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Franziska von Weissenfluh

  • Lic. rer. pol., Business Administration and Economics
  • Chair of the Board of Directors since 2015, member since 2009
  • Elected on 25.06.2018 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Messepark Bern AG, Vice-Chair
Wetterhorn von Weissenfluh AG, Chair
Valiant AG, member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
Deloitte Ltd, member of the Advisory Board
Bern Economic Development Agency, member of the Advisory Committee

Urs Berger

  • University of St.Gallen, eight semesters of study in Economics
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors since 2016, member since 2009 
  • Elected on 25.06.2018 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and Foundation Councils, including:
Swiss Mobiliar Cooperative Company, Chair
Swiss Mobiliar Holding Ltd., Chair
Gothaer Versicherungsbank and Gothaer Finanzholding AG, member of the Supervisory Board
Basler Kantonalbank, Bank Council
Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation, President
Foundation Compensation Fund for Asbestos Victims (EFA), President
SensoPro AG, member of the Board of Directors

Dominique Schmid

  • Lic. rer. pol. MBA, Finance and Technology, A&O Psychology
  • St. Claraspital AG, Head of Innovation and Technology and member of the Management Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2015
  • Elected on 25.06.2018 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Domicil Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors
Messepark Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors

Andreas Rickenbacher

  • Lic. rer. pol., Business Administration and Political Science
  • Proprietor of Andreas Rickenbacher Management Ltd
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2016
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2022 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Aebi Schmidt Holding AG, member of the Board of Directors
BKW Energie AG, member of the Board of Directors
HRS Real Estate AG, member of the Board of Directors
Switzerland Innovation Foundation, Vice-Chair
International Lauberhorn Races Association, Vice-President
Swiss Economic Forum (SEF), member of the Advisory Board
Former Councillor for the canton of Bern

Pascale Bruderer

  • Member of the Swiss Council of States SP/AG (until autumn 2019)
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2020 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Shareholder and executive member of the Board of Directors of IT start-up Crossiety Ltd.
Swiss Mobiliar Cooperative Company, member of the Board of Directors
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, member of the Foundation Council 

Peter Stähli

  • Managing Director of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2020 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
LWA AG, Chair of the Board of Directors
STS AG, member of the Board of Directors
Mineralquelle Adelboden AG, member of the Board of Directors
MachIQ Software Services Ltd., member of the Board of Directors

Jürg Stöckli

  • Independent member of the Board of Directors and entrepreneur
  • Chair of the Board of Directors since 2019
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2022 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Die Mobiliar, member of the Board of Directors
Allreal, member of the Board of Directors
SBB, former Head of Real Estate and member of the Group Executive Board
PRIVERA LTD., former COO and member of the Management Board

Franziska von Weissenfluh

  • Lic. rer. pol., Business Administration and Economics
  • Vice-Chair since 2015, member of the Board of Directors since 2015
  • Elected on 25.06.2018 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
BERNEXPO HOLDING AG, Chair
Wetterhorn von Weissenfluh AG, Chair
Valiant AG, member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
Deloitte Ltd, member of the Advisory Board
Bern Economic Development Agency, member of the Advisory Committee

Dominique Schmid

  • Lic. rer. pol. MBA, Finance and Technology, A&O Psychology
  • St. Claraspital AG, Head of Innovation and Technology and member of the Management Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2015
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Domicil Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors
Messepark Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors

Franziska von Weissenfluh

  • Lic. rer. pol., Business Administration and Economics
  • Chair of the Board of Directors since 2015, member since 2009
  • Elected on 25.06.2018 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Messepark Bern AG, Vice-Chair
Wetterhorn von Weissenfluh AG, Chair
Valiant AG, member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee
Deloitte Ltd, member of the Advisory Board
Bern Economic Development Agency, member of the Advisory Committee

Urs Berger

  • University of St.Gallen, eight semesters of study in Economics
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors since 2016, member since 2009 
  • Elected on 25.06.2018 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and Foundation Councils, including:
Swiss Mobiliar Cooperative Company, Chair
Swiss Mobiliar Holding Ltd., Chair
Gothaer Versicherungsbank and Gothaer Finanzholding AG, member of the Supervisory Board
Basler Kantonalbank, Bank Council
Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation, President
Foundation Compensation Fund for Asbestos Victims (EFA), President
SensoPro AG, member of the Board of Directors

Dominique Schmid

  • Lic. rer. pol. MBA, Finance and Technology, A&O Psychology
  • St. Claraspital AG, Head of Innovation and Technology and member of the Management Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2015
  • Elected on 25.06.2018 until 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Domicil Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors
Messepark Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors

Andreas Rickenbacher

  • Lic. rer. pol., Business Administration and Political Science
  • Proprietor of Andreas Rickenbacher Management Ltd
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2016
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2022 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Aebi Schmidt Holding AG, member of the Board of Directors
BKW Energie AG, member of the Board of Directors
HRS Real Estate AG, member of the Board of Directors
Switzerland Innovation Foundation, Vice-Chair
International Lauberhorn Races Association, Vice-President
Swiss Economic Forum (SEF), member of the Advisory Board
Former Councillor for the canton of Bern

Pascale Bruderer

  • Member of the Swiss Council of States SP/AG (until autumn 2019)
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2020 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Shareholder and executive member of the Board of Directors of IT start-up Crossiety Ltd.
Swiss Mobiliar Cooperative Company, member of the Board of Directors
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, member of the Foundation Council 

Peter Stähli

  • Managing Director of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2020 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
LWA AG, Chair of the Board of Directors
STS AG, member of the Board of Directors
Mineralquelle Adelboden AG, member of the Board of Directors
MachIQ Software Services Ltd., member of the Board of Directors

Jennifer Somm

CEO

Previous employment:
Member of the Management Board of Rufener Events Ltd. BSW – a subsidiary of MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd. Prior to that, Communications Consultant at Jäggi Communications (now: Burson-Marsteller).

Education:
Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting and Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen – School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs (HSG), Switzerland.

Bruno Battaglia

CFO

Previous employment:
CFO and member of the Management Board of Admeira Ltd – an associated company of SRG SSR, Ringier and Swisscom. Prior to that, Head of Finances and Controlling and CFO at publisuisse SA.

Education:
Lic. rer. pol. including studies in financial management, organisation and marketing at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Several specialist and leadership-specific training courses, including strategic financial management, M&A and company valuation, advanced controlling, crisis management and business intelligence.

Oliver Vrieze

CMSO

Previous employment:
Head of Sales and Marketing and member of the Management Board of FIFA Museum Ltd. Prior to that, Head of Sales and Marketing and member of the Management Board of KKL Luzern Management AG.

Education:
Master’s degree in Business Administration for Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Hotel Management School Maastricht, Netherlands. Several advanced training courses, including “Foundations of Leadership” and “Developing you, developing others”.

Oliver Senn

COO

Previous employment:
Managing Director of CTS – Congrès, Tourisme et Sport SA. Prior to that, Head of Membership Services at Swiss-Ski and lecturer on crazes in gaming at the University of Bern.

Education:
Master’s degree in Sport and Sports Science with a minor in Media and Communication Sciences from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Several advanced training courses, including CAS marketing management and sales, CAS digital transformation and CAS online marketing and social media; as part of an Executive Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management.

The structure of the BERNEXPO GROUPE.

  1. BERNEXPO HOLDING AG

    Around 650 shareholders

    Shares traded on OTC-X (trading platform of BEKB), by ZKB and by Lienhardt & Partners Private Bank Zurich Ltd.

    1. BERNEXPO AG

      Operating company


       

    2. SHAREHOLDINGS

      Talendo AG
      Together AG
      Various others

    3. MESSEPARK BERN AG

      Infrastructure company


       

The annual report of the BERNEXPO GROUPE.

On the digital platform of the BERNEXPO GROUPE, you can find our annual report and an overview of our KPIs. In addition, our detailed financial reports from recent years are available for download.