Rudolf W. Hug, age 63, joined the Board of Directors in 2005 when the company went public and has also been a member of its Audit Committee since then. “Rudolf W. Hug possesses extensive management skills and experience and is ideally positioned to act as the new Chairman thereby creating an optimum foundation for the Group’s further successful development”, commented Chairman Gerhard Fischer.
From 1977 to 1997, Rudolf W. Hug worked in several positions for Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (today Credit Suisse). During the period from 1987 until 1997, he ran the international division and served as member of the executive board of Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse First Boston. Since 1998, Rudolf W. Hug has been active as an independent management consultant. He holds a PhD in law from the University of Zurich and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France).