corporate Development Committee of the Company. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of CDM Hotels et Restautants SA, Madeness Solutions Group SA, Maison Planzer Transports SA, Giovanna Holding SA, among others. Mr. Miauton was Chief Executive Officer of Miauton and CRH Getaz Holding. He is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Swiss Madeness Solutions Group SA and A+M Miauton Concept SA. He had a business education, specialized in steelworks.

Jean-Yves Pidoux

Dr. Jean-Yves Pidoux has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since 2007. He is Member of the Nominating and Compensation Committee of the Company. Mr. Pidoux has been Member of the Board of Directors of EOS Holding SA, Forces Motrices Hongrin-Leman SA, Gaznat SA, Epura SA, Boisy TV SA, among others. He also served as Associate Professor to the faculty of Social and Politics Sciences to the University of UNIL until 2006. He acted as Director of the institute of anthropology and sociology. He served as Member of the Foundation Counsel and of the Executive Committee of Pro Helvetia, a Swiss foundation for the culture. He also served as Professor to the University of Niamey in Niger. He also served as Counselor of the town of Lausanne from 1998 to 2006 and he was Member of the Vaud Cantonal Parliament from 2002 to 2016. He served as Chairman of the political party Verts lausannaise from 2000 to 2003. He has also served as Counselor of the town of Lausanne in charge of Industrial Services since 2006. He holds a Doctorate in Sociology and Anthropology from Universite de Lausanne.

Alphonse-Marie Veuthey

Mr. Alphonse-Marie Veuthey has been Member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding SA since May 17, 2011. He is Member of the Finance and Audit Committee at the Company. He is a Lawyer and a Notary. He was President of the local council of Vionnaz (Valais Canton) from 2000-2012. Mr. Veuthey has served as Vice Chairman of Societe electrique du Bas-Valais SA, a subsidiary of Romande Energie Holding SA. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bas-Valais Energie SA. Board Member of Romade Energie Commerce SA and Sante Rennaz SA. In 1991 he obtained Law degree from Fribourg University.

Rene Lauckner