Hans Hess

Lead Independent Director and Vice-Chairman, non-executive



Chair Nomination and Compensation Committee


Swiss citizen


Master’s Degree in Material Science and Engineering ETH Zurich (CH)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California (US)

Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University (US)


Hanesco AG (CH): Since 2006 owner

Swissmem (CH): 2010-2021 President

economiesuisse (CH): 2010-2020 Vice-President

Burckhardt Compression Holdings AG* (CH): 2006–2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Comet Holding AG* (CH): 2005–2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Leica Group: 1996–2005 President and CEO Leica Geosystems AG* (CH); 1993–1996 President Leica Optronics Group (CH); 1989–1993 Vice President Leica Microscopy Group (CH)

Huber + Suhner AG* (CH): 1983–1988 Head of Polyurethane Business Unit

Sulzer* (CH): 1981–1983 Development Engineer

External activities and interests

Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG (CH): Chairman of the Board of Directors

Synhelion SA (CH): Chairman of the Board of Directors

* listed company