We create formats for encounters that bring together people and brands – independent of time, space and location.

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

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

Sandra von May-Granelli

  • Study of law at the University of Bern
  • Owner, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Feusi Bildungszentrum AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2020
  • Elected on 29 May 2020 until the 2021 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Private University of Applied Sciences PHW Bern, Chair of the Board of Directors
BGF Bernische Genossenschaft für Feuerbestattung , member of the Board of Directors
be-med: Berner Berufsfachschule für medizinische Assistenzberufe AG , member of the Board of Directors
medi | Zentrum für medizinische Bildung , Chair of the Foundation Board
Blinden- und Behindertenzentrum Bern, member of the Foundation Board
Handels- und Industrieverein des Kantons Bern, member of the Board
Handels- und Industrieverein des Kantons Bern, Sektion Bern , member of the Board
Swiss Employers’ Association, member of the Board

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 AG

    Around 650 shareholders

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

    1. Talendo AG

      Shareholding in per cent: 100

    2. Together AG

      Shareholding in per cent: 100

    3. MESSEPARK BERN AG

      Shareholding in per cent: 32,6