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Board of Directors

Find out more about the Board of Directors of the Schindler Group.

Name Nationality Function Year of election*
Silvio Napoli
Italian Chairman, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee 2016 
Alfred N. Schindler
Swiss Chairman emeritus 1977
Prof. Dr. Pius Baschera Swiss and Italian Vice Chairman
2005
Erich Ammann
Swiss Member, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee 2018
Orit Gadiesh
American, Israeli and German Member, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee 2020
Luc Bonnard
Swiss Member 1984
Patrice Bula Swiss Member
2015
Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler Swiss Member
2013
Adam Keswick
UK Member 2021
Günter Schäuble
German and Swiss Member 2021
Tobias B. Staehelin
Swiss Member 2017
Carole Vischer
Swiss Member 2013

* Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in the year shown

Silvio Napoli

Chairman, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee and of the Nomination Committee since 2017, member of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory and Strategy Committee since 2016.

Chairman and President of the Board of Directors of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich, Switzerland; member of the Board of Directors of Eaton Corporation plc, Dublin, Ireland.

Silvio Napoli holds a master’s degree in materials science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, which he earned as a Fulbright Scholar.

He began his career at The Dow Chemical Co., Rheinmünster, Germany, in 1989. Silvio Napoli has held various international management functions in the Schindler Group since 1994. From 2008 to 2013, he served as a member of the Group Executive Committee with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region. He then served as CEO of the Schindler Group until March 2016.

Silvio Napoli is an Italian citizen, born in 1965.


Alfred N. Schindler

Chairman emeritus

Chairman emeritus, member of the Board of Directors since 1977, independent member since 2020, member of the Nomination Committee since 2017.

Alfred N. Schindler holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

He began his career in 1974 as an auditor at Neutra Treuhand AG, Berne. From 1980, he served as CFO of Notz AG, Biel, Switzerland. He subsequently held various management positions at the Schindler Group. In 1982, he
was appointed Head of Corporate Planning and he served as CEO of the Schindler Group from 1985 to 2011. Alfred N. Schindler was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding Ltd. and Chairman of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee from 1995 until 2017. He currently serves as an advisor to Schindler.

In order to focus fully on the business of the Schindler company, Alfred N. Schindler previously resigned from the following mandates: Bank Julius Bär, UBS, Jacobs Suchard (all in Switzerland), and Deutsche Post AG.

Alfred N. Schindler is a Swiss citizen, born in 1949.


Prof. Dr. Pius Baschera

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017, nonexecutive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2005, member of the Compensation Committee since 2008, and its Chairman since 2015.

Trustee and Speaker of the Martin Hilti Family Trust and member of the Board of Directors of Hilti Corporation, Schaan, Liechtenstein; President of the Board of Trustees of the ETH Zurich Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland; Professor emeritus at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland.

Pius Baschera studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, where he obtained a degree in mechanical engineering and in management science.

From 1979 to 2017, he held various international management functions at Hilti Corporation, Schaan, Liechtenstein, including serving as CEO for 13 years and then as Chairman of the Board of Directors for 10 years.

Pius Baschera is a Swiss and Italian citizen, born in 1950.


Erich Ammann

Member, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee

Executive member of the Board of Directors, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee and of the Nomination Committee since 2018, Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2019.

Member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB AG), Berne, Switzerland.

Erich Ammann holds a degree in economics and business administration from the University of Applied Sciences of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an executive MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

He began his career in 1982 as an auditor in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1988, he has held various international functions in the area of finance in the Schindler Group. From 2001 until 2018 he was CFO and a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Erich Ammann is a Swiss citizen, born in 1957.


Orit Gadiesh

Member, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee

Executive member of the Board of Directors, member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee since 2020.

Chairman of Bain & Company, Boston, USA; member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Philipps N.V., Amsterdam, the Netherlands; member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Inc., Cambridge, USA; member of the Board of Trustees and member of the Community of Chairpersons of the World Economic Forum, Switzerland; member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai (IBLAC).

Orit Gadiesh holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School, USA, which she earned as a Baker Scholar.

She has worked for Bain & Company in various functions since 1977 and has served as its Chairman since 1993.

Orit Gadiesh is an American, Israeli, and German citizen, born in 1951.


Luc Bonnard

Member

Member of the Board of Directors since 1984, independent member since 2015, and member of the Nomination Committee since 2017.

Luc Bonnard holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland.

He joined the Schindler Group in 1972 and has held various management positions, including Head of the Elevators & Escalators business. He served as a member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee from 1991 to 2012, as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1996 to March 2017, and as Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2013 to March 2019. He currently serves as an advisor to Schindler.

Luc Bonnard is a Swiss citizen, born in 1946.


Patrice Bula

Member

Nonexecutive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2015, member of the Compensation Committee since 2017.

As a representative of Nestlé, he is a member of the Boards of Directors of Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland, and Froneri Ltd. (joint venture between Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream), London, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland.

Patrice Bula holds a master’s degree in economic sciences from the University of Lausanne, HEC, Switzerland. He completed the Program for Executive Development at IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.

He has held various international functions in the Nestlé Group since 1983. He has served as Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A. since 2011, with responsibility for the Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Sales and Nespresso. Prior to that, he served as Market Head of Nestlé Greater China Region (2007 to 2011), among other roles.

Patrice Bula is a Swiss citizen, born in 1956.


Prof. Dr. Monika Bütler

Member

Nonexecutive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2013, member of the Audit Committee since 2017.

Member of the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank, Zurich, Switzerland; member of the Board of Directors of HUBER+SUHNER AG, Herisau, Switzerland, Vice President of the Foundation Board of the Gebert Rüf Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, and member of the Foundation Board of the Max Schmidheiny-Stiftung at the University St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Monika Bütler holds a doctorate in economics from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, and a degree in mathematics, majoring in physics, from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

From 2004 to January 2021, she has been Professor of Economics and Director of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 2009 to 2013, she served as Dean of the School of Economics and Political Science of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. In 2008 and 2011, she was a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Since February 2021, she is an Honorary Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Monika Bütler is a Swiss citizen, born in 1961.


Adam Keswick

Member

Nonexecutive, independent member of the Board of Directors and member of the Compensation Committee since 2021.

Chairman of Matheson & Co., England, and Chairman of Jardine Schindler Holdings Limited, British Virgins Island. Member of the Boards of Directors of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, Bermuda; Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited, Bermuda; Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, Bermuda; Hongkong Land Holdings Limited, Bermuda; Mandarin Oriental International Limited, Bermuda; Ferrari N.V., Netherlands; and Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum, China. Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co, France.

Adam Keswick holds a master of arts degree from Edinburgh University, UK.

He joined the Jardine Group in 2001 from N M Rothschild & Sons. He has since held various executive positions, including serving as Group Strategy Director (2001-2003), Group Managing Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage (2003-2007), and Deputy Managing Director of Jardine Matheson (2012-2016). He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2007 and became Chairman of Matheson & Co. in 2016.

Adam Keswick is a UK citizen, born in 1973.


Günter Schäuble

Member

Executive member of the Board of Directors since 2021.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schindler Aufzüge AG, Ebikon, Switzerland.

Günter Schäuble holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences - Public Administration and Finance, Ludwigsburg, Germany, and he completed the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California, USA. He is a German and Swiss Certified Tax Expert.

He began his career in 1987 in the legal department of the regional tax authority in Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany. Before joining Schindler in 2001, he served as Vice President in the Corporate Tax department of ABB Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland. Günter Schäuble was Head Global Finance & Tax at Schindler.

Günter Schäuble is a German and Swiss citizen, born in 1962.


Tobias B. Staehelin

Member

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017 with an operational function at a Group company.

Member of the Board of Directors of Schindler Aufzüge AG, Ebikon, Switzerland.

Tobias B. Staehelin holds a degree in law and a CEMS master in international management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He completed joint studies in law at the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA, and at the Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain (master of laws with honors). He is a licensed attorney-at-law admitted to the bar in Geneva, Switzerland.

He practiced law in Geneva before joining the Schindler Group in 2009. He has since held various positions including Project Sales Manager of the Top Range Division in China and General Manager of Jardine Schindler, Macau. From 2015 to 2017, he served as Regional Director South West at Schindler Deutschland GmbH. From 2018 to March 2021, he was Managing Director of the C. Haushahn Group, Germany.

Tobias B. Staehelin is a Swiss citizen, born in 1978.


Carole Vischer

Member

Nonexecutive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2013, member of the Audit Committee since 2016.

President of the Thyll-Stiftung (charitable foundation), Hergiswil, Switzerland.

Carole Vischer holds a degree in law from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

From 2002 to 2011, she served as the Director of the Thyll-Stiftung, Hergiswil, Switzerland.

Carole Vischer is a Swiss citizen, born in 1971.