Board of Directors with a good balance of expertise

Hans Ulrich Meister
non-executive

born 1959, Swiss

Hans Ulrich Meister has been a Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 2016. Between 2008 and March 2016, Hans Ulrich Meister was CEO of the Switzerland Region for Credit Suisse. From 2011 he was also CEO of the Private Banking Division and from 2012 Head of the Private Banking & Wealth Management Division, responsible for private banking business in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Asia Pacific. In these roles he was also a Member of the Executive Boards of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG. Previously, he performed various management functions for UBS in Switzerland and internationally for over 20 years, finishing as Head of Private and Corporate Clients between 2005 and 2007. From 2004 he was also a member of the UBS Group Managing Board. Before that he was responsible for the Large Corporates & Multinationals business. In 2002, he worked for UBS’s Wealth Management USA in New York. Hans Ulrich Meister has a business degree from Zurich University of Applied Sciences and graduated from the Advanced Management Program of Wharton School and Harvard Business School.

Martin A. Fischer
non-executive

born 1960, Swiss and American

Martin A. Fischer has been a Member of the Board of Directors since March 2018. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Since 1991 Martin A. Fischer has been Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and since 2001 Head of Stanford’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE). After graduating in civil engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPF) Lausanne in 1984, he earned an M.S. in industrial engineering in 1987 and a doctorate in civil engineering in 1991, both from Stanford University. Martin A. Fischer is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of RIB Software SE and President of the Supervisory Board of sfirion AG. He is known throughout the world for his work and leadership on the development of digital methods to increase the productivity of construction project teams and improve building performance, including BIM (Building Information Modeling), 4D modelling and VDC (Virtual Design and Construction). The results of his award-winning research benefit the construction industry worldwide. Martin A. Fischer has written more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, and delivered more than 100 keynote lectures on his research. He is also co-author of the book “Integrating Project Delivery”, published by Wiley in 2017.

Kyrre Olaf Johansen
non-executive

born 1962, Norwegian

Kyrre Olaf Johansen has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 2017 and a Member of the Board since March 2016. He is also a member of the Audit Committee. Since 2013, Kyrre Olaf Johansen has been CEO of Norsk Mineral AS, which works internationally in the minerals, real estate, industry, finance and renewable energy sectors. From 2008 to 2012 he was CEO of real estate company Entra Eiendom with a portfolio of almost CHF 3 billion. After completing his masters in construction engineering in 1986, he worked as an engineering consultant until 1991. In 1989, he earned a degree as business candidate at the BI Norwegian Business School. From 1991 to 1998 he held various management positions on construction projects at ABB Power Generation AG in Baden, Switzerland. In 1999 he became regional head of the Norwegian branch of NCC, an internationally active construction and real estate company based in Sweden. In 2000 he became CEO of the road construction division of NCC Industri, now NCC Roads. Between 2003 and 2008, as CEO of Mesta AS, he was in charge of one of Norway’s biggest roadbuilders. Kyrre Olaf Johansen has extensive management experience in various industries and is a leading proponent of a value-based management culture.

Barbara Lambert
non-executive

born 1962, Swiss and German

Barbara Lambert has been a Member of the Board of Directors since March 2019. She is also a member of the Audit Committee. Barbara Lambert has sat on the Board of Directors of Banque Pictet & Cie S.A. since 1 April 2018. Since 16 May 2018, she has also been a Member of the Supervisory Board and Risk Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Deutsche Börse AG; since 1 February 2019, she has been a Member of the Advisory Board of the Geneva School of Economics and Management. Having worked for many years as a partner at Arthur Andersen/Ernst & Young and as a member of the Executive Management Committee at Banque Pictet & Cie S.A., Barbara Lambert has a career rich in international experience, including in M&A, as well as proven expertise in the fields of accounting, risk management and internal control procedures. She headed audit activities in the financial sector for Ernst & Young Switzerland, and worked as an auditor at a major Swiss bank. Until 31 March 2018, she was a Member of the Executive Management Committee and Group Chief Risk Officer at Banque Pictet & Cie S.A. Barbara Lambert completed a degree in economics at the University of Geneva in 1987 and earned her diploma as an auditor in 1992.

Henner Mahlstedt
non-executive

born 1953, German

Henner Mahlstedt has been a Member of the Board of Directors since March 2015. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. Henner Mahlstedt studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig. From 1980 to 2001 Henner Mahlstedt held various management positions at Strabag Hoch- und Ingenieurbau AG in Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne, from 1997 to 2001 as a Member of the Executive Board. He then served as CEO of Pegel & Sohn GmbH + Co. KG in Berlin before moving in 2003 to take charge of the new federal states for Hochtief Group. In 2005 he was appointed to the Executive Board of Hochtief Construction AG in Essen; from 2007 until the end of 2010 he was the Chairman of the Executive Board. Henner Mahlstedt was then appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Hochtief Solutions AG in Essen. From 2007 to 2012 he was also a Member of the Global Group Executive Committee of Hochtief AG. In addition, he held various positions on the committees of the German Construction Industry Federation and the German Society for Concrete and Construction Technology. Henner Mahlstedt has worked at Mahlstedt Consultants GbR since mid-2012. He is also a member of the advisory board of Huesker Synthetic GmbH and Franzen Holding GmbH, and is a lecturer at Westfälische Hochschule.

Ines Pöschel
non-executive

born 1968, Swiss

Ines Pöschel has been a Member of the Board of Directors since March 2016. She is also Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Since 2007 Ines Pöschel has been a Partner at law firm Kellerhals Carrard, and since 2010 a member of the firm’s Steering Committee. Before that she worked in various positions at well-known law firms in Switzerland and the USA, including as a lawyer at Bär & Karrer from 2002 to 2007, and as Senior Manager at Andersen Legal from 1999 to 2002. Ines Pöschel completed her legal studies at the University of Zurich in 1993 and was called to the bar in 1996. She is a member of various boards of directors and boards of trustees (including at Bernexpo Holding AG, Wirz Partner Holding AG, Reichle Holding AG and Foundation Lotti Latrous), and she sits on the Swiss Federal Commission of Experts for the Commercial Register. She regularly lectures at renowned universities. Ines Pöschel specialises in company and capital markets law, corporate governance, and M&A transactions at private and listed companies.

Laurent Vulliet
non-executive

born 1958, Swiss

Laurent Vulliet has been a Member of the Board of Directors since March 2016. He is also a Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Laurent Vuillet is an independent advisor and Professor of Soil Mechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he also teaches risk management. Having graduated as a construction engineer from the ETH Zurich in 1980, he obtained his doctorate in 1986 from the EPFL. In 2008 he completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France). Between 2006 and 2015 he was a Member of the Board and since 2008 also CEO of BG Ingénieurs Conseils SA in Lausanne. For three years from 1986 he taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson (USA). From 1989 he worked as Senior Engineer at Cérenville Géotechnique SA in Ecublens. From 2001 until the end of 2007 he was Deacon of the ENAC faculty at the EPFL, which encompasses architecture, infrastructure and environmental sciences. Laurent Vulliet is a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. From 1997 to 2007 he was also a member of the Non-Parliamentary Commission for Natural Hazards and from 2009 to 2013, Vice Chair of the Swiss Engineers and Architects Association (SIA).

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

  • Ines Pöschel, Chairperson
  • Laurent Vulliet, Member
  • Martin A. Fischer, Member


Audit Committee

  • Henner Mahlstedt, Chairman
  • Kyrre Ole Johansen, Member
  • Barbara Lambert, Member