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 former 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 from 2012 to 2016; Head Human Resources from 2012 until 2014; and from 2014 until 2017 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 of RepRisk AG (Zurich), Vifor Pharma Ltd. (Zürich) and (Baar)

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 following organisations: Swiss Society of Nephrology (former President), European Society of Hypertension (council member and Treasurer) and Swiss Society of Hypertension (former President)
  • Formerly a member of the Medicines Committee of the Swiss Association of Pharmacists (until 2001), the Board of Swissmedic (2002-2010)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Speedel Holding Ltd. (Basel) from 2007 to 2009
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Vifor Pharma Ltd. (Zurich)

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 former Galenica Group in 1977 as Assistant to the Corporate Executive Committee; member of the Corporate Executive Committee and CFO from 1992 to 2011; from 2009 Deputy CEO; Head Investor Relations until 2014
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of IST Investmentstiftung für Personalvorsorge (Zurich)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Berlac AG (Sissach), IVF Hartmann Holding AG (Neuhausen), VenCap 6 Ltd. (Jersey) and Vifor Pharma Ltd. (Zurich)

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 in 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 more than 25 years: 1988-1996 at Roche, 1998-2010 at Clariant and 2012-2013 at Petroplus, in the latter two notably as group general counsel; General Secretary of Vifor Pharma Ltd. (Zurich), former Galenica Group, since 2013
  • Former positions include memberships on the boards of several private (non-Swiss) public listed companies as well as on the board of the Society of Swiss Enterprises in Germany
  • Member of the Board of SwissHoldings, the Federation of Industrial and Service Groups in Switzerland