As at 31 December 2019, Group Management consisted of Dr Peter Pfeilschifter (CEO), Jürgen Brandt (CFO), Christoph Peternell (COO), and Managing Director Baby Care, Frank Hoogland. The Dairy Ingredients and Cereals & Ingredients divisions are managed directly by the CEO.
1965, German citizen; Place of residence: Müswangen LU, Eberbach (Germany). Position: CEO since 2019, Managing Director Dairy Ingredients since 2018. Training/degree: Studies in economics and business organisation (1992 MBA) and doctorate in economic sciences (1996) at the Bundeswehr University Munich (Germany). Professional background: 1995 to1997 Senior Consultant, Coopers & Lybrand, Essen and Munich (Germany); 1997 to 2003 various leadership roles at ABB Schweiz AG, Baden and Zurich (Switzerland); 2003 to 2010 various leadership roles at Gelita AG, Eberbach (Germany) including Area President Europe, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer; 2010 to 2011 Head of Company Development at Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH, Leppersdorf/Dresden (Germany); 2011 Interim Managing Director at Gyma Deutschland GmbH, Kamp-Lintfort (Germany); 2011 to 2017 General Manager and Senior Site Director at Glanbia Nutritionals Deutschland GmbH, Orsingen-Nenzingen (Germany); since 2017 Managing Director at Uckermärker Milch GmbH, Prenzlau (Germany). Other activities: Board of Directors of the HOCHDORF subsidiaries; Managing Director Uckermärker Milch GmbH, Prenzlau (Germany), Marbacher Ölmühle GmbH, Marbach (Germany) and Zifru Trockenprodukte GmbH, Zittau (Germany); Chair of the Board of Trustees for the pension fund for HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd, Member of the German Senate of Economy since 2016.
1956, Swiss and German citizen; Place of residence: Forch ZH. Position: CFO since 2019. Training/degree: Degree in industrial engineering (Dipl.-Wi.-Ing) (FH), Esslingen (Germany). Professional background: 1995 to 2006 CFO of various companies in different European countries; 2007 to 2010 CFO of Austrian Energy & Environment Group (Austria); 2010 to 2014, CFO of Sulzer AG, Winterthur (Switzerland); since 2015 independent entrepreneur with consulting activities. Other activities: Since 2013, member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee at Bobst Group SA, Mex (Switzerland); Member of the Board of Directors Belimed Life Science Ltd, Sulgen (Switzerland).
1965, German citizen; Place of residence: Zug, Constance (Germany). Position: COO since June 2015. Training/degree: Graduate food engineer (Diplom), University of Hohenheim (Germany). Professional background: 1994 to 2005 Head of the Production Unit and member of the extended management, Molda AG (Germany); 2005 to 2008 Managing Director Plant Operations and Head of Operations, Fresh Start Bakeries INC. (Germany); 2008 to 2015 various national and international mandates as independent interim Operations Manager of food enterprises. Other activities: Board of Trustees of the pension fund for HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd.
1972, Dutch citizen; Place of residence: Horgen ZH. Position: Managing Director Baby Care, since January 2017. Training/degree: MAS in Business Economics with major in marketing & market research at Tilburg University, Netherlands. Professional experience: Until 2001 Product Business Manager, Philips N.V. (Netherlands); 2001 to 2003 Manager Private Label, Laurus N.V. (retail) (Netherlands); 2003 to 2007 International Marketing Manager, Friesland Foods N.V., Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa; 2007 to 2012 Marketing Director, Hero AG, Benelux and China; 2012 to 2015 Business Development Director Infant Formula, Fonterra in China; 2015 to 2016 Head of Global Marketing & Sales, HOCHDORF Swiss Nutrition Ltd (Switzerland). Other activities: None.
Pursuant to Article 24 of the Articles of Association, the maximum number of additional mandates that the members of the Group Management hold is:
- one mandate as board member or as member of other top executive or governing bodies of public companies pursuant to Art. 727 (1) no. 1 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO); and additionally
- three mandates as board member or as member of other top executive or governing bodies of public companies pursuant to Art. 727 (1) no. 2 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO); and additionally
- five mandates as board member or as member of other executive or governing bodies of other legal entities that do not meet the aforementioned criteria.