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VR 2019 Beat Kälin
Beat Kälin (1957)

Non-executive, independent member and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, elected until 2020, Swiss citizen, resident in Birmensdorf (CH).

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

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; 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 2020, Swiss citizen, resident in Penang (MY).

Member of the Board of Directors of listed company Agta Record AG, Fehraltorf, and of Bossard Holding AG, Zug. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Haag-Streit Holding AG, Köniz, as well as member of the Industry Executive Advisory Board of the Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management at ETH Zurich and member of the USA Chapter Board at 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 2020, Swiss citizen, resident in Bubikon (CH).

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 2020, Swiss citizen, resident in Birrwil (CH).

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, and was based in China from 1996 to 2003. He returned to Shanghai in 2017, where he currently manages the new installations business of Schindler China. From 2006 to 2013, Kurt Haerri was the President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He is also a lecturer at ETH Zurich, where he is responsible for the Asia module of an Executive MBA program. 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 2020, Swiss 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.

Mariel Hoch obtained a PhD (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2005. She has been with law firm Bär & Karrer AG in Zurich since 2002, and became a Partner in 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 2020, 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, as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gebert Rüf Stiftung, Basel.

Roland Siegwart holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering as well as a doctorate from ETH Zurich. He was professor 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.