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Executive board & Board of directors

Executive Board

 

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From left: R. Gaberell (Communications), M. Bohren, H. Bracher, J. Haus (Chief of staff), K. Meier, F. Schubert, A. Bristol, S. Maurer, D. Weder.

 

Daniel Weder (CEO)

Before becoming skyguide CEO in 2007, Daniel Weder was Managing Director Airport Services & Operations Steering at Swiss International Air Lines, and before this at Swissair. With his extensive knowledge of the aviation business, he was a key integration  figure in Swiss’s difficult early years. He holds an EMBA from IMD Lausanne.

 

Francis Schubert (corporate development and deputy CEO)

Francis Schubert is a qualified air traffic controller and holds a doctorate in law. He joined skyguide in 1982 and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2001. He also teaches aviation law at the Institute for Air & Space Law at McGill University in Montreal and at the law faculty of Lausanne University.

 

Marc R . Bohren (finance & services)

Marc R. Bohren holds a master’s degree from the CPCG  together with various US commercial and stock-exchange qualifications . After working in the banking sector in Switzerland and the USA for several years, he was appointed CFO of an international food corporation . He joined skyguide in 1999, and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2000.

 

Hans Bracher (human resources)

Born in 1962. Hans Bracher, who is a qualified attorney, can draw on over 20 years of experience as an HR specialist in the industry and technology sectors. He assumed his duties as skyguide’s Head of Human Resources on 1 August 2012. Prior to this he had been Head of Corporate Human Resources and a member of the Executive Board of RUAG Holding AG and a member of the Supervisory Board of RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH in Germany. He also held various functions during many years with Ascom, ultimately serving as Head of Corporate Human Resources and a member of the Extended Executive Board. He was appointed to the Skyguide Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2015.

 

Alex Bristol (operations)

Alex Bristol joined skyguide as Head of Operations and a member of the Executive Board in July 2011. Previously, he was an air traffic controller with the British ANSP NATS. He worked as an instructor, Head of Operations at Farnborough, Manchester, West Drayton and Swanwick  ACC before becoming Development and Investment Director at NATS and a member of the executive team of NATS En-route Ltd. in 2009. He graduated from the University of Exeter, UK.

 

Simon Maurer (safety, security, quality)

Simon Maurer joined skyguide in 2009 and is also a member of the Executive Board. After several years with Swissair and Swiss International Air Lines as a short- and long-haul pilot and as a project leader within Flight Operations, he was appointed Deputy Aviation Safety Officer at the Federal  Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy & Communications. Simon Maurer holds a degree in physics from the University of Basel and a post-graduate diploma in business administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

 

Klaus Meier (engineering & technical services)

Klaus Meier, graduated in electrical engineering from the Zurich Federal Institute of Technology and went on to earn his doctorate with a thesis on high-frequency technology. For the past few years he has been serving as CIO Americas for the Schindler corporation, based in the USA. He is also well familiar with the aviation sector, having spent several years with Swissair, largely in IT services and processes, and through his flying activities as the holder of a private pilot’s licence.

 

 

 

Board of Directors

 

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Walter T. Vogel, President

Walter T. Vogel holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a degree in Economy from the University of Saint-Gall and INSEAD Fontainebleau. He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Aebi-Schmidt group. He was elected Chairman of the Board in May 2015.

  • Chairman of the Board’s “Compensation & Nomination” committee
  • Member of the Board’s “Finance & Audit”  committee

 

Bernhard Müller, Vice President

Major General Müller is deputy commander of the Swiss Air Force.

  • Deputy chairman since 2009
  • Member of the Board’s “Projects” and “Safety” committees

 

Anne Bobillier

Anne Bobillier studied Information Technology at Geneva University and has held several executive functions with a number of well-known companies in the IT sector. She is currently Managing Director of Bechtle Suisse Romande. She was elected to the skyguide board in 2014.

  • Chairwoman of the Board’s “Projects” committee
  • Member of the Board’s “Safety” committee

 

Jean-Yves Bonvin

Jean-Yves Bonvin holds two university degrees, one in law (University of Geneva) and one in economics (University of St. Gallen). He is a partner in a legal practice. He was elected to the skyguide board in 2012.

  • Chairman of the Board’s “Safety” committee
  • Member of the Board’s “Finance & Audit” committee

 

Cristina Feistmann

Cristina Feistmann is an attorney at law, M.B.L.-HSG. After a few years as an external lawyer, she integrated the aviation sector in 1998 – initially, in the legal department of Swissair Group, then as General Counsel of Swissport. Since 2007, she holds various leading functions in the insurance sector, currently as a Company Secretary of Swiss Reinsurance Company. She was elected to the Board of Directors of skyguide in May 2015.

  • Member of the Board’s “Compensation & Nomination” committee

 

Dominik Hänggi

Dominik Hänggi has been working as an air traffic controller at skyguide for 28 years. He was Vice-President of the Association du Personnel de la Tour de Contrôle (APTC) and was several times member of the CLA dealings commissions. He was proposed by the associations in order to represent the employees within the Board of Directors. He was elected in May 2015.

  • Member of the Board’s “Safety” and “Projects” committees

 

Hans-Peter Strodel

Hans-Peter Strodel holds a doctorate in business administration and was head of finance and a member of the executive management of Swiss Post until mid-2008. He was elected to the skyguide board in 2007.

  • Chairman of the Board’s “Finance & Audit” committee
  • Member of the Board’s “Compensation & Nomination” committee