Foundation Board

The Foundation Board supervises the Sympany Foundation and is responsible for its strategic direction. It elects the Chair of the Executive Board and the further members of the Executive Board on the Chair’s recommendation. The Foundation Board is also responsible for approving the annual report, annual financial statements and budget, appointing the auditor, amending the Foundation’s articles and adopting and amending important regulations such as the investment of the Foundation’s assets.

Members

The current term of office runs from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. The Foundation Board comprises nine people and is broken down as follows:

Siegfried Walser

Chairman

Dr. rer. pol.

born 1953, Swiss and German

Owner of Dr. Walser Unternehmensberatung, Greng b. Murten

Functions and offices held:

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund of the VSM-Sammelstiftung für Medizinalpersonen, Berne
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund of the VSMplus-Sammelstiftung für Personalvorsorge, Altendorf, Schwyz

Martina Saner

Vice Chairman

Dipl. social worker FH, Master of Public Health

born 1966, Swiss

Managing director Winterhilfe Basel-Stadt

 

Serge Altmann

Dr. sc. nat. ETH

born 1967, Swiss

CEO RehaClinic AG, Bad Zurzach

Directorships on the following boards of directors:

  • Member of the Board of RehaClinic Zurich AG, Zurich
  • Member of the Board of RehaClinic Zentralschweiz AG, Luzern
  • Chairman of the Board of RehaFirst AG, Zurich
  • Chairman of the Board of Klinik für Schlafmedizin AG, Bad Zurzach
  • Member of the Board of Klinik für Schlafmedizin Luzern AG, Luzern
  • Chairman of the Board of Medizinisches Zentrum Baden AG, Baden
  • Member of the Board of RehaCity AG, Basel
  • Member of the Board of reha@home, Baden

Rolf Baumann

BSc/MBA in Business Administration FH

born 1966, Swiss

Owner/managing director of IMTS Baumann, Mettmenstetten

Jürg Galliker

Dr. iur., solicitor and mediator

born 1964, Swiss

Partner Nigon Rechtsanwälte und Notariat, Basel

Directorships on the following boards of directors:

  • Member of the Board of Institute for Applied Plant Biology AG, Witterswil
  • Member of the Board of Paul Ullrich AG, Basel


Functions and offices held:

  • Member of the Foundation Board of Stiftung Casallegra, Basel
  • Chairman of the Ecumenical Association Wohnsiedlung Claragraben, Basel

Sunnie J. Groeneveld

BA Economics, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Born in 1988, Swiss national

Founder and Managing Partner of Inspire 925 GmbH, Zurich

Directorships on the following boards of directors:

  • Member of the Board of emineo AG, Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Galledia Group, Flawil
  • Member of the Board of HHM Gruppe (Hefti.Hess.Martignoni), Aarau

Regula Meili-Gasser

Dipl. phys. ETH, Executive MBA University of St. Gallen

born 1965, Swiss

Member of the Executive Board and Head of Business Development & Marketing, MSE Meili AG, Schaffhausen

Martha Scheiber

Dr. oec. HSG, dipl. Nat. ETH Zurich

Born in 1965, Swiss national

Directorships on the following boards of directors:

  • Member of the Board of Luzerner Kantonalbank, Lucerne
  • Member of the Board of Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Hotelkredit SGH, Zürich
  • Member of the Board of Mobimo Holding AG, Lucerne


Functions and offices held:

  • Member of the pension commission (board of directors), pension fund of the city of Lucerne, Lucerne

Gabrielle Schlittler

Dr. rer. soc., dipl. rer. nat.

born 1961, Swiss

Independent business development consultant, owner of Vianova GmbH, Zurich

Election and mandates

Professional qualifications and personal skills are required for election to the Foundation Board. A period of office is three years, and board members may not exceed a maximum term of four periods of office.

The members of the Foundation Board also serve as members of the boards of directors of the subsidiaries Vivao Sympany AG, Moove Sympany AG, Kolping Krankenkasse AG, Sympany Versicherungen AG and Sympany Services AG.

Committees

Each permanent committee comprises two to three members elected by the Foundation Board from their own ranks, each for one period of office.

The Auditing Committee assists the Foundation Board in monitoring financial affairs at Sympany, analyses the results of the audit and provides the Foundation Board with recommendations regarding the approval of the annual financial statements, the investment strategy and reporting on risk management. The committee also oversees and reviews the work of the external auditor. Chairman: Jürg Galliker; members: Serge Altmann, Martha Scheiber, Siegfried Walser.

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee supports the Foundation Board in identifying new members as well as in the appointment, dismissal and compensation of members of the Executive Board. The committee also assesses the work of the Executive Board and its CEO and makes remuneration proposals for members of the Foundation Board. Chairman: Siegfried Walser; members: Martina Saner, Gabrielle Schlittler.

The Foundation Board also maintains the IT Committee, which assists the Foundation Board in assessing IT projects and IT risks. Chairman: Regula Meili-Gasser; members: Rolf Baumann, Sunnie J. Groeneveld.

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