Board of Directors

ROLF U. SUTTER

ROLF U. SUTTER

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Rolf U. Sutter holds a bachelor degree from the Lausanne Hotel School and pursued a degree programme at Cornell University in Ithaca. From 1981 to 1989 he held various positions at Railway Buffet, Zurich and Moevenpick Holiday Inn, Moevenpick Hotel and Moevenpick / Marché Schweiz. From 1989 to 1997 he served as Managing Director / CEO of Moevenpick / Marché International. From 1993, he was also a member of the Executive Board of Moevenpick Holding AG. During this time, he worked in Germany for three years, established several companies in several countries, opened and developed various restaurants in North America, Asia (with registered offices in Hongkong and Singapore), the Middle East and Europe. From 1997 to 1999, he was Managing Director of all food service operations within the Moevenpick Group. After assuming the position of CEO of ORIOR in 1999, Rolf U. Sutter was elected Executive Board delegate to the Board of Directors. He resigned as ORIOR's CEO on 30 April 2011. The Board of Directors elected Rolf U. Sutter as its Chairman at the constituting meeting of the Board after the Annual General Meeting on 6 April 2011.

Other activities and functions:
Rolf U. Sutter is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biella-Neher Holding AG, Biel, a member of the Board of Directors of Branchen Versicherung Schweiz, Zurich, and a member of the Board of Directors of Schweizer Getränke AG, Meilen.

EDGAR FLURI

EDGAR FLURI

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Edgar Fluri earned a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Basel and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant. From 1977 to 1998 he was with STG-Coopers & Lybrand, where he served from 1991 to 1996 as Deputy Chairman and from 1997 to 1998 as Chairman of the Management Committee and held a seat on the Coopers & Lybrand International and European Boards. After the merger to form PricewaterhouseCoopers, Edgar Fluri served from 1998 to 2008 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland. From 1998 to 2001 he was also Head of Assurance and Business Advisory Services EMEA and from 2002 to 2005 a member of the Global Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Edgar Fluri was a part-time lecturer in public accounting and auditing at the University of Basel from 1987 to 2012 and was appointed titular professor in 1997.

Other activities and functions:
Edgar Fluri is a member of the Board of Directors of LAROBA AG, Basel, a member of the Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG, Muelheim an der Ruhr (Germany), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Beyeler Foundations, Basel, a member of the Board of Directors of Beyeler Museum AG, Basel, and a member of the Board of Directors of Galerie Beyeler AG, Basel.

CHRISTOPH CLAVADETSCHER

CHRISTOPH CLAVADETSCHER

Member of the Board of Directors

Christoph Clavadetscher earned a degree in business studies. Up to 1991 he worked in sales and marketing at various retail companies. From 1992 to 20015 he held various positions at Coop. He was Head of the Coop Central Switzerland-Zurich sales region, Head of Trading operations and a member of the Management Board with responsibility for the "Coop-City" department stores and building supply stores as well as Chairman of the Board of TopTip AG and Importparfümerie AG. From 2005 to 2009 he served as managing director of Dohle Handelsgruppe, Siegburg (Germany). From 2009 to 2011 he served as CEO of Dolma Holding AG in Schlossrued (Switzerland). From 2011 to 2013 he was CEO of Möbel Hubacher AG. Since 2013 he has been owner and Managing Director of Christoph Clavadetscher Consulting GmbH, acting as a professional board member and taking on temporary CEO roles. He is currently CEO of Möbel Hubacher AG for 30% of the week.

Other activities and functions:
Christoph Clavadetscher is Chairman of the Board of Directors of PEG Papeteristen-Einkaufsgenossenschaft, Aarburg, and member of the Board of Directors of the company affiliated to PEG Papeteristen-Einkaufsgenossenschaft (OFFIX Holding AG), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Talsee AG, Hochdorf, Chairman of the Board of Directors of famoc AG, Zug, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Carl Heusser AG, Cham, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agrovision AG, Alberswil, and member of the Board of Directors of companies affiliated to famoc (Bewilux AG, HOLCLA AG, Unicorn S.A.), a member of the Board of Directors of Mercato Shop AG, Teufen, a member of the Board of Directors of Karl Vögele AG, Uznach, a member of the Board of Directors of Christian Binder AG, Zofingen, a member of the Board of Directors of Convidis AG, Glattbrugg, and Delegate to the Board of Directors of Spirella AG, Embrach

WALTER LÜTHI

WALTER LÜTHI

Member of the Board of Directors

Walter Lüthi initially obtained a basic technical education and is a graduate of a college-level business management program. From 1973 to 1978 he worked in research and development at Autophon AG, a specialist for telecommunications devices based in Solothurn. During this time he also completed various continuing education programs in Switzerland and abroad. From 1978 to 1983 he was Senior Account Manager at Burroughs (Schweiz) AG and in 1983 he joined Hawe-Neos Dental AG as Head of European Sales, where he was responsible for establishing and expanding the European market sales organization. In 1986 Walter Lüthi went into business for himself and in the following years established two companies active in the fields of consulting and electronic media. After their successful start-up he sold them and subsequently accepted a position as executive manager of the Swiss operations of ADIA Interim AG in Zurich. In 1992 he was retained by the Board of Directors of Intersport E+H Holding AG in Ostermundigen to turn the company around, after which he was elected to its board. In 1993 Walter Lüthi assumed the chairmanship of Mühlebach Holding AG in Lupfig with a mandate to focus on modernizing the group and setting up new business areas. In 1998 he established Success Factory AG and has since been engaged as a professional investor, director and consultant. In the ensuing years he has advised Swisscom AG on strategic issues and he managed Betty Bossi AG as CEO from 2000 to 2015, where he played a crucial role in the very successful development of the Betty Bossi brand.

Other activities and functions:
Walter Lüthi is the owner and Chairman of Success Factory AG, Lucerne, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Artum AG, Zürich, a member of the Board of Directors of Büro Schoch Werkhaus AG, Winterthur, a member of the Board of Directors of Alipro AG, Hittnau, a member of the Board of Directors of Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG, Gstaad, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative & Foundation, Zurich, a member of the Board of Trustees of SOS Kinderdorf, Bern, and he coaches the CEO of MS Direct AG, St. Gallen.

 

DOMINIK SAUTER

DOMINIK SAUTER

Member of the Board of Directors

Dominik Sauter holds a degree in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). He worked as a process engineer at Ems-Chemie in Domat-Ems and in Japan until 1991. From 1991 to 2000 he worked for Sauter AG, a family-owned company in Sulgen, where he ultimately held the position of Head of Sales & Marketing and also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. From 2000 to 2008 he worked for Belimed, a manufacturer of cleaning and sterilisation equipment marketed to hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies worldwide, as a member of the Group Executive Board in charge of sales, marketing and business development. Dominik Sauter is CEO of EGS Beteiligungen AG in Zurich, an investment company that belongs to the Ernst Göhner Foundation and is focused on Swiss industrial and services companies.

Other activities and functions:
Dominik Sauter is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biella-Neher Holding AG, Biel, a member of the Board of Directors of Boucledor SA, Meyrin, and a member of the Board of Directors of Bauwerk Boen AG, St. Margrethen.

MONIKA WALSER

MONIKA WALSER

Member of the Board of Directors

Monika Walser holds a master degree in rhetoric and technical communications from the University of Michigan and other educational credentials. In the years prior to 2000 she was mainly active in the field of marketing and sales. From 2000 to 2004 she served as Chief Communication Officer and a Member of the Executive Board of TDC Switzerland AG (sunrise). From 2005 to 2009 she was Head of Communications and Human Resources as well as Deputy CEO of Swissgrid AG and, from 2006 onward, concurrently Head of Communications and Political Affairs at UCTE, the Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity, in Brussels. Since 2009 she has been a partner at WAEGA-Group AG, Zurich, in which capacity she was CEO of the Swiss bag and accessories maker Freitag lab AG, Zurich, until January 2014. In spring 2014 she became CEO and Delegate to the Board of Directors of de Sede AG.

Other activities and functions:
Monika Walser is a member of the Board of Directors of Sanitas Beteiligungen AG, Zürich, a member of the Board of Directors of Carletto AG, Wädenswil, and a member of the Board of Directors of Kuhn-Rikon AG, Rikon.

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