Foundation Board

Dr. Toni Schönenberger

Executive Chairman of the stars Foundation Board

1998 - 2016 Member of the Board of UBS Wolfsberg and Congress Hotel Seepark AG
1998 - 2014 CEO, UBS Wolfsberg. Emphasis on Business Development, i.e. initiating, supervising, and conducting UBS Briefings, UBS Health Forum, UBS Arts Forum, UBS Study Trips, UBS Think Tanks, Wolfsberg Podium (www.wolfsberg.com)
1981 - 1998 Various responsibilities for UBS Management and Executive Development, Member and Chairman of the Board of UBS Art Collection
Concurrently Member of the Board of various companies and foundations in Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Hans Hengartner

Professor Emeritus of Experimental Immunology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and University Zurich, Zurich (Vice Chairman of the stars Foundation Board)

1994 - 2008 Joint Full Professor for Immunology, Medical Faculty University of Zurich, and Department of Biology, ETH Zurich
2000 - 2005 Chairman of the Department of Biology, ETH Zurich
1989 Associate Professor for Exp. Pathology, Medical Faculty, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
1980 Oberassistent, University Hospital of Zurich, Institute of Pathology, Dept. of Exp. Immunology
1975 - 1980 Member, Basel Institute for Immunology
1973 - 1975 Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England
1964 - 1972 Diploma in Biochemistry and Ph.D. Thesis in Molecular Biology, ETH Zurich
Concurrently Board Member of biotechnology companies and foundations
Sönke Bandixen

Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein
Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich, Switzerland, PMD Business Harvard School, Boston, USA

2017-present Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein
2004-present Independent management ... consultant/interim manager, Partner with AMC Account Management Center Ltd., St. Gallen
2012-2014 CEO Landert Motoren AG, Bülach
2007-2010 CEO Orell Fuessli Holding AG, Zurich
1997-2003 CEO Kaba Doors Systems Division, Member of the Kaba Group Executive Management Board, Kaba Holding AG, Rümlang
1994-1996 Vice President Marketing, Cosa Liebermann, Dübendorf
1984-1993 Various management functions, at last Member of the Executive Board SIG Verpackungstechnik, Beringen
Concurrently Board Memberships: Vetropack Holding AG, Jakob & Emma Windler Foundation, CGAM Center for Global Account Management, University St. Gallen
Medard Meier

Consultant in Communication and Business, Zurich

2012 Senior Counselor, Brand Affairs Zurich, Agency for Public Relations
2006 -2011 Partner and Cofounder of the PR and Communication agency Gisler.Meier.Repele.Z'Graggen, Zurich
2004 Communication Consultant and Contributor, Think Tank Avenir Suisse, Zurich and Geneva
1994 - 2004 Editor-in-chief, BILANZ, Zurich, Media-Leader, World Economic Forum (WEF)
1984 - 1994 Journalist, BILANZ; since 1987 Deputy Editor-in-chief, Zurich
1980 - 1984 Business Editor, Basler Zeitung, Basel
2002 - 2003 WAN/SIMI Kopenhagen, Executive Program for Newspaper Managers
1995 AMP Harvard Business School, Executive Program
1975 - 1980 Economics and Business, University of Basel, Lic. rer.pol.
Concurrently Board Memberships: schneiter meier, Zurich, Agency for Corporate Branding; SIK-ISEA Swiss Institute for Art Research
Dr. Markus R. Neuhaus

Chairman PwC Switzerland, Member of the Board of PwC Europe

2016 - present Member of the Board of PwC Europe
July 2012 - present Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland
2013 - 2016 Member of the Office of the Global Chairman
2003 - June 2012 CEO, Territory Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland
2010 - 2013 Member of the Global Network Executive Team
2007 - 2008 CEO, Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Eurofirms (Continental Europe)
1999 - 2003 Responsible for Tax & Legal mergers and acquisitions activities worldwide
1996 Responsible for Tax & Legal mergers and acquisitions activities across Europe
1995 - 1998 Head of the Tax & Legal team, PricewaterhouseCoopers Zurich
1992 Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers
1988 Doctorate in Law, University of Zurich
Concurrently Member of the board and chairman of the Tax Chapter of the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants, member of the board of economiesuisse, member of the Foundation Board of Avenir Suisse, Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Zürich, a member of the Rotary Club and honorary auditor of the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. Dr Markus R. Neuhaus also lectures at the ETH Zurich, where he holds the title of “Executive-in-Residence”.
Dr. Christoph Schmid

Attorney-at-law and Partner, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich

1986 - present Wenger & Vieli AG, Attorney-at-law; Partner since 1989
1985 Arnold & Porter, Foreign Associate, Washington DC
1982 - 1984 District Court of Meilen (Zurich)
1979 - 1982 Ringier AG, Legal Department
Concurrently Member of the Board of various companies and foundations in Switzerland