Press releases () Change in Board of Directors of Oerlikon
Pfäffikon, Schwyz, Switzerland – March 8, 2016 – As announced on March 1, 2016, the Board of Directors proposes that Gerhard Pegam, Prof. Dr. Michael Süss and Hans Ziegler are to be re-elected as members of the Board of Directors of the Oerlikon Group. In addition, the Board nominates Dr. Jean Botti, David Metzger and Alexey V. Moskov as candidates for the Board of Directors of the Oerlikon Group. Dr. Jean Botti would be an independent Director on the Board of Directors, while David Metzger and Alexey V. Moskov would both represent the principal shareholder Renova. The election of the new Board members and of Board members standing for re-election will take place at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 5, 2016. Dr. Mary Gresens, Mikhail Lifshitz and Johan Van de Steen will not be standing for re-election at the AGM.
Prof. Dr. Michael Süss, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oerlikon, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Dr. Mary Gresens, Mikhail Lifshitz and Johan Van de Steen for their valuable contributions to the company and wish them all the best for the future. I am pleased to announce the new nominees to the Board. Dr. Jean Botti, David Metzger and Alexey V. Moskov all bring with them extensive know-how and experience in their respective fields and will add further expertise to the Board.”
Dr. Jean Botti (1957, French citizen) was Airbus Group’s Chief Technical Officer since May 2006, and will be joining Royal Philips on April 1, 2016 as its Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer. Before Airbus, Dr. Botti held diverse management positions from 1997 to 2006 with Delphi. Prior to Delphi, he was with General Motors and Renault in various management positions, mostly in the area of managing chassis engineering, components, drivelines and other automotive components. Dr. Botti holds 31 patents. He has two Master’s degrees: one in mechanical engineering from the Institute National des Sciences Appliquees of Toulouse, France, and the other in Science Administration from the Central Michigan University, USA, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France.
David Metzger (1969, Swiss and French citizen) is Managing Director Investments of the Renova Management AG, Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2011, he held various positions at Renova, initially as CFO of Venetos, and later as Deputy Managing Director Strategy and M&A. Prior to Renova, David Metzger worked for Good Energies, a well renowned renewable energy fund, where he was investment manager for four years and during which, he also served as CFO and Board Member of several ventures. Before Good Energies, he was Senior Manager at Bain & Company, focusing on strategy and private equity. David Metzger holds a Master’s degree in business economics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Alexey V. Moskov (1971, Cypriot and Russian citizen) is Chairman of the Executive Board of the Renova Group. In 2004, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Renova Management AG, Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to Renova, he served on the Board of Directors of NGK Slavneft and worked in diverse managerial positions at Tyumen Oil Company and Tobacco Trade Group. Alexey V. Moskov holds a Master’s degree in engineering and development from the Moscow Railway Transport Engineering Institute (Technical Cybernetics Department), Moscow, Russia.
Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1 350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.
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