René Rothen (Chairman and CEO), born 1959, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 2007; Chief Executive Officer; Grad. Eng. HTL. Career: Head of Product Development, machine tool manufacturing at EWAG AG, Etziken (1983–1993), various executive positions at Saia-Burgess in Murten (1993–2006), including Head of Operations, Switzerland and Hungary, and finally also as CEO of a subsidiary in the US. Joined Adval Tech as Head of the Automotive Division in 2007, member of the Group Executive Management since 2007, CEO of the Adval Tech Group since August 1, 2012. Re-elected as executive member and as Chairman of the Board of Directors (since May 2020) until the end of the Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2022. René Rothen holds the office of Chief Executive Officer and the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors in personal union. René Rothen does not hold any other mandates outside the Adval Tech Group.
Hans Dreier, born 1953, Swiss; MBA FH, was a project and later systems manager at Honeywell Bull, Düsseldorf, Germany (1980-1982); in 1982 he joined the Adval Tech Group at Styner+Bienz as Head of IT; from 1984 he was Head of Sales and Marketing at Styner+Bienz; from 1997 to March 2018 he held the position of Head of IT/Logistics/Legal as a member of the Adval Tech Group Executive Board. He has been a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding Ltd since April 1, 2018 (executive member of the Board of Directors from 1988 to March 31, 2018) and re-elected until the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting for the 2022 financial year. He was available to the Adval Tech Group as a consultant on a part-time basis for projects and special assignments until December 31, 2021, following his retirement on March 31, 2018, in addition to his function as a member of the Board of Directors. He is expected to continue as a consultant until the end of June 2022. Hans Dreier does not exercise any other mandates outside the Adval Tech Group.
Christian Mäder, born 1969, Swiss; Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling. Since 2015, CFO and member of the executive committee of Artemis Group. From 2000 until 2015 various finance and management positions at Swisslog Group, as of 2005 CFO and member of the Group Executive Committee. Earlier, various management and finance positions at companies like KPMG and Colenco (Motor-Columbus Group). Member of the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding AG since May 2017, non-executive, re-elected until the close of the Annual General Meeting for financial year 2022. Christian Mäder is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Franke Holding AG, Aarburg (Switzerland) and Kraftwerk Europe AG, Mönchaltorf (Switzerland). He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Feintool International Holding AG, Lyss (Switzerland). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of O. Kleiner AG, Wohlen (Switzerland), a member of the Board of Directors of Ciron S.A., Zurich (Switzerland) and a member of the Board of Directors of Sant'Isidoro S.R.L., Florence (Italy). Feintool International Holding AG is listed on the stock exchange. Christian Mäder holds the other five mandates with non-listed legal entities.
Jürg Schori, born in 1960, Swiss, professional qualification as Swiss certified commercial employee, with further training as a Swiss certified commercial traveler and a Swiss certified sales manager. In addition to his theoretical training, he gained extensive experience in management functions, especially in sales and marketing, in several industrial companies and an advertising firm. Subsequently, from 1990 to 2000, Jürg Schori worked for Disetronic Medical Systems, Burgdorf (today Ypsomed AG), in various management functions in the areas of sales, marketing and management of the Swiss subsidiary. Since 2000 he has been COO of Techpharma Management AG, Burgdorf. Elected to the Board of Directors of Adval Tech Holding AG as a member at the Annual General Meeting on May 14, 2020, non-executive. He was re-elected until the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting for the 2022 financial year. Jürg Schori was co-founder, co-owner and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fertility Biotech AG, which is not listed on the stock exchange and has since been liquidated. Following the successful development, registration in Europe and marketing of a biotechnologically produced drug, this was outlicensed to the internationally active company Gedeon Richter. Jürg Schori also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several smaller non-listed companies.
René Rothen, born 1959, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 2007; Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer; Grad. Eng. HTL. Joined Adval Tech as Head of the Automotive Division in 2007, member of the Group Executive Management since 2007, CEO of the Adval Tech Group since August 1, 2012. For further information on his career, please refer to the section Board of Directors on page 38.
Markus Reber, born 1963, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 2002, Chief Financial Officer; Exec. MBA FH. Career: controller and CIO at ABB-MMD Robotics AG, Deitingen (1989–1992), Commercial Manager of ABB Fläkt AG, Lucerne (1993), Head of Finance and Administration in the Repair unit of Swisscom AG, Bern (1993–1997), Head of Finance and Controlling in the Service and Repair unit of Swisscom AG, Bern (1997–2000), Head of Finance and Central Services at the Feusi Bildungszentrum, Bern (2000–2002). Joined Adval Tech as Group Controller, CFO and member of the Group Executive Management since January 1, 2007.
Valeria Poretti-Rezzonico, born 1961, Swiss; with Adval Tech since 2008; Head Corporate HR/Communication; AMP Harvard Business School; Career: Head of the Secretariat of the General Management of Danzas Transporte Italy/Ticino, Milan/Chiasso (1988–1996), various positions at Saia-Burgess, Murten (1996–2006) including Head of Investor Relations, Corporate Communication & Marketing. Joined Adval Tech as Head Corporate HR/Communication, member of the Group Executive Management since May 1, 2012. On November 19, 2021, the resignation of Valeria Poretti-Rezzonico from the Executive Committee was announced. She will retire at the end of November 2022