Stephanie Schoss studied at the University of St. Gallen, Singapore Management University and Harvard. She holds a PhD from RWTH Aachen University and is a Director of the Competence Center for Top Team Research at the Institute of International Management at the University of St. Gallen.
Besides her academic career, Stephanie is a passionate commercial and seaplane pilot and has been an active entrepreneur for the past 20 years – for which she was recognised as manager of the year in 2013 by Generation CEO.
Besides her professional life, she is a dedicated mother of 4 children and 4 step children and lives part of the year in New Zealand with her family.
Executive Chairman of Kühne Holding AG since 2008 and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel Group since May 2016, Vice Chairman of Hapag-Lloyd AG.
Karl Gernandt started his career with Deutsche Bank after graduating with an MBA in business administration at the University of St. Gallen. He moved on to A.T. Kearney, focusing on strategic financial services projects, then to Alsen AG und Holcim, most recently as CEO of the Region Western Europe. From 2011 to 2016 Karl Gernandt was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Kühne + Nagel International AG, and has been Vice-Chairman since 2016. He is Executive Chairman of the Kühne Holding AG.
Group Vice President Hearing Instruments Marketing and Member of the Management Board of Sonova AG
Martin Grieder graduated from IMD-Switzerland and the University of Applied Science and Arts (FHNW) in Basel.
Before joining Sonova he held several senior management positions with Nestlé, incl. Global Head Nespresso Professional among others. Martin Grieder joined Sonova as Group Vice President Phonak in 2014 before he was promoted to his current position in 2016.
Since July 2023: Started a new phase of his professional life as winemaker and investor.
Before: Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Management Board of the Kuehne + Nagel Group for 14 years since May 1, 2009.
Before joining Kuehne + Nagel, he was a Member of the Management Board and Chief Human Resources Officer of the T-Mobile International Group for 7 years.
Lothar Harings has a law degree from the University of Trier.
Born on April 22, 1967
Studies of Economics and Chinese Language at Passau, Bonn and Guangzhou (China), Graduation in 1994
Following scientific assistant at the University of Bonn, China studies
1995-2001 Managing Director of different Companies of the Liebherr-Group in China
2001-2006 Managing Director of Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. Ireland
2006-2010 Managing Director of Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH, Germany
Since 2011 Managing Director of Liebherr-International AG, Switzerland
After earning a MSc/MBA from the Universities of St. Gallen and NTU Singapore, Martin completed his PhD at the University of Bern and started his career with McKinsey. In 2011, he joined Geberit as Head of Strategic Planning and, as of 2012, took over the responsibility for building up a new product category in Europe (Geberit AquaClean shower toilets). Since September 2016, Martin is a member of the Group Executive Board of Geberit and leads the division Marketing & Brands.