Board of Directors

Pursuant to the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors of Rieter Holding Ltd. consists of no less than five and no more than nine members. In the 2017 financial year, no member of the Board performed executive duties. Nominations for election to the Board of Directors are made with due regard for the balanced composition of  this body, taking industrial and international management and specialist experience into account.

Portrait of Bernhard Jucker, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bernhard Jucker

  • Year of birth: 1954
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2016; Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2017
  • Swiss national
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB Germany
Portrait of This E. Schneider, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

This E. Schneider

  • Year of birth: 1952
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2009
  • Swiss national
  • Lic. oec. HSG
  • Executive Chairman of the Board, Forbo Group, since April 2014
  • Executive Chairman and CEO, Forbo Group, from 2004 to March 2014; Executive Chairman and CEO of the Selecta Group from 1997 to 2002; member of the Executive Board, Valora Group, as managing director of the Canteen and Catering Division, from 1994 to 1997; Chairman and CEO of listed company SAFAA, Paris, France, from 1991 to 1993
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Autoneum Holding AG, Winterthur
Portrait of Michael Pieper, Member of the Board of Directors

Michael Pieper

  • Year of birth: 1946
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2009
  • Swiss national
  • Lic. oec. HSG
  • Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Franke Artemis Group
  • Director at Berenberg Bank (Schweiz) AG, Zurich; Forbo Holding AG, Baar; Arbonia AG, Arbon; Autoneum Holding AG, Winterthur; Franke Holding AG, Aarburg; various Artemis and Franke subsidiaries
Portrait of Hans-Peter Schwald, Member of the Board of Directors

Hans-Peter Schwald

  • Year of birth: 1959
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2009
  • Swiss national
  • Lic. iur. HSG
  • Lawyer; senior partner in the legal practice of BianchiSchwald LLC, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich
  • Chairman of the Board, Autoneum Holding AG, Winterthur; Vice Chairman of the Board, Stadler Rail AG, Bussnang; Chairman, AVIA Association of Independent Importers of Petroleum Products, Zurich; member of the Board of Directors of other Swiss stock corporations
Portrait of Peter Spuhler, Member of the Board of Directors

Peter Spuhler

  • Year of birth: 1959
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2009
  • Swiss national
  • Owner of Stadler Rail AG, Bussnang
  • Chairman of the Board at Stadler Rail AG, Bussnang (and several other companies of the Stadler Rail Group), at Gleisag Gleis- und Tiefbau AG, Goldach, at PCS Holding AG, Weiningen; Vice Chairman at Walo Bertschinger AG (WBZ), Zurich, ZLE Betriebs AG (ZSC Lions), Zurich, DSH Holding AG, Weiningen; Member of the Board of Directors at Allreal Holding AG, Zug, at Autoneum Holding AG, Winterthur, at Aebi Schmidt Holding AG, Frauenfeld; member of the council and member of the Executive Committee at Swissmem, Zurich; member of the Executive Committee at LITRA, Berne, member of the Foundation Board at the Stiftung Mühle Schönenberg an der Thur, Kradolf-Schönenberg, at Tele D, Diessenhofen; member of the Swiss federal parliament (Nationalrat) from December 1, 1999, to December 31, 2012
Portrait of Roger Baillod, Member of the Board of Directors

Roger Baillod

  • Year of birth: 1958
  • Member of the Board of Directors since April, 2016
  • Swiss national
  • Degree in Business Economics FH, certified Public Accountant
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Ed. Geistlich Söhne AG, Schlieren, since May, 2017; member of the Board of Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, Zurich, and member of the Board of Directors of BKW AG, Berne; self-employed, professional member of the Board since January 2017
Portrait of Carl Illi, Member of the Board of Directors

Carl Illi

  • Year of birth: 1961
  • Member of the Board of Directors since April, 2017
  • Swiss national
  • Lic. oec. HSG 
  • Co-owner of CWC Textil AG Group, Zurich, since 2014
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of CWC Textil AG, Zurich, and Swisstulle AG, Münchwilen, since 2009; Chairman of Swiss Textiles – Swiss Textile Federation, Zurich, since June, 2017; member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Textile College, Zurich, since 2014; Chairman of the Swiss Association of Textile Specialists, Reinach, from 1999 to 2011
Portrait of Luc Tack, Member of the Board of Directors

Luc Tack

  • Year of birth: 1961
  • Member of the Board of Directors since April, 2017
  • Belgian national
  • Various management functions within Picanol NV, Belgium
  • Since 2009 Managing Director of Picanol NV, Belgium
  • Since 2013 Chief Executive Officer of Tessenderlo Chemie NV, Belgium
  • Director of the following companies: Acotex NV, Belgium; Monks International NV, Belgium; Global Textile Alliance, Inc., USA; Symphony Mills NV, Belgium; Attent NV, Belgium; De Vier Weverkens NV, Belgium. Buba Begoos NV, Belgium; Harmony Industries NV, Belgium; VTP NV, Belgium; HTP NV, Belgium; Artela NV, Belgium; President of Symatex, Belgian Textile Machinery Association, Belgium
Portrait of Thomas Anwander, General Counsel & Group Secretary

Cross-involvement

There are no reciprocal appointments to the Boards of Directors.

Committees

Audit Committee
Chairman: Roger Baillod
Members: Carl Illi, Hans-Peter Schwald

Nomination Committee
Chairman: This E. Schneider
Members: Bernhard Jucker, Hans-Peter Schwald

Remuneration Committee
Chairman: This E. Schneider
Members: Bernhard Jucker, Hans-Peter Schwald

Strategy Committee
Chairman: Bernhard Jucker
Members: Carl Illi, Peter Spuhler, Luc Tack

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