The Adecco Group is a uniquely people-centric company. Every part of our business is made of brilliant, talented and dedicated individuals and teams. Our leadership team is committed to unleashing the full force of our innovation and passion to drive success.

Swiss Leadership Team

Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Audit Committee

Compensation Committee

Governance & Nomination Committee

Digital Committee

Marcel Keller

SVP, Country Head Adecco Switzerland
Marcel Keller
SVP, Country Head Adecco Switzerland

Peter Greissinger

VP Finance Adecco Switzerland
Peter Greissinger
VP Finance Adecco Switzerland

Daniel Huber

VP HR Switzerland & Austria
Daniel Huber
VP HR Switzerland & Austria

Annalisa Job

VP Marketing & Communication
Annalisa Job
VP Marketing & Communication

Jovana Stepanovic

VP IT & Service Experience Switzerland & Austria
Jovana Stepanovic
VP IT & Service Experience Switzerland & Austria

Martin Meyer

VP Enterprise Solutions Switzerland
Martin Meyer
VP Enterprise Solutions Switzerland

Tom Vanoirbeek

VP Adecco SME Solutions Schweiz
Tom Vanoirbeek
VP Adecco SME Solutions Schweiz

Corinne Scheiber

VP Adecco Medical & Candidate Career Center Switzerland
Corinne Scheiber
VP Adecco Medical & Candidate Career Center Switzerland

Luca Semararo

SVP Professional Recruitment DACH
Luca Semararo
SVP Professional Recruitment DACH

Kenan Aggül

Head of Modis Switzerland
Kenan Aggül
Head of Modis Switzerland
Andreas Rudolph

Andreas Rudolph

LHH Country Manager Switzerland
Andreas Rudolph
LHH Country Manager Switzerland

Alain Dehaze

Chief Executive Officer
Alain Dehaze
Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer since September 2015, Regional Head of France from August 2011 to August 2015, Regional Head of Northern Europe from October 2009 to July 2011. Member of the EC since October 2009.

 

A Belgian national and born 1963, Alain Dehaze joined Adecco Group in September 2009 as Regional Head of Northern Europe.

 

He trained as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium.

 

From 1987 until 2000, Alain held senior positions in a number of European countries at Henkel and ISS. In 2000, he became Managing Director of Creyf’s Interim in Belgium (now Start People). From 2002 to 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer of Solvus. Following the acquisition of Solvus by USG People, the Netherlands, in 2005, he became the Chief Operating Officer of USG People, with overall responsibility for operations, including the integration of Solvus. From September 2007 until 2009, he was CEO of the staffing services company Humares, the Netherlands.

 

Alain was on the board of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) and previously served as its Chairman. Furthermore, Alain Dehaze was Vice President of the Board of the World Employment Confederation Europe and member of the Board of the World Employment Confederation between December 2010 and December 2015.

 

Since August 2017 he has been a member of the newly formed ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work.

Valerie Beaulieu

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Valerie Beaulieu
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

French born, Valerie joined the Adecco Group as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and member of the Executive Committee in November 2020.

 

Before joining the Adecco Group, Valerie served as Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft US, leading the marketing function across the region’s B2B portfolio.

 

Her career at Microsoft spanned 23 years, where she held various senior leadership roles across North America, Asia and Europe.

 

Since January 2015, Valerie has been Vice President of the French Foreign Trade Advisors, a voluntary position that uses her experience to promote France's economic presence around the world.

 

Valerie holds an English Masters Degree and International Sales Degree.

Christophe Catoir

President of Adecco
Christophe Catoir
President of Adecco

President of Adecco and member of the EC since September 2015.

 

A French national born 1972, Christophe Catoir joined Groupe Adecco France as Internal Auditor in 1995.

 

Christophe graduated from the IESEG School of Management, France.

 

Between 1995 and 2005, Christophe held positions as Finance Manager and Regional Manager. In 2005, he was appointed Head of Permanent Placement activities in France and became a member of the Groupe Adecco France management team in 2007. In 2009, he was appointed Managing Director of Adecco South-East France and in 2012 took over as Managing Director for Professional Staffing Groupe Adecco France. In February 2019, he was appointed as Regional Head of France and Northern Europe and most recently to President of Adecco from January 2021. Christophe was elected to the board of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) in April 2021. He previously held the role of President of the GAN in France from 2017 to end of 2020.

Dr. Jan Gupta

President of Modis
Dr. Jan Gupta
President of Modis

Dr. Jan Gupta, a German national, brings extensive experience of managing successful global teams in engineering and technology businesses.

 

With a strong academic background in mechanical engineering and economics, his career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company.

 

He previously held various senior leadership roles at the Freudenberg Group, including leading several of its global divisions. Dr. Gupta holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen University, Germany. He will be based at the Adecco Group’s global headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland.

Stephan Howeg

Chief of Staff and Communications Officer
Stephan Howeg
Chief of Staff and Communications Officer

Stephan Howeg is a Swiss and German national born 1965. He has a master’s degree in History, Philosophy & Sociology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as well as having completed a four-year apprenticeship in Mechanics. He has taken executive programmes in Marketing, Communications and Leadership at IMD, INSEAD and Harvard.

 

On January 1, 2020 Stephan was appointed to the newly created role of Chief of Staff and Communications Officer for the Group. In this capacity, he works closely with the CEO to coordinate and drive the Group’s strategy development, its implementation and Groups transformation. In addition, he leads operational effectiveness, communications, thought leadership and sustainability activities globally.

 

Stephan started his second career in Communications & Marketing as Press Officer at NCR. Between 1997 and 2001, he was Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing at Sunrise Communications, Switzerland. In 2001 he joined Ascom, as Global Head Marketing, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for UPC Switzerland. Stephan joined the Adecco Group in February 2007 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Global Marketing Partnerships. In 2008, he was promoted to Global Head of Group Communications and in September 2015 to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and member of the Executive Board of Directors (Executive Committee) of the Adecco Group.

Gordana Landen

Chief Human Resources Officer
Gordana Landen
Chief Human Resources Officer

Gordana is a Swedish national, born in 1964. She graduated from Stockholm University with a BSc in Human Resource Development and Labour Relations. Gordana joined the Adecco Group in 2019 and has been a Member of the Executive Committee since January 2019.

 

Before joining the Adecco Group, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) in Amsterdam from November 2015.

 

Between 2008 and 2015, she was Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Swedish paper manufacturer SCA.

 

Gordana spent 15 years working for Swedish telecoms company Ericsson in Sweden, the UK and the United States. She was Vice President for Human Resources, Organisation and Business Services between from 2006 to 2008, having risen through the ranks with a wide range of human resources roles, including Regional HR Manager and Director for Human Resources and Organisation.

Teppo Paavola

Chief Digital Officer
Teppo Paavola
Chief Digital Officer

A Finnish national, born in 1967, Teppo Joined the Adecco Group in 2019, and has been a member of the Executive Committee since January 2019.

 

He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD. Prior to joining the Adecco Group, he served as the Chief Development Officer of Spanish multinational bank BBVA Group, and the General Manager of its New Digital Businesses unit from October 2014.

 

Teppo was previously Vice President, Head of Global Business Development, M&A and Developer Relations at PayPal. He held several executive positions at Nokia between 2004 and 2012, including Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Financial Services. He gained financial expertise working for GE Capital in London, Stockholm and Helsinki.

 

Teppo is an experienced entrepreneur, having founded five start-ups. He is currently also Board member of 3 Step IT. Previously, he has also acted as a member of the Board of multiple companies, most recently Simple Finance, Atom Bank, and Propel Venture Partners.

Sergio Picarelli

President of Talent Solutions
Sergio Picarelli
President of Talent Solutions

Sergio has been President of Talent Solutions and a member of the EC since 2015.

 

Born in 1967 in Italy, Sergio graduated in business administration from Bocconi University, Milan. In 1993, he joined Adecco in Italy, starting as Managing Director of the Adecco Group Company (Permanent Placement). In 1997, he was appointed Chief Sales and Marketing Director Italy.

 

From 2002 to 2004, Sergio served as Regional Head for Central Europe and was thereafter appointed Chief Operating Officer of Adecco Staffing Division Worldwide. From 2005 to 2009 he served as Country Manager of Adecco Italy & Switzerland (Switzerland until the end of 2008).

 

In 2018, Sergio took on the global leadership of Lee Hecht Harrison, Spring Professional and Badenoch & Clark and was promoted to the newly created role of President of Talent Solutions in January 2021.

Ralf Weissbeck

Chief Information Officer
Ralf Weissbeck
Chief Information Officer

Ralf joined the Adecco Group in February 2019 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), responsible for the Company's corporate IT infrastructure, enterprise architecture and global solution delivery management.

 

He became Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January, 2020 and joined the Adecco Group Executive Committee on 1 January, 2021.

 

His career has spanned more than 16 years of IT leadership experience inside global organisations, and prior to joining the Group, he held executive IT roles at Deutsche Post DHL and Maersk. He was most recently CIO at APM Terminals.

Coram Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Coram Williams
Chief Financial Officer

British born Coram joined the Adecco Group as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Committee in May 2020.

 

Before joining the Adecco Group, he served as CFO of Pearson Plc from 2015. Prior to that Coram was CFO of Penguin Random House from 2013 to 2015, based in New York.

 

He also held several other senior leadership positions in both finance and operations within the Pearson Group. Coram’s experience spans Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

 

He holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford.

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes

Chair of the Board, Member of the Governance & Nomination Committee
Jean-Christophe Deslarzes
Chair of the Board, Member of the Governance & Nomination Committee

Swiss national, born 1963. Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2015. He has been Chair of the Board of Directors since April 2020 and a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2018. He was Chair of the Compensation Committee from April 2018 until April 2020 (member since April 2016) and a member of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2018. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. 

 

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. 

 

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes began his career in 1991 as a tax and legal consultant at Arthur Andersen in Switzerland. From 1994 to 2010, he worked at Rio Tinto and its predecessor companies, Alcan and Alusuisse, in human resources and general management roles in Europe and Canada, including as Senior Vice President Human Resources and member of the Executive Committee of Alcan Group as well as President and CEO, Downstream Aluminium Businesses, Rio Tinto, based in Canada. He served as Chief Human Resources and Organisation Officer and member of the Executive Board at Carrefour Group, based in France, from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2019, Jean-Christophe Deslarzes was Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of ABB Group, based in Switzerland. 

 

From February 2018 until February 2021, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB India Limited1, India. Since January 2021, Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been a Member of the Executive Faculty at the University of St. Gallen. Since May 2021, he has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Constellium1 (NYSE, headquartered in France).

 

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Kathleen Taylor

Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee
Kathleen Taylor
Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee

Canadian national, born 1957. Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2015 and since April 2017 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee. Furthermore, she was a member of the Digital Committee from April 2019 until April 2021. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Kathleen Taylor obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto, all in Canada.

Kathleen Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Canada, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013.

Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada1 since November 2001, and its Chair since January 2014. She has also served as Chair of Altas Partners, Canada, since April 2019. She has been a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since October 2013 and a director of Air Canada1 since May 2016.

Kathleen Taylor is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children and a director and immediate past Chair of the Board of the SickKids Foundation, Canada. She is also a member of the Principal’s International Advisory Board of McGill University and of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University, both in Canada. She is a member of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada, and the Co-Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council.

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Rachel Duan

Compensation Committee
Rachel Duan
Compensation Committee

Chinese national, born 1970. Rachel Duan has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee since April 2021. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Rachel Duan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and International Business from Shanghai International Studies University, China and an MBA degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Until June 2020 Rachel Duan was Senior Vice President of General Electric Company (“GE”) and President & CEO of GE’s Global Markets, where she was responsible for driving GE’s growth in global emerging markets, including China, APAC, India, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Rachel Duan joined GE in 1996 and has worked at GE across multiple businesses in the USA, Japan and China. Since 2006, she held senior leadership positions including CEO of GE Advanced Materials China and then Asia Pacific, CEO of GE Healthcare China, and CEO of GE China.

Since 2018, Rachel Duan has served as non-executive board member and as member of the compensation and governance committee (since 2019) of AXA S.A.1, and since 2020 as non-executive Board Member of Sanofi1, both France.

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Ariane Gorin

Digital Committee Chair, Audit Committee
Ariane Gorin
Digital Committee Chair, Audit Committee

French and United States national, born 1974. Ariane Gorin has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2017 and has been Chair of the Digital Committee since April 2019. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

She obtained an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Since 2013, Ariane Gorin has been member of the management team of Expedia Group1, headquartered in the USA. In December 2019 Ariane Gorin was named President of the Expedia Business Services brand. She previously was President of the Expedia Partner Solutions and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Expedia Affiliate Network brand, based in the UK. She is a member of Expedia’s Travel Leadership Team.

From 2000 to 2002 Ariane Gorin served as Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in France and in the USA. From 2003 to 2013, she served in various functions in Microsoft Corporation, USA: initially as Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Enterprise Services Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, thereafter as Business Manager Western Europe and from 2007 to 2010 as Marketing Director and then Sales Director for Small and Midmarket Business and Distribution for France, and finally from 2010 to 2013 as Director Office Products and Services for France, based in France. From December 2019 until February 2021, Ariane Gorin was a member of the Supervisory Board of Trivago, Germany.

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Alexander Gut

Governance & Nomination Committee Chair, Digital Committee
Alexander Gut
Governance & Nomination Committee Chair, Digital Committee

British and Swiss national, born 1963. Alexander Gut has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2010. He has been Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2018 and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Compensation Committee from April 2015 until April 2019. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Alexander Gut holds a doctorate degree in business administration (Dr. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant.

From 1991 to 2001, he was with KPMG in Zurich and London and from 2001 to 2003 with Ernst & Young in Zurich, where he became a partner in 2002. From 2003 to 2007, he was a partner with KPMG in Zurich, where he became a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Switzerland in 2005. Until June 2019 he was a member of the Board of Directors of SIHAG Swiss Industrial Holding AG, Switzerland.

Alexander Gut is the founder and managing partner of Gut Corporate Finance AG. Furthermore, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG from 2016 until April 2020, both in Switzerland.

Didier Lamouche

Compensation Committee Chair, Digital Committee
Didier Lamouche
Compensation Committee Chair, Digital Committee

French national, born 1959. Didier Lamouche has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2011. He has been Chair of the Compensation Committee since April 2020 (member since April 2019) and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Audit Committee from April 2017 until April 2019 and of the Corporate Governance Committee from April 2011 until April 2017. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Didier Lamouche obtained a PhD and Engineer Degree in semiconductor technology from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.

Didier Lamouche was CEO of Altis Semiconductor from 1998 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor Operations at IBM Microelectronics. From 2005 to 2010, Didier Lamouche was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Bull. As of 2006 he held various Board and Executive roles at STMicroelectronics, Switzerland and from December 2011 until March 2013, he was President of the Executive Board and CEO of ST-Ericsson S.A., Switzerland. From April 2013 to October 2018, Didier Lamouche was CEO of Idemia (formerly Oberthur Technologies), France. Since 2019, Didier Lamouche has been chairman of the Boards of UTIMACO, Germany and QUADIENT1, France. Furthermore, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ASM International1, The Netherlands, since May 2020. Didier Lamouche has been nominated for being elected as member of the BoD of ACI Worldwide1 at their AGM 2021.

Didier Lamouche has held mandates as non-executive director on boards of various listed and non-listed companies.

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David Prince

Audit Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee
David Prince
Audit Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee

British national, born 1951. David Prince has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2004. He has served on various committees and was Chair of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2019 where he is still a member. Since April 2017 he has been a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

David Prince is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

He started his career in the oil and gas industry as part of a management trainee scheme at British Gas, later attending business school in the UK. Following accountancy roles at Philips Industries and TRW, he joined Cable & Wireless, holding accountancy, general management and group marketing positions in the UK and in Hong Kong. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for Hong Kong Telecom plc (HKT) as Group Finance Director, followed by an appointment as Deputy CEO. In 2000, David Prince became Group CFO of PCCW plc, Hong Kong. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for Cable & Wireless as Group Finance Director. Since 2004 he has acted as investment advisor to companies based in Asia, China and Australia.

David Prince was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ARK Therapeutics, UK until March 2013.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd. 1, Hong Kong and of various companies in the Wilson Parking Group, Australia.

He has been a non-executive director of the Board of Sunevision Holdings Ltd. 1, Cayman Islands since October 2016. During 2020 he was appointed to the China Joint Venture Boards of FESCO Adecco as a non-executive Director.

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Regula Wallimann

Audit Committee Chair
Regula Wallimann
Audit Committee Chair

Swiss national, born 1967. Regula Wallimann has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2018. She has been Chair of the Audit Committee since April 2019 (member since April 2018). Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

She obtained a business degree (lic. oec. HSG) from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and is a Certified Public Accountant, both Swiss and US. From 1993 to 2017, Regula Wallimann worked for KPMG Switzerland, where she acted during 14 years as global lead partner for various large listed and non-listed international and national clients. From 2012 to 2014, Regula Wallimann was member of KPMG Switzerland’s strategic Partners' Committee.

Regula Wallimann has been a non-executive board member and member of the audit committee of Straumann Holding AG1, Switzerland since 2017, and Chair of the audit and risk committee since April 2019 and member of the HR and compensation committee since April 2020. In addition, she has been a non-executive board member and head of the finance and audit committee of Swissgrid AG since 2017, Switzerland. Furthermore, she has been a non-executive board member and member of the audit committee since April 2018 and member of the nomination committee since April 2019 of Helvetia Holding AG1, Switzerland. She has been member of the supervisory board of the institute for Accounting, Control and Auditing of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, since 2010.

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Regula Wallimann

Audit Committee Chair
Regula Wallimann
Audit Committee Chair

Swiss national, born 1967. Regula Wallimann has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2018. She has been Chair of the Audit Committee since April 2019 (member since April 2018). Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

She obtained a business degree (lic. oec. HSG) from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and is a Certified Public Accountant, both Swiss and US. From 1993 to 2017, Regula Wallimann worked for KPMG Switzerland, where she acted during 14 years as global lead partner for various large listed and non-listed international and national clients. From 2012 to 2014, Regula Wallimann was member of KPMG Switzerland’s strategic Partners' Committee.

Regula Wallimann has been a non-executive board member and member of the audit committee of Straumann Holding AG1, Switzerland since 2017, and Chair of the audit and risk committee since April 2019 and member of the HR and compensation committee since April 2020. In addition, she has been a non-executive board member and head of the finance and audit committee of Swissgrid AG since 2017, Switzerland. Furthermore, she has been a non-executive board member and member of the audit committee since April 2018 and member of the nomination committee since April 2019 of Helvetia Holding AG1, Switzerland. She has been member of the supervisory board of the institute for Accounting, Control and Auditing of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, since 2010.

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Ariane Gorin

Digital Committee Chair, Audit Committee
Ariane Gorin
Digital Committee Chair, Audit Committee

French and United States national, born 1974. Ariane Gorin has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2017 and has been Chair of the Digital Committee since April 2019. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

She obtained an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Since 2013, Ariane Gorin has been member of the management team of Expedia Group1, headquartered in the USA. In December 2019 Ariane Gorin was named President of the Expedia Business Services brand. She previously was President of the Expedia Partner Solutions and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Expedia Affiliate Network brand, based in the UK. She is a member of Expedia’s Travel Leadership Team.

From 2000 to 2002 Ariane Gorin served as Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in France and in the USA. From 2003 to 2013, she served in various functions at Microsoft Corporation, USA: initially as Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Enterprise Services Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, thereafter as Business Manager Western Europe and from 2007 to 2010 as Marketing Director and then Sales Director for Small and Midmarket Business and Distribution for France, and finally from 2010 to 2013 as Director Office Products and Services for France, based in France. From December 2019 until February 2021, Ariane Gorin was a member of the Supervisory Board of Trivago, Germany.

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David Prince

Audit Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee
David Prince
Audit Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee

British national, born 1951. David Prince has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2004. He has served on various committees and was Chair of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2019 where he is still a member. Since April 2017 he has been a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

David Prince is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

He started his career in the oil and gas industry as part of a management trainee scheme at British Gas, later attending business school in the UK. Following accountancy roles at Philips Industries and TRW, he joined Cable & Wireless, holding accountancy, general management and group marketing positions in the UK and in Hong Kong. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for Hong Kong Telecom plc (HKT) as Group Finance Director, followed by an appointment as Deputy CEO. In 2000, David Prince became Group CFO of PCCW plc, Hong Kong. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for Cable & Wireless as Group Finance Director. Since 2004 he has acted as investment advisor to companies based in Asia, China and Australia.

David Prince was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ARK Therapeutics, UK until March 2013.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd. 1, Hong Kong and of various companies in the Wilson Parking Group, Australia.

He has been a non-executive director of the Board of Sunevision Holdings Ltd. 1, Cayman Islands since October 2016. During 2020 he was appointed to the China Joint Venture Boards of FESCO Adecco as a non-executive Director.

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Kathleen Taylor

Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee
Kathleen Taylor
Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee

Canadian national, born 1957. Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2015 and since April 2017 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee. Furthermore, she was a member of the Digital Committee from April 2019 until April 2021. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Kathleen Taylor obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto, all in Canada.

Kathleen Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Canada, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013.

Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada1 since November 2001, and its Chair since January 2014. She has also served as Chair of Altas Partners, Canada, since April 2019. She has been a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since October 2013 and a director of Air Canada1 since May 2016.

Kathleen Taylor is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children and a director and immediate past Chair of the Board of the SickKids Foundation, Canada. She is also a member of the Principal’s International Advisory Board of McGill University and of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University, both in Canada. She is a member of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada, and the Co-Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council.

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Didier Lamouche

Compensation Committee Chair, Digital Committee
Didier Lamouche
Compensation Committee Chair, Digital Committee

French national, born 1959. Didier Lamouche has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2011. He has been Chair of the Compensation Committee since April 2020 (member since April 2019) and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Audit Committee from April 2017 until April 2019 and of the Corporate Governance Committee from April 2011 until April 2017. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Didier Lamouche obtained a PhD and Engineer Degree in semiconductor technology from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.

Didier Lamouche was CEO of Altis Semiconductor from 1998 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor Operations at IBM Microelectronics. From 2005 to 2010, Didier Lamouche was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Bull. As of 2006 he held various Board and Executive roles at STMicroelectronics, Switzerland and from December 2011 until March 2013, he was President of the Executive Board and CEO of ST-Ericsson S.A., Switzerland. From April 2013 to October 2018, Didier Lamouche was CEO of Idemia (formerly Oberthur Technologies), France. Since 2019, Didier Lamouche has been chairman of the Boards of UTIMACO, Germany and QUADIENT1, France. Furthermore, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ASM International1, The Netherlands, since May 2020. Didier Lamouche has been nominated for being elected as member of the BoD of ACI Worldwide1 at their AGM 2021.

Didier Lamouche has held mandates as non-executive director on boards of various listed and non-listed companies.

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Kathleen Taylor

Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee
Kathleen Taylor
Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee

Canadian national, born 1957. Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2015 and since April 2017 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee. Furthermore, she was a member of the Digital Committee from April 2019 until April 2021. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Kathleen Taylor obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto, all in Canada.

Kathleen Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Canada, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013.

Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada1 since November 2001, and its Chair since January 2014. She has also served as Chair of Altas Partners, Canada, since April 2019. She has been a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since October 2013 and a director of Air Canada1 since May 2016.

Kathleen Taylor is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children and a director and immediate past Chair of the Board of the SickKids Foundation, Canada. She is also a member of the Principal’s International Advisory Board of McGill University and of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University, both in Canada. She is a member of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada, and the Co-Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council.

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Rachel Duan

Compensation Committee
Rachel Duan
Compensation Committee

Chinese national, born 1970. Rachel Duan has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee since April 2021. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Rachel Duan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and International Business from Shanghai International Studies University, China and an MBA degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Until June 2020 Rachel Duan was Senior Vice President of General Electric Company (“GE”) and President & CEO of GE’s Global Markets, where she was responsible for driving GE’s growth in global emerging markets, including China, APAC, India, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Rachel Duan joined GE in 1996 and has worked at GE across multiple businesses in the USA, Japan and China. Since 2006, she held senior leadership positions including CEO of GE Advanced Materials China and then Asia Pacific, CEO of GE Healthcare China, and CEO of GE China.

Since 2018, Rachel Duan has served as non-executive board member and as member of the compensation and governance committee (since 2019) of AXA S.A.1, and since 2020 as non-executive Board Member of Sanofi1, both France.

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Alexander Gut

Governance & Nomination Committee Chair, Digital Committee
Alexander Gut
Governance & Nomination Committee Chair, Digital Committee

British and Swiss national, born 1963. Alexander Gut has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2010. He has been Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2018 and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Compensation Committee from April 2015 until April 2019. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Alexander Gut holds a doctorate degree in business administration (Dr. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant.

From 1991 to 2001, he was with KPMG in Zurich and London and from 2001 to 2003 with Ernst & Young in Zurich, where he became a partner in 2002. From 2003 to 2007, he was a partner with KPMG in Zurich, where he became a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Switzerland in 2005. Until June 2019 he was a member of the Board of Directors of SIHAG Swiss Industrial Holding AG, Switzerland.

Alexander Gut is the founder and managing partner of Gut Corporate Finance AG. Furthermore, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG from 2016 until April 2020, both in Switzerland.

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes

Chair of the Board, Member of the Governance & Nomination Committee
Jean-Christophe Deslarzes
Chair of the Board, Member of the Governance & Nomination Committee

Swiss national, born 1963. Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2015. He has been Chair of the Board of Directors since April 2020 and a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2018. He was Chair of the Compensation Committee from April 2018 until April 2020 (member since April 2016) and a member of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2018. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. 

 

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. 

 

Jean-Christophe Deslarzes began his career in 1991 as a tax and legal consultant at Arthur Andersen in Switzerland. From 1994 to 2010, he worked at Rio Tinto and its predecessor companies, Alcan and Alusuisse, in human resources and general management roles in Europe and Canada, including as Senior Vice President Human Resources and member of the Executive Committee of Alcan Group as well as President and CEO, Downstream Aluminium Businesses, Rio Tinto, based in Canada. He served as Chief Human Resources and Organisation Officer and member of the Executive Board at Carrefour Group, based in France, from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2019, Jean-Christophe Deslarzes was Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee of ABB Group, based in Switzerland. 

 

From February 2018 until February 2021, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of ABB India Limited1, India. Since January 2021, Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been a Member of the Executive Faculty at the University of St. Gallen. Since May 2021, he has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Constellium1 (NYSE, headquartered in France).

 

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Kathleen Taylor

Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee
Kathleen Taylor
Vice-Chair of the Board, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee

Canadian national, born 1957. Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2015 and since April 2017 Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee. Furthermore, she was a member of the Digital Committee from April 2019 until April 2021. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Kathleen Taylor obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto, all in Canada.

Kathleen Taylor is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Canada, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013.

Kathleen Taylor has been a member of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada1 since November 2001, and its Chair since January 2014. She has also served as Chair of Altas Partners, Canada, since April 2019. She has been a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board since October 2013 and a director of Air Canada1 since May 2016.

Kathleen Taylor is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children and a director and immediate past Chair of the Board of the SickKids Foundation, Canada. She is also a member of the Principal’s International Advisory Board of McGill University and of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business of York University, both in Canada. She is a member of the National Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada, and the Co-Chair of its Human Capital Policy Council.

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David Prince

Audit Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee
David Prince
Audit Committee, Governance & Nomination Committee

British national, born 1951. David Prince has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2004. He has served on various committees and was Chair of the Audit Committee from April 2015 until April 2019 where he is still a member. Since April 2017 he has been a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

David Prince is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

He started his career in the oil and gas industry as part of a management trainee scheme at British Gas, later attending business school in the UK. Following accountancy roles at Philips Industries and TRW, he joined Cable & Wireless, holding accountancy, general management and group marketing positions in the UK and in Hong Kong. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for Hong Kong Telecom plc (HKT) as Group Finance Director, followed by an appointment as Deputy CEO. In 2000, David Prince became Group CFO of PCCW plc, Hong Kong. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for Cable & Wireless as Group Finance Director. Since 2004 he has acted as investment advisor to companies based in Asia, China and Australia.

David Prince was a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ARK Therapeutics, UK until March 2013.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Ltd. 1, Hong Kong and of various companies in the Wilson Parking Group, Australia.

He has been a non-executive director of the Board of Sunevision Holdings Ltd. 1, Cayman Islands since October 2016. During 2020 he was appointed to the China Joint Venture Boards of FESCO Adecco as a non-executive Director.

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Ariane Gorin

Digital Committee Chair, Audit Committee
Ariane Gorin
Digital Committee Chair, Audit Committee

French and United States national, born 1974. Ariane Gorin has been a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee since April 2017 and has been Chair of the Digital Committee since April 2019. Her one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

She obtained an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Since 2013, Ariane Gorin has been member of the management team of Expedia Group1, headquartered in the USA. In December 2019 Ariane Gorin was named President of the Expedia Business Services brand. She previously was President of the Expedia Partner Solutions and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Expedia Affiliate Network brand, based in the UK. She is a member of Expedia’s Travel Leadership Team.

From 2000 to 2002 Ariane Gorin served as Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in France and in the USA. From 2003 to 2013, she served in various functions at Microsoft Corporation, USA: initially as Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Enterprise Services Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, thereafter as Business Manager Western Europe and from 2007 to 2010 as Marketing Director and then Sales Director for Small and Midmarket Business and Distribution for France, and finally from 2010 to 2013 as Director Office Products and Services for France, based in France. From December 2019 until February 2021, Ariane Gorin was a member of the Supervisory Board of Trivago, Germany.

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Alexander Gut

Governance & Nomination Committee Chair, Digital Committee
Alexander Gut
Governance & Nomination Committee Chair, Digital Committee

British and Swiss national, born 1963. Alexander Gut has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2010. He has been Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee since April 2018 and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Compensation Committee from April 2015 until April 2019. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Alexander Gut holds a doctorate degree in business administration (Dr. oec. publ.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant.

From 1991 to 2001, he was with KPMG in Zurich and London and from 2001 to 2003 with Ernst & Young in Zurich, where he became a partner in 2002. From 2003 to 2007, he was a partner with KPMG in Zurich, where he became a member of the Executive Committee of KPMG Switzerland in 2005. Until June 2019 he was a member of the Board of Directors of SIHAG Swiss Industrial Holding AG, Switzerland.

Alexander Gut is the founder and managing partner of Gut Corporate Finance AG. Furthermore, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG from 2016 until April 2020, both in Switzerland.

Didier Lamouche

Compensation Committee Chair, Digital Committee
Didier Lamouche
Compensation Committee Chair, Digital Committee

French national, born 1959. Didier Lamouche has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2011. He has been Chair of the Compensation Committee since April 2020 (member since April 2019) and a member of the Digital Committee since April 2019. He was a member of the Audit Committee from April 2017 until April 2019 and of the Corporate Governance Committee from April 2011 until April 2017. His one-year term of office ends on the day of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Didier Lamouche obtained a PhD and Engineer Degree in semiconductor technology from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.

Didier Lamouche was CEO of Altis Semiconductor from 1998 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Semiconductor Operations at IBM Microelectronics. From 2005 to 2010, Didier Lamouche was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Bull. As of 2006 he held various Board and Executive roles at STMicroelectronics, Switzerland and from December 2011 until March 2013, he was President of the Executive Board and CEO of ST-Ericsson S.A., Switzerland. From April 2013 to October 2018, Didier Lamouche was CEO of Idemia (formerly Oberthur Technologies), France. Since 2019, Didier Lamouche has been chairman of the Boards of UTIMACO, Germany and QUADIENT1, France. Furthermore, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ASM International1, The Netherlands, since May 2020. Didier Lamouche has been nominated for being elected as member of the BoD of ACI Worldwide1 at their AGM 2021.

Didier Lamouche has held mandates as non-executive director on boards of various listed and non-listed companies.

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