Board of Directors

Rolf Dörig
Chairman

Rolf Dörig

Chairman

  • Swiss national, born 1957. Rolf Dörig has been Chairman since January 1, 2009, and a member of the Board of Directors since May 2007. He was a member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee from May 2007 until the end of 2008, and of the Corporate Governance Committee until May 2008. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • Rolf Dörig obtained a doctorate degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and was subsequently admitted to the Bar.
  • After joining Credit Suisse in 1986, he held a number of executive positions in various areas of banking and different geographical markets. As a member of the Group Executive Board, he was assigned responsibility for Swiss corporate and retail banking from 2000 onwards. In 2002, he held the position of Chairman, Switzerland. Rolf Dörig was Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Life Group from November 2002 until May 2008, when he was elected to the Board of Directors.
  • Rolf Dörig is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Life Holding AG 1, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaba Holding AG 1, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danzer AG, all in Switzerland. Furthermore, Rolf Dörig is a member of the Board Committee of economiesuisse, Switzerland.

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Thomas O’Neill
Vice-Chairman, member of the Audit Committee

Thomas O’Neill

Vice-Chairman, member of the Audit Committee

  • Canadian national, born 1945. Thomas O’Neill has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 1, 2009, as a member of the Board of Directors and of the Audit Committee since June 2004, and as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee from May 2006 to May 2010. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • Thomas O’Neill graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He obtained his designation as FCA in 1988. In 2005, he was granted an honorary doctorate degree in law (LL.D.) by Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.
  • Thomas O’Neill joined the audit staff of Price Waterhouse in Toronto in 1967, and became a partner in 1978. Until his departure in 2002, he held various leadership positions in both the Canadian firm (Toronto) and in the global firm (New York), including the position of CEO and Chairman of PwC Consulting (global). Thomas O’Neill was a member of the Board of Dofasco Inc., Canada, from May 2003 to February 2006, and of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan from January 2003 until April 2007. Thomas O’Neill was Vice-Chairman of Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, (Canada), from 2004 to 2006, and a member of the International Monetary Fund’s External Audit Committee (from January 2008 until November 2010).
  • Thomas O’Neill is Chairman of the Board of BCE Inc. 1 and is a member of the Board of Loblaw Companies Ltd 1, Nexen Inc. 1 and Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) 1, all in Canada.
  • Furthermore, he is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Michael’s Hospital, Canada.

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Andreas Jacobs
Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Andreas Jacobs

Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

  • German national, born 1963. Andreas Jacobs has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2006, and Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee since May 2008. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • After studying law at the universities of Freiburg and Munich (Germany) and Montpellier (France), Andreas Jacobs obtained a doctorate degree (Dr. iur.) in European competition law from the University of Freiburg, Germany. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
  • Andreas Jacobs has been an independent entrepreneur since 1992, with a stake in several European and North American companies. From 1991 to 1993, he worked as a consultant and project manager at Boston Consulting Group in Munich, Germany.
  • Andreas Jacobs is Executive Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG, Chairman of Barry Callebaut AG 1, Chairman of Infront Sports & Media AG, Minibar AG, Jacobs Venture AG, Triventura AG, Spectramedia AG, and of Niantic Finance AG, all in Switzerland. He is Chairman of Maine Chance Farms Pty Ltd., South Africa. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Directors of various smaller private companies.

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Francis Mer
Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Francis Mer

Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee,
member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

  • French national, born 1939. Francis Mer has been a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee since June 2004, and a member of the Audit Committee from May 2006 to May 2010. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, Francis Mer joined the Saint-Gobain Group in 1970. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pont-au-Mousson S.A. in 1982. From 1986 to 2002, he was Chairman of the steel group Usinor Sacilor. Chairman of Eurofer from 1990 until 1997. He served as Chairman of the International Iron and Steel Institute from 1997 to 1998. In 2002, Francis Mer served as Co-Chairman of the Board of Arcelor S.A., Luxembourg. In 2005 and 2006, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Alstom S.A., France, and Inco Ltd, Canada.
  • Francis Mer was French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry from May 2002 until March 2004, and is a Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur.
  • Francis Mer is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Safran S.A. 1, member of the Supervisory Board of Rhodia S.A. 1, and member of the Board of LFB S.A., all in France. Furthermore, Francis Mer is a member of the Supervisory Board of Fondation pour l’Innovation Politique and Chairman of the Foundation Condorcet, both in France.

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Judith A. Sprieser
Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

Judith A. Sprieser

Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

  • United States national, born 1953. Judith A. Sprieser has been a member of the Board of Directors and of the Nomination and Compensation Committee since May 2008. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • Judith A. Sprieser holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics and an MBA from Northwestern University, USA.
  • From 1987 until May 2000, Judith A. Sprieser held various senior executive positions at Sara Lee Corporation, USA. From 2000 to 2005, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the technology software and services company Transora, Inc., USA. Until the end of 2010, Judith A. Sprieser was a non-executive director of USG Corporation 1, USA.
  • Judith A. Sprieser currently serves as a non-executive director of Allstate Insurance Company 1, USA, Experian plc 1, Ireland, Intercontinental Exchange Inc. 1, USA, Reckitt Benckiser plc 1, UK, and of Royal Ahold, N.V. 1, the Netherlands.
  • Judith A. Sprieser is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, USA.

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Alexander Gut
Member of the Audit Committee, member of the Corporate Governance Committee

Alexander Gut

Member of the Audit Committee, member of the Corporate Governance Committee

  • British & Swiss national, born 1963. Alexander Gut has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2010. He has been serving on the Audit Committee and on the Corporate Governance Committee since May 2010. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • Alexander Gut obtained a doctorate degree in business administration (Dr. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and is a Swiss Certified Accountant.
  • Alexander Gut held leading positions at KPMG, and in his latest role he was a member of the Executive Committee and Head of Audit Financial Services Switzerland from 2005 to 2007. From 2001 to 2003, he was in charge of the global M&A consulting network for the financial services industry at Ernst & Young in Zurich.
  • Alexander Gut is the founder and managing partner of Gut Corporate Finance AG, Switzerland.

Jakob Baer
Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Corporate Governance Committee

Jakob Baer

Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Corporate Governance Committee

  • Swiss national, born 1944. Jakob Baer has served as member of the Board of Directors, as well as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and member of the Corporate Governance Committee since October 2004. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • Jakob Baer obtained a doctorate degree in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and was subsequently admitted to the Bar.
  • He was a member of the executive team of KPMG Switzerland from 1992 until 1994. From 1994 to 2004, he held the position of Chief Executive of KPMG Switzerland, and was a member of KPMG’s European and International Leadership Board.
  • Jakob Baer is board member of Allreal Holding AG 1, Barry Callebaut AG 1 (as of December 2010), Rieter Holding AG 1, Stäubli Holding AG, Swiss Re 1 and of a smaller private company, all in Switzerland.

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David Prince
Member of the Audit Committee

David Prince

Member of the Audit Committee

  • British national, born 1951. David Prince has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2004. He has been serving on the Audit Committee from June 2004 to April 2006 and from May 2008 onwards, and on the Corporate Governance Committee from June 2004 to May 2006. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2011.
  • David Prince is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
  • He started his career in the oil and gas industry as part of a management trainee scheme at British Gas, later attending business school in the UK. Following accountancy roles at Philips Industries and TRW, he joined Cable & Wireless, holding accountancy, general management and group marketing positions in the UK and in Hong Kong. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for Hong Kong Telecom plc (HKT) as Group Finance Director, followed by an appointment as Deputy CEO. In 2000, David Prince became Group CFO of PCCW plc, Hong Kong. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for Cable & Wireless as Group Finance Director.
  • David Prince is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ARK Therapeutics 1, UK, and is a member of the Board of Directors of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd 1, Hong Kong.

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Wanda Rapaczynski
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

Wanda Rapaczynski

Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

  • United States national, born 1947. Wanda Rapaczynski has been a member of the Board of Directors and of the Corporate Governance Committee since May 2008. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the 2011 General Meeting of Shareholders.
  • Wanda Rapaczynski holds a Master’s degree in management from Yale University, USA, and a PhD in psychology from the City University of New York, USA. Wanda Rapaczynski was a postdoctoral fellow at the Educational Testing Service at Princeton University, USA. Between 1980 and 1982, she held the position of Project Director at the Family Television Research and Consultation Center at Yale University, USA. She held leading positions at Citibank and was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Polish media group Agora S.A., Poland, where she currently serves on the Supervisory Board and as head of the Compensation Committee.
  • Wanda Rapaczynski is a Member of the Board of Trustees and head of the Audit Committee of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She is a member of the International Advisory Boards of Yale University, USA, and The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA. She is a member of the Polish group in the Trilateral Commission.