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4. Executive board

Regulations in the articles of association regarding the number of permissible mandates

According to the articles of incorporation, article 18h, the members of the Executive Board are permitted to hold a maximum of two additional mandates for exchange-listed firms or non-listed firms and a maximum of three mandates for associations, family foundations and pension funds (in total five mandates).

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Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

Martin Buyle

Austrian, born 1974

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Vienna; MBA Master of Business Administration, IESE Business School Barcelona

Stations

1997 – 2000 MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, Friedrichshafen, Development Engineer

2002 – 2005 Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich, Senior Consultant

2005 – 2009 Kramer-Werke GmbH, Überlingen, Managing Director

2009 – 2014 Jakob Müller Ltd, Frick, Member of the Group Management, finally as CEO and Chairman of the Group Management

Since 1 October 2014 CEO Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd, Various directorships with other companies in the Orell Füssli Group

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Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

Beat Müller

Swiss, born 1956

Business Economist (lic.oec.publ. Zurich University), EMBA Executive Master of Business Administration GSBA, Zurich/Albany

Stations

1983 – 1985 Limmat Insurance, Zurich, Controller

1987 – 1989 Swissôtel, Zurich, Country Controller Switzerland

1989 – 1992 Swissair, Zurich, Controller Operations and Information Technology

1993 – 1995 Swissair, Zurich, Head of Business Administration and Strategic Planning Operations

1996 – 2000 Swissair, Zurich, Vice President Planning and Business Administration Operations, Member of the Management Board Operations

2000 – 2009 Swiss Post, Berne, Post Offices and Sales, CFO, Member of the Management Board

2010 – 2011 Swiss Post, Berne, Swiss Post International Management Ltd, CFO, Member of the Management Board

2012 – 2013 Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, Head Group Controlling

Since 1 April 2013 CFO Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments

Member of the Foundation Council cb-Foundation, Zurich, Various directorships with companies in the Orell Füssli Group

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Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

Peter Crottogini

Swiss, born 1959

Trainer in Further Education (Swiss Federal Certificate), Manager in Adult Education (Swiss Diploma)

Stations

1995 – 2001 Swissair, Instructor & Manager of Training Ground Services worldwide

2001 – 2002 ESEC Management Ldt, Manager Education & Training

2002 – 2003 Swiss International Air Lines, General Manager Sales & Marketing and Airport Training

2003 – 2009 Sunrise Communication Ltd, Manager Training & Development

2010 Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, Head Personnel & Organisational Development

Since 1 January 2011 Head Human Resources Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments

None

head corporate development

Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

Dr Daniel Broger

Swiss, born 1977

Dr.oec. HSG/lic.iur. HSG (University of St. Gallen)

Stations

2003 – 2005 Capvis Equity Partners, Zurich, Analyst

2005 – 2015 Broger & Partners, Strategy and M&A Advisory (Owner)

2009 – 2011 Altium Capital AG, Munich, Senior Associate with focus on technology, media and telecom (TMT) and renewable energy

2002– 2015 Founder of the collaborative marketplace software company Genuine & Lasting Inc. in North Carolina, USA

2016– 2017 Head Strategic Projects Orell Füssli Holding Group

Since August 2017 Head Corporate Development Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments

None

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head security printing division

Philipp Seewer

Swiss, born 1971

Mechanical Engineering Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Executive MBA University Zurich

Stations

1996 – 1997 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Measurement and Control Laboratory, Research Assistant

1997 – 2001 Alusuisse Airex Composites, Sins/Altenrhein, Project Manager

2001 – 2004 Alcan Composites USA, Development Engineer

2004 – 2007 Alcan Airex AG, Sins, Head of Production

2008 – 2013 Airex AG, Sins, Director Operations

2013 – 2014 Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd, Chief Operating Officer

Since 1 April 2014 Head Security Printing Division

Other board appointments

None

head publishing division

Dr Matti Schüsseler

German, born 1959

Studies in literature and linguistics at the Universities of Göttingen, Rennes (France), Munich and Constance

Stations

1988 – 1991 Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh, various functions, finally Head of the Representative Office in Berlin

1991 – 1993 FNAC Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, Division Manager Books

1993 – 1996 Klett AG, Stuttgart, General Manager Ernst Klett Distribution Company

1996 – 2010 Langenscheidt KG, Munich, Director Marketing & Distribution and Member of the Management Board; in addition CEO Langenscheidt Poland, Warsaw (as of 2000) and Langenscheidt Ibérica, Madrid (as of 2008)

Since 1 March 2011 Head of the Publishing Division

Other board appointments

None

head security printing division

Dr Dieter Sauter

German, born 1968

Studies in Physics at the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart

Stations

1996 – 2000 University of Stuttgart, Institute for Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials, Scientific Assistant

2000 – 2002 Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin, Project Manager Research & Development Division

2002 – 2005 Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Product Manager Process Engineering

2005 – 2006 Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich, Patent Coordinator Banknote Printing Division

2007 – 2011 Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Munich, Regional Sales Director Southern & Eastern Africa Banknote Printing Division

2011 – 2014 Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd, Head Research & Development

Since 1 April 2014 Head Security Printing Division

Other board appointments

None

head atlantic zeiser division (until August 2017)

Manfred Minich

German, born 1958

Industrial Business Administrator, Study “Corporate Management” Hochschule Pinneberg

Stations

1976 – 1997 Metabowerke GmbH & Co, Nürtingen, various functions in Sales and Marketing, finally Director Sales Region DACH

1997 – 1999 Black & Decker Germany, Idstein, Director Marketing German-Alpine (DACH) and Member of the Extended Executive Board

1999 – 2000 Loewe AG (Loewe Opta GmbH), Kronach, Director Marketing CE

2001 – 2006 Herma GmbH, Stuttgart, Managing Director Label Division and Machinery Division, Member of Executive Boards in various subsidiaries, finally Chairman of the Executive Board of the Herma Group

2006 – 2011 Binder GmbH & Co., KG, Oppenweiler, Director Sales, Marketing and Service, Member of Executive Boards in various subsidiaries, Spokesman of the Executive Board of the MBO Group

2012 –August 2017  Head of the Atlantic Zeiser Division

Other board appointments

None

ceo orell füssli thalia ag (since January 2018)

Pascal Schneebeli

Swiss, born 1973

Business Economist, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Export Specialist (Swiss Diploma), European Institute for Foreign Trade, Basle

StationS

1992 – 1997 Lamprecht Transport Ltd, Embrach, Head Import Overseas

1996 – 2006 www.buch.ch, Winterthur, Co-Founder and Chairman

2006 – 2013 Thalia Bücher AG, Basle, Managing Director

2013 – 2017 Orell Füssli Thalia AG, Zurich, Managing Director/CFO

Since January 2018 Managing Director/CEO Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd

Other board appointments

None

ceo orell füssli thalia ag (until January 2018)

Frank Egholm

Dane, born 1971

Business Economist, Syddansk Universitet/University of Southern Denmark, Kolding (BA in Business Administration and BA in International Business Administration), MBA Bangkok/Thailand

StationS

1993 – 2002 ECCO Sko A/S, DK & Asia (various Management functions Purchasing/Sales/Supply Chain Management, as of 2000 Group Sales Director EMEA at the headquarters in Bredebro/DK)

2002 – 2004 LEGO Group, Billund/DK, Group Sourcing Director

2004 – 2011 Aldi Denmark, Karlslunde/DK, Managing Director & Chief Procurement Officer

2011 – 2014 Maxi Zoo/Fressnapf Sandinavia, Ballerup/DK, Managing Director

2014 – 2016 Staples Germany, Hamburg, Managing Director

2016 – January 2018 CEO Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd

Other board appointments

None