Members of Group Executive Management

The CEO is responsible for managing the Group. He co-ordinates the activities of the individual divisions and chairs the Group Executive Management committee. The other members of Group Executive Management report to the CEO. The division heads run their divisions with a view to achieving sustainably profitable performance. They define the specific management tools their divisions require in addition to the Group-wide guidelines which are in place.

Mueller

MICHAEL MUELLER, 1972, SWISS CITIZEN, MASTER’S DEGREE IN LAW (LIC. IUR. HSG) FROM THE UNIVERSITIES OF ST. GALLEN AND LAUSANNE

Previous activities:
CFO of Valora Holding AG, Managing Director of Rubus Capital Management AG, CEO, Board Delegate and Member of the Board of Directors of Jelmoli Holding AG, CEO of GVO Asset Management AG, merger and acquisitions advisor at Goldman Sachs, management consultant at Bain & Company advising on strategic transformation and restructuring programmes.

CEO of Valora since March 1, 2014.

Knechtle

Tobias Knechtle, 1972, Swiss citizen, Master’s degree in Economics (lic. rer. pol.) from the University of Berne

Previous activities:
Senior Vice President, Finance at Kudelski Group, Principal and Managing Director at Cinven Private Equity, various consultancy positions at The Boston Consulting Group, Corporate Internal Auditor at Nestlé Group.

CFO of Valora since March 1, 2014.

Eisele

THOMAS EISELE, 1974, Swiss citizen, Master’s degree in Economics (lic. rer. pol.) from the University of Basel

Previous activities:
Managing Director of Brezelbäckerei Ditsch GmbH & Brezelkönig AG, Head of Business Development / M&A at Valora Group, Assistant Executive Chairman of Valora Holding AG, Assistant Executive Chairman of Manor Group, CFO / COO itheca Group, management consultant at MCS.

Head of Division Food Service since April 1, 2014 (previsously Ditsch / Brezelkönig division).