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The summary on the following pages contains basic information about the career paths and education of the individual members of the Implenia Executive Committee (IEC).

André Wyss
Chief Executive Officer

Personal data

  • Born 1967
  • Swiss citizen

Education

  • between 1997—2015
    Various Executive Education Modules in Leadership Development at Harvard Business School
  • 1992—1995
    Study of economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWV)
  • 1984—1987
    Apprenticeship as chemical worker at Sandoz (today Novartis)

Professional Experience

  • Since 2018
    CEO Implenia Group
  • 2016—2018
    President of Novartis Operations (global) and Country President of Novartis Switzerland (responsible for, among other things, the entire production process, central group services such as real estate and infrastructure, IT, procurement, personnel, and accounting, as well as Corporate Affairs)
  • 2014—2018
    Member of Novartis Group Management
  • Previously
    Various positions at Novartis, including President of Novartis USA, Executive for other Country and Regional Companies (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Group Emerging Markets, Greece), and Executive for Novartis Business Services, Head of Pharmaceutical Production in Europe, CFO for Research & Development

Memberships on Boards of Directors

  • Ina Invest Holding Ltd (Member) - listed

 

Adrian Wyss
Head Division Real Estate

Personal data

  • Born 1975
  • Swiss citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Architect, University of Applied Sciences
  • Postgraduate degree in Business Administration, Bern\ University of Applied Sciences

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    Head Division Real Estate
  • 2015—2019
    Business Unit Head Modernization & Development, Implenia
  • 2013—2015
    Head Modernization, Implenia
  • 2006—2013 
    Various functions within Implenia
  • 2000—2006
    Architect at Pfister Schiess Tropeano Architekten, Zurich

 

Jens Vollmar
Head Division Buildings/Country President Schweiz

Personal data

  • Born 1984
  • German citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Degree in business economics from the University of St. Gallen (Dr. oec. HSG)

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    Head Division Buildings and Country President Switzeland
  • 2015—2018
    Business Unit Head Buildings, Implenia
  • 2014—2015
    Head Business Development Buildings, Implenia
  • 2013—2014
    Head CEO Support, Implenia
  • 2011—2013
    Senior Consultant at the Institute for Finance, Financial Law, and Law & Economics, University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Additional functions and offices

  • Lecturer in the areas of Controlling, Financial Accounting, and M&A, University of St. Gallen (HSG)
  • Vice president of the association «Entwicklung Schweiz»
  • Member of the association «Bauenschweiz»

 

Christian Späth
Head Division Civil Engineering

Personal data

  • Born 1968

  • German citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, Munich Technical University

Professional career

  • since 2020
    Head of Civil Engineering Division
  • 2019-2020
    Head of Civil Engineering Business Unit at Implenia
  • 2015-2019
    Head of Tunnelling Business Unit at Implenia
  • 2013-2015
    Head of Tunnelling for Germany and Austria at Implenia
  • 2012-2013
    Engineering and management positions for complex projects at Implenia
  • 2005-2012
    Various tunnelling and engineering management positions at Alpine Bau
  • 1995-2005
    Construction and Project Director for Tunnelling at Hochtief

Anita Eckardt
Head Division Specialties

Personal data

  • Born 1973
  • Danish citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Master of International Business, Munich Business School
  • Executive Coach, Coaching Institute Copenhagen

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    Head Division Specialties
  • 2019—2019
    CEO of Habitects AG
  • 2017—2018
    Chief Operating Officer at CRH Swiss Distribution
  • 2008—2016
    CMO Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark & Sales Director Vetrotech Saint-Gobain International
  • 2005—2008
    Global Key Account & Marketing Manager at Bang & Olufsen
  • 2001—2005
    Global Brand Manager at Grundfos

Additional functions and offices

  • Member of the Board of Directors of CKW AG
  • Vice-Chair of the association SEED next generation living

 

Stefan Baumgärtner
Chief Financial Officer

Personal data

  • Born 1971
  • Swiss citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Executive MBA, Dipl. Controller NDS HF, FHS Ostschweiz
  • Industrial Engineer, University of Liechtenstein

Professional Experience

  • since 2022
    CFO Implenia Group
  • 2017 – 2022
    CFO EMS Group
  • 2014 – 2017
    Division CFO of RUAG Space
  • 2008 – 2014
    Vice President Finance  Sulzer in Houston, Texas

 

Claudia Bidwell
Chief Human Resources Officer

Personal data

  • Born 1966
  • Swiss and German citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee1

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics from London University (UCL)
  • British Psychological Society, certified in “Work & Organizational Assessment”
  • Completed various Executive Education Modules in Leadership Development at Harvard Business School

Professional Experience

  • Since 2020 
    Human Resources Officer Implenia Group
  • 2019 - 2020 
    Global Head of People and Organization Development and Head of HR in Switzerland at Implenia
  • 2017 – 2019 
    Global Head of Talent Development & Organisational Capability at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • 2004 – 2017  
    Various management positions at Novartis

1 From 1 December 2020

German Grüniger
General Counsel

Personal data

  • Born 1969
  • Swiss citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Lic. iur., University of Freiburg
  • Dr. iur., University of Basel
  • LL.M., New York University
  • Attorney at Law
  • Stanford Executive Program (2019)

Professional Experience

  • Since 2014
    General Counsel Implenia Group
  • 2007—2014
    Partner at Baur Hürlimann law firm
  • 1996—2006
    Intern  /  Associate at Baur Hürlimann
  • 1995—1996
    Law clerk at court

Memberships on Boards of Directors

  • MediData AG (Member)
  • Bürgenstock Hotels AG (Member)
  • Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (Member)

Additional functions and offices

  • Board of Trustees of the Felsenweg am Bürgenstock Foundation (Member)