Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for all matters that are not reserved for the consideration of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders under the terms of the law or by the company’s Articles of Association.

In addition to its statutory duties, the Board of Directors is responsible, in particular, for the ultimate direction and strategy of the Group, and for overseeing the Corporate Executive Board.

Chairman of the Board of Directors
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First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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Member of the Board of Directors
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The Board of Directors is responsible for all matters that are not reserved for the consideration of the General Meeting of Shareholders (formally the supreme decision-making body of a public limited company) under the terms of the law (Art. 698 of the Swiss Code of Obligations CO) or by the company’s Articles of Association. In line with its non-transferable duties prescribed by law, the Board of Directors is responsible, in particular, for the ultimate direction of the Group, as well as the supervision of the Corporate Executive Board.

The Board of Directors consists of no fewer than 5 and no more than 14 members in accordance with the Articles of Association. The Chairman, other members of the Board of Directors and members of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors are elected by the General Meeting of Shareholders on an individual basis for a one-year period. The term of one year is deemed to signify the period from one Annual General Meeting up to and including the next. Members whose terms of office are expiring are eligible to stand for immediate re-election.

The Organisational Regulations stipulate that a member of the Board of Directors shall automatically resign from the Board at the General Meeting of Shareholders in the year in which the member reaches the age of 70.

You can find further information about the Board of Directors in the full Corporate Governance Report 2014.