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Hans Hess

  • Lead Independent Director and Vice-Chairman
  • Member Audit, Nomination and Compensation Committees
  • Swiss citizen
  • Education: Master’s Degree in Material Science and Engineering ETH Zurich (CH); Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California (USA); Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University (USA)
  • Career: Since 2006 owner of Hanesco AG (CH); 1996–2005 President and CEO Leica Geosystems AG1) (CH); 1993–1996 President Leica Optronics Group (CH); 1989–1993 Vice President Leica Microscopy Group (CH); 1983–1988 Head of Polyurethane Business Unit Huber + Suhner AG1) (CH); 1981–1983 Development Engineer Sulzer1) (CH)
  • External activities and interests: Chairman of the Board of Directors Comet Holding AG1) (CH) and Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG (CH); member of the Board of Directors Burckhardt
    Compression Holdings AG1) (CH); Chairman of Swissmem (CH); Vice-Chairman of Economiesuisse (CH)

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