Annual Report 2020

Executive Board

The Executive Board comprises the following five members:

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Jens Alder

Executive Chairman, a.i.

Nationality: 

Swiss

Function:

Executive Chairman a.i. since 2020

Education:
  • MBA INSEAD Fontainebleau
  • Msc Electrical Engineering ETH Zurich
Professional Background:

Since 2009, various mandates on the Board of Directors, including Swiss Steel Holding Ltd./Lucerne (Chairman), CA Inc./USA, Goldbach Group Ltd/Küsnacht (Chairman), Sanitas Krankenversicherungen/Zurich (Chairman), BG Ingénieurs Conseils/Lausanne (Chairman), Industrielle Werke Basel (Chairman), RTX Telecom/Denmark (Chairman), AG für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung/Zurich
2006 – 2008: CEO TDC A/S Denmark
1999 – 2006: CEO Swisscom
1998 – 1999: Swisscom
1993 – 1998: Alcatel
1991 – 1993: Motor-Columbus
1982 – 1991: Alcatel

Year of joining the Alpiq Group: 

2015 (first elected to the Board of Directors)

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Michael Wider

Head of Generation Switzerland, Deputy of the CEO

Nationality:

Swiss 

Functions: 
  • Head of Generation Switzerland
  • Deputy of the CEO
Education:
  • Stanford Executive Program
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Lausanne
  • Master of Law, University of Fribourg
Professional Background:

2003 – 2009: COO and Head of Energy Generation, EOS Holding
1997 ­– 2003: CFO and Head of Management Services, Entreprises Electriques Fribourgeoises (EEF), Head of the merge EEF / ENSA
1987 – 1997: Lawyer and general secretary within Entreprises Electriques Fribourgeoises

Year of joining the Alpiq Group: 

2009

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Thomas Bucher

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Nationality:

Swiss

Function:

Head of Financial Services (CFO) 

Education:
  • Master of Arts in economic sciences, University of St. Gallen
  • International Executive Program, INSEAD, Fontainebleau and Singapore
Professional Background:

2008 – 2014: Group CFO & Member of Executive Management Board, Gategroup AG
1992 – 2008: various functions within Ciba-Geigy Switzerland/South Africa und Ciba Speciality Chemicals

Year of joining the Alpiq Group: 

2015

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Matthias Zwicky

Head of Generation International

Nationality:

Swiss

Function:

Head of Generation International

Education:
  • ETH Zurich, Diploma in Electrical Engineering, PhD
  • Diploma in Economy
  • Stanford Executive Program
Professional Background:

2001 – 2004: Schaffner Holding Ltd. Luterbach, Member of the Executive Board and Executive Vice President «Test Equipment»
1979 – 2000: Various functions within Aare-Tessin Ltd. for Electricity, IUB Ingenieur Unternehmung AG Bern, Schaffner Electronic, Institut de recherche d’Hydro Québec

Year of joining the Alpiq Group: 

2005

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Michel Kolly

Head of Digital & Commerce

Nationality:

Swiss

Function:

Head of Digital & Commerce 

Education:
  • EPFL Lausanne, M. Sc. in Energy Systems
  • EIF Fribourg, Bachelor Degree in Electro Engineering
Professional Background:

1999 – 2006: Total (Elf), Geneva / London

  • 2005 – 2006: Head of Power and Emissions Trading
  • 2002 – 2004: Manager Trading Development and Power Trading
  • 1999 – 2002: Trading Development Executive

1993 – 1999: Various functions within BKW AG, Bern
1992: Development Engineer, Von Roll Ltd, Bern 

Year of joining the Alpiq Group: 

2006

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