Members of the Executive Board (31.12.2022)
Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO)
Florian Faber was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) by the Board of Directors with effect from 01.07.2022. He joined MCH's company Expomobilia in 2009 as New Business Manager, where he took on the role of Head of Sales as a member of the Management in 2011. In summer 2014, he became Managing Director of Expomobilia, which was renamed MCH Live Marketing Solutions AG in November 2018. In January 2019, Florian Faber took over the management of the Live Marketing Solutions Division as a member of the Executive Board of MCH Group and was responsible for the repositioning and growth strategy of the brands MCH Global (Experiential Marketing Agency), MC2 (Brand Experience Solutions Provider) and Expomobilia (General Contractor Building Experiences). Before joining MCH Group, Florian Faber was responsible for Live Marketing Communication & Interactive Marketing in Europe at the Nissan car group. Florian Faber holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Zurich.
- Place of residence: Nürensdorf (Switzerland)
- Date of birth: 22.05.1979
- Nationality: DE / CH
- EB member since 14.01.2019
Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO)
Michael Hüsler was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (Group CFO) of MCH Group on 15.01.2021. 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. As Group CFO of MCH Group, Michael Hüsler is responsible for Corporate Finance, various Corporate Services (ICT, Legal, Risk & Compliance, Procurement) and the Building & Operation department of Messe Basel and Messe Zürich.
- Place of residence: Arlesheim (Switzerland)
- Date of birth: 28.04.1972
- Nationality: CH
- EB member since 15.01.2021
Changes in the composition of the Executive Board
The Board of Directors appointed Florian Faber as Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) and thus as Chairman of the Executive Board as of 01.07.2022. At that time, he was CEO of the Live Marketing Solutions division and a member of the Executive Board.
As Group CEO, Florian Faber succeeded Beat Zwahlen, who had exercised this function for an interim period since 15.01.2022 and stepped down from the Executive Board on 30.06.2022. Beat Zwahlen is leaving MCH Group on 31.03.2023.
Andreas Eggimann, Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO), left the Executive Board on 31.07.2022, having decided to leave MCH Group. The employment relationship ends on 31.03.2023.
Marc Spiegler, Global Director Art Basel, resigned from the Executive Board on 26.10.2022, having decided to leave MCH Group. The employment relationship ends on 31.10.2023.
In the course of the personnel changes on the Executive Board and of a restructuring of the operational leadership of MCH Group, the composition of the Executive Board has been reduced to the Group CEO and the Group CFO. The Executive Board has appointed a new Management Team as the second management level, which represents and networks all business areas and services.
There have been no further changes in the composition of the Executive Board between January 2022 and the publication of this Annual Report at the end of March 2023.
Permitted activities of the members of the Executive Board
Permitted activities as per §36 of the Articles of Association of MCH Group Ltd.
- a) in the case of stock-exchange listed legal entities registered in the Commercial Register or in a corresponding foreign register: 1;
- b) in the case of unlisted legal entities registered in the Commercial Register or in a corresponding foreign register, insofar as not included in litera c): 5;
- c) in the case of charitable legal entities registered in the Commercial Register or in a corresponding foreign register, which pursue public or charitable purposes: 5.