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Corporate Governance

The members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Galenica Santé AG are qualified and experienced persons. Most of them have known and accompanied Galenica for many years and are committed to the successful further development of the company with their professional competence.

Board of Directors

Dr. Jörg Kneubühler
Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Elected since 2017
  • Born 1960, Swiss citizen
  • Dr. rer. pol., University of Bern
  • Held various positions in finance at the Swatch Group before joining Galenica
  • Joined the Galenica Group in 2002 as Head of Finance and Administration at Vifor Pharma; Head of Controlling for the Galenica Group as of 2006; Head Corporate Finance and Controlling for the Galenica Group and member of the Corporate Executive Committee since 2009; CFO since 2012 and Head Human Resources from 2012 until August 2014; from 2014 until end of 2016 CFO Galenica Group and CEO Galenica Santé

Daniela Bosshardt-Hengartner

  • Elected since 2017
  • Born 1972, Swiss citizen
  • Pharmacist, Federal Diploma in Pharmacy, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
  • Financial analyst at Bank am Bellevue (1998-2002) and M2 Capital (2003-2004)
  • Management consultant in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology sectors since 2004
  • Member of the Board of Directors Galenica Group since 2008
  • Member of the Board of Directors of RepRisk AG (Zurich)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of investiere.ch since 2017

Prof. Dr. Michel Burnier

  • Elected since 2017
  • Born 1953, Swiss citizen
  • Swiss-registered Doctor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  • University Lecturer, University of Lausanne
  • Member of the Medicines Committee of the Swiss Association of Pharmacists (until 2001), the Board of Swissmedic (2002-2010) and the Board of Directors of Speedel Holding Ltd. (2007-2009)
  • Member of the following organisations: Swiss Society of Nephrology (former President), Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension (Treasurer) and Swiss Society of Hypertension (former President)
  • Member of the Board of Directors Galenica Group since 2010

Fritz Hirsbrunner

  • Elected since 2017
  • Born 1949, Swiss citizen
  • Lic. oec., HEC University of Lausanne/Senior Executive Program, IMD, Lausanne
  • 1972–1977 Controller at Ciba-Geigy
  • Joined the Galenica Group in 1977 as Assistant to the Corporate Executive Committee; CFO and member of the Corporate Executive Committee from 1992 to 2011; from 2009 Deputy CEO and CFO; Head Investor Relations until 2014
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Berlac AG, Sissach, and IVF Hartmann Holding AG, Neuhausen, Member of the Board of Trustees of IST Investmentstiftung, Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Directors of VenCap 6 Ltd., Jersey
  • Member of the Board of Directors Galenica Group since 2012

Dr. Philippe Nussbaumer

  • Elected since 2017
  • Born in 1969, Swiss citizen
  • FPH Pharmacist, Fed. Diploma / PhD in Pharm. Sciences, University of Geneva / dipl. oec. HEC, University of Lausanne
  • Director of the Pharmacie Centrale and the Pharmacie de la Gare in La Chaux-de-Fonds and of Veripharm SA
  • Since 2007, founder and director of the ECOPHARMA pharmacy brand
  • Since 2014, founder and director of the Medi-Centre SA medical centre (La Chaux-de-Fonds)
  • Since 2004, Vice-President of Swiss Ski School Neuchâtel-Les Bugnenets

Dr. Andreas Walde

  • Elected since 2017
  • Born 1962, Swiss citizen
  • Attorney-at-law and doctorate in law, University of Basel
  • Various legal and management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry for 25 years 1988-1996 Roche, 1998-2010 Clariant and 2012-2013 Petroplus, in the two latter ones as group general counsel
  • Since 2013 General Secretary of the Galenica Group
  • Former positions include memberships on the boards of several private and (non-Swiss) public listed companies as well as on the board of the Society of Swiss Enterprises in Germany

Corporate Executive Committee

Jean-Claude Clémençon
CEO Galenica Group & Head Retail Business sector

  • Born 1962, Swiss citizen
  • Degree in Logistics, sfb Technical College, Zurich
  • Program for Executive Development (PED), IMD, Lausanne
  • 1988-1995 Head of Manufacturing Rheintub AG, Rheinsulz, and CEO of Raintec GmbH, Dogern (Germany)
  • Joined the Galenica Group in 1995 as Operations Manager Galexis Zurich; Head of Schönbühl Distribution Centre from 1999; Head of Galexis from 2002; Head Logistics Business sector from 2005 to 2015 and in addition in charge of HealthCare Information and member of the Corporate Executive Committee from 2010; from 2015 Head Retail Business sector, CEO of Galenica Group since 2017
  • Member of the Board of Helvecura cooperative society, Bern

Felix Burkhard
CFO Galenica Group

  • Born 1966, Swiss citizen
  • Lic. oec., HSG University of St.Gallen (HSG), and Swiss certified accountant
  • 1991-1995 Financial Auditor at Revisuisse PriceWaterhouse, Bern, and Head of Finance and Controlling at Amidro, Biel-Bienne
  • Joined the Galenica Group in 1996 as Corporate Controller; Deputy Head Retail Business sector from 2000; in addition, Head of the Amavita pharmacy chain from 2008; Head Retail Business sector from 2010 to 2015; member of the Corporate Executive Committee since 2010; from 2015 Head Strategic Projects
  • Since 2017 CFO and member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group

Christoph Amstutz
Head Services Business sector

  • Born 1963, Swiss citizen
  • Partial studies in pharmacy, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich
  • Degree in Marketing Management, University of Berne, GfM/IBM
  • 1988-2004 medical representative and product manager at UCB-Pharma AG, Zurich, Head of Marketing at UCB-Pharma GmbH, Kerpen (Germany), General Manager at UCB Pharma, Zurich
  • 2004-2007 Business Unit Manager CNS/Pain and member of the Executive Board at Bristol-Myers Squibb GmbH, Baar
  • 2007-2010 CEO at Globopharm AG, Egg/ZH
  • 2010-2011 CEO at G-Pharma AG
  • 2011 CEO at Alloga AG; from 2015 Head Services Business sector and member of the Executive Management of Galenica Santé
  • Since 2017 member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group

Torvald De Coverly Veale
Head Products & Brands Business sector

  • Born 1960, British and Swedish citizen
  • Full MBA-style Unilever Graduate Business Training program, Unilever Graduate program, Brand management, Trade Marketing and Regional Sales Management, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics, Bristol University, U.K.
  • 1987-2007 Marketing Manager and Business Group Chairman at Birds Eye Walls, U.K, Business Development Director, Unilever East Asia and Pacific Region, Jakarta, Marketing Director at CICA Brazil and Category Director Latin America, Sao Paulo, Vice President Marketing at Unilever Latin America & Mexico, Global Brand Director & European Category Director at Unilever, London and Rotterdam, International Managing Director at Visit Britain, London
  • 2007-2015 Director of International Brands at Alliance Boots (Walgreens Boots Alliance), London
  • Since 2015 Head of Products & Brands Business sector and member of the Executive Management of Galenica Santé
  • Since 2017 member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group

Contact

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Untermattweg 8
3027 Bern

Tel. +41 58 852 85 29
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