Board of Directors

Alexander Hagemann

Chairman of the Board of Directors
(since 2017, member since 2011)
1962, German

CEO of Cicor Group, Bronschhofen (CH). From 2007 until 2016 CEO of Schaffner Group. Prior to that management positions with Schott Group and in production and logistics at BMW.

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University (DE).

Extracurricular appointments/public activities include:

  • Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Executive Board

Franziska A. Tschudi Sauber

Delegate of the Board of Directors and CEO
(since 2001)
1959, Swiss

Joined Weidmann Group in 1995 as Head of Corporate Development, as of 1998 also management responsibility for ETBA Asia/Pacific. Prior to that Secretary General of SIG (Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft), Neuhausen/Rheinfall (CH) and Attorney with Lenz & Stähelin, Geneva (CH).

Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Berne (CH), and LL.M. from Georgetown University,  Washington DC (USA); Swiss and US Bar admissions. Executive MBA from University of St. Gallen (CH).

Extracurricular appointments/public activities include:

  • Swiss Life Holding, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Biomed AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Economiesuisse and Swissmem, Member of the Board
  • Swiss National Bank, Member of the Regional Economic Council Eastern Switzerland
  • University of St. Gallen, Member of the International Advisory Board
  • Commercial Court of the Canton St. Gallen, Judge
  • USZ Foundation, Member of the Foundation Board

Ronald Fehlmann

Member of the Board of Directors
(since 2017)
1962, Swiss

Multi Board Member, mandates with:

  • Baumer Group, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Suhner Holding AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Habasit International AG, Member of the Board of Directors

From 2011 until April 2017 CEO of Comet Group, Flamatt (CH). Prior to that CEO of Wetrok AG as well as various leading positions with Hilti AG and Sarnafil International.

Master Degrees in Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich (CH) and in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (CH).

Prof. Dr. Oliver Gassmann

Member of the Board of Directors
(since 2017)
1967, Swiss and German

Since 2002 Professor for Technology and Innovation Management at the University of St. Gallen and Managing Director of the Institute of Technology Managment as well as the Global Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Prior to that Vice President Technology Management with Schindler.

Master’s Degree in Business & Economics from Hohenheim University (DE); PhD from the University of St. Gallen (CH).

Extracurricular appointments/public activities include:

  • Hoffmann Neopac, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Zühlke, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Schindler, Member of the Audit Expert Group
  • BGW Management Advisory Group, Member of the Board of Directors/Founder
  • BMI-Lab, Member of the Board of Directors/Founder
  • Economiesuisse, Member of the Research and Education Commission
  • GLORAD Shanghai, Co-Director/Founder
  • Swiss FinTech Innovation Center, Member of the Advisory Board
  • Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society Berlin, Member of the International Advisory Board

Executive Board

Franziska A. Tschudi Sauber

Delegate of the Board of Directors and CEO
(since 2001)
1959, Swiss

Joined Weidmann Group in 1995 as Head of Corporate Development, as of 1998 also management responsibility for ETBA Asia/Pacific. Prior to that Secretary General of SIG (Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft), Neuhausen/Rheinfall (CH) and Attorney with Lenz & Stähelin, Geneva (CH).

Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Berne (CH), and LL.M. from Georgetown University,  Washington DC (USA); Swiss and US Bar admissions. Executive MBA from University of St. Gallen (CH).

Extracurricular appointments/public activities include:

  • Swiss Life Holding, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Biomed AG, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Economiesuisse and Swissmem, Member of the Board
  • Swiss National Bank, Member of the Regional Economic Council Eastern Switzerland
  • University of St. Gallen, Member of the International Advisory Board
  • Commercial Court of the Canton St. Gallen, Judge
  • USZ Foundation, Member of the Foundation Board

Maximilian Veit

Member of the Executive Board
CFO
1979, German

Joined Weidmann Group in 2014. Former positions include CFO of Netstal Maschinen AG in Naefels (CH) and Vice President Finance of the worldwide segment Injection Moulding Machines of the KrausMaffei Group in Munich (DE).

Degree in Business and Information Technology Management from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart in combination with a corporate partnership by Siemens AG Munich.

Jurg Brunner

Member of the Executive Board
Co-Head Business Area Electrical Technology
1961, American and Swiss

Joined Weidmann Group in 2007. Former positions include various management functions within VonRoll in France and USA, as well as Senior Manager/Accountant with Societé de Contrôle Fiduciaire SA, Geneva (CH).

Executive MBA from The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY (USA).

Dr. Daniel J. Tschudi

Member of the Executive Board
Co-Head Business Area Electrical Technology
1962, Swiss

Joined Weidmann Group in 1993. Former positions include various management functions within Weidmann Electrical Technology Business Area.

PhD in Electrical Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne (CH); Master of Science from University of Montreal (CA).

Extracurricular appointments/public activities include:

  • Biomed AG, Member of the Board of Directors

Uwe Tomschin

Member of the Executive Board
Head Business Area Medical Technology
1965, German

Joined Weidmann Group in 2014. Former positions include various management functions within the Schott Group in Germany, England, USA, Czech Republic, Japan and South Korea as well as Managing Director of Schott Schweiz AG.

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Applied Science Wiesbaden (DE).