Zurich, 20 February 2013
The Board of Directors of ORIOR AG is nominating Monika Walser and Dominik Sauter for election to the Board as new Directors at the Annual General Meeting on 11 April 2013. Erland Brügger has decided not to stand for re-election after serving on the Board for six years.
Monika Walser is the managing director of Freitag lab AG, a Swiss handbag and fashion accessories company based in Zurich. She is furthermore member of the Foundation Board of Sanitas and member of the Board of Directors of Sanitas Beteiligungen AG. Prior to her current position, she was Head of Communications and Human Resources as well as Deputy CEO of Swissgrid AG from 2005 to 2009 and, from 2006 onward, concurrently Head of Communications and Political Affairs at UCTE, the Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity, in Brussels. From 2000 to 2004 she served as Chief Communication Officer and a Member of the Executive Board for TDC Switzerland AG (sunrise). Prior to 2000 she held marketing and sales positions at various companies. Monika Walser holds a master degree in rhetoric and technical communications from the University of Michigan, among other educational credentials.
Dominik Sauter is CEO of EGS Beteiligungen AG in Zurich, an investment company that belongs to the Ernst Göhner Stiftung and is focused on Swiss industrial and services companies. Prior to his current position he served as Head of Sales & Marketing at Belimed Group, a provider of cleaning and sterilization services for the healthcare sector, from 2000 to 2008. In this function he was involved in acquisition and integration projects in Switzerland and abroad, managed reorganization projects and was responsible for setting up branch offices in France, England and China. From 1991 to 2000 he worked for Sauter AG, a family-owned company in Sulgen, where he ultimately held the position of Head of Sales & Marketing and also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dominik Sauter holds a degree in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH).
All other members of the Board of Directors run for re-election.
Rolf U. Sutter, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ORIOR AG: “We are pleased to present two highly qualified nominees for election to the Board of Directors. Monika Walser and Dominik Sauter will enhance the Board with their executive-level experience in various sectors as well as their expertise in sales and marketing. I am looking forward to working with them. On behalf of the entire Board, I thank Erland Brügger for his many years of service and his contribution to ORIOR Group's development. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”