Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of the Siegfried Holding AG: They appoint the CEO and the members of the Executive Committee and control as well the strategic goals of the company.

Andreas Casutt, Ph.D., Chairman, Siegfried Holding AG

Andreas Casutt (1963) joined the Board of Siegfried Holding AG in 2010 and was elected Chairman in 2014. He has been a partner of the Niederer Kraft & Frey law firm in Zurich since 2002, and held office as managing partner from 2006 to 2014. Andreas Casutt specializes in Corporate law, Contract law, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Stock exchange law. In addition, he is a board member of Mikron Holding AG, Maxon Motor AG, Liechtenstein-based Bendura Bank AG and various privately held companies.

Andreas Casutt studied law and received his Ph.D. in Zurich and completed an LL.M. program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Andreas Casutt is a Swiss citizen.

Colin Bond, Member of the Board of Directors, Siegfried Holding AG

Colin Bond (1961) joined the Board of Siegfried Holding AG in 2013. In 2016, he has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Vifor Pharma AG. Previously, Colin Bond held the position of Group Chief Financial Officer of Evotec in Hamburg. Following career stations as a pharmacist, chartered accountant and management consultant, he worked for 25 years as Chief Financial Officer for several international companies in various industries, of which 11 years for Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, today Lanxess, a US-based global specialty chemicals company.

Colin Bond holds a university degree in pharmacy from the University of Aston, Birmingham, and a MBA degree from London Business School.

He is a citizen of Great Britain and Switzerland.

Wolfram Carius, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Directors, Siegfried Holding AG

Wolfram Carius (1961) was elected member of the Board of Siegfried Holding AG in 2014. In 2016, he was appointed Executive Vice President Pharmaceutical Product Supply at Bayer and, in this function, serves as a member of the Executive Committee at Bayer Pharma. Previously, Wolfram Carius worked for Sanofi, a French healthcare company, as Senior Vice President Biopharma Biologics and member of the Global Leadership Team. From 1987 to 2013, Wolfram Carius held various positions with the pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim. In 2009, he was appointed to the company’s Board of Managing Directors, initially with responsibility for Human Resources and Technical Operations, and from 2012 for Biopharma and Operations. Before that, he was responsible for the development and expansion of the biopharma unit. He managed the company’s production site in Japan and worked later in Brazil as technical director before being appointed member of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Board of Managing Directors in Germany.

Wolfram Carius holds a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical biology and analytical phytochemistry from the University of Saarland, Germany. In 2009, the Biberach University of Applied Sciences awarded him the title of honorary professor in recognition of his long and exceptional service.

Wolfram Carius is a German citizen.

Reto A. Garzetti, Member of the Board of Directors, Siegfried Holding AG

Reto A. Garzetti (1960) joined the Board of Siegfried Holding AG in 2011. Since 1999, he is a partner and Vice President of the Board of SE Swiss Equities. He additionally serves on the Board of SKW Stahl Metallurgie Holding AG (until 2016), listed on the German stock exchange, the Board of Peach Properties AG (President), listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, as well as on the Board of the privately held companies AGI AG, Occlutech AG and other privately held companies in Switzerland and abroad. Previously, he served for many years on the Board of multinational US companies.

Reto Garzetti graduated 1986 from the University of Zurich in business administration (lic. oec. publ. / MBA) with the main emphasis on banking, trade and securities law.

He is a Swiss and Italian citizen.

Martin Schmid, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Directors, Siegfried Holding AG

Martin Schmid (1969) joined the Board of Siegfried Holding AG in 2016. He was elected Councilor of State for the Canton of Grisons in 2011. From 2003 to 2011, he served as a member of the Canton of Grisons government, where he was in charge of the Department of Justice, Security, and Health as well as subsequently the Department of Finance. Martin Schmid is an attorney at law and serves on several boards in the fields of energy, health and construction. He is president of the Swiss gas industry association (VSG ASIG), of the foundation of the Cantonal Hospital Grisons and of the Institute for financial economy and financial law (IFF) of the University of St. Gallen. Furthermore, he is a board member of economiesuisse, a Swiss corporate union.

He studied law at the University of St. Gallen where he was awarded a Ph.D. in 2005.

Martin Schmid is a Swiss citizen.

Ulla Schmidt, Member of the Board of Directors, Siegfried Holding AG

Ulla Schmidt (1949) joined the Board of Siegfried Holding AG in 2016. She has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1990 and its Vice President from 2013 to 2017. From 2001 to 2009, she held the position of Federal Minister of Health in the Republic of Germany. She served in several public office functions; among others as City Councilor in Aachen. Ulla Schmidt is Chairwoman of the board of Federal Lebenshilfe Association headquartered in Marburg, Germany, an expert member on the supervisory board of Charité-University Medicine Berlin, and member of the advisory committee of K&S Sozialbau AG, Sottrum. Furthermore, she serves on the board of Aktion Mensch, Bonn, and is Chairwoman of the board of trustees of Hospizstiftung Region Aachen and a member of the board of Philips GmbH.

Ulla Schmidt holds a prediploma in psychology and was awarded a school teaching degree from the University of Aachen.

Ulla Schmidt is a German citizen.

Isabelle Welton, Member of the Board of Directors, Siegfried Holding AG

Isabelle Welton (1963) joined the Board of Siegfried Holding AG in 2020. She looks back on a successful career in international companies in the financial services and IT industries. She started her career with Citibank in Tokyo and subsequently changed to IBM, where she held various positions in marketing and communications before being appointed country general manager of IBM in Switzerland. In 2013, Isabelle Welton joined Zurich Insurance Group as member of the Group Executive Board with responsibility for Human Resources & Corporate Culture. Today, she is the owner of a consulting company focusing on corporate culture and change processes. Isabelle Welton serves on the board of NZZ Media Group, Avobis Group and on the foundation boards of Swisscontact, SOS Children’s Village Switzerland and Lucerne Festival.

Isabelle Welton is a Swiss citizen.

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