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Electronica 2022
Electronica 2022
Electronica is the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics. The exhibitor target group includes companies that offer products and services used in the development, quality control, maintenance and repair of electronic assemblies, devices and machinery.
15/11/2022 - 18/11/2022
French

Board of Directors

Name Member since   Term expires
Urs Kaufmann, Chairman 2014   2023
Dr. Beat Kälin, Deputy Chairman 2009   2023
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler 2014   2023
Rolf Seiffert 2010   2023
Dr. Franz Studer 2019 2023
Jörg Walther 2016   2023
Urs Kaufmann

Urs Kaufmann

Chairman of the Board of Directors
1962, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2014, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017
Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich. Senior Executive Program IMD, Lausanne. 1987 to 1993 Project Manager, Production Manager and Head of Sales of Zellweger Uster AG, Uster and USA. Joined HUBER+SUHNER in 1994: 1994 to 1997 Managing Director of Henry Berchtold AG, a former subsidiary of HUBER+SUHNER AG. 1997 to 2000 Division Head and member of the Management Board of HUBER+SUHNER AG. Since 2001 member of the Executive Group Management and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 31 March 2017.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Schaffner Holding AG, Luterbach. Member of the Board of Directors at SFS Group AG, Heerbrugg; Vetropack Holding AG, Bülach as well as Müller Martini Holding AG, Hergiswil. Executive committee member of SWISSMEM and the Swiss Employer's Association (SAV).
Dr. Beat Kälin

Dr. Beat Kälin

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
1957, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2009 (Chairman of the Board of Directors between 2015 and 2017)
Education and professional background
Dr. sc. techn., dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau. 1987 to 1997 various management positions with Elektrowatt Group, Stäfa and Zug. 1998 to 2004 SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AG, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, member of Executive Group Management as of 1999. 2004 to 2006 member of the divisional management board for packaging technology of Robert Bosch GmbH, Neuhausen am Rheinfall. 2006 to 2007 COO, 2007 to 2015 CEO and since May 2015 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Komax Group, Dierikon.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sevensense Robotics AG, Zurich. Member of the Board of Directors of CabTec Holding AG, Rotkreuz. 

 
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler

Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler

Member of the Board of Directors
1961, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2014
Education and professional background
Dipl. math. University of Zurich. Dr. oec. University of St. Gallen. 1997 to 2001 Assistant Professor at the University of Tilburg, Netherlands and 1999 to 2004 Professor at the University of Lausanne. 2004 to 2021 full Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW) at the University of St. Gallen. Since February 2021 Honorary Professor at the University of St. Gallen.

Other activities and vested interests
Member of the Board of Directors at Schindler Holding Ltd., Hergiswil; Swiss Life Holding AG, Zürich as well as AC Immune SA, Lausanne. Vice President of the Foundation Board, Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Zurich.
Rolf Seiffert

Rolf Seiffert

Member of the Board of Directors
1958, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2010
Education and professional background
Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich. 1988 to 1998 positions in product development and product management with ABB Transportation / Adtranz, Zurich. 1999 to 2010 various line functions in product development and sales of Siemens Switzerland, Rail Automation, Wallisellen. 2011 to 2013 Vice President Sales of duagon AG, Dietikon. 2013 to 2015 Head of Sales of Ruf Telematik AG, Schlieren. 2015 to 2017 Managing Director and 2018 Head of Railway Signaling of Kummler+Matter AG, Zurich. 2019 to 2021 Managing Director of BBR rail automation Swiss AG, Lucerne. Since 2014 CEO of AlpRail GmbH, Gais.
Dr.  Franz Studer

Dr. Franz Studer

Member of the Board of Directors
1965, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2019
Education and professional background
Dr. iur. University of Zurich. Admitted to the Zurich bar. MBA from the University of St. Gallen and International Directors Programme at INSEAD in Paris.
Many years of industry experience in various management positions. 1999 to 2009 Bühler AG, Uzwil. 2010 to 2011 CEO/COO of aizo group AG, Zurich/Wetzlar. Since 2012 Investment Director and member of the management of EGS Beteiligungen AG, Zürich, with several board of directors mandates in Swiss companies.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kantonsspital Winterthur, FAES AG, Wollerau and Roth Gerüste AG, Gerlafingen. Member of the Board of Directors of Sensirion AG, Stäfa. 
Jörg Walther

Jörg Walther

Member of the Board of Directors
1961, Swiss citizen
Board member since 2016
Education and professional background
Lic. iur. University of Zurich. Admitted to the Aargau bar. MBA from the University of Chicago. Post-graduate degree from University of St. Gallen in European Economic Law. Advanced Management Program at University of Oxford. Management education in Business Strategy and Finance at Harvard Business School. Acquired many years of industry experience as a legal counsel and M&A expert to various multinational corporations. 1991 to 1995 Danzas Management, Basel. 1995 to 2001 ABB Asea Brown Boveri AG, Baden and Oerlikon. 2001 to 2009 Novartis International AG, Basel. Since 2010 partner at Schärer Attorneys at Law in Aarau.

Other activities and vested interests
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Proderma AG, Schötz. Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Zehnder Group AG, Gränichen and AEW Energie AG, Aarau. Member of the Board of Directors at SFS Group AG, Heerbrugg; Kraftwerk Augst AG as well as Immobilien AEW AG, Aarau. Member of the Board of swissVR, Rotkreuz.
Name Audit Committee Nomination and
Compensation Committee
Jörg Walther chair  
Franz Studer member  
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler   chair
Dr. Beat Kälin, Deputy Chairman   member