Members of the Executive Board (31 December 2021)
Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO)
Beat Zwahlen was appointed interim Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) on 15.01.2021. He joined MCH Group on 01.05.2018 as Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO) and a member of the Executive Board. Over the past few years, he has instigated and played a decisive role in the restructuring and transformation of the company. In 2020, Lupa Systems was acquired as a new anchor investor and the corresponding capital increases implemented under his leadership. As a business economist (UAS) and certified accountant, he held various senior posts prior to joining MCH Group, including at Landis & Gyr (Europe) AG in Zug, Rieter Automotive Management AG in Winterthur, Schaffner Holding AG in Luterbach, Uniwheels AG in Bad Dürkheim (Germany) and also Belux AG und Vitra International AG in Birsfelden. As an independent entrepreneur, he has successfully completed business restructuring assignments and turnarounds. He is a member of several Boards of Directors.
- Place of residence: Oberrohrdorf (Switzerland)
- Date of birth: 13.02.1960
- Nationality: CH
- EB member since 01.05.2018
Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO)
Michael Hüsler was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO) of MCH Group on 15.01.2021. In this function, he holds responsibility for the areas of Corporate Finance and Corporate Procurement, as well as for the Venues division. He has extensive leadership experience at senior management level, especially in the areas of investor relations, M&A transactions and restructuring. Michael Hüsler studied economic sciences in Basel and qualified as an IFRS Accountant at the Controller Akademie Zurich. He began his professional career in Auditing at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and then became Head Corporate Controlling at Straumann Holding AG. In 2005, he switched to Bachem Holding AG as Group CFO. From 2009 to 2017, he was Group CFO of Siegfried Holding AG then, as of 2017, Group CFO of Habasit International AG, where, in his function as CFO, his responsibilities included the Legal and IT departments.
- Place of residence: Arlesheim (Switzerland)
- Date of birth: 28.04.1972
- Nationality: CH
- EB member since 15.01.2021
Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO)
Andreas Eggimann joined MCH Group on 01.11.2019 as Chief Digital & Innovation Officer. Prior to this, he was Head Digital Management at the Swiss Post Office as of 2014 where, as a member of the top management, he held responsibility, among other things, for the development and leadership of digital management throughout the group and for the realignment of the Post Office to take account of market-orientated and internal digital channels. After graduating in business management in Basel, he began his professional career with the Coop Group, and his subsequent posts have included Head Digital Business Development in the Young & Rubicam Group Switzerland.
- Place of residence: Ramlinsburg (Switzerland)
- Date of birth: 01.03.1974
- Nationality: CH
- EB member since 01.11.2019
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Live Marketing Solutions
Florian Faber holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Zurich. He was in charge of participation in European trade fairs at car manufacturer Nissan before switching to MCH's Expomobilia in 2009 as New Business Manager. In 2011, as a member of the management, he was appointed Head of Sales and, in Summer 2014, he became managing director of Expomobilia, which was renamed MCH Live Marketing Solutions AG in November 2018. As managing director of Expomobilia, Florian Faber has played a key role in the successful development and internationalization of the Exhibition, Event and Pavilion Construction business unit from 2014 to 2018. Since January 2019, Florian Faber has been CEO of the Live Marketing Solutions division and a member of the Executive Board of MCH Group. In this function he is in charge of the strategic repositioning of the Live Marketing Solutions division and responsible for the sustainable global growth of the division with its brands MCH Global (experience marketing agency), MC2 (experience full service provider in North America and Germany) and Expomobilia (global general contractor for experience construction).
- Place of residence: Nürensdorf (Switzerland)
- Date of birth: 22.05.1979
- Nationality: DE / CH
- EB member since 14.01.2019
Global Director Art Basel
The Board of Directors appointed Marc Spiegler as a member of the Executive Board on 01.01.2020. Marc Spiegler joined MCH Group in 2007 as Co-Director of Art Basel. Since 2012, he has been Global Director Art Basel and, in this function, has made a decisive contribution to the show’s successful development as the leading platform for contemporary and modern art. After studying at the University of Kent (degree in social sciences) and Haverford College (bachelor’s degree in political sciences), he continued his studies at the Northwestern University in Evanston (Master’s degree in journalism). He then worked for 15 years as a journalist and editor for several well-known media, covering a broad range of topics and focusing especially on economics, technology and the art market.
- Place of residence: Zurich (Switzerland)
- Date of birth: 12.10.1968
- Nationality: CH / FR
- EB member since 01.01.2020
On 15.01.2021, the Board of Directors and the former Group CEO Bernd Stadlwieser mutually agreed to terminate the employment relationship. Bernd Stadlwieser was released from his work obligation at this same time. He joined MCH Group as Group CEO on 12.06.2019, his official leaving date was 31.07.2021.
The Board of Directors appointed Beat Zwahlen, Group CFO to date, as new interim Group CEO on 15.01.2021. It has also appointed Michael Hüsler as the new Group CFO of the MCH Group with effect from 15.01.2021.
There have been no further changes in the Executive Board since January 2021 up to the time of publication of this Annual Report at the end of March 2022.
Permitted activities as per §36 of the Articles of Association of MCH Group Ltd.
- a) In legal entities listed in the commercial register: 8
- b) In legal entities listed in the commercial register with a charitable, public or public-utility purpose: 8