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Board of Directors

Bruno de Kalbermatten - Honorary Chairman

Alain Guttmann - Chairman

1958, Swiss national.
MScE, University of Lausanne (HEC).
Since 2005 Managing partner of CapDconsulting.
2000-2004 Founder of SFF Financial Services, and manager of a private equity fund.
1996-2000 Ernst & Young Consulting: Executive Vice President Central Europe and CEO for Switzerland.
1986-1996 Director and partner of ICME management consulting Lausanne and Paris.
1983-1986 Marketing brand manager for Jacobs Suchard.
Other Board Memberships: JBF Finance, Origins holdings, Nextway, Voxia communication, Biokema, Wider.
Member of various boards within the Bobst Group organization.

Thierry de Kalbermatten - Vice Chairman

1954, Swiss national.
BA, University of Lausanne (HEC). MBA, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.
1994-2005 Member of Bobst Group Executive Committee.
1990-1994 Head of Logistics Department at Bobst SA.
1986-1990 Marketing Manager at Bobst Group Inc., Roseland, USA.
1984-1986 Rolex SA, Geneva, Switzerland.
1980-1982 UBS, Lausanne and Zurich, Switzerland.
Other Board Memberships: JBF Finance SA, Vice Chairman.

Michael W.O. Garrett

1942, British and Australian national.
Graduate of IMD Business School Lausanne.
1961-2005 Nestlé: Market Head Australia and Japan and Executive Vice President, responsible for Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa & Middle East.
Other Board Memberships: Nestlé India, Hasbro Inc. USA and Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited in Guernsey.

Ulf Berg

1950, Swiss national.
Diploma and PhD Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.
Partner of BLR & Partners AG, Thalwil, Switzerland.
2004-2009 CEO and subsequently Chairman of Sulzer Ltd, Switzerland.
2003-2004 CEO of SIG Beverages Int. Ltd, a division of SIG AG, Switzerland.
1999-2001 CEO of Carlo Gavazzi Holding Ltd, Zug, Switzerland.
Other Board Memberships: EMS Chemie Holding SA, Switzerland, Synagro Ltd, Baltimore, USA, EEW Energy from Waste GmbH, Helmstedt, Germany, Stellba AG, Dottikon, Switzerland, Greater Zurich Area AG, Zurich, Switzerland, AM-Tech Kredit AG, Zurich, Switzerland, Member of the Executive Committee of Swissmem.

Jürgen Brandt

1956, German national.
Bachelor of Science in Economic Engineering (Dipl. Wirtschafts-Ingenieur), Esslingen, Germany.
2015 Owner of Brandt International Consulting GmbH, Switzerland.
2010-2014 CFO of Sulzer Ltd, Winterthur, Switzerland.
2007-2010 CFO and Member of the Management Board, Austrian Energy & Environment Group, Austria.
2006-2007 CFO of Von Roll Inova, Zurich, Switzerland.
2006 CFO of Power Group Europe, Foster Wheeler, Finland.
2005-2006 CFO of Sylvania Lighting International Ltd, Germany.
1999-2004 Senior Vice President Finance Power and Environment Division, Alstom Power, France.
1997-1999 CFO of Alstom Boilers GmbH, Germany.

Gian-Luca Bona

1957, Swiss national.
Prof. Dr. for Photonics ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne.
since 2009 Director Empa - Material Science & Technology.
2004-2009Research Manager Science & Technology, Director Tape Storage Solutions, IBM San Jose and Tucson, USA.
1987-2004 Research Staff member and Research Manager Photonics, IBM Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon.
Other board memberships: Comet Group, President Technopark Zurich Foundation and Technopark Alliance, President glatec Technology Center Foundation, Expert CTI Knowledge and Technology Transfer.
Member of the scientific advisory boards of: CSEM Neuchâtel, Switzerland; Bundesanstalt für Materialien (BAM), Berlin, Germany; National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.