Daniel Frutig, born in 1962, studied building technologies/energy at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and graduated from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) with an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA). After starting his career with the industrial group Sulzer AG he spent many years abroad with Accenture and Compass Group PLC developing businesses. In 2011, Daniel Frutig was appointed as CEO of Arbonia AG and 2015 of Medela Holding AG before founding EvolutionF AG in 2018. As entrepreneur and independent board member he is an expert for international business transformation in listed and privately owned technologically driven companies, with a clear focus on value creation through growth strategies.
Andreas Dill, born 1954, graduated as an electrical engineer (MEng) from the ETH Zurich. He started his professional career in the semiconductor industry at Zevatech AG where he took on various responsibilities from R+D engineer to General Manager. From 1998 to 2015, Andreas Dill has worked in various management positions at the Oerlikon Corporation, last as CEO of the Advanced Technologies Segment and a member of the Oerlikon executive committee. Andreas Dill is the owner of the Consulting Company Andreas Dill Strategic Business Consulting.
Erich Haefeli, born 1950, studied law at the University of Zurich. For many years, he headed the legal and patent department of OC Oerlikon Balzers AG and was also a member of the company’s Executive Management. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of many firms in the Oerlikon-Bührle Group, which is today the industrial group Oerlikon. Erich Haefeli is owner and President of Mariposa Immobilien AG.
Dr. Rüdiger Merz, born in 1967, studied law at the universities of Bonn, Freiburg and Munich. 3 years after starting his career in a law firm, he joined Haindl Papier as corporate counsel. After the sale of Haindl Papier in 2002, he founded a family office for a part of the owning family Haindl, which he is managing since then.