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Corporate Governance

The members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Galenica 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

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 from 2009; CFO from 2012 to 2016; and CEO Galenica Santé from 2014 to Q1 2017
Daniela Bosshardt-Hengartner

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 investiere.ch (Baar)
Prof. Dr. Michel Burnier

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

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 from 1992 to 2011; Deputy CEO and CFO; 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

Dr. Philippe Nussbaumer

  • Elected since 2017
  • Born 1969, Swiss citizen
  • FPH Pharmacist, Federal Diploma / PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva / dipl. oec. HEC, University of Lausanne
  • Federal Ski Instructor Diploma and Federal Expert J+S; since 2004, Vice-President of the Swiss Snowsports School of Neuchâtel / Les Bugnenets
  • Owner and president of the Pharmacie Centrale and the Pharmacie de la Gare in La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Since 2007, founder and administrator of Ecopharma pharmacy brand
  • Since 2014, owner and president of the Medi-Centre Ltd. medical centre in La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Since 2012, Member of the Board of Directors of Veripharm Ltd.
Dr. Andreas Walde

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

Corporate Executive Committee

Jean-Claude Clémençon

Jean-Claude Clémençon
CEO Galenica Group

  • Born 1962, Swiss citizen
  • Degree in Logistics, sfb Technical College, Zurich
  • Program for Executive Development (PED), IMD, Lausanne
  • 1988-1995 Head of Manufacturing at 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 of the Galenica Group from 2010; from 2015 to 2017 Head Retail Business sector and member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Santé
  • Since 2017 CEO Galenica Group
  • Member of the Board of Helvecura cooperative society (Bern)
Felix Burkhard

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 former 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 of Galenica Group since 2010; Head Strategic Projects from 2015 to 2017
  • Since 2017 CFO Galenica Group
Daniele Madonna

Daniele Madonna
Head Retail Business sector

  • Born 1977, Swiss citizen
  • Federal diploma in Pharmacy from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ)
  • Professional training FPH in Retail Pharmacy
  • CAS in General Management at HSG (University of St Gallen) and Program for Executive Development (PED) at IMD Lausanne
  • 2003-2004 Pharmacist at the Olympia Pharmacy and the Victoria Pharmacy in Zurich
  • Joined the former Galenica Group in 2004 as Manager of the Coop Vitality pharmacy in Tenero, Regional sales manager at Coop Vitality from 2010 to 2014, and CEO of Coop Vitality AG in Bern from 2014 to 2017
  • Since December 2017 Head of Retail Business sector and Member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group
Torvald De Coverly Veale

Torvald De Coverly Veale
Head Products & Brands Business sector

  • Born 1960, British citizen
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics (Bristol University, UK): Unilever Graduate Business Program
  • 1982–2007 Brand Management, Trade Marketing, Sales Management, Marketing Manager and Business Group Chairman at Unilever (UK); Business Development Director at Unilever East Asia & Pacific; Marketing Director & Latin America Category Director at Unilever Brazil; Vice President Marketing at Unilever Latin America; Global Brand Director & European Category Director at Unilever; International Managing Director at Visit Britain; 2007–2015 Director of International Brands at Alliance Boots / Walgreens Boots Alliance in London & Bern
  • Since 2015 Head Products & Brands Business sector
  • Since 2017 member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group
Christoph Amstutz

Christoph Amstutz
Head Services Business sector

  • Born 1963, Swiss citizen
  • Partial studies in pharmacy, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ)
  • Degree in Marketing Management, University of Bern, 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 AG (Zurich); 2004–2007 Business Unit Manager CNS / Pain and member of the Executive Board at Bristol-Myers Squibb GmbH (Baar); 2007–2010 CEO of Globopharm AG (Egg/Zurich)
  • 2010–2011 Head of G-Pharma AG; 2011 Head of Alloga Ltd.; from 2015 Head Services Business sector
  • Since 2017 member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Galenica Group

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