Board of Directors

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

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

1987–1989 Management Services Contraves AG, Zürich, Switzerland
1989–1993 Project Engineer, Nestec S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland and Thailand
1993–1999 Head of Corporate Development and Head of Technology & Produc­tion Vetropack Group
Since1998 Member of the BoD, Vetropack Holding Ltd, Bülach, Switzerland
2000–2017 CEO of Vetropack Holding Ltd, Bülach, Switzerland
Since 4/2018 Chairman 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

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

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

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

Urs Kaufmann (1962, Rapperswil-Jona, Canton of St. Gallen)

Dipl. Masch.-Ing. ETH / BWI Zürich, Schweiz

1987–1993 Project Manager, Production Man­ager and Head of Sales, Zellweger Uster AG, Uster (Switzerland) and USA
1994–present HUBER+SUHNER Group
1994–1997 Managing Director of Henry Berchtold AG, Kollbrunn, Switzerland
1997–2000 Division Head and Member of Management Board
2001–2002 Sector Head and Member of Executive Group Management
2002–2017 CEO, from 2014 Delegate of the Board of Directors
Since 2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Governing Mandates

Member of SFS Group AG, Heerbrugg, Switzerland / Member of Müller Martini Holding AG, Hergiswil, Switzerland / Member of Bucher Industries AG, Niederwenningen, Switzerland 

Raffaella Marzi (1970, Canton of Zug)

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

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

Diane Nicklas (1969, Germany)

Dr. Ing. Metallurgie und Werkstofftechnik

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

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