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4. Executive Board

Statutory rules regarding the number of permitted activities

Pursuant to the Articles of Association, Art. 18h, members of the Executive Board may additionally hold a maximum of two mandates with exchange-listed companies or non-listed companies as well as an additional three mandates in associations or charitable foundations (in total five mandates).

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Member of the Group Executive Board Orell Füssli Ltd

Daniel Link

Swiss, born 1969

Diploma in Microtechnology Engineering, Lausanne, Executive MBA in General Management, St. Gallen

Stations

19941996 Laboratoire de Microtechnique, Neuchâtel, scientific Assistant

1996–2007 OC Oerlikon/ESEC, various R&D positions

2007–2010 Rieter Management Ltd, Project Manager Group Development

2010–2018 Bräcker Ltd, CEO

2018–2019 Gebr. Loepfe Ltd, CEO

Since 1 November 2019 CEO Orell Füssli Ltd

Other board appointments

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd, Member of the Board of Directors Procivis Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Directors Orell Füssli Buchhandlungs Ltd, Shareholder Zeiser GmbH

cfo orell füssli ltd

Member of the Group Executive Board Orell Füssli Ltd

(until October 2020 Head of Publishing Division)

Beat Müller

Swiss, born 1956

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

Stations

1983–1985 Limmat Insurance, Controller

19871989 Swissôtel, Country Controller Switzerland

1989–2000 Swissair, Various functions, most recently Vice President Planning and Business Administration Operations, Member of the Executive Board Operations

20002009 Swiss Post, Post Offices and Sales, CFO, Member of the Management Board

2010–2011 Swiss Post, 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 Ltd

Other board appointments

Member of the Foundation Council cb-Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors Orell Füssli Buchhandlungs Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Directors KXO AG, Shareholder Zeiser GmbH

head of human resources orell füssli ltd

Member of the Group Executive Board Orell Füssli Ltd

(until June 2020)

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)

Stations

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

2001–2002 ESEC Management Ltd, Manager Education & Training

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

20032009 Sunrise Communication Ltd, Manager Training & Development

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

January 2011June 2020 Head of Human Resources Orell Füssli Ltd

Other board appointments

None

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head of corporate development

Member of the Group Executive Board Orell Füssli Ltd

(until December 2020)

Dr Daniel Broger

Swiss, born 1977

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

Stations

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

20022015 Founder of the collaborative marketplace software company Genuine & Lasting Inc. in North Carolina, USA

2016–2017 Head of Strategic Projects Orell Füssli Group

August 2017December 2020 Head of Corporate Development Orell Füssli Ltd

Other board appointments

Member of the Board of Directors Procivis Ltd

Head of publishing Division

(since November 2020)

Martina Barth

German, born 1966

Executive Master of Science in Strategy & Modern Marketing, Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, University of Wales

Stations

1988–1993 Mövenpick Dienstleistungs Ltd, various functions, most recently management of specialty restaurant

1993–2000 Best Western Hotel Aarauerhof Ltd, most recently Head of Seminar and Banquet Department / Deputy Director

2000–2012 Tamedia Ltd, various functions, most recently corporate development projects in the media sector Zurich

2012–2015 Basler Zeitung Medien, Head of Corporate Development & Projects

2015–2018 Basler Zeitung Medien, Publishing Director Basler Zeitung

2019–2020 Swiss Regiomedia Ltd, Managing Director

Since 1 November 2020 Head of Publishing Division

Other board appointments

None

Head of Zeiser Division

Member of the Group Executive Board Orell Füssli Ltd

Thorsten Tritschler

German, born 1964

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

Stations

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

None

head of security printing division

Member of the Group Executive Board Orell Füssli Ltd

Dr Michael Kasch

German, born 1968

Studies of organic chemistry and doctorate at the University of Kiel

Stations

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

1997–1999 Consortium for Electrochemical Industry GmbH, Munich, Head of Laboratory for the development of organic effect pigments

1999–2005 Wacker Chemie Ltd, 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, Regional Business Director Banknote for Western Europe and Canada

Since 1 January 2019 Head of Security Printing Division

Other board appointments

None

ceo orell füssli thalia LTD

Pascal Schneebeli

Swiss, born 1973

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

StationS

1992–1997 Lamprecht Transport Ltd, Head of Import Overseas

1996–2006 www.buch.ch, Co-Founder and Chairman

2006–2013 Thalia Bücher Ltd, Managing Director

2013–2017 Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd, Managing Director/CFO

Since 1 January 2018 Managing Director/CEO Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd

Other board appointments

Delegate of the Board of Directors Orell Füssli Thalia Ltd