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DKSH Holding AG (DKSH.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joerg Wolle

62 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Stefan Butz

51 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Interim Head Business Unit Consumer Goods, Member of the Executive Board

Bernhard Schmitt

60 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Hanno Elbraechter

39 2014 Member of the Group Management, Head Business Unit Technology

Michael Hutab

44 2016 Member of the Group Management, Chief Information Officer

Laurent Sigismondi

42 2019 General Counsel, Secretary of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee

Natale Capri

49 2013 Member of the Group Management, Co-Head Business Unit Performance Materials

Bijay Singh

55 2017 Member of the Group Management, Head Business Unit Healthcare

Thomas Sul

54 2013 Member of the Group Management, Co-Head Business Unit Performance Materials

Stephen Ferraby

55 2015 Head Corporate Affairs & Strategic Investments, Member of the Executive Board

Frank Gulich

56 2009 Non-Executive Director

Adrian Keller

68 2017 Non-Executive Director

Andreas Keller

74 2002 Non-Executive Director

Eunice Zehnder-Lai

52 2018 Non-Executive Director

Annette Koehler

52 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Hans Tanner

68 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Till Leisner

2013 Head Investor & Media Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Joerg Wolle

Dr. Joerg Wolle, Ph.D., resigned as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of DKSH Holding Ltd. with effect from March 21, 2019, a position he has held since March 31, 2017. He is also Member of the Strategy Committee. He was President & CEO of DKSH from June 2002 to March 2017, following the merger of Diethelm Keller Services Asia and SiberHegner Holding Ltd. to form DKSH. Previously, he was President & CEO of SiberHegner Holding Ltd. from early 2000. Before that, he worked in various positions within the SiberHegner group from 1991 onward, when he joined SiberHegner in Hong Kong as Sales Director. From 1988 until 1990 he was Manager International Projects for SKF group. Dr. Wolle obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering in 1987 from the University of Technology in Chemnitz, Germany. He graduated from the Senior Executive Program at Stanford Business School, USA. Dr. Wolle has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG and a Member of the Board of Directors of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd. He has also acted as Member of the Board of Directors of Kuehne Holding AG. From 2006 until 2009, he served on the Board of Directors of UBS AG, Switzerland.

Stefan Butz

Mr. Stefan P. Butz has been Chief Executive Officer, Interim Head Business Unit Consumer Goods, Member of the Executive Board of DKSH Holding Ltd. since January 1, 2019. He has been Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board of DKSH Holding Ltd. since April 1, 2017. He is responsible for Group Strategy, Digital Business, Supply Chain Management, Group Marketing & Branding, Group Investor & Media Relations, Legal, Governance, Risk and Compliance and People & Organization at the Company. He was Member of the Executive Board at DKSH Holding Ltd. from January 1, 2017. From 2013, Mr. Butz was the Chief Executive Industry & COO Europe/China with the Intertek Group Plc in London, UK. He joined Intertek in 2008 as Group Executive Vice President and was initially responsible for setting up its Industry and Assurance Division, as well as for Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Marketing. Before that he worked at TUEV Sued, a largest testing, certification and inspection company, as Head Corporate Development from 2000, and then as CEO & President of the North American operations headquartered in Boston in 2002. Mr. Butz started his career as a Management Consultant and worked for many years at Accenture Strategy in Munich. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Bayreuth. He has also completed executive programs at Harvard and Wharton, among others.

Bernhard Schmitt

Mr. Bernhard Schmitt has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board at DKSH Holding Ltd. since April 2011. He is responsible for Accounting & Reporting, Treasury, Controlling, IT and Tax. He has been Member of Group Management since 2009, when he became responsible for Supply Chain, Business Processes and Country Operations. Mr. Schmitt joined DKSH in 2004 as Vice President Central Services in Thailand. Before joining DKSH, he held various positions at Wacker-Chemie, including Head of Controlling since 2004; Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors from 2002 until 2004; and Head of Accounting, Controlling, and Financing for Wacker Siltronic AG from 1996 until 2002. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Hanno Elbraechter

Mr. Hanno Elbraechter has been Member of the Group Management, Head Business Unit Technology at DKSH Holding Ltd. since September 2014. In this function, Mr. Elbraechter oversees about 1,200 specialists in 17 countries across Asia. He is also a member of Board of Directors at Datacolor AG. Before joining DKSH, he spent more than ten years at Deckel Maho Gildemeister (DMG). In his last position, he was Chief Executive Officer Asia of DMG. Mr. Elbraechter graduated from Ecole de Management (ESC) de Bordeaux, France, and University of Applied Sciences Muenster, Germany.

Michael Hutab

Mr. Michael Hutab has been Member of the Group Management, Chief Information Officer of DKSH Holding Ltd. since May 2016. He is responsible for the Group-wide IT strategy and its implementation and for driving forward continuous improvement of business processes through innovative IT solutions. Mr. Hutab manages DKSH’s Corporate Shared Service Center, which comprises the global IT-Hub, Business Process Operations and the regional People & Organization office, with around 330 employees in total. Before joining DKSH, Mr. Hutab was Chief Information Officer of Datwyler Holding Inc. He also held several IT and general management positions at OC Oerlikon and Rio Tinto Alcan. Mr. Hutab has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration (Management Information Systems and Information Technology) from the Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Wales, UK, and holds an Advanced Diploma of Higher Education in Business Information Management.

Laurent Sigismondi

Mr. Laurent Sigismondi has been appointed as General Counsel, Secretary of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee of the Company effective July 1, 2019. Before joining DKSH, Laurent Sigismondi was Head of Corporate Law at Novartis and worked as a qualified lawyer with various well-reputed Swiss law firms. He holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Neuchâtel, an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen, an LL.M. in International Law from Columbia University in New York and an LL.M. from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

Natale Capri

Dr. Natale Capri has been Member of the Group Management, Co-Head Business Unit Performance Materials at DKSH Holding Ltd. since November 2013. Dr. Capri joined the Milan office of DKSH back in 1998 as a Sales Manager for Italy, where from 2001 to 2005 he was responsible for European and American Imaging and Electronic Chemicals and thereafter Global Vice President Business Line Specialty Chemicals. Additionally, he held the role of the Head of DKSH India from 2007 to 2011. Still today, he acts as Managing Director of DKSH Italy. Prior to DKSH, he worked for the Italian chemical Group Lamberti for several years. Dr. Capri holds a Doctor degree in Organic Chemistry from the Milan University and an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan.

Bijay Singh

Mr. Bijay Singh has been Member of the Group Management, Head Business Unit Healthcare of DKSH Holding Ltd. since July 2017. He joined DKSH as Vice President, Global Business Development for Business Unit Healthcare in July 2015. He was designated Global Head Business Unit Healthcare as of July 2017. He has twenty-five years of experience in the Healthcare industry. From 2004 to 2015, he held various senior positions at Novartis. Prior to 2004, Mr. Singh worked for eleven years in various positions for Eli Lilly in Asia and the United States as well as for two global audit companies. He has lived and worked in four continents and has amassed over 15 years work experience in the healthcare field across Asia. Mr. Singh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from Simon Fraser University, Canada and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University, California.

Thomas Sul

Mr. Thomas Sul has been Member of the Group Management, Co-Head Business Unit Performance Materials of DKSH Holding Ltd. since November 2013. He joined DKSH in Germany in 1996 as a Sales Manager in Specialty Chemicals. To this day, he acts as Managing Director of DKSH Germany. From 2003 to 2007 he was a Global Business Line Manager in Specialty Chemicals and thereafter Vice President Europe. Before that, he worked for Beiersdorf AG as a Market and Product Manager for several years. Mr. Sul holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Kiel, Germany.

Stephen Ferraby

Mr. Stephen John Ferraby has been Head Corporate Affairs & Strategic Investments and Member of the Executive Board of DKSH Holding Ltd. since July 2015. He is responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions, Country Organizations as well as Fashion & Apparel at the Company. He is Chairman of DKSH Malaysia, which is listed on the Malaysian stock exchange. Mr. Ferraby joined DKSH in 2010 as CFO for DKSH Thailand and was later appointed Head Country Management Team for DKSH Thailand and Regional Vice President Finance for eleven countries in Asia. Prior to joining DKSH, Mr. Ferraby held the position of CFO Asia Pacific at CEVA Logistics and before that was CFO and CEO at a private equity sponsored company. Previously, he spent eleven years at Exel PLC, six years in the UK and five years in Singapore and was appointed CFO Asia Pacific in 2001. From 1985 to 1995, he served in the fields of audit, advisory and corporate finance at Ernst & Young in Australia and the United Kingdom. Mr. Ferraby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (First Class) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Frank Gulich

Dr. Frank Ch. Gulich has served as Non-Executive Director of DKSH Holding Ltd. since 2009. He is Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. From 2003 until May 2014 he was CEO of the holdings of the Stephan Schmidheiny family and as of then Chairman. Between 2000 and 2002, he was CEO of the Mueller- Moehl Group and member of the Board of Ascom AG, COS AG and SiberHegner, a predecessor company of DKSH. Dr. Gulich worked for the Stephan Schmidheiny family in various positions from 1993 onward. Between 1988 and 1991, he was a management consultant at Management Partners GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Gulich is currently a co-protector of VIVA Trust and member of the Board of Directors of the Ernst Goehner Stiftung Beteiligungen AG. He holds a doctorate in law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and obtained an MBA at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France.

Adrian Keller

Mr. Adrian T. Keller has been Non-Executive Director of DKSH Holding Ltd. since March 31, 2017. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors at DKSH Holding Ltd. from 2004. He is also chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and a member of the Strategy Committee. Since 2000, he has been Vice Chairman of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd., the anchor shareholder of DKSH. Since 1991, he has been Board member and from 1995 on, Vice Chairman of Eduard Keller Holding, which in 2000 became Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd., Zurich. From 1990 to 1995, he was also Partner at Global Reach, New York, a private equity and investment firm. Between 1983 and 1990, he was Partner at Hoguet, Keller, Wittmann & Co., New York, a NASD registered investment advisor and securities brokerage firm. In addition to holding various family business related Board seats, Mr. Keller serves on the Board of Directors of Berenberg Bank (Schweiz) AG and is Chairman of Baur & Cie, a private real estate company. On a pro bono basis, he also is Member of the Board of the Tonhalle Gesellschaft, Zurich, serves on the Advisory Board of the University of St. Gallen and is member of the Executive Board of the Swiss American Foundation as well as trustee of the Asia Society Global and Chairman of the Asia Society Switzerland Foundation. He studied economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and graduated with an MBA (lic. oec. HSG) cum laude in 1976.

Andreas Keller

Mr. Andreas W. Keller has been Non-Executive Director of DKSH Holding Ltd. since 2002. Since 2000, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Diethelm Keller Holding Ltd., Zurich, the anchor shareholder of DKSH. Prior to the merger of Diethelm & Co. and Edward Keller Ltd. in 2000, he presided over the Boards of Directors of both these companies. From 1985 to 1993, he was member of the Management Board of Eduard Keller Holding. Before returning to Switzerland in 1985, he served as CEO and Chairman of Diethelm Keller (USA) Ltd. in New York after having worked at Diethelm & Co., Thailand, from 1976 to 1980. Mr. Andreas W. Keller studied law at the University of Zurich (lic. iur.), Switzerland, and graduated from the Program for Management Development (PMD) at Harvard Business School, USA.

Eunice Zehnder-Lai

Mrs. Eunice Zehnder-Lai has been Non-Executive Director of DKSH Holding Ltd. since April 1, 2018. She is Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee. She is also Member of the Board of Directors of Geberit Group (since 2017) and Asia Society Switzerland (since 2016). Until November 2018, she was CEO of IPM AG (Institut fuer Persoenlichkeitsorientiertes Management). Previously, she was in the financial services industry for 20 years with LGT Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in New York, London, Hong Kong and Switzerland. She also worked for Procter & Gamble in marketing and brand management as well as for Booz & Co. in strategy consulting. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.

Annette Koehler

Prof. Dr. Annette G. Koehler has been Non-Executive Independent Director of DKSH Holding Ltd. since April 1, 2018. She is Member of the Audit Committee. She is also Member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of HVB UniCredit Bank AG (since May 2014), DMG Mori AG (since May 2017) and Villeroy & Boch AG (since March 2018). From 2012 to 2017, she was a member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), New York. She holds a chair in accounting and auditing at the University of Duisburg-Essen since 2005. Previously, she has taught accounting and auditing in several universities and has also worked as a research assistant and management consultant. She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit and a Diploma in Economics and Business Administration from University of Augsburg. She also holds a Ph.D. from University of Cologne and a Habilitation from University of Ulm.

Hans Tanner

Dr. Hans Christoph (Chris) Tanner, Ph.D., has been Non-Executive Independent Director of DKSH Holding Ltd. since 2011. He chairs the Audit Committee. He is currently Head of Transactions and Member of the Board of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals NV, Dublin and CFO of Cassiopea SpA, Lainate. Since March 2017, he is member of the Wyss Zurich Evaluation Board. Furthermore, since May 2017, Dr. Tanner is member of the supervisory board of Paion AG, Aachen. From 2006 until May 2016, he was the CFO of Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SA, Luxembourg. From 1998 to 2002, he was with A&A Investment Management, and co-founder and member of the Board of 20 Min Holding and 20 Minuten Schweiz AG. Prior to this, he worked for UBS AG for 21 years, initially as a corporate banker in Zurich, Madrid and Los Angeles and then headed UBS AG’s corporate finance and capital markets activities in Zurich from 1992 to 1998. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CureVac AG, Tuebingen, Joimax GmbH, Karlsruhe, Qvanteq AG, Zurich, and FARa Holz AG. He holds a degree in economics (lic. oec. HSG) and a doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Till Leisner