Group profile

Board of Directors

Structure

The Board of Directors comprises at least three members elected by the annual shareholders' meeting for a term of one year. The board establishes the strategic, accounting, organizational and financing policies to be followed by the Group.

Chairman

Valeria Gavazzi, Swiss and Italian national, Zug

Valeria Gavazzi, Swiss and Italian national, Zug

First elected 2009, elected until 2017

  • Graduated in economics and business administration, IGS, Paris
  • Managing Director of Barguzin Consultancy GmbH from 2004 until 2009
  • Chairman of Carlo Gavazzi Holding AG since July 2009
  • Managing Director of Barguzin Participation SA, Zug, since 2015

Vice-Chairman

Stefano Premoli Trovati, Italian national, Milan (1, 4)

Stefano Premoli Trovati, Italian national, Milan (1, 4)

First elected 2008, elected until 2017

  • Graduated in economics and corporate law, Cattolica University, Milan
  • Postgraduate degree in tax law
  • Managing Director Barguzin Participation SA, Luxembourg, 2009 - 2015
  • Partner of the tax and law firm TFP & Partners since 2009
  • Member of the Board of Ceresio SIM, Milan, Italy, since 2016
  • Member of the Board of Eurofinleading Fiduciaria SpA, Milan, Italy, since 2016
  • Member of the Board of Global Selection SGR, Milan, Italy, since 2017
  • Various other board memberships and positions as statutory auditor

Directors

Federico Foglia, Swiss national, London (4)

Federico Foglia, Swiss national, London (4)

First elected 2004, elected until 2017

  • Graduated in economics and political sciences, Bocconi University, Milan
  • Held positions with Merrill Lynch, London, from 1996 until 2000
  • Managing Director of Banca del Ceresio, Lugano, 2000 until 2014
  • Executive Director of Belgrave Capital Management, London, since 2014
  • Member of the Board of Belgrave Capital Management, London, since 2003
  • Member of the Board of Ceresio SIM, Milan, Italy, since 2006
  • Member of the Board of Centro Stampa Ticino SA, Muzzano, Switzerland since 2010
  • Member of the Board of Società Editrice Corriere del Ticino SA, Muzzano, Switzerland, since 2011
  • Member of the Board of TImedia Holding SA, Melide, Switzerland, since 2012
  • Member of the Board of Global Selection SGR, Milan, since 2014
  • Member of the Board of American Selection Holdings NV, European Selection Holdings NV, Nippon Selection Holdings NV, Tiger Selection Holdings NV, Curacao, from 2015 until 2017

Daniel Hirschi, Swiss national, Biel (2, 3)

Daniel Hirschi, Swiss national, Biel (2, 3)

First elected 2010, elected until 2016

  • Graduated as an engineer in Biel, Switzerland
  • Attended AMP/SMP Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School
  • Developed his professional career during 23 years in Saia Burgess, a Swiss industrial company in the electro mechanical and electronics field
  • CEO of Saia Burgess from 2001 until 2006
  • Member of the Board of Komax Holding AG since 2005
  • Member of the Board of Benninger AG from 2006 until 2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Schaffner Holding AG since 2010
  • Bearer shareholders' representative of Carlo Gavazzi Holding AG since July 2010

Secretary to the board

Raoul Bussmann, Swiss national, Zug

Raoul Bussmann, Swiss national, Zug

  • University of Zurich, Doctorate in jurisprudence
  • Legal Counsel and member of the Corporate Legal Staff of Sulzer Brothers Limited, Winterthur, Switzerland, from 1981 until 1986
  • General Counsel and head of the Corporate Legal Staff of Landis & Gyr AG, Zug, from 1986 until 1991
  • Attorney at Law and Notary in Zug since 1991 and partner at the law firm Stadlin Advokatur Notariat in Zug, from 1998 until 2016
  • Partner at the law firm Kaiser Odermatt & Partner, Zug, since 2016
  • Secretary to the Board of Directors of Carlo Gavazzi Holding AG since July 2009

(1) Chairman of the Audit Committee
(2) Member of the Audit Committee
(3) Chairman of the Compensation Committee
(4) Member of the Compensation Committee

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