Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of RUAG International Holding Ltd currently consists of seven members, none of whom performed executive functions in the year under review or in the three preceding years. In addition, the members of the Board of Directors have no business relationship with the Group....

Dr. Remo Lütolf

born 1956, Swiss
Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Elected until the 2020 Annual General Meeting

Education
Dipl. El. Ing. ETH, Dr. sc. techn. ETH Zurich; Executive MBA IMD Lausanne

Career
CEO of ABB Switzerland (2013-2018), head of the global business unit for power electronics and medium-voltage drives, ABB Group (2003-2012), head of the regional division for automation products, ABB North Asia/China (2005-2008), head of the local business unit for power electronics, ABB Switzerland (1999-2002), various management positions in the Building Control and Energy Management divisions, Landis & Gyr Zug (1987-1998)

Significant mandates 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology AG
Chairman of the Board of Directors of ewl Energie Wasser Luzern Holding AG
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Erdgas Zentralschweiz AG
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Park innovAARE AG
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Venture Incubator AG
Member of the Board of Directors of MTE Meter Test Equipment AG
Member of the Board of Economiesuisse
Member of the Executive Committee of Swissmem,
Member of the University Council, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

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Chairman of the Board of Directors
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee
Member of the Strategy Committee

Jürg Oleas

born 1957, Swiss
Member of the Board of Directors since 2011
Elected until the 2020 General Meeting

Education
Master of Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich

Career
Member of the Executive Board of GEA Group AG (since 2001, simultaneously CEO of Dynamit Nobel AG 2003-2004); CEO of GEA Group AG (since 2004); Member of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd. (since 2015); Member of the Board of Directors of Holcim Ltd. (2014-2015); several positions at the ABB Group and its subsidiaries, for example as Country President Switzerland of the then ABB Alstom Power Switzerland (1999-2001).

Significant mandates
CEO of GEA Group AG
Member of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim AG

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Vice President of the Board of Directors
Chairman of the Strategy Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Dr. Marie-Pierre de Bailliencourt

born 1970, French
Member of the Board of Directors since 2018
Elected until the 2020 Annual General Meeting

Education
PhD in Geopolitics from the University Paris-Sorbonne IV, France
PhD studies in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, USA

Career
Deputy General Manager DCNS Group (today Naval Group) from 2015 to 2017. Deputy General Manager at Bull (today part of Atos) from 2012 to 2014. Chief of the Executive Office of the CEO and Vice President for Industries at Dassault Systèmes from 2004 to 2010. Project Manager and Consultant at McKinsey & Company from 2001 – 2004. International Affairs & Development Director at Rexel from 1998 to 2001. Sherpa of the Secretary general of the United Nations at the United Nations Organization from 1995 to 1997.

Other appointments
Member of the Board of Directors of Groupe La Poste, France

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Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Strategy Committee

Dr. Jennifer P. Byrne

born 1963, American
Board member since 2020
Elected until the General Meeting of 2020

Education
Bachelor in Mathematics and Biochemistry from the University of Dallas; Master in Electrical Engineering from Temple University; PhD in Systems Engineering from George Washington University

Professional background
Lockheed Martin (1993 – 2018; VP Engineering & Technology Aeronautics, VP GPS III Operations, VP Space & Missile Systems); 
COO G-Research, London (since 2018)

Significant mandates
Non-Executive Director, EMIS Plc

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Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Strategy Committee

Jürg Fedier

born 1955, Swiss
Board member since 2020
Elected until the General Meeting of 2020

Education
Degree in Business Administration, Zurich Business School

Management leadership programmes at IMD Lausanne and the University of Michigan (USA)

Professional background
CFO, Europa Dow Chemical (until 2007)
CFO, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (until 2009)
CFO, OC Oerlikon Holding AG (until 2020)

Significant mandates
Board of Directors, Dätwyler Holding AG
Board of Directors, Ascom Holding AG

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Member of the Board of Directors
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee

Rainer G. Schulz

born 1965, Swiss
Board member since 2020
Elected until the General Meeting of 2020

Education
Engineering studies with a specialisation in production technology

Professional background
Head of Production/Purchasing, BMW Rolls Royce AeroEngines (until 2001)
CEO, Rehau (until 2018)

Significant mandates

Supervisory Board, Eisenmann SE
Board of Directors, Bühler Holding AG
Member, Industry Executive Advisory Board, Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management ETH Zürich

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Member of the Board of Directors
Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee

Dr. Laurent Sigismondi

born 1976, Swiss/Italian
Board member since 2020
Elected until the General Meeting of 2020

Education
PhD in law, University of Neuenburg

Executive MBA, University of St. Gallen
LL.M., Columbia University, New York
LL.M., College of Europe, Bruges
Attorney-at-law, Geneva

Professional background
Legal Counsel, Holcim (until 2011)
Head of Corporate Law, Novartis (until 2015)
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, DKSH (since 2015)

Significant mandates
Member of the Executive Committee, DKSH Holding AG
President of the Board of Directors, Maurice Lacroix AG
Management Board, VSUJ (Association of Swiss Corporate Lawyers)

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Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee