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Executive board & Board of directors

Executive Board

 

Hans Bracher, Simon Maurer, Marc R. Bohren, Jeannette Haus (Chief of Staff), Daniel Weder, Alex Bristol, Klaus Meier, Francis Schubert, Roger Gaberell (Communications).

 

Daniel Weder (CEO)

Born in 1957. Having had a long and varied career with Swissair and Swiss International Air Lines, ultimately serving as the latter’s Managing Director Airport Services & Operations Steering, Daniel Weder can draw on an extensive knowledge of the aviation sector. The holder of an MBA from IMD Lausanne, he joined skyguide as its CEO in 2007. He is also a member of the Board and Executive Committee of Aerosuisse, Swiss aviation’s umbrella organization.

 

Francis Schubert (Corporate Development and Deputy CEO)

Born in 1961. Francis Schubert is a qualified air traffic controller and holds a doctorate in law. He joined the company 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, Canada, and at the law faculty of Lausanne University.

 

Marc R . Bohren (Finance & Services)

Born in 1956. 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 in 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 January 2015.

 

Alex Bristol (Operations)

Born in 1968. Alex Bristol earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Exeter before joining NATS (the UK’s air navigation services provider) as an air traffic controller in 1992. He went on to serve NATS as an instructor, watch supervisor, Head of Operations and ultimately Head of Development & Investment Strategy. He joined skyguide as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Executive Board in September 2011.

 

Simon Maurer (Safety, Security, Quality)

Born in 1968. 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. After several years with Swissair and Swiss International Air Lines as both a short- and a long-haul pilot and as a project leader within Flight Operations, he was appointed Deputy Aviation Safety Officer at the Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. He joined skyguide as Head of Safety/Security/Quality and a member of the Executive Board at the beginning of 2009.

 

Klaus Meier (Engineering & Technical Services)

Born in 1965. Klaus Meier has been skyguide’s Chief Information Officer and Director of Engineering & Technology (CIO) since 2014. Prior to joining skyguide, he served as CIO Americas for the Schindler corporation, based in the USA. He is also well familiar with the aviation world through his years with Swissair, where he promoted process enhancements and technological innovation in various executive capacities. Klaus Meier is a qualified electrical engineer, and also holds a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

 

 

 

Board of Directors

 

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Dominik Hänggi, Cristina Feistmann, Jean-Yves Bonvin, Anne Bobillier, Walter T. Vogel, Bernhard Müller, Hans-Peter Strodel

 

Walter T. Vogel – Member since 2015

Born in 1957. Walter T. Vogel holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and further qualifications in business administration from St. Gallen University and INSEAD Fontainebleau. After eight years as CEO of the Aebi-Schmidt Group, he became Chairman of its Board of Directors in autumn 2015. He was elected Chairman of the Skyguide Board of Directors in 2015. He also chairs the Board’s Compensation & Nominations Committee, and is a member of its Finance & Audit Committee.

Further mandates held: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ASH Group; Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Gallen-Appenzell Power Stations; member of the Board of Directors of Kardex; member of the Board of Directors of FAI Air Sports Marketing & Events AG; President of the Swiss Ballooning Association; member of the Central Committee of the Aero Club of Switzerland.

 

Bernhard Müller – Member since 2009

Born in 1957. Major General Bernhard Müller is Chief of Operations and Deputy Commander of the Swiss Air Force. After completing teacher training and studying history and philosophy at Zurich University,
he went on to hold various senior functions within the Swiss Air Force. He was elected to the Skyguide Board of Directors as its Deputy Chairman in 2009. He is also a member of the Board’s Projects and Safety committees.

Further mandates held: member of the Executive Committee of Aerosuisse (as the Swiss Air Force’s representative).

 

Anne Bobillier – Member since 2014

Born in 1965. Anne Bobillier is the Managing Director of Bechtle Suisse Romande, and previously served in further executive functions with various well-known companies. The holder of a master’s degree in information technology from the University of Geneva, she was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014. She also chairs the Board’s Projects Committee and is a member of its Safety Committee.

Further mandates held: member of the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding and of Romande Energie SA.

 

Jean-Yves Bonvin – Member since 2012

Born in 1951. Jean-Yves Bonvin is an attorney who holds degrees in law (from the University of Geneva) and economics (from St. Gallen University). A partner in a law firm, he was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012. He chairs the Board’s Safety Committee, and is a member of its Finance & Audit Committee.

Further mandates held: member of the Board of Directors of IRMC Monthey; President of the Valais Aero Club; President of the 2017 Sion Air Show; Deputy President of the Sion Airport Users’ Association; Treasurer of the Association Sion Airport Technology Center.

 

Dominik Hänggi – Member since 2015

Born in 1966. Dominik Hänggi joined skyguide in 1988, and currently serves as a Geneva-based air traffic controller/watch supervisor. He was Deputy President of the Association du Personnel de la Tour de Contrôle (APTC) staff association, and was actively involved in several collective labour agreement negotiations in this capacity. He was elected to serve as the employees’ representative on the Board of Directors in 2015. He is also a member of the Board’s Projects and Safety committees.

Further mandates held: none.

 

Cristina Feistmann – Member since 2015

Born in 1966. Cristina Feistmann is an attorney at law and the holder of an M.B.L. degree from St. Gallen University. After a number of years as an external lawyer and legal advisor, she entered the aviation sector in 1998 – initially joining the Swissair Group, and later becoming General Counsel to Swissport. In 2007 she moved into the insurance sector, where she is currently Company Secretary to the Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. She was elected to the Skyguide Board of Directors in 2015. She is also a member of its Compensation & Nominations Committee.

Further mandates held: member of the Board of Trustees of the Swissair Staff Foundation for Children in Need.

 

Hans-Peter Strodel – Member since 2007

Born in 1943. 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. Elected to the Skyguide Board of Directors in 2007, he chairs the Board’s Finance & Audit Committee and is a member of its Compensation & Nominations Committee. Further mandates held: none.