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Board of Directors dot

The Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for the supervision and management of the Company. Its remit includes establishing general strategies and guidelines, as well as other legal obligations. To the extent permitted by law the management of the Company's affairs is mainly delegated to the Management Board, in line with the Organizational Regulations adopted by the Board of Directors. There are some exceptions, which are provided in the Company's Articles of Incorporation and Organizational Regulations.

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Rolf Classon

Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee

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Rolf Classon

Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee
Since 2009, elected until 2016
1945, Swedish citizen

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Education Chemical Engineer (Gothenburg School of Engineering), Pol. Mag. (University of Gothenburg)
 
Professional background
2005 - 2006 Hillenbrand Industries, interim President and CEO
2002 - 2004 Bayer HealthCare, CEO and Chairman of the
Executive Committee
1995 - 2002 Bayer Diagnostics, President
1991 - 1995 Bayer Diagnostics, Executive Vice President
1990 - 1991 Pharmacia Biosystems AB, President and COO
1984 - 1990 Pharmacia Development Company, Inc.,
President
1979 - 1984 Pharmacia AB Hospital Products Division,
President
1974 - 1978 Asbjorn Habberstad AB, Consultant
1969 - 1974 Pharmacia AB, Director, Organization
Development
 
Other activities
Hill-Rom Holdings, USA, Non-executive Chairman;  Fresenius Medical Care AG, Germany, member of the Board; Catalent, Inc., member of the Board
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Heinrich Fischer

Vice-Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee

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Heinrich Fischer

Vice-Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee
Since 2007, elected until 2016
1950, Swiss citizen

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Education Master of Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering (ETH Zurich), MBA (University of Zurich)

 
Professional background
since 2007

DiamondScull AG, owner and Chairman of the Board, Delegate of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

1996 - 2007 Saurer Group, Delegate of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 2005 Co-founder and Chairman of ISE (Integrated System Engineering)
1991 - 1996 Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Oerlikon-Bührle Group
1980 - 1990 Director of Staff Technology and Executive Vice President at Balzers Division of Oerlikon-Bührle Group
 
Other activities
Orell Füssli Holding AG, Chairman of the Board, Hilti AG, member of the Board, CAMOX Fund, member of the Board, Sensirion Holding AG, member of the Board, SWM Inc., Atlanta/USA, member of the Board
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Dr. Oliver Fetzer

Member of the Compensation Committee

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Dr. Oliver Fetzer

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee
Since 2011, elected until 2016
1964, US citizen

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Education MBA (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA), Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences (Major: Medicinal Chemistry, University of South Carolina, USA)
 
Professional background
since 2014 CEO Synthetic Genomics
2009 - 2014 Cerulean Pharma Inc., USA,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors
2007 - 2008 Sabbatical
2002 - 2007 Cubist Pharmaceuticals, USA, various management positions, including Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Research and Development
1993 - 2002 The Boston Consulting Group, USA, between 2000 and 2002 Managing Director and Partner, Boston
 
Other activities
Synthetic Genomics, member of the Board
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Lars Holmqvist

Member of the Audit Committee

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Lars Holmqvist

Member of the Audit Committee
Since 2015, elected until 2016
1959, Swedish citizen

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Education INSEAD, Fontainebleu France
Business Administration (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)
 
Professional Background
2012 - 2014 Agilent Technology, Inc. President of Life Sciences and Diagnostics Group / Senior Vice President of Agilent
2009 - 2012 Dako Denmark A/S President and CEO
2004 - 2009 Applied Biosystems, Inc., various positions, last poisition Vice President and Executive Member of Applera Corp.
1998 - 2004 MEDITRONICEUROPE SARL, Various positions, last position Vice President, Vascular & Cardic Surgrey, Western Europe, Member of the European Management, Committee and Global Vascular & Cardiac
Surgery Executive Staff
1996 - 1998 Boston Scientific Europe Vice President Vascular EMEA, Member of the Executive Management Group
1993 - 1996 Pharma Hospital Care
1991 - 1993 Becton Dickinson Nordic
1983 - 1987 Lederle Labs. Nordic
 
Other activities
Fastighets AB Skutviken, Luleå, Sweden, Chairman of the Board; H. Lundbeck A/S, Valby, Denmark, member of the board and Member of the Audit Committee; ALK-Abelló A/S, Denmark member of the board and Member of the Remuneration Committee
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Dr. Karen Hübscher

Member of the Audit Committee

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Dr. Karen Hübscher

Member of the Audit Committee
Since 2012, elected until 2016
1963, Swiss and British citizen

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Education (IMD, Lausanne), [RUN IN] Ph.D. National Sciences Molecular Biology (ETH Zurich), Masters Degree, Animal Sciences (ETH Zurich)
 
Professional background
Since 2014 CEO Solvias AG
Since 2012 Founder and Managing Director of Fibula Medical AG
2009 - 2011 Member of the European Commercial Operations Leadership Team and Site Head Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Basel; Head Public Health and Market Access Europe (Marketing & Sales); Board member European Vaccines Manufacturer's Association, Brussels.
2006 - 2009 Member of the Global Executive Committee and Global Innovation Board, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, with headquarters in the U.S., in charge of Business Development/Mergers and Acquisitions
2000 - 2005 Various positions with increasing responsibility in Research and Finance at CIBA Geigy and Novartis
1995 - 2000 Various positions
 
Other activities
None
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Dr. Christa Kreuzburg

Chairwoman of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee

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Dr. Christa Kreuzburg

Member of the Compensation Committee
Since 2013, elected until 2016
1959, German citizen

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Education Diploma and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (Duisburg University, Chemical Faculty)
 
Professional background
Since 2009 Consulting projects for small and mid-size healthcare companies
2007 - 2008 Bayer HealthCare, Berlin, Germany, Head of Bayer Schering Pharma Europe/Canada and member of the Executive Committee
2006 - 2007 Bayer HealthCare, Leverkusen, Germany, Head of Pharma Primary Care / International Operations and member of the Pharma Management Committee
2002 - 2005 Bayer HealthCare, Leverkusen, Germany, Head of Pharma Japan (from 2004) / Europe / MERA and member of the Pharma Management Committee
2000 - 2002 Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, Head of Corporate Strategic Planning
1997 - 1999 Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, Head of Corporate Strategic Planning
1994 - 1996 Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, Departmental Head, Central Research
1992 - 1994 Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, Laboratory Head, Central Research
 
Other activities
Freedom Innovations LLC, member of the Board
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Gérard Vaillant

Member of the Compensation Committee

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Gérard Vaillant

Member of the Audit Committee
Since 2004, elected until 2016
1942, US citizen

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Education Degree in Marketing (École Supérieure de Commerce, Paris) and MS (University of Sciences, Paris)
 
Professional background
1995 - 2004 Johnson & Johnson, Company Group Chairman Diagnostics Worldwide; Member of the Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group Operating Committee of J&J until retirement in 2004
1992 - 1995 Worldwide President LifeScan (a J&J company), and Company Group Chairman Diagnostics
1987 - 1992 Various senior management positions within Johnson & Johnson (US), including Vice-President, J&J International
 
Other activities
  Safe Orthopaedics, France, Chairman of the Board; Patho Quest S.A.S., France, Chairman of the Board; STAT-Diagnostica & Innovation S.L.,Spain, Chairman of the Board