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4. Executive board

Regulations in the articles of association regarding the number of permissible mandates

According to the articles of incorporation, article 18h, the members of the Executive Board are permitted to hold a maximum of two additional mandates for exchange-listed firms or non-listed firms and a maximum of three mandates for associations, family foundations and pension funds (in total five mandates).

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Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

(October to December 2018 Head of Security Printing Division ad interim)

(January to September 2018 Head of Atlantic Zeiser Division ad interim)

Martin Buyle

Austrian, born 1974

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Vienna; MBA Master of Business Administration, IESE Business School Barcelona


1997 – 2000 MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, Friedrichshafen, Development Engineer

2002 – 2005 Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich, Senior Consultant

2005 – 2009 Kramer-Werke GmbH, Überlingen, Managing Director

2009 – 2014 Jakob Müller Ltd, Frick, Member of the Group Management, finally as CEO and Chairman of the Group Management

Since 1 October 2014 CEO Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd, Various directorships with other companies in the Orell Füssli Group

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Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

Beat Müller

Swiss, born 1956

Business Economist (lic.oec.publ. Zurich University), Dual Executive Master of Business Administration GSBA Zurich, SUNY Albany/NY


1983 – 1985 Limmat Insurance, Zurich, Controller

1987 – 1989 Swissôtel, Zurich, Country Controller Switzerland

1989 – 1992 Swissair, Zurich, Controller Operations and Information Technology

1993 – 1995 Swissair, Zurich, Head of Business Administration and Strategic Planning Operations

1996 – 2000 Swissair, Zurich, Vice President Planning and Business Administration Operations, Member of the Management Board Operations

2000 – 2009 Swiss Post, Berne, Post Offices and Sales, CFO, Member of the Management Board

2010 – 2011 Swiss Post, Berne, Swiss Post International Management Ltd, CFO, Member of the Management Board

2012 – 2013 Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, Head of Group Controlling

Since 1 April 2013 CFO Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments

Member of the Foundation Council cb-Foundation, Zurich, Various directorships with companies in the Orell Füssli Group

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Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

Peter Crottogini

Swiss, born 1959

Company Mentor (Federal Diploma of Higher Education),

Trainer in Further Education (Swiss Federal Certificate), Manager in Adult Education (Swiss Diploma)


1995 – 2001 Swissair, Instructor & Manager of Training Ground Services worldwide

2001 – 2002 ESEC Management Ldt, Manager Education & Training

2002 – 2003 Swiss International Air Lines, General Manager Sales & Marketing and Airport Training

2003 – 2009 Sunrise Communication Ltd, Manager Training & Development

2010 Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, Head of Personnel & Organisational Development

Since 1 January 2011 Head of Human Resources Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments


head of corporate development

Member of the Executive Board Orell Füssli Holding Ltd

Dr Daniel Broger

Swiss, born 1977

Dr.oec. HSG/lic.iur. HSG (University of St. Gallen)


2003 – 2005 Capvis Equity Partners, Zurich, Analyst

2005 – 2015 Broger & Partners, Strategy and M&A Advisory (Owner)

2009 – 2011 Altium Capital AG, Munich, Senior Associate with focus on technology, media and telecom (TMT) and renewable energy

2002 – 2015 Founder of the collaborative marketplace software company Genuine & Lasting Inc. in North Carolina, USA

2016 – 2017 Head of Strategic Projects Orell Füssli Holding Group

Since August 2017 Head of Corporate Development Orell Füssli Group

Other board appointments



Head of Zeiser Division

(since October 2018)

Thorsten Tritschler

German, born 1964

Graduate in Business Management, Dual Executive Master of Business Administration GSBA Zurich, SUNY Albany/NY


1983 – 1986 Zeiser, Production Planning/Service

1986 – 1989 Gebel-Automatik, Sales Coordinator

1989 – 1992 Zeiser, Key Account Manager

1992 – 2002 Atlantic Zeiser, Sales Manager EURASIA

2008 – 2012 Atlantic Zeiser, Head of Business Unit Banknote Systems

2012 – 2015 Atlantic Zeiser, CSO

2015 – 2018 Atlantic Zeiser, Head of Business Unit Security Printing Systems

Since 1 October 2018 Head of Zeiser Division

Other board appointments


head of security printing division

(since January 2019)

Dr Michael Kasch

German, born 1968

Studies of organic chemistry and doctorate at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel


1994 – 1996 University of Kiel, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Assistant Professor

1997 – 1999 Consortium für elektrochemische Industrie GmbH, Munich, Head of Laboratory for the development of organic effect pigments

1999 – 2005 Wacker Chemie AG, Burghausen, Laboratory Head of Technical Marketing with responsibility for Business Development and Product Management

2005 – 2018 SICPA Germany GmbH, Burghausen/Munich, Managing Director

2010 – 2018 SICPA SA, Prilly, Regional Business Director Banknote for Western Europe and Canada

Since 1 January 2019 Head of Security Printing Division

Other board appointments


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Pascal Schneebeli

Swiss, born 1973

Business Economist, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Export Specialist (Swiss Diploma), European Institute for Foreign Trade, Basle


1992 – 1997 Lamprecht Transport Ltd, Embrach, Head of Import Overseas

1996 – 2006, Winterthur, Co-Founder and Chairman

2006 – 2013 Thalia Bücher AG, Basel, Managing Director

2013 – 2017 Orell Füssli Thalia AG, Zurich, Managing Director/CFO

Since January 2018 Managing Director/CEO Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd

Other board appointments


head of publishing division

(since February 2019)

Karen Heidl

German, born 1964

M.A. German Literature, Philosophy and Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin MBA Leadership & Human Resources, Quadriga Berlin


1991– 1992 IWT Verlag, Vaterstetten, trainee Editorial Office

1992 – 1993 Berlin, freelancing editor, author and translator

1993 – 1995 IWT Verlag/ITP, Bonn, Production Manager Book

1995 – 1997 Markt&Technik GmbH, Munich, Program Manager

1998 – 2000 Munich, freelancing author and translator

2000 – 2000 Internet Cool Guide, Munich, Managing Director/Editor in Chief

2001 – 2007 VNU Business Publications, Munich, Publishing Director/Editor in Chief

2007 – 2008 Munich, freelancing consultant with focus on digitalisation, online-sales and business-models

2008 – 2010 AZ Fachverlage AG, Aarau, Publishing Director

2010 – 2011 Munich, freelancing publishing consultant with focus on integrated publishing, media strategies, social media

2012 – 2013 Konradin Medien GmbH, Stuttgart, Publishing Director/Board Member

2013 – 2015 galledia ag, Zurich, Publishing Director/Board Member

2015 – 2019 Zurich, Consultant & freelancing journalist

Since February 2019 Head of Publishing Division

Other board appointments