Geneva, 8 May 2024 – Skyguide's Annual General Meeting has elected Aldo C. Schellenberg as the new Chairman of the air navigation service provider's Board of Directors. He succeeds Walter T. Vogel, who served as Chairman of the Skyguide Board of Directors for nine years. Vice-Chairwoman Anne Bobillier is stepping down after ten years. The Annual General Meeting today elected Linda de Winter and Annette Rinck as new members of the Board of Directors.

At Skyguide’s Annual General Meeting on 8 May 2024, Aldo C. Schellenberg was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Swiss air navigation service provider. The current Chairman, Walter T. Vogel, is stepping down after nine years in office. Vice-Chairwoman Anne Bobillier also stepped down at today’s Annual General Meeting after serving ten years on the Board of Directors. Linda de Winter Kohler and Annette Rinck, two proven experts in digital transformation and corporate development, are taking their place.

Aldo C. Schellenberg held various positions in the Swiss Armed Forces, most recently as Corps Commander and Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces and Head of Operations Command. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Zurich and a postgraduate degree in Business Law from the University of Bern. He also holds a CAS in General Management for Board Members.

Linda de Winter has been Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a member of the Executive Board of Swisscard AECS GmbH since April 2023. She previously worked at Swiss Post from 2016 as Head of Development and subsequently as Head of Strategy and Chief Operating Officer (COO) as well as a member of the IT Executive Board. She also held various positions at Swisscom, including in product management and the outsourcing service desk for business customers. Linda de Winter holds a degree in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Telecommunications, an MBA in Strategy and Financial Management and a CAS in General Management for Board Members.

Annette Rinck has been Chairwoman and CEO of Leica Microsystems, a global provider of solutions for life sciences, medical technology and industry, since January 2022. For the past seven years, she has worked at Honeywell, most recently as General Manager for global brands in energy management and as a member of the Transportation System Division management team. Prior to that, she held various management positions at Eaton Electric, Caterpillar and the BMW Group. Annette Rinck has been a member of the Board of Directors of Pilatus Aircraft since May 2022. She holds a doctorate in Applied Business Administration and Communication Sciences and is an alumni of the IMD Business School in Lausanne.

Aldo C. Schellenberg recognises the achievements of Walter T. Vogel and Anne Bobillier: “Thanks to their prudent leadership, Skyguide is now one of Europe’s leading air navigation service providers and a pioneer in the digital transformation. The implementation of two of the three tranches of the innovative Virtual Centre programme has given Skyguide greater efficiency and flexibility in airspace management.” The newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors is also looking forward to working with the two new members: “With Linda de Winter and Annette Rinck, we have gained two high-calibre leaders with a wealth of experience in the fields of technology and corporate development who ideally complement our Board of Directors.”