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5 Group Executive Board

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5.1 Members of the Group Executive Board

In accordance with the Articles of Incorporation, the Group Executive Board shall comprise one or more members who may not simultaneously be members of the Board of Directors of Swisscom Ltd. Temporary exceptions are only permitted in exceptional cases. Accordingly, the Board of Directors has delegated responsibility for overall executive management of Swisscom Ltd to the CEO. The CEO is entitled to delegate his powers to subordinates, in the first instance to other members of the Group Executive Board. The members of the Group Executive Board are appointed by the Board of Directors.

As at 31 December 2016, the Group Executive Board was composed of the CEO of Swisscom Ltd, the heads of the Group divisions Group Business Steering and Group Human Resources, and the heads of the business divisions Sales & Services, Products & Marketing, Enterprise Customers and IT, Network & Infrastructure.

See report pages 26—28

An overview of the composition of the Group Executive Board as at 31 December 2016 is given in the table below.


Name
 
Nationality
 
Year of birth
 
Function
  Appointed to the
Group Executive Board as of
Urs Schaeppi 1   Switzerland   1960   CEO Swisscom Ltd   March 2006
Mario Rossi   Switzerland   1960   CFO Swisscom Ltd   January 2013
Hans C. Werner   Switzerland   1960   CPO Swisscom Ltd   September 2011
Marc Werner   Switzerland and France   1967   Head of Sales & Services   January 2014
Christian Petit   France   1963   Head of Enterprise Customers   April 2014
Heinz Herren   Switzerland   1962   Head of IT, Network & Infrastructure   January 2014
Dirk Wierzbitzki   Germany   1965   Head of Products & Marketing   January 2016
1 Since November 2013 CEO.

5.2 Education, professional activities and affiliations

Details of career and qualifications are provided below for each member of the Group Executive Board. This section also discloses the mandates of each Group Executive Board member outside the Group as well as other significant activities such as permanent functions in important interest groups. Pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation, the Group Executive Board members may perform no more than one additional mandate in listed companies and no more than two additional mandates in non-listed companies. In total, they may not perform more than two such additional mandates. These restrictions on the number of mandates do not apply to mandates performed by an Executive Board member by order of Swisscom or to mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations or employee retirement-benefit foundations. However, the total number of these mandates is limited to ten and seven respectively. Prior to accepting new mandates outside the Swisscom Group, the members of the Group Executive Board are obligated to obtain the approval of the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Details on the regulation of external mandates, in particular the definition of the term “mandate” and information on other mandates that do not fall under the aforementioned numerical restrictions for listed and non-listed companies, are set out in Article 8.3 of the Articles of Incorporation.

No member of the Group Executive Board exceeds the set limits for mandates.

See www.swisscom.ch/​basicprinciples
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Urs Schaeppi

Education: Degree in engineering (Dipl. Ing. ETH) and business administration (lic. oec. HSG)

Career history: 1994–1998 plant manager at Biberist paper factory; 1998–2006 Head of Commercial Business, Swisscom Mobile Ltd; 2006–2007 CEO, Swisscom Solutions Ltd; 2007–August 2013 Head of Enterprise Customers, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; since January 2013 Head of Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; 23 July–6 November 2013 acting CEO, Swisscom Ltd, since 7 November 2013 CEO

Since March 2006 member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board

Mandates in listed companies:

Mandates in non-listed companies:

Mandates by order of Swisscom: Member of the Executive Board, Association Suisse des Télécommunications (asut), Berne; member of the Foundation Board, IMD International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne; member of the Foundation Council, Swiss Innovation Park Foundation, Berne; member of the Steering Committee, digital­switzerland, Zurich (formerly Digital Zurich 2025); member of the Board of Directors, Admeira Ltd, Berne

Mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations, and employee benefit foundations:

Other significant activities: Member of the Board of Directors, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich; member of the Executive Board, Glasfasernetz Schweiz, Berne; member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich, since May 2016

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Mario Rossi

Education: Commercial apprenticeship; Swiss Certified Public Accountant

Career history: 1998–2002 Swisscom Ltd, Head of Group Controlling; 2002–2006 Swisscom Fixnet Ltd, Chief Financial Officer (CFO); 2006–2007 Swisscom Ltd, CFO and member of the Group Executive Board; 2007–2009 Fastweb S.p.A., CFO; 2009–2012 Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd, CFO; since January 2013 Swisscom Ltd, CFO

Since January 2013 member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board again

Mandates in listed companies:

Mandates in non-listed companies:

Mandates by order of Swisscom: President of the Board of Trustees, comPlan, Baden

Mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations, and employee benefit foundations: Member of the Hasler Foundation, Berne, since December 2016

Other significant activities: Member of the Sanctions Committee, SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd, Zurich

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Hans C. Werner

Education: Graduate in business management, PhD in business administration (Dr. oec.)

Career history: 1997–1999 Kantonsschule Büelrain, Winterthur, Rector; 1999–2000 Swiss Re, Head of Technical Training and Business Training; 2001 Swiss Re, Divisional Operation Officer, Reinsurance & Risk Division; 2002–2003 Swiss Re, Head of HR Corporate Centre and HR Shared Services; 2003–2007 Swiss Re, Head of Global Human Resources; 2007–2009 Schindler Aufzüge AG, Head of HR and Training; 2010–2011 Europe North and East Schindler, HR Vice President; since September 2011 Swisscom Ltd, Chief Personnel Officer (CPO)

Since September 2011 member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board

Mandates in listed companies:

Mandates in non-listed companies:

Mandates by order of Swisscom: Member of the Board, Swiss Employer’s Association, Zurich; member of the Board of Trustees, comPlan, Basel

Mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations, and employee benefit foundations:

Other significant activities: President of the Institute Council and member of the Advisory Board of the International Institute of Management in Technology (iimt)

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Marc Werner

Education: Technical apprenticeship with Maturity Certificate, Swiss Certified Marketing Executive; Senior Management Programme (Graduate School of St. Gallen); Senior Executive Programme at London Business School

Career history: 1997–2000 Minolta (Schweiz) AG, Head of Marketing and Sales and member of the Executive Management; 2000–2004 Bluewin AG, Head of Marketing & Sales, member of the Executive Board; 2005–2007 Swisscom Fixnet Ltd, Head of Marketing & Sales Residential Customers; 2008–2011 Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd, Head of Marketing & Sales Residential Customers and Deputy Head of Residential Customers; 2012–2013 Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd, Head of Customer Service Residential Customers and Deputy Head of Residential Customers; September 2013–December 2015 Swisscom, Head of Residential Customers division; since January 2016 Swisscom, Head of Sales & Services

Since January 2014 member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board

Mandates in listed companies:

Mandates in non-listed companies: Member of the Board of Directors of Net-Metrix AG, Zurich

Mandates by order of Swisscom: Chairman of the Board of Directors of siroop Ltd, Zurich

Mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations, and employee benefit foundations: Member of the Board of Directors of simsa – Swiss Internet Industry Association, Zurich

Other significant activities: Member of the Communications Council of KS/CS – Communication Switzerland (formerly the Verband SW Schweizer Werbung), Zurich; member of the Executive Board of the SWA-ASA – Association of Swiss Advertisers, Zurich, since March 2016; member of the Executive Board of the SVC Swiss Venture Club since September 2016

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Christian Petit

Education: MBA ESSEC, Cergy-Pontoise

Career history: 1993–1999 debitel France; 2000–2003 Head of Operations, Swisscom Mobile AG; 2003–2006 Head of Product Marketing, Swisscom Mobile AG; 2006–June 2007 CEO, Hospitality Services Plus SA; August 2007–December 2012 member of the Group Executive Board, Swisscom; August 2007–August 2013 Head of Residential Customers, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; September 2013–December 2013 Head of Corporate Business, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; January–March 2014 Head of Enterprise Solution Center, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; since April 2014 Head of Enterprise Customers (formerly Corporate Business), Swisscom

Since April 2014 member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board again

Mandates in listed companies:

Mandates in non-listed companies:

Mandates by order of Swisscom: Member of the Board of Trustees, Stiftung IT Berufs­bildung Schweiz, Berne

Mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations, and employee benefit foundations:

Other significant activities:

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Heinz Herren

Education: Degree in electronic engineering (HTL)

Career history: 1994–2000 3Com Corporation; 2000 Inalp Networks Inc.; 2001–2005 Head of Marketing Wholesale, Swisscom Fixnet Ltd; 2005–2007 Head of Small and Medium-­Sized Enterprises, Swisscom Fixnet Ltd; 2007–2010 Head of Small and Medium-­Sized Enterprises, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; 2011–2013 Head of Network & IT, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; August 2007–December 2012 Member of the Group Executive Board, Swisscom; since January 2014 Head of IT, Network & Infrastructure (formerly IT, Network & Innovation), Swisscom

Since January 2014 member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board again

Mandates in listed companies:

Mandates in non-listed companies:

Mandates by order of Swisscom: Member of the Board of Directors, Belgacom Inter­national Carrier Services Ltd, Brussels

Mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations, and employee benefit foundations:

Other significant activities:

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Dirk Wierzbitzki

Education: Degree in electrical engineering (Dipl. Ing.)

Career history: 1994–2001 Mannesmann (now Vodafone Germany): various management roles in the area of product management; 2001–2010 Vodafone Group: 2001–2003 Director for Innovation Management, Vodafone Global Products and Services, 2003–2006 Director for Commercial Terminals, 2006–2008 Director for Consumer Internet Services and Platforms, 2008–2010 Director for Communications Services; 2010–2012 Head of Customer Experience Design for Residential Customers, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; 2013–2015 Head of Fixed-network Business & TV for Residential Customers, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; 2010–2015 member of Management Residential Customers, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd; since January 2016 Head of Products & Marketing, Swisscom

Since January 2016 member of the Swisscom Group Executive Board

Mandates in listed companies:

Mandates in non-listed companies:

Mandates by order of Swisscom: Member of the Board of Directors, SoftAtHome, Paris

Mandates in interest groups, charitable associations, institutions and foundations, and employee benefit foundations:

Other significant activities:

5.3 Management agreements

Neither Swisscom Ltd nor any of the Group companies included in the scope of consolidation have entered into management agreements with third parties.