Committees Details

Mario F. Seris

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

1955, Klosters-Serneus

Position

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

Committees

Member 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 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

    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

      Position

      Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2019

      Committees

      Chairwoman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

      Education

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

      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

            Florian Hauber

            Head Group Treasury & Investor Relations

            Urs Baumann

            Chief Investment Officer

            «Projektentwicklung bedeutet den Kunden von morgen kennen.»

            Urs Baumann ist Chief Investment Officer und Member of the Executive Board bei der Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG. Auf Gruppenstufe ist 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

            Ton Büchner

            Chairman of the Board of Directors

            1965, Altendorf

            Position

            Chairman of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2020

            Committees

            Chairman of the Sustainability Committee

            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

                Martin Pfenninger

                Head Group Sustainability

                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 across Switzerland.

                Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                none

                  Thomas Studhalter

                  Member of the Board of Directors

                  1969, Horw

                  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

                  Unlisted companies: Member of the Board of Directors at Bataillard AG, Rothenburg; member of the Board of Trustees of the Eisner-Stiftung, Hergiswil (and member of the Board of Directors of Eisner Holding AG, Hergiswil and member of the Board of Directors of Inhag AG, Hergiswil)

                  Key Skills

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

                    Barbara A. Knoflach

                    Member of the Board of Directors

                    1965, Hofheim (G)

                    Position

                    Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2021

                    Committees

                    Chairwoman of the Investment Committee
                    Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
                    Member Sustainability 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: Chairwoman and Senior Independent Member CTP NV, Amsterdam; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Aareal Bank AG, Wiesbaden (since September 2022)

                    Unlisted companies: CEO of LifeWorkSpace GmbH, Hofheim am Taunus; member of the Supervisory Board of Landmarken AG, Aachen (since January 2022)

                    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

                        Ton Büchner

                        Chairman of the Board of Directors

                        1965, Altendorf

                        Position

                        Chairman of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2020

                        Committees

                        Chairman of the Sustainability Committee

                        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

                          Brigitte Walter

                          Member of the Board of Directors

                          1959, Feldkirchen-Westerham (DE)

                          Position

                          Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2022

                          Committees

                          Member of the Audit Committee
                          Member of the Investment Committee

                          Education

                          Banking Administration

                          Professional activity

                          Brigitte Walter has more than 40 years’ expertise in all areas of banking and in real estate. She was on the Board of REAL I.S. AG Gesellschaft für Immobilien Assetmanagement until mid-2019. Most recently, she was responsible for asset and fund management following a number of years working in the areas of finance and risk (including research, compliance and auditing).

                          Mandates outside Swiss Prime Site

                          Stock exchange-listed companies: none

                          Unlisted companies: Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board at Assiduus Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, Advisory Board of TME Consulting GmbH, Representative for the southern region (Bavaria) for the German Property Federation (ZIA).

                          Key skills

                          Leadership, Strategy, Real Estate, Asset Management, Finance, Risk Management

                            Barbara A. Knoflach

                            Member of the Board of Directors

                            1965, Hofheim (G)

                            Position

                            Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2021

                            Committees

                            Chairwoman of the Investment Committee
                            Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
                            Member Sustainability 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: Chairwoman and Senior Independent Member CTP NV, Amsterdam; Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Aareal Bank AG, Wiesbaden (since September 2022)

                            Unlisted companies: CEO of LifeWorkSpace GmbH, Hofheim am Taunus; member of the Supervisory Board of Landmarken AG, Aachen (since January 2022)

                            Key skills

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

                              Gabrielle Nater-Bass

                              Member of the Board of Directors

                              1968, Meilen

                              Position

                              Member of the Board of Directors, independent member since 2019

                              Committees

                              Chairwoman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee

                              Education

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

                              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

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