Board of Directors Details

Mario F. Seris

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

1955, Klosters-Serneus

«Constant dialogue with all stakeholders is of central importance to us.»

Position

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2005

Committees

Chairman of the Investment Committee

Education

Lic. phil. I; English and education at the University of Zurich

Professional activity

From 1978 to the beginning of 2013, Mario F. Seris held various national and global management positions at Credit Suisse AG, including as Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Asset Management, Switzerland from 2002 to 2005. He was also Global Head of Real Estate Asset Management at Credit Suisse AG from 2005 to 2010. He represented Credit Suisse AG as senior adviser on various boards of directors and investment committees in the real estate and fund sectors from 2011 to 2012. Since March 2013, he has been an independent advisor.

Mandates within Swiss Prime Site

Member of the advisory board of Wincasa AG, Winterthur

Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

None

Key Skills

Leadership, Strategy, Real Estate, Asset Management, Risk Management, Human Resources

    Christopher M. Chambers

    Member of the Board of Directors

    1961, London, UK

    «Strategic positioning is the key to sucess and provides support in all market situations.»

    Position

    Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2009

    Committees

    Member of the Audit Committee
    Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

    Education

    Life Fellow Royal Society of Arts (FRSA); United Kingdom

    Professional activity

    Christopher M. Chambers began his professional career in investment banking, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of global hedge fund Man Investments, which he left in 2005.

    Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

    Stock exchange-listed companies: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leonteq AG, Zurich

    Unlisted companies: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lonrho Ltd., London, UK; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oxford Sciences Innovation PLC, Oxford, UK

    Key skills

    Leadership, Strategy, Real Estate, Asset Management, Finance, M&A, Risk Management

      Gabrielle Nater-Bass

      Member of the Board of Directors

      1968, Meilen

      «Our national and international network helps us to be close to the market and our customers.»

      Position

      Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2019

      Committees

      Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

      Education

      Lic. iur., University of Zurich; Zurich bar exam; LL.M.,University of Virginia School of Law

      Professional activity

      Gabrielle Nater-Bass has been working for Homburger, a leading Swiss corporate law firm, since 1997. She became a partner in 2006. She has many years’ experience appearing before national courts and courts of arbitration, both in Switzerland and abroad. As a member of Homburger’s specialist real estate team, she has extensive knowledge of infrastructure projects and real estate transactions.

      Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

      Stock exchange-listed companies: none

      Unlisted companies: Member of the Board of Directors of LGT Bank Ltd. and LGT Bank (Switzerland) Ltd.

      Key skills

      Legal, M&A, Risk Management, Strategy, IT/Cybersecurity, Human Resources

        René Zahnd

        Chief Executive Officer

        1966, Bern

        «Turn challenges into opportunities.»

        Position

        Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer

        Committees

        Member of the Sustainability Board

        Education

        Attorney at Law

        Professional activity

        Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Prime Site AG since 1 January 2016. René Zahnd began his professional career at Bratschi Emch & Partner Attorneys at Law in Berne and Zurich from 1994 to 1996. Thereafter, he held the following positions: co-head of Legal Services at BEKB and Dezennium AG from 1996 to 1998; head of Legal Services as well as Director of Project Development and member of the Executive Management at general contractor Losinger/Marazzi from 1998 to 2009; Implenia AG from 2009 to 30 October 2015 – as member of the Executive Management from 2010 and member of the Group Executive Board of Implenia AG from 2013 – first as director of Implenia Real Estate and thereafter as director of Modernisation & Development from February 2014.

        Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

         Stock exchange-listed companies: Member of the Supervisory Board of DIC Asset AG, Frankfurt

          Oliver Hofmann

          Chief Executive Officer – Wincasa AG

          1970, Richterswil

          «Pursuing efficiency and focusing on the essentials are what make our business model successful.»

          Position

          Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Wincasa AG

          Education

          Banking studies, bachelor in economics and business administration, Master of Science in Real Estate of CUREM (University of Zurich)

          Professional activity

          Oliver Hofmann has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer of real estate services company Wincasa AG since 1 January 2013 as well as member of the Executive Board of Swiss Prime Site AG since 1 June 2013. In addition to spending a few years of his professional career in the finance department of IBM (Switzerland) Ltd, he previously worked at UBS AG for more than 15 years with other intermittent activities (investment advisor in Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, build-up of Swiss real estate advisory services). From 2007 to 2012, he held the position of head of Real Estate Advisory Switzerland at UBS AG. From 2010 to September 2013, he served as chairman of RICS Switzerland – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Oliver Hofmann is also a member of «G15 – Group of Fifteen».

          Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

          Stock exchange-listed companies: none

          Unlisted companies: Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of H Invest & Consult AG, Freienbach; Member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Agricole next bank (Suisse) SA, Lancy; member of the Board of Directors of the cooperative society ZFV-Unternehmungen, Zurich

            Markus Waeber

            Head Group Investor Relations & Communications

            Urs Baumann

            Head Group Sustainability & Innovation

            «Projektentwicklung bedeutet den Kunden von morgen kennen.»

            Urs Baumann ist Head Development und Member of the Executive Board bei der Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG. Auf Gruppenstufe zeichnet er ausserdem für den Bereich Nachhaltigkeit und Innovation verantwortlich.

            Urs Baumann hat an der Università della Svizzera italiana in Mendrisio und im Rahmen eines Erasmus Stipendiums an der TU Delft in den Niederlanden Architektur studiert und 2002 das Diplom erlangt. Von 2002 bis 2007 hat Urs Baumann in Architekturbüros in Baden, Dublin und Zürich als Projektleiter gearbeitet und diverse Neu- und Umbauprojekte von der Planung bis zur Realisierung geführt. Von 2007 bis 2016 war Urs Baumann zunächst im Projektmanagement und ab 2008 in verschiedenen Funktionen für die Projektentwicklung der Implenia Schweiz AG tätig, zuletzt als Mitglied der Geschäftsbereichsleitung und verantwortlich für das Portfolio des Development Deutschschweiz. 2015 schloss Urs Baumann den Masterstudiengang Executive MBA der Universität Zürich ab.

            Urs Baumann ist wohnhaft in Wettingen, verheiratet und Vater von zwei Kindern. Die Werte Respekt, Ambition, Innovation, Verantwortung und Integrität haben für Urs Baumann privat wie beruflich einen hohen Stellenwert. «Sich in andere Personen hineinzuversetzen und neue Perspektiven einzunehmen helfen mir dabei, Ideen zu generieren, konsensorientierte Strategien zu entwickeln und Emotionen zu wecken.»

            Urs Baumann arbeitet seit 2016 bei der Swiss Prime Site AG.

            Bastian Zarske Bueno

            Head Group Corporate Ventures & Innovation

            Dominik Dobler

            Head Group IT

            Dr Barbara Frei-Spreiter

            Member of the Board of Directors

            1970, Männedorf

            «We have all the key skills we need to continue our success.»

            Position

            Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2018

            Committees

            Chairwoman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
            Member of the Sustainability Board

            Education

            Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Dr. sc. Techn., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Master of Business Administration, IMD Lausanne

            Professional activity

            Between 1998 and 2016, Barbara Frei held several senior roles in the ABB Group, most recently as Head of Strategic Portfolio Reviews for the Power Grids division. Since January 2019, Barbara Frei has been Executive Vice President Europe Operations for Schneider Electric.

            Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

            Stock exchange-listed companies: Member of the Board of Directors of Swisscom AG, Berne

            Unlisted companies: Mandates due to her roles in the Schneider Electric Group: Chair (Formand) of Schneider Nordic Baltic A/S, Ballerup, DK; Member of the Board of Directors of Schneider Electric Industries SAS, Rueil-Malmaison, F

            Key Skills

            Leadership, Strategy, ESG, Real Estate, Sales & Marketing, M&A, R&D, Digitalisation, IT/Cybersecurity, Human Resources 

              Ton Büchner

              Chairman of the Board of Directors

              1965, Altendorf

              «With our sustainable strategy, we are committed to the interests of shareholders, the needs of customers and the good of society.»

              Position

              Chairman of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2020

              Committees

              Member of the Investment Committee
              Member of the Sustainability Board

              Education

              Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands;
              Master of Business Administration, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland

              Professional activity

              From 1989 to 1993, Ton Büchner worked as an offshore construction project manager in Europe and Asia. From 1994 to 2017, he worked for Sulzer AG, listed on the stock exchange, and was their CEO from 2007 to 2011. Between 2012 and 2017, he was CEO and Chairman of the Management Board at AkzoNobel NV, a Dutch company listed on the stock exchange.

              Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

              Stock exchange-listed companies: Member of the Board of Directors of Novartis AG, Basel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Burckhardt Compression AG, Winterthur

              Unlisted companies: Consultant to Ammega

              Key skills

              Leadership, Strategy, ESG, Sales & Marketing, Operations, M&A, Risk Management, R&D, Digitalisation

                Nina Müller

                Chief Executive Officer – Jelmoli AG

                1969, Zurich

                «We make shopping an experience!»

                Function

                Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Jelmoli AG

                Education

                Master of International Business Administration, University of Vienna

                Professional activity

                In 1995, Nina Müller began her professional career as Sales & Marketing Manager Italy for Wolford. This was followed by positions in the retail sector in Vienna and London. In 2005, she moved to Swarovski where she held different roles, including the jewellery and crystal company’s Head of Retail Concepts and Retail Marketing until 2010. In 2011, she took up the position of General Manager to establish a new brand within Swarovski. Nina Müller has served as CEO of the watch and jewellery company CHRIST since 2016. Her key successes there included the introduction of store concepts as well as the expansion of the omnichannel approach. 

                Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                Listed companies: none

                  Dr. Martin Kaleja

                  Chief Executive Officer – Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG

                  1972, Maur

                  «Sustainability is future viability.»

                  Position

                  Member of the Group Management, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG

                  Education

                  Dr.-Ing. Electrical Engineering and Electronics

                  Professional activity

                  Since 1 January 2021 Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG. Martin Kaleja began his professional career in 2001 at the Boston Consulting Group. There he was involved for nine years in management consulting in various European countries. In 2010 he joined the Allianz Suisse Group, where he held various positions. Between 2012 and 2014 he was Head of Operations Services and Corporate Real Estate. At the end of 2014 he was appointed CEO of Allianz Suisse Immobilien AG and was responsible for a portfolio of around 300 properties with a market value of over CHF 5 billion until the end of 2020.

                  Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                  none

                   

                    Anastasius Tschopp

                    Chief Executive Officer – Swiss Prime Site Solutions AG

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                    1979, Hünenberg

                    «Change is inevitable! Let us use it.»

                    Position

                    Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Prime Site Solutions AG

                    Committees

                    none

                    Education

                    Master of Real Estate Management and Master of Banking and Finance from the School of Economics in Zurich

                    Professional activity

                    Since 1 May 2018 Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Prime Site Solutions AG and member of the Executive Board of Swiss Prime Site AG since 1 January 2021. Anastasius Tschopp is working for the Swiss Prime Site Group since 2014 - most recently as Head Portfolio Management and Member of the Exective Board of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG, where he shaped the portfolio with a value of CHF 10 billion. Prior to this, his career path led him via the development department of Zurich Airport to Credit Suisse. As Head Property Marketing Real Estate Asset Management he assumed there management and specialist responsibility for marketing throughout Switzerland and managed fund assets of over CHF 30 billion.

                    Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                    none

                      Thomas Studhalter

                      Member of the Board of Directors

                      1969, Horw

                      «Our objective is healthy, sustainable financing of the company. That is the only way to achieve long-term success.»

                      Position

                      Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2018

                      Committees

                      Chairman of the Audit Committee

                      Education

                      Business Administration, Swiss Certified Accountant

                      Professional activity

                      Thomas Studhalter has been CEO of BDO in Switzerland since 1 January 2021. Until 31 December 2020, he was a partner and member of the Regional Board of Management for Central Switzerland at BDO. Before joining BDO, Thomas Studhalter was a partner at KPMG.

                      Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                      Stock exchange-listed companies: Member of the Board of Directors of Datacolor AG, Lucerne

                      Unlistet Companies: Member of the Board of Directors of Bataillard AG, Rothenburg; Eisner Holding AG, Hergiswil; Inhag AG, Hergiswil (and its subsidiary Inhag AG, Hergiswil)

                      Key Skills

                      Leadership, Strategy, Finance, M&A, Risk Management, Digitalisation, Human Resources

                        Dr Barbara Frei-Spreiter

                        Member of the Board of Directors

                        1970, Männedorf

                        «We have all the key skills we need to continue our success.»

                        Position

                        Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2018

                        Committees

                        Chairwoman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
                        Member of the Sustainability Board

                        Education

                        Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Dr. sc. Techn., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Master of Business Administration, IMD Lausanne

                        Professional activity

                        Between 1998 and 2016, Barbara Frei held several senior roles in the ABB Group, most recently as Head of Strategic Portfolio Reviews for the Power Grids division. Since January 2019, Barbara Frei has been Executive Vice President Europe Operations for Schneider Electric.

                        Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                        Stock exchange-listed companies: Member of the Board of Directors of Swisscom AG, Berne

                        Unlisted companies: Mandates due to her roles in the Schneider Electric Group: Chair (Formand) of Schneider Nordic Baltic A/S, Ballerup, DK; Member of the Board of Directors of Schneider Electric Industries SAS, Rueil-Malmaison, F

                        Key Skills

                        Leadership, Strategy, ESG, Real Estate, Sales & Marketing, M&A, R&D, Digitalisation, IT/Cybersecurity, Human Resources 
                         

                          Barbara A. Knoflach

                          Member of the Board of Directors

                          1965, Hofheim (G)

                          «The use of innovative technologies and the identification of industry trends are part of our corporate DNA.»

                          Position

                          Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2021

                          Committees

                          Member of the Audit Committee
                          Member of the Investment Committee

                          Education

                          Business economist

                          Professional activity

                          Barbara A. Knoflach was Global Head of BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management (REIM) and Deputy CEO BNP Paribas Real Estate S.A. in Paris. Prior to that, she worked in the financial hub of Frankfurt in various management positions. At SEB Asset Management, BfG Bank and Deutsche Bank, she gained many years of experience in the real estate industry as well as in finance and asset management. Among other roles, she was a member of the presidium of the ZIA (Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss e.V.) in Berlin and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). She is also the founder or co-founder of various platforms such as LifeWorkSpace, DealEvolution and tinyBE of which the majority focus on sustainability, innovation, future trends and real estate.

                          Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                          Stock exchange-listed companies: none

                          Unlisted companies: CEO of LifeWorkSpace GmbH, Hofheim am Taunus

                          Key skills

                          Leadership, Strategy, Real Estate, Asset Management, ESG, Finance, M&A, Risk Management

                            Dr. Marcel Kucher

                            Chief Financial Officer

                            1971, Zürich

                            «Digitalisation is one step into the future. The most important one!»

                            Position

                            Member of the Executive Board, Chief Financial Officer

                            Education

                            Dr. oec. publ. University of Zurich

                            Professional activity

                            Marcel Kucher is the Chief Financial Officer of Swiss Prime Site AG since 1 July 2021. He graduated in economics at the University of Zurich in 2000 with a dissertation before starting his professional career at McKinsey & Company. From 2004 to 2011, he was CFO and Head Corporate Development at the recruitment company a-connect. From 2011 to mid-2021 he was with the listed Peach Property Group, from 2012 as CFO and from 2015 additionally as COO.

                            Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                            None

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