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Here are the brief portraits of  BoardFinder with their industry and field experience as board of directors, Board of Trustees, (German) Advisory Council or Supervisory Board or a (European or Anglo-Saxon) Board of Directors or as a chairman.

Michael Auer
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Industry and field experience as board of directors 


Banking & Finance

  • Lienhardt&Partner Privatbank AG: member of the BoD, Member of the Audit Committee since 2019
  • Notenstein Privatbank AG:Vice Chairman of the BoD, Member of the Audit Committee (2014 – 2018)



  • Aduno AG / Viseca AG: Member of the Board, member Nomination & Compensation Committee since 2014
  • TWINT AG: member of the BoD (2016-2018)



  • Säntisbahn AG: member of the BoD since 2013


Pension fund

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Raiffeisen Pensionskasse AG and the Raiffeisen Employers’ Foundation (2008- 2018)



  • Member and Vice President of the University Council of the University of Applied Sciences St.Gallen (2006-2016)
  • President of the Advisory Board of the University of Applied Sciences St.Gallen (2006-2016)

Foundations and NPO

  • Member Foundation Board Swiss Museum Passport (2014-2018)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees Swiss Naive Art and Art Brut (2009-2016)

Core competencies

  • Deep and diverse Human Resources Management expertise in all relevant topics combined with 10 years of C-level experience and P & L responsibility in the financial services industry
  • Fintec experience with a focus on mobile payment solutions
  • Wide BVG and pension expertise
  • Authentic communicator with a sense for the interpersonal challenges between operational and strategic management
“Success in today`s business is always the result of a focused investment in talent, passion, ability, and competence.” Often board members are still paying too little attention to the challenges of strategic human capital management, but these processes make the difference in the long run.”
Michael Auer

Dr. Frauke Austermann

Branchen und Bereichserfahrung

Konsumgüter / FMCG (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA)

  • Organisationsentwicklung & Agiles Management
  • Globales HR Controlling & People Analytics
  • Stellenbewertung global

Automobil (Porsche AG)

  • Kontinuierliche Prozessoptimierung
  • Agile Organisationsentwicklung
  • Projektmanagement mit Fokus HR

Hochschulmanagement, Lehre & Forschung

  • Campusleiterin privater Business Schools (ESSCA Shanghai & ISM Köln)
  • Lehre & Forschung: Int. Management & Politik
  • Ausbildung u.a. London School of Economics & Maastricht University

Gründen, Aufbau & Startup

  • Medien-Startup “European Daily” (London) & Think Tank “ThinkIn China” (Peking)
  • Gründerin des 1. Frauennetzwerks der Porsche AG
  • Aufbau neuer Hochschulstandorte in Shanghai und Köln

EU Politik

  • Mitgründerin einer NGO im Bereich Arbeitsrecht
  • Lobby-Arbeit in EU Institutionen
  • PhD in Politikwissenschaft (FU Berlin)


  • Menschen verbinden, motivieren & führen
  • HR, Agile Methoden, Change Management & Werte-basiertes Arbeiten
  • Branchenvielfalt & internationale Erfahrung
  • Starke Analytikerin
  • Ownership & frische Ideen

Kristian Bader

«Die Aufgabe des Verwaltungsrates ist es, der Geschäftsleitung ein Sparing Partner für die aktuellen Aufgaben sowie ein Visionär für die künftigen Herausforderungen der Unternehmung zu sein. Ohne klare Unternehmensziele, die alle Mitarbeitenden kennen sollen, ist kein Weg der richtige.»

Kristian Bader

Branchen- und Bereichserfahrung als Verwaltungsrat

Technologie, Fintech, Blockchain etc.

  • xUpery Ltd: Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats seit 2017
  • FRED Financial Services AG: Präsident des Verwaltungsrats (2019-2020)
  • Quodatis AG: Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats (2011 – 2017)


  • swisspartners Versicherung AG, Zürich: Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats seit 2011
  • swisspartners AG, Zürich: Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats (2017 – 2020)
  • swisspartners AG, Vaduz: Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats (2011 – 2020)


  • Snäckfinder AG: Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats seit 2015


  • Ausgeprägte Kompetenz in der Beantwortung analytischer, strategischer und konzeptioneller Fragestellungen
  • Breites technologisches Verständnis, Automatisierung, Digitalisierung, Blockchain
  • Mehrjährige C-Level-Erfahrung in der Finanzindustrie, P&L Verantwortung in unterschiedlichen Firmen und Start-Up
  • Langjährige Erfahrung als Operations-Leiter in der Finanzindustrie, insbesondere auch in der Umsetzung regulatorischer Anforderungen in der Finanzindustrie

Pascal A. Brenneisen
LinkedIn profile


Industry and field experience as board of directors and chairman


Life Sciences & Healthcare

  • Konapharma Ltd., Pratteln, member of the BoD since June 2015
  • Entourage Pharma Consulting Ltd., Basel, member of the BoD since June 2015
  • Topadur Pharma Ltd., Zurich, member of the BoD since June 2015



  • Novartis Pharma Stein Ltd., chairman, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Novartis Pharma Switzerland Ltd., chairman, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Alcon Switzerland Ltd., chairman, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Switzerland Ltd., chairman, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Novartis Pharma Schweizerhalle Ltd., chairman, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Alcon Management SA, member of the BoD, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd., member of the BoD, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Alcon Grieshaber AG, member of the BoD, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014
  • Novartis Center de Recherche Santé Animale SA, member of the BoD, Feb 2012 – Oct 2014

Marco Dazzi
LinkedIn profile

Industry and field experience as board of directors and chairman


Real estate and private equity

  •  Orizonts GmbH (consulting and transactions), CEO & Founder since 2017



  •  Smart Capital Partners AG (Private Equity), member of the BoD since 2017



  •  Isopin AG (product safety), member of the BoD since 2018



  •  NLS-1 Pharma AG, (development an ADHD drug), interims CFO since 2018

Core competencies

  • Finance and controlling
  • Real estate transactions and financing
  • Efficient, anlytical and network thinking


“A valuable BoD is characterized in particular by critically reviewing the strategic direction of the company while at the same time contributing to profitable and sustainable growth.”
Marco Dazzi

Dirk Diederich
LinkedIn profile

Industries and field experience as a member of the Supervisory Board / Advisory Board / Chairman


Building industry

  • CEO Holding (Switzerland)
  • Head of strategic business development (Germany)


Plant construction

  • Group Management (Austria)
  • Board of Directors (Switzerland)
    CEO (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)


Major projects Infrastructure

  • Technical Managing Director of major international projects in the rail sector

Core competencies

  • Sustainable securing of company success through systemic development of complex organizations and business units, nationally and internationally
  • Planning and implementation of expansions, restructurings and reorganizations in medium-sized companies and groups
  • Adapting and optimizing company / group-wide organizations and structures with a holistic view
  • Future-oriented expansion of the market position of companies through a determinded adaptation of the range of services
  • Visionary search for new ways, constantly reconciling market requirements and company portfolio
  • Re-founding and integrating (due diligence) of companies and business units
“The task of the advisory boards and the boards of directors is to establish and secure the success of companies. This is done in a team with the operational management by making the right decisions on the basis of a comprehensive track record with good corporate culture and meaningful and lived values: People are in the center and focus of all efforts.”
Dirk Diederich

Luca Diener

“Eine unabhängige Outside-in-View verbessert die Governance und erschliesst dank breitem Netzwerk von externen VR Mitgliedern die strategischen Opportunitäten.

Luca Diener

Branchen- und Bereichserfahrung als Verwaltungsrat

Fund Management

  • VR Vize-Präsident CS Funds AG (2007 –
  • Vorsitzender des Risk und Audit Ausschusses CS Funds AG (2019 – 
  • VRP CS Fund Management (Lux) S.A. (2004 – 2017)
  • VRP CS Principal Manager Guernsey (2011 – 2016)
  • VR CS Fund Management Ireland (2009 – 2013)
  • VR CS ETF Plc Ireland (2009 – 2013)
  • VR verschiedener körperschaftlicher Fonds in Luxemburg (2007 – 2013)

Asset Management

  • CEO Credit Suisse Asset Management Funds AG 
  • Managing Director Credit Suisse Asset Management Products & Platform

Wealth Management

  • Diener Financial Consulting, Inhaber


  • Asset und Wealth Management Product Strategy (Traditionell, Alternativ, ETF)
  • Asset Management Risk Management
  • Fondsregulierung Schweiz (inkl Anlagestiftungen) und EU
  • Internationales Netzwerk

Dr. Barbara Dubach
LinkedIn profile


Industry and field experience as board of directors 


Building Materials industry

  • Holcim Ltd: member of the Sustainability Committee (SDSC) and the Environment Committee (SEP); 2003 – 2010



  • Alternative Bank Switzerland, member of the Council for Sustainable Investment since 2015
  • Ethos Académie, board member and founding member of Ethos Académie, 2012 – 2015


Foundations and NPO

  • PanEco, board member since 2010
  • Pusch, Foundation Councilor representing the economy since 2010
  • Swiss Peace, member of the Business Advisory Board since 2009
  • Global Reporting Initiative, member of the Stakeholder Council; 2008 – 2013

Core competencies

  • Many years of international industry and leadership experience
  • Broad knowledge in the areas of strategy consulting, risk and crisis management, stakeholder management, knowledge transfer and communication, evaluation and impact analysis, accompaniment and moderation of events and claim groups dialogues as well as customized sustainability consulting
  • Specific knowledge in the construction industry, in the areas of environmental economics and development policy, sustainable investment, international trade and commodities, retail and consumer, social welfare and politics
„The search for solutions to global megatrends and challenges is increasingly influencing the work of board of directors. Together we can identify new waypoints these challenges offer.“
Dr. Barbara Dubach

Dr. Christin Erbach

“Externe Branchenkenntnisse kombiniert mit rechtlichem und wirtschaftlichem Know-how hilft die Herausforderungen des Marktes zu optimal zu meistern!”

Dr. Christin Erbach

Branchen und Bereichserfahrung

Life Science/Pharma & Biotech

  • Qualitätssicherung und regulatorische Anforderungen
  • Pharmazeutische Entwicklung und klinische Prüfungen
  • Herstellung und weltweite Distribution


  • Finanzen und Controlling HSG
  • Diplomjuristin, Schwerpunkt EU-Recht
  • Promotion (pharmazeutische Analytik)
  • Studium der Pharmazie


  • Über 25 Jahre Erfahrung im Life Science Bereich
  • Neugründungen, Expansion und Neuausrichtung
  • Von Forschung & Entwicklung zur Marktreife
  • Internationale Expertise im Pharmabereich: pharmazeutische Unternehmer, Hersteller und Großhändler

Thomas Gross
LinkedIn profile

Industry and field experience as board of directors 


Financial Services

  • VP Bank (Luxembourg) S.A., member of the BoD since 2017


  • swissQuant Group AG, member of the BoD since 2016; Head of the Compensation Committee, member of the Audit Committee


Computer science in health care

  • Bint GmbH, partner, in role analogous to chairman of the board since 2016


Wood industry

  • Marobag AG, owner and chairman since 2015

Core competencies

  • Strategic thinking with a strong focus on implementation
  • Understanding the day-to-day management of the operational level
  • Ability to transfer broad experience across different industries
“SMEs also benefit when they deliberately put their board of directors together with people who complement each other perfectly in terms of their background and who actively support owners and management with an independent approach and a strong network of relationships.”
Thomas Gross