Foundation Board

Dr. Toni Schoenenberger

2014 – present
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of the stars Foundation Board, Weinfelden, Switzerland

2008 – 2014
Chairman and Co-Founder of the stars Foundation Board, Weinfelden, Switzerland

1994 – 2016
Member of the Board of UBS Wolfsberg and Congress Hotel Seepark AG

1994 – 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 (

1981 – 1994
Various responsibilities for UBS Management and Executive Development, Member and Chairman of the Board of UBS Art Collection

Member of the Board of various companies and foundations in Switzerland

Dr. Markus Neuhaus

Member of Various Boards; Vice Chairman, stars Foundation Board; Former Chairman, PwC Switzerland, Zurich

July 2019 – present
Member of the Boards of Barry Callebaut AG, Galenica AG, Baloise Holding AG, Orior AG, Jacobs Holding AG

2013 – 2019
Member of the Board of PwC Europe

2013 – 2016
Member of the Office of the Global Chairman of PwC

2012 – 2019
Chairman of PwC Switzerland

2010 – 2013
Member of the PwC Network Executive Team

2007 – 2008
Senior Partner PwC Continental Europe and Member of the PwC Global Leadership Team

2005 – 2007
Member of the Global Board of PwC

2003 – 2012
CEO PwC Switzerland

Admission to Partnership

Start at PwC

– Chairman of the Zürcher Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft
– Member of the ETH Foundation Board
– Vice Chairman of the Board of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce
– Vice Chairman of the Foundation Board of Avenir Suisse
– Chairman of the Finance and Tax Committee of économiesuisse

Soenke Bandixen

Member of the stars Foundation Board

2017 – present
Mayor, City of Stein am Rhein

2014 – 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

Dipl. Ing. ETH Zurich, Switzerland, PMD Business Harvard School, Boston, USA

Board Memberships:
– Vetropack Holding AG
– Jakob & Emma Windler Foundation
– CGAM Center for Global Account Management
– University St. Gallen

Prof. Dr. Hans Hengartner

Member and Co-Founder of the stars Foundation

since 2008
Professor Emeritus of Experimental Immunology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and University Zurich

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

Associate Professor for Exp. Pathology, Medical Faculty, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

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

Board Member of biotechnology companies and foundations

Stefan Raebsamen

Member of the stars Foundation Board

July 2019 – present
Chairman PwC Switzerland; Member, Board of PwC Europe, Zurich, Switzerland

2015 – 2018
Markets Leader Assurance/Member Executive Team, PwC Switzerland

2013 – 2015
Leader Assurance Cluster Zurich/Eastern Switzerland, PwC Switzerland

2009 – 2013
Leader Industries Industrial Products/Chemicals/Transport&Logistics/Services, PwC Switzerland

Admission to Partnership

Start at PwC

– Assignments in London, Madagascar, Montreal
– Client Service Partner for listed and non-listed multinationals
– Member of the Swiss Oversight Board, PwC Switzerland, since 2011
– IMD Alumni
– Zürcher Volkswirtschaftliche Gesellschaft
– Festspiele Zürich

Dr. Christoph Schmid

Member of the stars Foundation Board

1986 – present
Wenger & Vieli AG, Attorney-at-law; Partner since 1989

Arnold & Porter, Foreign Associate, Washington DC

1982 – 1984
District Court of Meilen (Zurich)

1979 – 1982
Ringier AG, Legal Department

Member of the Board of various companies and foundations in Switzerland