Board of Directors

Claude R. Cornaz (1961, Buchberg, Canton of Schaffhausen)

Dipl. Masch. Ing. ETH/BWI Zurich, Switzerland

1987–1989Management Services Contraves AG, Zürich, Switzerland
1989–1993Project Engineer, Nestec S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland and Thailand
1993–1999Head of Corporate Development and Head of Technology & Production Vetropack Group
Since1998Member of the BoD, Vetropack Holding Ltd, Bülach, Switzerland
2000–2017CEO of Vetropack Holding Ltd, Bülach, Switzerland
Since 4/2018Chairman of the BoD, Vetropack Holding Ltd, Bülach, Switzerland

Governing Mandates
Member of Dätwyler Holding AG, Altdorf, Switzerland / Vice-Chairman of H. Goessler AG, Zurich, Switzerland / Vice-Chairman of Cornaz AG-Holding, Zug, Switzerland

Richard Fritschi (1960, Oberrieden, Canton of Zurich)

Dipl. Controller SIB, Zürich, Switzerland

1979–1985Various functions for Luwa SA, in Zurich, Switzerland and UK
1985–1987Project Controller, Airchal-Luwa SA, Paris, France
1987–1991Head of Finance and Administration, Isolag AG, Zürich, Switzerland
1991–1999Head of Finance, Allo Pro / Sulzer Orthopädie, Baar / Winterthur, Switzerland
1999–2001Head of Sales, Sulzer Orthopädie/ Sulzermedica, Winterthur, Switzerland
2001–2003President Europe /Asia /South America, Sulzer Orthopädie /Sulzermedica, Winterthur, Switzerland
2003–2005President Europe / Australasia, Zimmer, Winterthur, Switzerland
2006–8/2011CEO of Ypsomed AG, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Since 9/2011Member of Boards of Directors of various private and listed companies

Governing Mandates
President of Cornaz AG-Holding, Zug, Switzerland / President of Bibus Holding AG, Fehraltorf, Switzerland / Member of Reinhard Fromm Holding AG, Steinhausen, Switzerland

Sönke Bandixen (1957, Stein am Rhein, Canton of Schaffhausen)

Dipl. Masch. Ing. ETH Zurich, Switzerland, PMD Harvard Business School, USA

1984–1993Various functions for SIG AG, as of 1990: Member of 
MB Division Packaging Machines, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
1994–1996Vice President Marketing, Cosatec AG, Dübendorf, Switzerland
1997–2003CEO of Division Door Systems, Kaba Holding AG, Rümlang, Switzerland
2007–2010CEO of Orell Füssli Holding AG, Zürich, Switzerland
2010–2011Self-employed Management Consultant
2012–2014CEO of Landert Motoren AG, Bülach, Switzerland
Since 2015Self-employed Management Consultant

Governing Mandates
President of Schweizerische Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein AG, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Pascal Cornaz (1971, Les Paccots, Canton of Fribourg)

Spécialiste d'achat avec brevet fédéral, Switzerland

1995–2005Various functions in technical customer support, purchasing and logistics, Switzerland
2005–2007Member of the Executive Board of Giovanna Holding SA, Clarens, Switzerland
2008–2011Member of the Executive Board and Head of Customer Service of Ginox SA, Clarens, Switzerland
2012–2018CEO of Diamcoupe SA, Cheseaux s. Lausanne, Switzerland
Since 2018Managing Partner, Equistructure Sàrl, Les Paccots, Switzerland

Raffaella Marzi (1970, Canton of Zug)

Master in Law, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

1996–1997Legal Consultant, Beiersdorf S.p.A., Italy
1997–2000Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Italy
2000–2001Secondments as In-house Legal Counsel, Recordati S.p.A.
2001–2009Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Italy
2009–2009Secondment, Baker & McKenzie, Germany
2011–2013Counsel, Baker & McKenzie, Italy
2013–2014Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Italy
2014–2016Group Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel, Sika Italia S.p.A.
2016–2019Group Compliance Officer, Sika AG
Since 2019Head Human Resources & Compliance, Sika AG
Since 2020Member of Group Management, Sika AG
Since 2023Head Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Sika AG

Diane Nicklas (1969, Germany)

Dr. Ing. Metallurgie und Werkstofftechnik

1994–2001Research work for the German automotive and steel industries. Subsequently: doctorate at the Rheinisch Westfälisch Technische Hochschule (RWTH Aachen University), Germany
2001–2003Executive Assistant to the CEO Saint-Gobain SEKURIT (automotive glass), Aachen, Germany
2003–2007Director of Global Development Projects, Saint-Gobain SEKURIT (automotive glass), Compiègne, France
2007–2013Director of Global Sales, Saint-Gobain SOLAR (solar glass), Paris, France.
2013–2021Director of Global Sales and Strategy, Saint-Gobain SEFPRO (ceramic refractories for the glass industry), Avignon, France
2021–2022M&A Advisor, Livia Group, Munich, Germany
Since 2021Board Member, freelance Strategic Consultant for companies in the glass and glass supply industry

Governing Mandates
Member of Hans Oetiker Holding AG, Horgen, Switzerland

Jean-Philippe Rochat (1957, Epalinges, Canton of Vaud)

Lic. en droit, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Lawyer

1980–1984Publicitas Ltd, Lausanne, Bern and Basel, Switzerland
1984–1985Fiduciaire Fidinter Ltd, Lausanne, Switzerland
1985–1987Legal internship in Geneva, Switzerland
1987–1989Lawyer, Pfyffer, Argand, Troller & Associates, Geneva, Switzerland
1989–2015Partner Lawyer at Carrard, Paschoud, Heim & Associates, Lausanne, Switzerland
Since 2015Partner Lawyer at Kellerhals Carrard, Lausanne, Switzerland

Governing Mandates
Member of Investissements Fonciers SA – La Foncière, Lausanne, Switzerland / Member of Vaudoise Assurances Holding SA, Lausanne, Switzerland / Member of Hochdorf Holding SA, Hochdorf, Switzerland / Member of Sagrave Holding SA, Lausanne, Switzerland

Other official positions
Honorary consul of Finland in Lausanne, Switzerland

Urs Ryffel (1967, Stäfa, Canton Zürich)

Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich, Switzerland

1992–1999 Head of the Business Development unit, ABB Power Generation Switzerland, Baden (CH); Head of the Hydro Power Plant Service global business unit at ABB Power Generation segment, Zurich (CH) 
1999–2002 General Manager Hydro Power segment, ABB/ALSTOM, Lisbon, Portugal and Hydro Power Plants and Systems, Paris, France
2002joined HUBER+SUHNER as Head of Rollers business unit
2004–2007 Head of the Cable System Technology business unit at HUBER+SUHNER
2007–2016 Head of Fiber Optics Division, since 2008 Member of Executive Group Management at HUBER+SUHNER
Since 1 April 2017 Chief Executive Officer HUBER+SUHNER

Governing Mandates
Member of the Board, Swiss Management Association SMG, Zurich, Switzerland / Member of the Board of Directors, Bergbahnen Scuol AG, Scuol, Switzerland