17.02.2017 - Changes on the Board of Directors of Axpo Holding AG: The new members proposed for the term from 2016 to 2019 are Dorothée Deuring, Dr. Hanspeter Fässler, Dr. Peter Kreuzberg and Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler. The Board of Directors will put forward this request at the Annual General Meeting on 10 March 2017.
The new members will succeed Government Councillors Carmen Walker Späh, Stephan Attiger and Markus Kägi, as well as Dr. Ueli Betschart, Dr. Reto Dubach, Andreas Frank, Peter Reinhard and Ernst Werthmüller, who are stepping down owing to the decision at the end of 2016 to restructure the Board. The Board of Directors thanks the retiring members for their long-standing dedication to Axpo Holding AG and wishes them all the best for the future.
In close consultation with the owner cantons of Northeastern Switzerland, the Board of Directors of Axpo Holding AG announced the restructuring and downsizing of the Board from 13 to 9 members at the end of last year, owing to diverse, new challenges. Furthermore, the Board of Directors decided to eliminate dual mandates – for example as a member of the Axpo Holding AG Board of Directors and at the same time a board member of a cantonal energy company – in order to depoliticize the Board. The owners decided that to ensure their shareholder interests professional experts rather than Government Councillors would be appointed to the Board of Directors of Axpo Holding AG in the future. „I thank everyone involved for their commitment in the course of this process and the excellent collaboration,“ said Chairman Thomas Sieber. „I am pleased that we have found four proven experts from important fields and look forward to working together on the new Board of Directors.“
The personnel changes mark the implementation of the first steps in the announced restructuring. The proposed, future mandate-holders have excellent qualifications and long-standing professional experience in areas that are of great importance to Axpo Holding AG.
After appointment by the Annual General Meeting on 10 March, the Board of Directors will reassemble under the leadership of Chairman Thomas Sieber. In addition to the proposed new members, the following current Board members, Council of States member Roland Eberle, Government Councillor Köbi Frei and Government Councillor Robert Marti, as well as Vice-Chairman Rudolf Hug, will remain on the Board.
Restructuring of the Axpo Holding AG Board of Directors will be completed by the Annual General Meeting in 2018.