As a globally active market leader in its field, the Komax Group has a special responsibility. Ensuring good corporate governance is very important for us. Objectives in this area include safeguarding company value and success in the interest of customers, shareholders, staff, creditors, suppliers and the public, as well as the provision of transparent, rapid and simultaneous information to all stakeholder groups.
|Shareholder / shareholder group||Number of shares 07.09.2022||Share in % 07.09.2022 ¹|
|Metall Zug AG, Zug, Switzerland||1,283,333 ²||25.000|
|abrdn plc, Edinburgh, Great Britain||207,322 ³||4.040|
|Max Koch, Meggen, Switzerland||190,285 ⁴||3.707|
¹ The calculation is based on the 5,133,333 registered shares listed in the Commercial Register as at 30 August 2022.
² Notification of breach of 20% threshold on 6 September 2022.
³ Notification of position falling below 5% threshold on 1 September 2022.
⁴ Notification of position falling below 5% threshold on 13 March 2018.
The Board of Directors comprised seven individuals. No member of the Board of Directors was a member of the Executive Committee in the three financial years prior to the reporting period, and no member of the Board of Directors has any material business relationship with any Group companies.
Beat Kälin (1957)
Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2015, elected until 2024
David Dean (1959)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2014, Vice Chairman since 2019, elected until 2024
Andreas Häberli (1968)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2017, elected until 2024
Kurt Haerri (1962)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2012, elected until 2024
Mariel Hoch (1973)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2019, elected until 2024
Roland Siegwart (1959)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2013, elected until 2024
Jürg Werner (1956)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2022, elected until 2024
Within the Board of Directors, there are two committees that are exclusively made up of non-executive Board members.
- David Dean (Chairman)
- Kurt Haerri
- Mariel Hoch
- Roland Siegwart (Chairman)
- Beat Kälin
- Andreas Häberli
Sustainability and Innovation Committee
- Andreas Häberli (Chairman)
- Roland Siegwart
- Jürg Werner
Matijas Meyer (1970)
CEO since 2015, member of the Executive Committee since 2010, at Komax since 2007
Christian Mäder (1969)
CFO since 2023, member of the Executive Committee since 2023, at Komax since 2023
Oliver Blauenstein (1971)
Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Committee since 1 January 2023, at Komax since 2023
Jürgen Hohnhaus (1967)
Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Committee since 2020
Tobias Rölz (1977)
Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Committee since 2020, at Komax since 2017
Marc Schürmann (1971)
Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Committee since 2019, at Komax since 1995
Responsible corporate governance geared around long-term success also encompasses appropriate risk management. The risks associated with the Komax Group’s commercial activities are systematically identified, analyzed, monitored, and managed on an annual basis through an institutionalized risk management function. These risks are amalgamated into thematic groups and prioritized in a risk matrix according to the likelihood of occurrence and the potential to have an impact on the company.
They include general external risks (e. g., pandemic and epidemic risks), operating and financial risks, risks arising in connection with corporate governance and trade compliance, and IT risks.
The Executive Committee bears operational responsibility for risk management. In addition, key individual risks are controlled by process managers who take concrete measures and monitor their implementation.
Published notifications can be found on the according webpage of SIX Swiss Exchange.
The five core values
All employees of the Komax Group are bound by the values and Code of Conduct. They are required to act as role models and to “live” and adhere to the values and rules of conduct. This means that, in various situations, there are specific questions employees will be called upon to ask themselves. Such as: Is what I am doing in line with the Code of Conduct? Are my actions appropriate and can I take responsibility for their consequences? Is the decision I am making in the long-term interests of the Komax Group?
Reporting breaches of the Code of Conduct
Breaches of the Code of Conduct are not tolerated anywhere in the Komax Group and will result in appropriate consequences for offending employees. This applies both to those who have broken the rules and all those who knew about the breaches but failed to report them.
Those who become aware of such breaches must report them immediately to their direct line manager or next most senior line manager, or to the HR department. Alternatively, the independent external whistleblowing service can be contacted (email@example.com).
The Code of Conduct, which is available in 16 languages, is a valuable guide for Komax Group employees in their day-to-day work. It is built on the ethical principles of the company has been applying for many years. The Code of Conduct defines general rules of conduct and addresses issues such as equality of opportunity, conflicts of interest, health and safety, and sustainability. In addition, it defines the five core values – innovation, customer focus, success, quality, and responsibility – that constitute a key component of the Komax Group’s identity.
- Corporate Governance ReportPDFEnglish1.5 MB
- Organizational Regulations (German only)PDFEnglish0.3 MB
- Code of ConductPDFEnglish0.5 MB
- Code of Conduct for business partnersPDFEnglish0.1 MB
- Code of Conduct for suppliers (English)PDFEnglish0.1 MB
- Code of Conduct for suppliers (Chinese)PDFEnglish0.4 MB
- Code of Conduct for suppliers (Japanese)PDFEnglish0.4 MB
- Articles of AssociationPDFEnglish0.3 MB
- Corporate structure of the Komax GroupPDFEnglish1.8 MB