Board of Directors

Board of Directors

VR 2019 Beat Kälin
Beat Kälin (1957)

Non-executive, independent member and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, elected until 2021, Swiss citizen, resident in Birmensdorf (CH).

Member of the Board of Directors of listed company Huber + Suhner AG, Pfäffikon ZH, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sevensense Robotics AG, Zurich, and member of the Board of Directors of CabTec Holding AG, Rotkreuz.

Beat Kälin holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in engineering from ETH Zurich. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD. From 1987 to 1997 he held various management positions in the Elektrowatt Group, Stäfa and Zug; from 1998 to 2004 he was a member of the Group Executive Board of SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft Holding AG, Neuhausen am Rheinfall; from 2004 to 2006 he was a member of the Board of Management responsible for the Packaging Technology Division at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (DE). He was COO of the Komax Group from 2006 to 2007, and CEO from 2007 to 2015. In the last three years, Beat Kälin has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

VR 2019 David Dean
David Dean (1959)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2014, Vice Chairman since 2019, elected until 2021, Swiss citizen, resident in Penang (MY).

Member of the Board of Directors of listed company Bossard Holding AG, Zug, and Burckhardt Compression Holding AG, Winterthur; in addition he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haag-Streit Holding AG, Köniz, member of the Board of Directors of the Brugg Group AG, Brugg, as well as a member of the USA Chapter Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich.

David Dean is an expert in accounting and controlling. He holds a federal diploma and is a certified accountant. Furthermore, he has also completed management training at Harvard Business School and IMD Lausanne. From 1980 to 1990 he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers AG in various management functions in auditing and business consulting. Between 1990 and 1992 he was corporate controller and a member of the Executive Committee of an international logistics group. He then started working for Bossard Group, Zug – first as Corporate Controller, from 1998 to 2004 as CFO and from 2005 to 2019 as CEO. In the last three years, David Dean has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

VR 2019 Andreas Häberli

Andreas Häberli (1968)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2017, elected until 2021, Swiss citizen, resident in Bubikon (CH).

Member of the Board of Directors of listed company Kardex Holding AG, Zurich, as well as member of the Industrial Advisory Board, ETH Zurich, and the Swissmem Research Commission, Zurich.

Andreas Häberli holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich. He then went on to obtain a doctorate (Dr. sc. tech.) at ETH Zurich’s Laboratory for Physical Electronics. Since 2003, he has held various management roles at the dormakaba Group (formerly Kaba Group), where he has been Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Executive Committee since 2011. He was a member of the Executive Board of Sensirion AG in Stäfa from 1999 to 2003, and worked for Invox Technology (USA) from 1997 to 1999. In the last three years, Andreas Häberli has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

VR 2019 Kurt Haerri

Kurt Haerri (1962)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2012, elected until 2021, Swiss citizen, resident in Birrwil (CH).

Member of the Board of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Head of the MEM Industry Chapter), Zurich, and President of Gemeindienststiftung Emmen.

Kurt Haerri holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences as well as an Executive MBA HSG from the University of St. Gallen. He has worked for Schindler since 1987. From 1996 to 2003 and from 2017 to 2019, he was based in China for Schindler. Since 2019 he has been Head of New Installations and Modernization of Europe North. Kurt Haerri was the President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2013. He was also responsible for the Asia module of an Executive MBA program at ETH Zurich. In the last three years, Kurt Haerri has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

Bild Mariel Hoch Mariel Hoch (1973)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2019, elected until 2021, Swiss and German citizen, resident in Zurich (CH).

Member of the Board of Directors of listed company SIG Combibloc Group AG, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, and of Comet Holding AG, Flamatt; in addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors of MEXAB AG, Lucerne, as well as a member of the Foundation Board of The Schörling Foundation, Lucerne, and Co-Chair of the Zurich committee of Human Rights Watch.

Mariel Hoch obtained a PhD (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2005. Since 2002 she has been with the law firm Bär & Karrer AG in Zurich, where she specializes in M&A transactions and advises listed companies on corporate and regulatory matters. Mariel Hoch has been a partner since 2012. In the last three years, Mariel Hoch has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.

VR 2019 Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart (1959)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2013, elected until 2021, Swiss citizen, resident in Schwyz (CH).

Member of the Board of Directors of Evatec Holding AG, Trübbach, of NZZ Media Group (AG für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Zurich, and of Sevensense Robotics AG, Zurich; he is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Basel, member of the Foundation Board of the BlueLion Foundation, Zurich, and a member of the Thematic Equity Advisory Board of Credit Suisse Asset Management, Zurich.

Roland Siegwart holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering as well as a doctorate from ETH Zurich. He was Professor of Microrobotics at EPFL Lausanne from 1996 to 2006, and Vice President of Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich from 2010 to 2014. He has been Professor of Robotics at ETH Zurich since July 2006 and Co-Director of the Wyss Translational Center Zurich, a joint research center of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, since 2015. In the last three years, Roland Siegwart has not been a member of the Executive Committee or had any material business relationships with the Komax Group.