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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

Michael.Auer@boardfinder.org
LinkedIn Profil

 

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)

 

Fintec

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

 

Tourism

  • 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)

 

Education

  • 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

Pascal A. Brenneisen

pascal.brenneisen@boardfinder.org
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

 

Pharmazie

  • 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

marco.dazzi@boardfinder.org
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

 

Finance

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

 

Telecommunications

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

 

Pharmacy

  •  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

dirk.diederich@boardfinder.org
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

Dr. Barbara Dubach

barbara.dubach@boardfinder.org
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

 

Finance

  • 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

Thomas Gross

thomas.gross@boardfinder.org
LinkedIn profile

Industry and field experience as board of directors 

 

Financial Services

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


Fintech

  • 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

Dr. Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid

gabriele.hofmann@boardfinder.org
LinkedIn profile

Industry and field experience as a board of directors

 

Finance

  • Compagnie Privée de Conseils et d’Investissements SA, Genève, successor of ATAG Asset Management Bank, member of the BoD since 2011)
  • Trefoil Ltd., Private Trust Company, New Zealand, Director since 2013

IT

  • Swiss Aviation Software AG, member of the BoD 2004 – 2006

 

Tourism and traffic

  • Swiss European Airlines AG, member of the BoD 2004 – 2006
  • Cross Travel Club AG, member of the BoD 2004 – 2006
  • Luganair AG, Member of the BoD 2004 – 2006

 

Other mandate

  • Foundation Kinderhilfe of the Swiss Personals, founding member and member of the board of trustees since 1999
  • ASDA, Association for Air and Space Law, member of the BoD since 1998 and president of the steering committee since 2008
  • Free Gymnasium Basel, member of the steering committee since 2012

Prof. Dr. Rembert Horstmann

Rembert.horstmann@boardfinder.org
LinkedIn Profil

Branchenerfahrung als Aufsichtsrat-/Beirats-Mitglied in Deutschland und VR-Präsident in der Schweiz

 

Logistik

  • Direktor und Marketingverantwortlicher in einem inhabergeführten und in einem im Ausland börsennotierten Logistikkonzern

 

Aufzugsbranche

  • Senior Vice President Marketing in einem ehemaligen DAX-Konzern
  • Vice President Global Key Accounts in einem ehemaligen DAX-Konzern

 

Stahlindustrie

  • Senior Vice President Marketing in einem ehemaligen DAX-Konzern und einem finnischen börsennotierten Konzern

 

Unternehmensberatung

  • Elektrobranche
  • Office Automation
  • Kontraktlogistik/Intra-Logistik
  • Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
  • B2B Online Markplätze
  • Kryptobranche/Digitale Währungen

 

Bildung

  • Professor mit dem Lehrgebiet Marketing und Vertrieb an der CBS Cologne Business School in Köln
  • Honorarprofessor für Internationales Marketing und Brand Management an der FHDW Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft in Paderborn
  • Mitglied im Beirat des ZMU Zentrum für marktorientierte Unternehmensführung an der WHU in Koblenz, Beiratsvorsitzender Prof. Dr. Herman Simon
  • Diverse Lehraufträge an verschiedenen Hochschulen in Deutschland und im Ausland
  • Promotion in den USA zum Themengebiet Kundenzufriedenheit/Kundenbindung
  • Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Münster, Diplomarbeit bei Prof. Dr. Heribert Meffert

 

Werbung

  • Mitglied im Aufsichtsrat einer der führenden Werbeagenturen in Deutschland

 

 

Kernkompetenzen

  • Strategische Positionierung von Unternehmen und Entwicklung von neuen Geschäftsmodellen
  • Digitale Transformation im Bereich Marketing und Vertrieb
  • Internationales Marketing, internationale Marktdurchdringung
  • Markenführung von Familienunternehmen und Konzernen
  • Integrierte Unternehmens- und Kundenkommunikation
  • Exzellenz im Vertrieb, Steigerung der Vertriebseffizienz
  • Aufbau von Kundenbindungs-/ Partnerprogrammen
  • Kundenmanagement/Customer Centricity in Unternehmen/CRM
  • Services Marketing, Optimierung von Dienstleistungsangeboten

Rainer Isenrich

rainer.isenrich@boardfinder.org
LinkedIn profile

Industry and field experience as a board of directors

 

Mechanical and electrical industry, producing industry

  • Insolight SA, member of the BoD since 2018
  • Verpama AG, Freienbach (internationally leading manufacturer of cardboard handling machinery and packaging solutions) member of the BoD since 2012
  • Georg Fischer Seewis AG, member of the BoD 2004 – 2005
  • Pension Fund of Georg Fischer AG, Board of trustees 2004 – 2005

 

Renewable energy

  • Younergy Solar SA, chairman of the board since 2017
  • Insolight SA, member of the BoD since 2018
  • Edisun Power Europe AG, chairman of the board since 2015

 

Additional

  • Member of the Board Experience Group of the Swiss Network of Directors

Core competencies

  • Critical Thinker
  • Solution finder and solution finder
  • with a very broad leadership, function and industry experience

 

 

 

“Independent external board members ensure that One plus One adds up to more than Two, because they bring new ideas, critical questions, and a lot of experience to a team.”
Rainer Isenrich

René Kamm

rene.kamm@boardfinder.org
LinkedIn profile

 

Industry and field experience as board of directors and chairman

 

Live Marketing / Exhibitions

  • MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG, chairman 2003 – 2018
  • MCH Messe Schweiz Zürich AG, vice chairman 2003 – 2013
  • MCH Messe Schweiz (Zürich) AG, chairman 2013 – 2018
  • MCH Beaulieu SA, vize chairman 2010 – 2018
  • Winkler LiveCom AG, chairman 2005 – 2018
  • Expomobilia AG, chairman 2007 – 2018
  • Rufener AG, chairman 2009 – 2018
  • Asian Art Fairs Ltd., Hong Kong, chairman  2012 – 2018
  • Seventh Plane Ltd., New Delhi, chairman 2017 – 2018
  • Art Basel US Corp., New York chairman  2016 – 2018
  • MC2 Corp., New Jersey, chairman 2017 – 2018
  • Masterpiece London Ltd., chairman 2017 – 2018
  • MCH Global, Dubai, chairman 2017 – 2018
  • EMECA (European Major Exhibition Centers Association, member of the BoD 2003 – 2012
  • EMECA, chairman 2010 – 2012
  • UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), member of the BoD 2012 – 2018

 

Sport

  • FC Basel 1893 Holding and AG, as well as Board of Directors Association, member of the Board of Directors 2012 – 2017

 

Industry / Trade

  • Winter Group, Winter & Company AG, member of the BoD since 2017

Core competencies

  • More than 30 years experience in the international environment, including more than 20 years of P & L responsibility.
  • A creative “maker” with a special passion for strategy development, business development, internationalization, marketing and M & A.
“A board of directors should not only provide fresh input for the top management by asking the right questions. Above all it should provide an added value thanks to its know-how and network.“ 
René Kamm

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