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Fritz Fahrni, Chairman of the Board
Fritz Fahrni, Chairman of the Board
Prof. Fritz Fahrni was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of u‑blox Holding AG and u‑blox AG in 2008. He is a member of the nomination and compensation committee. He is a Non‑Executive Director. Prof. Fahrni holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, as well as a SMP from Harvard Business School, USA. He joined Sulzer AG in 1977 and acted as Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 1999. From 2000 until 2007, he was Professor for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at both ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen. He now is an Emeritus Professor at both universities. Prof. Fritz Fahrni is a member of the Board of the University Hospital Balgrist, Switzerland and a member of the Industrial Board of CTI Start up, Switzerland. He is an individual member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences.

 

Dr. Paul Van Iseghem, Member of the Board
 
Dr. Paul Van Iseghem, Vice Chairman of the Board
Dr. Paul Van Iseghem was elected member of the Board of Directors of u‑blox Holding AG and u‑blox AG in 2011. He is chairman of the audit committee. He is a Non‑Executive Director. Dr. Paul Van Iseghem holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California, USA, and a master degree in Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He led LEM Holding SA as CEO and president from 2005 to 2010. From 2000 to 2005, he led the components division of LEM. Before joining LEM, he held various management positions in Europe and the US in the engineering industry.

 

Ms. Gina Domanig, Member of the Board
Ms. Gina Domanig holds a bachelor of science degree in Finance and Economics (Arizona State University) and two MBA degrees (Thunderbird School of Management, USA and ESADE, Spain). Gina Domanig is managing partner at Emerald Technology Ventures AG since 2000. From 1991 to 1999, she held various positions at Sulzer AG prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Head of strategic planning and acquisitions. She held different positions in the finance industry from 1988 to 1991. Ms. Domanig is citizen of Switzerland, USA and France. Ms. Domanig is member of the board of Die Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Switzerland and chairman of the board of the Energy Venture Forum, Switzerland.

 

Gerhard Tröster, Member of the Board
Prof. Gerhard Tröster, Member of the Board
Prof. Gerhard Tröster has served as a member of the Board of Directors since the incorporation of u‑blox Holding AG in 2007. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of u‑blox AG. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as Executive Officer of u‑blox AG between 1997 and 2001 and as Vice‑Chairman of the Board of Directors between 2001 and 2003. He chairs the nomination and compensation committee. He is a Non‑Executive Director. Prof. Gerhard Tröster holds a Diploma degree from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a PhD degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, both in electrical engineering. He led the Advanced Integrated Circuit Design’ group at Telefunken Electronic, Germany from 1984 to 1993. Since 1993 he is Professor for electronics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) heading the Electronics Laboratory. In 1997, he co‑founded   u‑blox AG. Prof. Gerhard Tröster is Chairman of the Board of Amphiro AG, Switzerland.

 

André Müller, Member of the Board
André Müller, Member of the Board 
Mr. André Müller holds a degree in engineering (ETH). André Müller was active as CEO of Cicorel SA (Switzerland) and member of the Cicor Technologies group committee from 2006 - 2009. From 1998 - 2007 he was CEO and as of 1999 chairman of the board of HCT Shaping Systems SA (Switzerland). From 1993 - 1996 he was vice‑president and from 1996 - 1998 CEO of ESEC SA (Switzerland). Prior to that, he held different positions in research and development divisions in the aerospace industry. Mr. André Müller is member of the board of Essemtec AG (Switzerland), DW Holding AG (Switzerland), Odevis Automation AG (Germany) and Bangerter Microtechnik AG (Switzerland).

 

Thomas Seiler, CEO
Thomas Seiler, Member of the Board
Thomas Seiler has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as CEO since the incorporation of u‑blox Holding AG in 2007. He serves as CEO and Head of Marketing and Sales of u‑blox AG since 2002. In 2006 he was appointed member of the Board of Directors of u‑blox AG. Thomas Seiler holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a MBA diploma from INSEAD, France. In 1987 he was appointed member of the executive committee of Melcher Holding AG, Switzerland and CEO from 1991 to 1998. Thereafter, he served as CEO of Kistler Holding AG, Switzerland from 1999 to 2001. Thomas Seiler is a member of the Board of Artum AG, Switzerland.

 

Jean‑Pierre Wyss, Executive Vice President
Jean‑Pierre Wyss, Member of the Board
Since the incorporation of u‑blox Holding AG in 2007 Jean‑Pierre Wyss has served as a member of the Board of Directors and, until 2011, as CFO. Since 1997, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors, CFO (until 2011) and Head of Production and Logistics of u‑blox AG. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a Finance for Executives diploma from INSEAD in Singapore. From 1995 to 1997 he was a research assistant and project manager at ETH. In 1997, he co‑founded u‑blox AG. Jean‑Pierre Wyss is a member of the board of Ardo Medical AG, Switzerland.

 

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