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CEO of the SFS Group since 2016 and member of the board of Dätwyler since 2019. Having an engineering background, he has joined SFS in 1995 and since took on various management functions in the organization. Among others, as COO 2014-15 he was part of the SFS IPO team.
Nadja Lang has been CEO and delegate of ZFV-companies since 2021 and also serves on the board of Swiss Post and PAX life insurance, where she mainly focuses on Strategy, Transformation, HR and Governance. Having a Marketing/Business Development as well as Sustainability background, she was with Fairtrade Max Havelaar from 2005-17, serving as their CEO in Switzerland for 5 years. Before she held leading national and international roles in the FMCG sector.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Straub
Professor of International Management at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is the co-director of the Master of Science in Responsible Management and teaches Corporate Strategy and Change Management. He is a permanent Visiting Professor and Chairman of the International Scientific Committee at the UNESCO department of the University of Bucharest, Romania and is a permanent Visiting Professor at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland. He leads R&D projects at national and international level (e.g. Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Swiss Development Agency - SDC).
Gilles Stuck has been Market Head Switzerland of Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. since 1 November 2021. He joined the bank in 2018 as Head of Structured Finance. Prior to that, he spent more than 12 years in the financial services industry, holding various senior management positions in wealth management, C&IB and Global Markets. He started his career as an analyst in the M&A realm.
Gilles Stuck holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Berne.
Tanja Vainio is Country President for Schneider Electric Switzerland and part of Schneider Electric’s DACH executive management team since March 2022. Ms Vainio also serves as Member of the Board of Directors at Franke Group as well as Aspen Organization Central Eastern Europe.
Tanja Vainio has more than 20 years’ Industry experience. She joined Schneider Electric from ABB, where she held various local and global leadership roles with increasing responsibility, most recently as Managing Director Business Line Automotive Supply Chain at Robotics & Discrete Automation Business. Ms Vainio holds a Master of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) & Tampere University of Technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from MIT.