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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 2019, 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 May 2015.

VR 2019 Daniel Hirschi

Daniel Hirschi (1956)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2005, Vice-Chairman since 2014, elected until 2019, Swiss citizen, resident in Biel (CH).

Member of the Board of Directors of listed company Gavazzi Holding AG, Steinhausen.

Daniel Hirschi holds a degree in engineering. From 1983 to 2005 he held various management functions at Saia-Burgess in Murten,where he was CEO from 2001, and Delegate of the Board of Directors from 2003. From 2006 to 2009, Daniel Hirschi was CEO and Delegate of the Board of Directors of Benninger AG in Uzwil; he was a member of the Board of Directors of the same company from 2009 to August 2016. In the last three years, Daniel Hirschi 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, elected until 2019, Swiss citizen, resident in Cham (CH).

Member of the Board of Directors of listed company Agta Record AG, and 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.

David Dean has been CEO of the Bossard Group in Zug since 2005. He was the company’s CFO from 1998 to 2004, and its Corporate Controller before that. 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. 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 2019, 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 2019, 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.
VR 2019 Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart (1959)

Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2013, elected until 2019, 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.