Corporate Governance

Board of directors*

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE ELECTED TO SERVE UNTIL THE 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.

Dr Monika Krüsi (b. 1962)

Swiss and Italian citizen; PhD in business informatics, lic. oec. publ., University of Zurich

Chair of the board of directors

Member of the board since 2018

Professional career

Previous

  • Associate partner at McKinsey & Company responsible for clients in the industrial and transport sectors, focusing on growth, innovation and repositioning (1991–2001)
  • Partner at Venture Incubator Partners AG (2001–2003)

Current

  • Partner at management consultant MKP Consulting AG (since 2003)

Other activities and functions

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chair of the board of directors of ACP Advanced Circuit Pursuit AG
  • Member of the boards of directors of Burckhardt Compression AG, CP Pumpen AG, Energie 360°, Signal AG and Suhner AG
  • Member of the board of Technopark Luzern

Peter Eugster (b. 1958)

Swiss citizen; EMBA, HWV degree in business and economics

Vice-chairman of the board of directors, member of the audit committee of the board of directors

Member of the board since 2016

Professional career

Previous

  • Assistant in auditing and tax consulting at Füllemann & Dr. Rauber AG (1982–84)
  • Accounting manager at Johnson Wax AG (1984–87)
  • Controller at Sullana AG (1987–89)
  • Finance & HR director at Sullana AG (1989–97)
  • Finance director at P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd., Dublin (1997–2000)
  • CFO at Ascom Systec AG (2000–04)

Current

  • CFO of Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (since 2004)

Other activities and functions

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the boards of directors of Certum Sicherheit AG, EKZ Renewables AG and Enpuls AG
  • Member of the board of directors of BSU Bank Genossenschaft and enersuisse AG
  • Trustee of PKE Vorsorgestiftung Energie

Dr Urs Rengel (b. 1962)

Swiss citizen; Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. El. Ing. ETHZ, Executive MBA University of St. Gallen

Chairman of the personnel committee of the board of directors

Member of the board since 2016

Professional career

Previous

Brugg Kabel AG:

  • Project manager and research assistant (1990–95)
  • Head of development, head of test laboratories (1995–97)
  • Head of development and high voltage accessories profit centre (1997–2000)

Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich:

  • Head of grid and member of the extended executive board (2000–01)
  • Head of energy distribution and member of the executive board (2001–03)

Current

  • CFO of Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (since 2004)

Other activities and functions

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of electrosuisse – Association for Electrical Engineering, Power and Information Technologies
  • Member of the management board of the Association of Swiss Electricity Companies (VSE)
  • Member of the boards of directors of Kernkraftwerk Gösgen Däniken AG and Gruner AG

Dr Martin Schmid (b. 1969)

Swiss citizen; Dr. iur. HSG, lawyer

Member of the audit committee of the board of directors

Member of the board since 2008

Professional career

Previous

  • Assistant at the Institute for Financial Science and Financial Law/IFF, University of St. Gallen, part-time positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers and part-time independent lawyer (1997–2002)
  • Member of the cantonal executive council, head of the Department of Justice, Security and Health (2003–08)
  • Head of the Department of Finance and Municipalities (2008–11)

Current

  • Lawyer with Kunz Schmid, lawyers and notaries, Chur

Other activities and functions

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the boards of directors of Engadiner Kraftwerke AG, Elettricità Industriale SA, Calanda Kies und Beton Gruppe
  • Chairman of the Swiss Gas Industry Association (VSG) and Entwicklung Schweiz
  • Chairman of the board of trustees and board of directors of the Cantonal Hospital of Graubünden
  • Member of the boards of directors Fontavis AG, Swissgas AG, Siegfried AG and Swiss Life Holding AG

Permanent positions with important interest groups

  • Member of the executive committee of economiesuisse

Official functions and political offices

  • Member of the Swiss Council of States for Canton Graubünden

Claudio Lardi (b. 1955)

Swiss citizen; lic. iur., lawyer

Member of the personnel committee of the board of directors

Member of the board since 2011

Professional career

Previous

  • Member of the executive council of Canton Graubünden (1999–2010)

Current

  • Lawyer

Other activities and functions

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Member of the board of directors of Oleodotto del Reno SA

Permanent positions with important interest groups

  • Member for Switzerland of the Consulta Culturale Italia Svizzera
  • Chairman of Caritas Graubünden
  • Chairman of the board of education of the Education Centre for Health and Social Affairs, Chur
  • Chairman of historic RhB

Roland Leuenberger (b. 1968)

Swiss citizen; lic. oec. publ.

Chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors

Member of the board since 2016

Professional career

Previous

  • Various management roles at UBS AG (1996–2003)
  • UBS AG, head of finance & controlling, Wealth Management International (2004–06)
  • CEO of Co-Investor AG (2007–08)
  • Partner and member of the executive board of Fontavis AG (2011–18)

Current

  • Partner and member of the executive board of EVU Partners AG (since 2010)

Other activities and functions

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the board of directors of EVU Partners AG
  • Member of the boards of directors of UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland AG and Hydroelectra AG

Hansueli Sallenbach (b. 1966)

Swiss citizen; lic. iur., lawyer, M.B.L.-HSG

Member of the personnel committee of the board of directors

Member of the board since 2018

Professional career

Previous

  • Lawyer at a medium-sized law firm in Zurich (1997–2000)
  • Head of legal at AEW Energie AG, head of the AEW services department (real estate, logistics and managing equity holdings), and deputy head of the AEW finance unit (2000–07)

Current

  • Head of legal/regulatory and compliance and secretary of the executive board of Axpo Holding AG (since 2007)

Other activities and functions

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Member of the boards of directors of Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG (CKW), Axpo Suisse AG, Axpo Services AG, Axpo Hydro AG and Etrans AG

* Details of mandates are correct as of 31 December 2018.