At an Extraordinary General Meeting, Dr. Stefan Mäder, Chairman of the Board of Directors of La Mobilière, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Ringier AG. La Mobilière holds 25 percent of the shares in Ringier AG and has two seats on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Stefan Mäder has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Mobiliar Holding Ltd. and of the Investment and Risk Committee since 2017. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Mobiliar Cooperative Company since 2013. In recent years, Stefan Mäder has held various other board mandates, including at Schroder & Co. Bank AG and Compenswiss, the AHV/IV/EO compensation fund. Stefan Mäder holds a PhD in economics from the University of Zurich and started his career as an economist at the Swiss National Bank. He then moved to Zurich Insurance. There he held various management positions, most recently as Head of Finance for the Europe region. He then moved to the Swiss stock exchange operator SIX Group, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Group Executive Board until 2017.
Michael Ringier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ringier AG: “I am looking forward to working with Stefan Mäder. Alongside Michèle Rodoni, he will competently represent La Mobilière on the Board of Directors of Ringier AG and be a valuable asset to our company.”
Urs Berger, La Mobilière’s previous representative on the highest body of Ringier AG, was elected by the General Meeting as an independent member as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ringier AG. In this role, Urs Berger succeeds Uli Sigg, who has been a member of the Ringier Board of Directors since 1999 and its Vice Chairman since 2003. Uli Sigg will remain a member of the highest body of Ringier AG until fall 2023.
Michael Ringier, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ringier AG: “I would like to thank Uli Sigg from the bottom of my heart for his decades of service and loyalty to our company. During this time, he has accompanied the transformation of Ringier and provided valuable impulses. We will remain closely connected through our shared passion for contemporary art.”
The Board of Directors of Ringier AG is composed of Chairman Michael Ringier, the newly elected Vice Chairman Urs Berger, and the members Roman Bargezi, Claudio Cisullo, Nancy Cruickshank, Lukas Gähwiler, Dr. Stefan Mäder, Anna Mossberg, Prof. Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Michèle Rodoni and Uli Sigg.