The goal of Ringier’s EqualVoice initiative is to make women more visible in reporting, with equal representation as experts alongside men. Publisher Michael Ringier and CEO Marc Walder preside over EqualVoice, which was launched in November 2019 by Ringier Group CFO Annabella Bassler, who continues to drive the initiative with great personal commitment.
The EqualVoice initiative is delighted to announce another prestigious addition to its Advisory Board: Christine Graeff, 49, Global Head of People and Executive Board member of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG joined the advisory body of EqualVoice in October 2022.
Christine Graeff has been Global Head of People and a member of the Executive Board at Credit Suisse since the beginning of the year. She joined Credit Suisse in 2021 in a dual role – Group Head of Corporate Communications and Deputy Global Head of Human Resources. Before joining Credit Suisse, the French-German dual citizen had been Director General of Communications at the European Central Bank since 2013. Between 2001 and 2013 she was a managing partner at Brunswick, an international business consultancy for strategic communication, where she established and developed the group’s activities in Germany. Prior to that she worked for Burson-Marsteller in London. She began her career as an investment banker at Kleinwort Benson, following her business studies at the European Partnership of Business Schools in Reims and London. In 2015, Christine Graeff received an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University.
Christine Graeff: «Our society benefits as a whole when all people have the same opportunities to take on responsibility and advance professionally – regardless of origin or gender. Initiatives like EqualVoice make an extremely important contribution and I am glad that we will be able to better drive this transformation together.»
«I am delighted to be welcoming Christine Graeff – a manager with an impressive international track record – to the EqualVoice Advisory Board. We share the conviction that diversity and gender balance are key success factors, and that together we can achieve more,» says Annabella Bassler, CFO of Ringier AG.
The EqualVoice Advisory Board is made up of prestigious representatives from various fields of business, media, politics and society: Simona Scarpaleggia (Administrative Board member at EDGE Strategy, Autogrill and Hornbach), David Allemann (CEO and co-founder of On), Nicole Burth (member of the Executive Board and Head of Communication Services at Swiss Post), Ingrid Deltenre (Media Manager and Administrative Board member), Christiane zu Salm (media entrepreneur and advisor), Franziska Tschudi Sauber (CEO of Weidmann Holding AG), Tanja Grandits (star chef named «Chef of the Year 2020»), Carolina Müller-Möhl (Chair of the Müller-Möhl Foundation), Dr. Sabine Keller-Busse (President of Personal and Corporate Banking at UBS and President of UBS Switzerland), Pascale Baeriswyl (diplomat and Head of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations), Petra Ehmann (Chief Innovation Officer at Ringier) and Regula Bührer Fecker (co-founder of advertising agency Rod).
Ringier AG, Corporate Communications