Meet the Members of Group Executive Committee of the Schindler Group.
|Name||Nationality||Current function (since)||Member since|
|Thomas Oetterli||Swiss||CEO (2016)||2010|
|Paolo Compagna||Italian||Europe North (2015), Deputy CEO (2021)||2015|
|Urs Scheidegger||Swiss||CFO (2018)||2018|
|Julio Arce||Spanish||Europe South (2020)||2017|
|Matteo Attrovio||Italian||Chief Information Officer (2017)||2020|
|Karl-Heinz Bauer||German||Chief Technology Officer (2015)||2015|
|Andre Inserra||Brazilian||Americas (2016)||2016|
|Jujudhan Jena||American||Asia-Pacific (2020)||2020|
|Christian Schulz||German||Operations (2017)||2016|
|Robert Seakins||Australian||Field Quality & Excellence (2020)||2017|
||French||Escalators and Supply Chain (2021)||2021|
|Tobias B. Staehelin||Swiss||Corporate Human Resources (2021)||2021|
|Daryoush Ziai||American||China (2016)||2016|
Chief Executive Officer
CEO since 2016, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2010.
Member of the Board of Directors of SFS Group AG, Heerbrugg, Switzerland.
Thomas Oetterli holds a degree in business administration from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
He joined the Schindler Group in 1994 and has held various international functions, including serving as CEO of Schindler Aufzüge AG, Switzerland (2006 to 2009). In 2010, he was appointed as a member of the Group Executive Committee with responsibility first for Europe North (2010 to 2013) and then for China (until 2016).
Thomas Oetterli is a Swiss citizen, born in 1969.
Responsible for Europe North, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2015, deputy CEO since April 2021.
Member of the Advisory Board of Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany.
Paolo Compagna holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Cologne, Germany, and a degree in business engineering from Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany.
He began his career in 1992. Before joining the Schindler Group in 2010, he was Area Business Manager and a member of the Management Board of Cofely, Cologne, Germany. From 2010 to 2013, Paolo Compagna held the role of Field Operations Manager at Schindler Deutschland GmbH and then served as CEO of Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG until 2014.
Paolo Compagna is an Italian citizen, born in 1968.
Chief Financial Officer
CFO, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2018.
Urs Scheidegger holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in business administration, both from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.
He began his career in 2000 as a Senior Associate at McKinsey. Since 2002, he has held various international functions in the area of finance in the Schindler Group as Area Controller Asia-Pacific (2003 to 2006), CFO of Schindler China (2007 to 2011), and Head Group Area Controlling (2011 to 2018).
Urs Scheidegger is a Swiss citizen, born in 1969.
Responsible for Europe South, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2017.
Julio Arce holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain; a master of science in industrial engineering from the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain; and an executive MBA from the IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.
He began his career in 1995 at Schindler Spain and subsequently held various international functions: CEO of Schindler Netherlands (2006/2007), Existing Installations Manager Schindler Spain (2008 to 2011), Technical Director of Schindler Spain and Schindler Iberia (2011 to 2014), CEO of Schindler Iberia and, at the same time, Area Manager Northwest Africa and Morocco (2014 to 2017). In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Group Executive Committee with responsibility for Field Quality & Excellence (2017 to 2019).
Julio Arce is a Spanish citizen, born in 1968.
Chief Information Officer
CIO, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2020.
Matteo Attrovio holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, and a master’s degree in supply chain and operations from Festo Academy in Assago, Italy.
He began his career in 2000 as a consultant at Accenture in Italy. From 2005 to 2014, he held various international functions at Magneti Marelli (FCA Group) and later served as Chief Information Officer at Leonardo S.p.A., Rome, Italy, until 2017. He has held the function of Chief Information Officer at the Schindler Group since 2017.
Matteo Attrovio is an Italian citizen, born in 1972.
Chief Technology Officer
CTO, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2015.
Karl-Heinz Bauer holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (TU), Germany, and a business degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
He began his career in 1984. After initial positions as a development engineer in the automotive industry, he held various technical management functions in international companies. From 2007 to 2015, Karl-Heinz Bauer served as Chief Technology Officer with global responsibility at Honeywell Transportation Systems, Torrance, USA, and Rolle, Switzerland. In 2015, he joined the Schindler Group as a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Karl-Heinz Bauer is a German citizen, born in 1958.
Responsible for Americas, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2016.
Chairman of the Advisory Board of Athié Wohnrath, São Paulo, Brazil.
Andre Inserra holds a degree in mechanical engineering from FAAP (Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado), São Paulo, Brazil, and a master´s degree in industrial management from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
He began his career in 1989 as an engineer and subsequently held various international functions at ABB until 2012, including as Head of the Global Business Unit Mining and Cement in the USA and Switzerland. Andre Inserra joined the Schindler Group in 2012 and served as CEO of Atlas Schindler in Brazil until 2016.
Andre Inserra is a Brazilian citizen, born in 1964.
Responsible for Asia-Pacific, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2020.
Jujudhan Jena holds a qualification as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
He began his career in 1990 at Procter & Gamble in India. Since 1998, Jujudhan Jena has held a number of international functions in the Schindler Group. In particular, he served as CFO and Area Vice President of Schindler Elevator Corporation, Morristown, USA (2008 to 2013), and he was most recently CEO of Jardine Schindler (2014 to 2019).
Jujudhan Jena is an American citizen, born in 1968.
Responsible for Operations, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2016.
Christian Schulz holds a degree in production engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
He began his career at ABB Germany in 1993, where he held various positions. In 2003, he joined the Schindler Group, where he initially served as Product Line Manager, Existing Installations, at Schindler Germany. From 2009 to 2014, he was Managing Director of the C. Haushahn Group, Germany. He then held the function of Head of Service and Modernization in the Schindler Group before being appointed as a member of the Group Executive Committee in 2016.
Christian Schulz is a German citizen, born in 1964.
Field Quality & Excellence
Responsible for Field Quality & Excellence, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2017.
Robert Seakins holds an Electrical & Lifts Licence from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and a master’s degree in business administration and strategy from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
He began his career in 1980. Since 2003, Robert Seakins has held various international functions in the Schindler Group. In particular, he served as Managing Director of Schindler Hong Kong (2010 to 2013) and as Managing Director of Schindler Australia (2013 to 2017). In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Group Executive Committee. Before assuming his current function in 2019, he was responsible for Asia-Pacific.
Robert Seakins is an Australian citizen, born in 1959.
Escalators and Supply Chain
Responsible for Escalators and Supply Chain, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2021.
Sabine Siméon-Aissaoui holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems from the University of Strasbourg, France, and completed further studies at INSEAD in Singapore and IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.
She began her career in 1999 at Schindler and held various positions at the production plant in Illzach, France, as well as in Corporate Purchasing in Ebikon, Switzerland, and in Shanghai, China. From 2010 to 2014, she served as COO Asia Pacific for Sematic in Singapore. From 2014 to 2020, she was Head of Supply Chain Europe of the Schindler Group.
Sabine Siméon-Aissaoui is a French citizen, born in 1973.
Responsible for Corporate Human Resources, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2021.
Member of the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding Ltd., Hergiswil, Switzerland since 2017.
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.
Responsible for China, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2016.
Daryoush Ziai holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, USA; a master of science in civil engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; and an MBA from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
He began his career at United Technologies Corporation, where he held various management positions from 1989 to 2014, and most recently served as Vice President Service for Otis China. He has been CEO of Schindler China since 2015.
Daryoush Ziai is an American citizen, born in 1963.