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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Feintool International Holding AG currently comprises five members. At its first meeting following the annual general meeting, the Board of Directors meets to elect a Deputy Chairman, the members of the Audit Committee and also appoints the Secretary, who is not required to be a member of the Board of Directors.

At this time there is no Secretary in office. The relevant tasks are being undertaken by the members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets as often as business requires, but no less than four times per year.
Alexander von Witzleben was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the AGM. Christian Mäder was elected Deputy Chairman. The terms of office for the Chairman and Deputy Chairman correspond to their terms as members of the Board of Directors unless a resolution to the contrary is approved by the Board of Directors. In accordance with Article 14 of the Articles of Incorporation, the term of office for members of the Board of Directors is one year. One year in office is defined as the period from one annual general meeting to the next.

Members of the Board of Directors are indefinitely eligible for reappointment. The Board of Directors should comprise individuals with business experience and an entrepreneurial mindset. The criteria for new elections to the Board of Directors are determined by the Compensation Committee. It prepares the selection of candidates in accordance with the list of criteria that has been drawn up. There is no age limit for members of the Board of Directors.
Additional information about the members of the Board of Directors and its working methods can be found in the Corporate Governance section of our most recent annual report.

Alexander von Witzleben (1963, D)

Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Member since 1998
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee

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Position

  • Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive)

Committees

  • Member of the Compensation and Nomination Committee and the Audit Committee

Qualifications

  • Studied Economics at the University of Passau

Professional background

  • 1990–1993 KPMG Deutsche Treuhand Gesellschaft, Munich (GER)
    Lead Auditor
  • 1993–2007 Jenoptik AG, Jena (GER)
    Firstly as Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Executive Officer from 2004
  • 2007–2008 Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Duisburg (GER)
    Member of the Management Board
  • Since 20 January 2009
    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Feintool International Holding AG, Lyss

Other activities and commitments

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Arbonia AG, Arbon
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG, Wettenberg (GER)
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG, Leipzig (GER)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Artemis Holding AG, Hergiswil
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Siegburg (GER)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen (GER)

Christian Mäder (1969, CH)

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Member since 2020
  • Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee

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Position

  • Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive)

Qualifications

  • Certified expert in accounting and controlling

Professional background

  • 1993-1999 Colenco Ltd (Motor-Columbus Group) various functions, including Head of Finance and Accounting
  • 1999-2000 management consultant at KPMG
  • 2000-2015 in various finance and management functions at the Swisslog Group
  • Since 2005 CFO and member of the Swisslog Group Executive Board
  • Since 2015 CFO and member of the Artemis Group Executive Board

Other activities and commitments

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kraftwerk Europe AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Ciron S.A.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Sant' Isidoro S.R.L.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of O. Kleiner AG

Dr. Marcus Bollig (1967, D)

Non-executive Director

  • Member since 2020

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Position

  • Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive)

Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen (1987-1993)
  • Scientific work at RWTH Aachen, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and University of California San Diego with subsequent doctorate (1993-1998)

Professional background

  • 1998-2011 Various functions in the development of four-cylinder engines at BMW AG
  • 2011-2013 Head of Department Project New Technologies Electrification at BMW AG
  • 2013-2016 Head of the Efficient Dynamics Department at BMW AG
  • 2016-2019 Head of the BMW AG Research Department for Complete Vehicles
  • Since 2019 Head of Transmission, Powertrain Department at BMW AG

Other activities and commitments

Norbert Indlekofer (1958, D)

Non-executive Director

  • Member since 2018

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Position

  • Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive)

Education

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart

Professional background

  • 2014-2016 Schaeffler AG:
    CEO Automotive
  • 2011-2014 Schaeffler AG:
    Automotive: Member Management Board Transmission Systems and Member of the Executive Board
  • 2009-2010 Schaeffler Automotive:
    Chief Executive Officer
  • 2006-2009 INA-Schaeffler KG
    Chairman of the Management Board: Transmission and Chassis Systems
  • 2006-2009 LUK Group
    Chairman of the Management Board

Additional activities and vested interests

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Autoneum Holding AG in Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Gienanth GmbH in Eisenberg, Germany

Heinz Loosli (1954, CH)

Non-executive Director

  • Member since 2017

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Position

  • Member of the Board of Directors (non-executive)

Qualifications

  • Engineer (dipl. ing. HTL), qualified Marketing and Sales Specialist and Stanford Executive Program (SEP)

Professional background

  • 1978–1994 H. A. Schlatter AG:
    Sales Manager (1978–1984),
    Country Manager – China (1985–1988),
    Head of Automation profit centre (1988–1994)
  • 1994–1996 Ascom Autelca AG
    Head of Ticketing division
  • 1996–2009 Feintool Group
    Head of Presses and Systems at Feintool AG Lyss and later of Feintool System Parts
  • 2009–2016 Feintool Group
    CEO

Other activities and commitments

  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of Felss Holding GmbH, Königsbach-Stein (GER)