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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gilbert Achermann

55 2010 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Marco Gadola

56 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Management Board

Thomas Straumann

55 2010 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Peter Hackel

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Management Board

Gerhard Bauer

63 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Research, Development & Operations

Frank Hemm

49 2013 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Marketing & Education

Wolfgang Becker

53 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Distributor and Emerging Markets EMEA

Guillaume Daniellot

49 2016 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Sales North America

Jens Dexheimer

53 2016 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Sales Europe

Patrick Loh

52 2017 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Sales Asia/Pacific

Alexander Ochsner

55 2017 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Global People Management & Development

Petra Rumpf

52 2017 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Dental Service Organizations

Matthias Schupp

55 2016 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Sales Latin America, Chief Executive Officer of Neodent

Peter Zihla

53 2018 Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Digital Business Unit

Sebastian Burckhardt

65 Non-Executive Director, Secretary of the Board

Monique Bourquin

53 2017 Non-Executive Director

Ulrich Looser

62 2010 Non-Executive Director

Beat Luethi

57 2010 Non-Executive Director

Regula Wallimann

52 2017 Non-Executive Director

Fabian Hildbrand

Investor Relations Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Gilbert Achermann

Mr. Gilbert Achermann has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board at Straumann Holding Ltd since April 1, 2010. He is Member of the Board of Julius Baer Group, Committee Member of the Basel Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of the ITI; Member of the Supervisory Board of IMD Business School, Lausanne; Juror at VentureKick and Business Angel. In previous years, Mr. Achermann served as Chairman and Co-CEO of the Vitra/ Vitrashop Group, a family-owned furniture and retail company; Chairman of the Siegfried Group, a listed pharma service company, and Vice Chairman of the Moser Group, a privately owned luxury watchmaking company. From 2002 to 2010, he was CEO of Straumann, which he joined as CFO in 1998. He started his professional life at UBS in Investment Banking in 1988. He holds an Executive MBA from IMD and a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Gallen.

Marco Gadola

Mr. Marco Gadola has served as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Management Board of Straumann Holding Ltd since March 1, 2013. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Operations from 2006 to 2008, when he left to pursue a career development opportunity at Panalpina. Having started as Panalpina’s Chief Financial Officer, he became Regional CEO Asia/ Pacific in 2012, with overall responsibility for the regional business. Prior to his first term at Straumann, he spent five years at Hero, the Swiss-based international food group, where he was also Chief Financial Officer and responsible for IT and operations. Previously, he spent nine years at the international construction tool manufacturer Hilti, where he held a number of senior commercial/sales and finance-related positions in various countries. Before that, he worked for Sandoz International Ltd, as Audit Manager, and for Swiss Bank Corporation, Basel, in Corporate Finance. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Calida Group and Head of its Audit Committee; Member of the Board of MCH Group, Switzerland, and Head of its Audit Committee; Panel Member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gadola graduated from Basel University in business administration and economics. He also completed various programs at the London School of Economics and at IMD in Lausanne.

Thomas Straumann

Dr. Thomas Straumann has been Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Straumann Holding Ltd since March 26, 2010. He is Member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee at the Company. He is Chairman of Medartis AG and CSI-Basel AG, Board Member of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel (owner). Dr. Straumann was responsible for establishing the new Institut Straumann AG in 1990 and was both CEO (–1994) and Chairman (–2002). Further examples of his success as an entrepreneur and businessman are the medical device company Medartis AG – of which he is the founder, majority owner and Chairman; the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel – of which he is the owner and a Board Member, and CSI-Basel AG – the equestrian event company, of which he is Chairman. He has a diverse portfolio of interests, including not-for-profit activities. He was trained in precision engineering; studied at Basel Management School and the Management & Commercial School of Baselland; honorary doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel.

Peter Hackel

Dr. Peter Hackel has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Management Board at Straumann Holding Ltd since 2014. He rejoined Straumann in 2014, after three years at Oerlikon Industrial Group, where he was Chief Financial Officer of the global segment Oerlikon Drive Systems. He first joined Straumann in 2004 in a Project Management and Business Development role and rose to become Head of Group Controlling and Member of the Corporate Management Group. Prior to Straumann, he spent three years at Geistlich Biomaterials, as Director of Marketing & Sales Orthopaedics, and two years at McKinsey & Company as a Consultant. He obtained both his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and complemented his education with studies in Business Administration at the University of Hagen in Germany.

Gerhard Bauer

Dr. Gerhard Bauer serves as Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Research, Development & Operations at Straumann Holding Ltd. He is a seasoned executive with a broad international background in Global Operations. He has spent more than 30 years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in various leadership positions. Prior to joining Straumann in 2010, Dr. Bauer held managerial positions at Nextpharma, a specialist company in the biotech industry, and Bausch & Lomb. From 1992 to 2008, his career at Bausch & Lomb was distinguished by increasing responsibility and, in 2006, he was appointed Head of Global Operations & Engineering and Member of the Executive Team. From 1984 to 1992, he worked for Ciba Vision, a subsidiary of Novartis. He began his career in production at GlaxoSmithKline in 1983. Dr. Bauer received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Pharmaceutics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich where he also obtained his M.Sc. in Pharmaceutics. Additionally, he received an advanced degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Bavarian Chamber of Pharmacists. He is Member of the Board of Swiss Medtech, Member of the Board of sitem-insel AG, Switzerland.

Frank Hemm

Mr. Frank Hemm has served as Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Marketing & Education of Straumann Holding Ltd since 2013. He was Member of the Executive Management Board and Head of EMEA and LATAM at the Company from 2012. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a Master’s in Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago. His business career began in management consulting with Andersen Consulting and McKinsey, focusing on business process re-engineering and strategic management consulting. He joined Straumann in 2004 and was initially responsible for Corporate Business Development & Licensing. He was appointed Head of Sales, Western Europe in 2007 and became a member of the Corporate Management Group. A year later, he was given responsibility for the Asia / Pacific Region as Head of Sales based in Singapore, where he established and built up Straumann’s regional headquarters. In addition to leading the integration and turnaround of the acquired distributors in Japan and Korea, he also expanded Straumann’s presence in China.

Wolfgang Becker

Mr. Wolfgang Becker serves as Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Distributor and Emerging Markets EMEA at Straumann Holding Ltd. He rejoined the Company's Executive Management Board as Head Sales Central Europe & Distributors EMEA in 2013. Mr. Becker holds a number of business school diplomas including that of St. Gallen Management Center. He began his professional career at Straumann in 1986 and held a series of managerial positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s German subsidiary, becoming Head of Human Resources in 1991, Head of Marketing in 2000, and General Manager of Straumann Germany in 2001. He served on Straumann’s Executive Committee as Head of Sales Europe from 2005 to 2006. Since then, he has been responsible for Straumann’s business in Central and Eastern Europe, and headed the Group’s distributor business from 2007 to 2008.

Guillaume Daniellot

Mr. Guillaume Daniellot has been Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Sales North America of Straumann Holding Ltd since January 1, 2016. Prior to that, he was Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Sales Western Europe at the Company from 2013. Having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Dijon and a Masters in Marketing from FGE in Tours, he completed his studies with a Masters in Business Administration at the ESC European School of Management in Paris. His professional career began in hospital product management – initially at Coloplast and then at B. Braun, as an international business unit manager. He switched to the dental industry in 2001, joining Dentsply France, where he became Sales & Marketing Director. Mr. Daniellot joined Straumann in 2007 as Managing Director of Straumann France. Two years later, he transferred to Group Headquarters to become Head of Global Sales Digital Dentistry. Shortly afterwards he took over responsibility for Straumann’s Prosthetic Laboratory Business Group, including global management of sales, marketing, product development, training and education. In both these roles he was a Member of the Corporate Management Group.

Jens Dexheimer

Mr. Jens Dexheimer has been Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Sales Europe at Straumann Holding Ltd since 2016. In previous positions, he managed Straumann’s business in Germany and Iberia. In 2016, he became responsible for Western Europe and joined the Executive Management Board. He moved to Straumann in 2010 from Wella/Procter & Gamble, which he joined in 1996 and where he rose through various international roles of increasing responsibility from regional Human Resources management to country, divisional and regional leadership. He began his career in the consumer goods industry with Benckiser in Germany. He has a degree in Economics from the State Vocational Academy in Mannheim; Master’s from Mainz University; Executive Development Program at Kellogg University in Chicago.

Patrick Loh

Mr. Patrick Loh has served as Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Sales Asia/Pacific of Straumann Holding Ltd since May 2017. He came from Haemonetics Corporation, a global provider of blood and plasma supplies and services, where he had been President of the Asia Pacific region and a member of the Corporate Operating Committee since 2014. His career spans almost thirty years in the medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors with multinational companies including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Kinetics Concepts and B.Braun. He studied Marketing in Malaysia and holds an Executive MBA from Olin Business School (Washington University's Olin Business School). He completed Executive Programs at INSEAD and Babson College.

Alexander Ochsner

Dr. Alexander Ochsner has been Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Global People Management & Development at Straumann Holding Ltd since May 2017. He was Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Sales APAC at Straumann Holding Ltd from September 2012. He was seasoned executive with international experience in the medical device industry, having spent more than a decade in senior managerial roles at the top of the dental implant industry in regional leadership positions. Before moving to the dental industry, he held managerial positions in marketing/sales at Medtronic and Medela, where he gained experience of the medical device market in the Far East as Area Sales Manager & Executive Director of the Japanese subsidiary. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for Zimmer Dental, where he was Vice President Europe & Asia/ Pacific and a member of the Divisional Executive Team. Dr. Ochsner joined Straumann in September 2012 from Nobel Biocare, where he was Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA and member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Ochsner gained his Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where he also attained a Master of Science degree in natural sciences.

Petra Rumpf

Ms. Petra Rumpf has been Member of the Executive Management Board and Head Dental Service Organizations of Straumann Holding Ltd since 2017. She was Member of Executive Management Board and Head Instradent Management & Strategic Alliances at Straumann Holding Ltd from 2015. She worked for Nobel Biocare from 2007 to 2014, where she was Member of the Executive Committee and responsible for Corporate Development and M&A, global e-commerce, clinical training & education, and the development of the distributor business. She also managed the initiation of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR), a global foundation that is active in the area of science, education and humanity. During her last three years with the company, Petra Rumpf was also responsible for AlphaBio Tec – which is active in more than 50 countries, guiding its expansion into China and emerging markets. Before joining Nobel Biocare, she spent 16 years at Capgemini Consulting, where she rose through various managerial roles to become Vice President Strategy & Transformation Consulting. Her work covered a spectrum of countries and industries with a focus on life sciences and high-tech. She holds an MBA from the Clark University in Worcester (USA) and a Bachelors degree in economics from the Trier University in Germany.

Matthias Schupp

Mr. Matthias Schupp has been Member of the Executive Management Board, Head Sales Latin America and Chief Executive Officer of Neodent at Straumann Holding Ltd since 2016. He joined Straumann from Procter & Gamble in 2007 as Regional Manager, Western Europe. In 2013, he was appointed Head of Sales for the LATAM region and joined the management of Neodent, of which he became Chief Executive Officer early in 2015. Mr Schupp has a track record in country / regional management in various industries. He began his career in marketing and customer service with Merck KGaA, the German pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and diagnostics company, and rose through country management to the position of Regional Manager Latin America and United States. He moved to Wella in 2000 as Managing Director of the business in Russia and became Managing Director Professional Care Portugal in 2004, following the acquisition of Wella by P & G. Having graduated at the German / Brasilian High School in Rio de Janeiro, he gained most of his training in Business Administration and Management on the job through managerial and professional development programs at Merck and P & G.

Peter Zihla

Mr. Peter Zihla has been Member of the Executive Management Board, Head of the Digital Business Unit of Straumann Holding Ltd since September 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Zihla spent four years as Head of Straumann’s Corporate Strategic Planning & Business Development team, where he played a key role in 15 strategic transactions around the world, most of which now form the bulk of Straumann’s digital portfolio. He joined Straumann in 2006 as Head of Corporate Accounting, Planning & Reporting/Controlling, having spent six years in senior accounting/controlling positions at Hero, the international food group. Before that, he was a strategy consultant with Accenture having begun his career in controlling at the pharmaceuticals company E. Merck. He has a degree in Business Administration from Mannheim University; MBA from the City University of New York; Master’s in Finance from the London Business School.

Sebastian Burckhardt

Dr. Sebastian Burckhardt serves as Non-Executive Director and Secretary of the Board at Straumann Holding Ltd. He has been Non-Executive Director at the Company since 2002. Additionally, he acts as Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He is Partner at Vischer AG, Law firm in Basel and Zurich; Chairman of the Board of Dolder AG, Basel; Vice Chairman of the Board of the GSR Foundation, Aesch; Member of the Boards of: Grether AG, Binningen, Jungbunzlauer Holding AG, Chur, Le Grand Bellevue SA, Gstaad, persona service AG, Basel, QGel SA, Lausanne and others. Having spent a year with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, in 1985, Dr. Burckhardt joined Gloor Schiess & Partners, a predecessor firm of Vischer AG, where he advises family-owned businesses in the life sciences, banking and distribution fields. He studied economics and law; has a law degree and doctorate from Basel University; admitted to the Bar of Switzerland; civil law notary in Basel; admitted to the New York Bar following studies at New York University School of Law.

Monique Bourquin

Ms. Monique Bourquin has been Non-Executive Director of Straumann Holding Ltd since April 7, 2017. She is Member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee at the Company. She is Member of the Board of Emmi (dairy group) and their Market, Compensation and Agricultural Committees; Board member of Kambly (biscuit company); President of Promarca (Swiss branded goods association); Board Member of GfM (Swiss marketing association); Member of the Board of trustees of Swisscontact (NGO); lectures in the Executive MAS program of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. Having worked with PWC, Rivella and Movenpick, Ms. Bourquin joined Unilever in 2002. After four years as a Country Manager from 2008 to 2012, she became CFO for the GAS region from 2012 to 2016. She also held board mandates in Promarca, various Unilever internal companies and two Unilever pension funds. She holds a degree in economics and finance from St. Gallen University.

Ulrich Looser

Mr. Ulrich Looser has been Non-Executive Director at Straumann Holding Ltd since April 1, 2010. He is Chairman of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee at the Company. He is Partner of Berg Looser Rauber & Partners AG; Member of the Boards of: Bachofen Holding AG, Kardex Group (People Committee Chair), LEM Holding SA (Audit Committee, People Committee Chair), u-blox AG (Audit Committee), Spross Entsorgungs Holding AG, and others. From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Looser was with Accenture Ltd, where he became Chairman of its Swiss affiliate (2005) and Managing Director of the Products Business in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Earlier, he spent six years as a partner at McKinsey & Company Ltd., where he worked from 1987 – 2001. He holds Master’s degrees in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, and economics from St. Gallen University.

Beat Luethi

Dr. Beat E. Luethi has been Non-Executive Director at Straumann Holding Ltd since April 1, 2010. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-owner of CTC Analytics AG, Zwingen, a globally active medium-sized Swiss company in the field of chromatography automation. He began his career with Zellweger Uster AG, a manufacturer of quality control equipment in textile production. In 1990, he moved to Mettler-Toledo International Inc. and rose to the position of General Manager of the Swiss affiliate. He joined the Feintool Group in 1998 and was its CEO for four years.In 2003, he returned to Mettler-Toledo as CEO of the Laboratory Division. At the end of 2007, he joined CTC Analytics to lead and further develop the company as an entrepreneur. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich and completed executive program at INSEAD.

Regula Wallimann

Ms. Regula Wallimann has been Non-Executive Director of Straumann Holding Ltd since April 7, 2017. She is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. She is Member of the Board of Adecco Group AG; Member of the Board of Helvetia Holding AG; Member of the Board of Swissgrid AG (chairs its Finance & Audit Committee); Supervisory Board Member of the Institute for Accounting, Control and Auditing at St. Gallen University. Ms. Wallimann worked for KPMG from 1993 to 2017. As a Global Lead Partner from 2003 on, she was responsible for several global companies. She was a member of the strategic partners committee of KPMG Switzerland from 2012 to 2014. In 2017, she started a new career as an independent financial expert and board member. She holds a degree in Business Administration, Economics and Accounting from St. Gallen University, completed management studies at INSEAD and is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and in Switzerland.

Fabian Hildbrand