The Board of Directors of Helvetia Holding will propose Dr Yvonne Wicki Macus and Dr René Cotting as new members of the Board of Directors at the coming Shareholders' Meeting. Dr Yvonne Wicki Macus is a member of the SV Group Executive Board for the Community Catering division. She previously held various management positions in the areas of strategy, sales and marketing at the SV Group, Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland and Unilever Switzerland. The 49-year-old is a member of the Board of Directors of Patria Genossenschaft. Dr Yvonne Wicki Macus studied economics and social sciences at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and holds a PhD in business administration.
Dr René Cotting is CFO of the Smartenergy Group and mandated CFO and Head Investor Relations of Edisun Power, which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange. The 53-year-old previously held various management positions at ABB, including roles as Head of Operations in Innovation and R&D of the ABB Group, Chairman of ABB Technology Ventures and CFO of ABB Switzerland. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Patria Genossenschaft and Bossard Holding. He will step down from the latter at its next Shareholders' Meeting. Dr René Cotting studied economics and social sciences at the University of Fribourg, from which he also attained his PhD in strategic management, finance and macroeconomics.
"With Dr Yvonne Wicki Macus and Dr René Cotting, the Board of Directors will propose two new members for election who are outstanding management figures and who will be an asset to Helvetia with their knowledge and wealth of experience", comments Dr Thomas Schmuckli, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Helvetia.
Jean-René Fournier to leave the Board of Directors after 12 years
Jean-René Fournier, Chairman of Patria Genossenschaft, will not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors of Helvetia at the coming Shareholders' Meeting. He has been a member of the Board since 2011 and is currently a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee. "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to thank Jean-René Fournier for his good collaboration and his contribution to the further development of Helvetia", says Dr Thomas Schmuckli.