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4 Group Executive Board

4.1 Members

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From left to right: Philipp Hänggi, Ronald Trächsel, Suzanne Thoma, Antje Kanngiesser, Roland Küpfer

Group Executive Board

Composition

Role

Since

Dr. Suzanne Thoma

CEO, Member of the Group Executive Board since 2010

2013

Ronald Trächsel

CFO, Deputy to the CEO

2014

Dr. Roland Küpfer

Head of Power Grid

2017

Dr. Antje Kanngiesser

Head of Group Markets & Services

2019

Dr. Philipp Hänggi

Head of Production

2020 1

1 The Board of Directors elected Dr. Philipp Hänggi as a member of the Group Executive Board on 29 August 2019 with effect as of 1 January 2020. He succeeds Hermann Ineichen, who left BKW at the end of 2019.

Departures

Hermann Ineichen, Head of Production, left BKW at the end of the 2019 financial year.

4.2 Activities and vested interests

Suzanne Thoma (1962, CH)

PhD in chemical engineering

Professional background, career

Since 2013 CEO

2010 – 2013 Head of Networks

2007 – 2009 Head of the Automotive division of the WICOR Group in Rapperswil

2002 – 2007 CEO of Rolic Technologies Ltd

1990 – 2002 Various roles in a variety of countries for Ciba Spezialitätenchemie AG (now BASF AG)

Significant mandates
Mandates held on the instruction of BKW

Hermann Ineichen (1957, CH)

Degree in electrical engineering and MSc in Energy Management

Professional background, career

Since 2013 Head of Production

2001 – 2013 Head of Energy Switzerland

Significant mandates
Mandates held on the instruction of BKW

Ronald Trächsel (1959, CH)

Lic. rer. pol

Professional background, career

Since 2014 CFO

2008 – 2014 CFO of the globally active Sika Group

2000 – 2008 CEO and CFO of the globally active Vitra

Significant mandates
Mandates held on the instruction of BKW

Roland Küpfer (1958, CH)

PhD in economics, MBA, degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering

Professional background, career

Since 2017 Head of Power Grid

2013 – 2017 CEO of technology company Multiple Dimensions

2009 – 2013 CEO of Cicor Group

2007 – 2009 Member of the Executive Board of ASCOM Security Communications, Internationalisation

2001 – 2009 Division Head, Schaffner Components, Member of Group Management

Significant mandates
Mandates held on the instruction of BKW

Antje Kanngiesser (1974, CH)

Dr. EMBA

Professional background, career

Since 2019 Member of the Group Executive Board of BKW AG

Since 2017 Head of Group Markets & Services division, BKW AG

2014 – 2017 Head of the Group Management division, member of the expanded Group Executive Board, BKW AG

2007 – 2014 Various functions, Energie Quest Suisse / Alpiq Group

2005 – 2007 Lawyer, Schnutenhaus & Koll, Berlin

2003 – 2005 Lawyer, Gassner, Groth, Siederer & Coll, Berlin Director, EnergieVerein e. V., Berlin

Significant mandates
Mandates held on the instruction of BKW

4.3 Number of permitted activities

The members of the Group Executive Board may hold no more than six senior managerial and governing body mandates in for-profit companies outside of the BKW Group, no more than three of which may be stock-exchange listed companies, and no more than five mandates with other legal entities such as foundations and associations that are required to be entered in the commercial register. Before accepting such new mandates, the members of the Group Executive Board are obliged to obtain the permission of the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Exceptions and further information can be found in Art. 21 of the articles of incorporation at www.bkw.ch/statutes.

4.4 Management contracts

BKW has not delegated any management responsibilities to third parties outside the Group.

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