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Helvetia Holding AG (HELN.S)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Doris Russi Schurter

63 2017 Independent Chairwoman of the Board

Philipp Gmuer

54 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Hans Kuenzle

58 2018 Vice Chairman of the Board and Independent Director

Thomas Schmuckli

2018 Vice Chairman of the Board

Paul Norton

56 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Volker Steck

2015 Chief Executive Officer-Germany

Markus Gemperle

56 2008 Head of Strategy and Operations, Member of the Executive Board

Achim Baumstark

52 2017 Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Andre Keller

47 2019 Chief Investment Officer

Donald Desax

2017 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Group Life Switzerland

Ralph A. Jeitziner

2017 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Distribution Switzerland

Reto Keller

54 2014 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Individual Life Switzerland

Adrian Kollegger

42 2017 Member of the Executive Board and Non-Life Switzerland

Beat Mueller

2017 Member of the Executive Board, Head of Actuarial Services

David Ribeaud

48 2015 Member of the Executive Board

Beat Fellmann

55 2018 Independent member of Board

Ivo Furrer

2017 Independent member of Board

Christoph Lechner

52 2018 Independent Member of the Board

Gabriela Payer

57 Independent member of Board

Andreas von Planta

63 2018 Independent member of Board

Regula Wallimann

52 2018 Independent Member of the Board

Jean-Rene Fournier

61 2011 Member of the Board of Directors

Susanne Tengler

2013 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Doris Russi Schurter

Ms. Doris Russi Schurter has been Independent Chairwoman of the Board at Helvetia Holding Ltd since December 18, 2017. She was Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Helvetia Holding Ltd from May 6, 2011. Previously she served as Member of the Board of Directors since April 25, 2008. Additionally, she serves as Member of the Strategy and Governance Committees and Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committee at the Company. Until 2005 she worked as Partner at KPMG Switzerland and between 1994 to 2005 Managing Partner at KPMG Lucerne. She also served as Member of the Board at Luzerner Kantonalbank, Lucerne. Since 2005 she has been lawyer with her own law practice and manager of Art Mentor Foundation. She is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Patria Genossenschaft, Member of the Board of Directors of LZ Medien Holding and Vice President of Board of Directors of Swissgrid AG, and holds two Board Member mandates at non-listed companies, and commitments at the University of Lucerne as well as the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts as well as the Central Switzerland Chamber of Commerce. She holds a degree of lic. iur. (LLB) and serves as a lawyer.

Philipp Gmuer

Dr. Philipp Gmuer is Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board at Helvetia Holding Ltd effective September 1, 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer-Switzerland of Helvetia Holding Ltd from January 1, 2003 to September 1, 2016. His previous experience includes, between 1988 and 1990 Positions at district courts, administrative and Advocacy and being a clerk at the High Court of Lucerne between 1991 and 1993, after which point he joined Helvetia as General Agent in Lucerne. In 2000, he became Member of the Executive Management Switzerland: Head of Sales and in 2003 he became Member of the Board at the Comapny. His other roles include being Vice-Chairman of Helvetia Patria Jeunesse Foundation, Vice-Chairman of Swisscanto Vested Benefits Foundation and Member of the Board of Directors of Coop Rechtsschutz AG and Swisscanto Verwaltungs AG, and Prevo AG, and among others. He finished his studies at the Universite de Fribourg in 1988, completed a Doctorate in 1994 (Dr. iur.), passed the Lawyer's exam of Lucerne in 1989, and got a Master of Legal Letters from Duke Law School, USA in 1991.

Hans Kuenzle

Dr. Hans Kuenzle is Vice Chairman of the Board and Independent Director of Helvetia Holding Ltd since 2018. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Nationale Suisse. He is Member of Strategy and Governance Committee. Until 1989 served at Bülach District Court, from 1989 to 2004 held various management positions at Winterthur Insurance, then CEO of Winterthur Operations in the Czech Republic and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at group level. Between 2004 and 2014 CEO of the Swiss National Insurance Company Ltd, Basel. Since January 1, 2015 serves as Vice Chairman of Helvetia Insurance. He also serves as Member of the Board at CSS Insurance, Luzern, and at Japan Sompo Canopius Reinsurance AG, Zürich.

Thomas Schmuckli

Dr. Thomas Schmuckli has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since April 20, 2018. He is Member of the Investment and Risk Committee at the Company.

Paul Norton

Mr. Paul Norton is Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since July 1, 2007. Previously, he served as Head Corporate Development and Capital Management at Winterthur Versicherungen, Head of External Reporting at Zurich Financial Services and Head Transaction Tax and Accounting, Europa, at Centre Re Solutions, Zuerich. He was also Senior Manager at Revisuisse Price Waterhouse, between 1991 and 1994. From 1983 until 1996, he was Consultant/Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse, London. He also serves at subsidiaries Helvetia Group in Switzerland and foreign countries. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Reading and he is Chartered Accountant (Englischer Wirtschaftspruefungsverein).

Volker Steck

Mr. Volker Steck is Chief Executive officer, Germany of Helvetia Holding Ltd., since January 1, 2015. In 2001, he switched to the Allianz subsidiary Advance Finanzplanung AG, where he helped develop the financial planning sales division amongst other things. In 2003, the next stage of his career saw him join Allianz Suisse as Head of Business Development, where he subsequently served as CFO and became a Member of the Executive Management. In 2006, He was appointed to the Board of Management of Allianz Versicherungen AG. In this capacity, he headed the entire motor insurance business in Germany as well as the central actuarial department until 2010.

Markus Gemperle

Mr. Markus Gemperle is Head of Strategy and Operations and Member of the Executive Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since September 2008. Between 1986 and 1988, he served at Helvetia Feuer, St. Gallen in legal assistant claims department, between 1988 and 1990 served at Institute for the insurance industry, University of St. Gallen. In 1990 Admission Helvetia Insurance, several senior Functions in non-life Switzerland business. From 2002, Head of Corporate Center Helvetia Patria Group. From 2004, Member of the Executive Board Switzerland as Head of computer science, and in 2006, Member of the Management Switzerland acted Head of Operations & Partner, Since 2008 Member of the Executive Board Group as Head of Strategy & Operation and in 2015 Member the management group in today function with various mandates at subsidiaries Helvetia Group in the Switzerland and abroad. He also serves as Member of the Executive Board at Swiss National Insurance Company Ltd, Basel. He obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Universitaet St. Gallen, in 1990, as well as lic. iur. (LLB) degree obtained in 1986.

Achim Baumstark

Andre Keller

Mr. Andre Keller is appointed as Chief Investment Officer of Helvetia Holding Ltd of Helvetia Holding Ltd since April 1, 2019. Most recently he was Chief Investment Officer of AXA XL and XL Group Ltd in the USA. Until 2014, André Keller was Head of Asset Management at Nationale Suisse. Prior to this, he held various positions in asset management at Swiss Re between 1998 and 2009. He is a business economist and also holds qualifications as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, Financial Risk Manager and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Donald Desax

Ralph A. Jeitziner

Reto Keller

Mr. Reto Keller is Member of the Executive Board, Head of Individual Life Switzerland at Helvetia Holding Ltd from 2014. Prior to that, he acted as Member of the Executive Board, and Head of Life Insurance (2004 - 2007), as well as CEO and Delegate of the Board of Directors (2008 - 2011) at Phenix Life / Phenix Insurance in Lausanne. Between 2001 and 2003, he acted as Head of Customer Services and Head of the Project Program and Director at Providentia and earlier, between 1998 and 2000 as Head of the project portfolio in the same company. From 1992 to 1997 he served as Senior Consultant at Texas Instruments Software. In 1987 he became Senior Consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Zurich. He graduated from Universitaet Zuerich in 1987 with a degree in Business Administration and Information Systems.

Adrian Kollegger

Beat Mueller

David Ribeaud

Mr. David Ribeaud is Member of the Executive Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since 2015. From 2013 as Head of Specialty Lines & Foreign Countries. Since 2012 served in the Executive Board of Nationale Suisse as Head of Customer Service & Non-Life Switzerland. Between 2009 and 2011 Chief Underwriting Officer at Zurich Italy. In 2005, Chief Pricing Actuary at Europe General Insurance. From 2001 served at Zurich Global Corporate Switzerland as Head of Actuarial Services. In 1995 he served at Swiss Re as Senior Underwriter Property & Casualty.

Beat Fellmann

Mr. Beat Fellmann has been Independent member of Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since April 20, 2018. He is Member of the Investment and Risk Committee at the Company.

Ivo Furrer

Christoph Lechner

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lechner is Independent Member of the Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since 2018. Additionally, he serves as Member of the Strategy and Governance Committee and the Investment and Risk Committee of the Company. His previous experience includes holding various positions at Deutsche Bank includes Corporate Banking Assistant the Directorate (Germany), Corporate Finance (Singapore), between 1987 and 1995. Between 1995 and 2004 served at University St. Gallen and completed his PhD, and he was Visiting professor in the USA (Wharton and Connecticut) and South America (Argentina IAE). He was Director of the Institute for Business Management and Professor for Strategic Management at the Universitaet St. Gallen in 2004. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Huegli Holding AG. He obtained a degree of Professor of Economics (Prof. Dr. oec.) from Universitaet St. Gallen.

Gabriela Payer

Ms. Gabriela Maria Payer is Independent member of Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd. She is also Director at Nationale Suisse. She is Member of Nomination and Compensation Committee. She obtained Doctorate in Philosophy from University of Zurich. Until 1993 served marketing responsibility at IBM and American Express, 1993 - 2012 numerous Leadership roles at UBS AG, includes in 1999 Management at UBS e-banking, in 2005 Managing worldwide Human Resources Wealth Management & Business Banking, in 2009 Foundation and management of entire UBS Business University Group. Since 2012 head of training and Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Finance Institute. She also serves as proprietor of consulting firm PAYER PARTNER for strategic business development.

Andreas von Planta

Dr. Andreas von Planta, Ph.D., has been appointed as Independent member of Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since 2018. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nationale Suisse. He is Member of Audit Committee. Since 1983, he served at the law firm Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva and since 1988, Partner. He also serves as Member of the Board of Novartis AG, Basel. Member of Board of Directors at Raymond Weil SA, Lancy, Chairman of Board of directors of Clinique Generale-Beaulieu SA, Genf, und der HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Genf, and Chairman of the Regulatory board at SIX Swiss Exchange (vormals Zulassungsstelle der SWX Swiss Exchange).

Regula Wallimann

Ms. Regula Wallimann has been Independent Member of the Board of Helvetia Holding Ltd since April 20, 2018. She is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company.

Jean-Rene Fournier

Mr. Jean-Rene Fournier is Member of the Board of Directors of Helvetia Holding Ltd since May 6, 2011. He is also a Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He has been representing the Canton of Valais on the Council of States since 2007. Prior to that, he had held several functions at UBS until 1997. Between 2001 and 2013 President of the Finance Committee Council of States. He also serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Patria Genossenschaf, Forces motrices de la Gougra SA, Sierre, und at Grande Dixence SA, Sion, Senior Advisor of Credit Suisse SA, Vice President of Swiss Trade Association and President of Union valaisanne of arts métiers and among others.

Susanne Tengler