Management Board

Alexander Zschokke, President/CEO

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Born 1965, Swiss, with Franke since 2012

Alexander Zschokke joined Franke from Sonova where he was Group Vice President Channel Solutions and previously Group Vice President Marketing & Innovation. He was also interim CEO of the Sonova Group from March to October 2011. Before joining Sonova, Alexander Zschokke worked for 14 years in the fashion, luxury and retail industry, among others for Bulgari, Ferragamo and Bally. Previously he was project manager for Contraves, a technology and aerospace company. Alexander Zschokke studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, earning a Master of Science degree. External activities and interests: since 2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vitra Group and member of the Board of Directors of the Duravit Group.

Jürg Fischer, Chief Financial Officer

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Born 1959, Swiss, with Franke since 2005

Prior to joining Franke, Jürg Fischer held several executive positions including Chief Financial Officer at Habasit AG, Commercial Director at RAG-Reichenberger AG, Group Controller at Siber Hegner and internal Auditor and Team Leader at Sandoz AG. Jürg Fischer holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Roger Basler, President/CEO Franke Water Systems

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Born 1965, Swiss, with Franke since 2013

Prior to joining Franke, Roger Basler was in the position of President & CEO responsible for all activities of Heineken in Switzerland. Earlier, he was Managing Director Europe Dyson Limited UK, Managing Director Red Bull AG Switzerland, and held various managing positions at Compaq Computer (Schweiz) GmbH and Kraft Jacobs Suchard. Roger Basler holds a degree in Business Administration of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Markus Bierl, Chief Information Officer

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Born 1964, German/American, with Franke since 2001

Markus Bierl has been working for Franke in the USA since 2001 in various leading IT roles, recently as CIO Franke Foodservice Systems. Prior to joining Franke, he worked in IT consulting and software development for various international customers like McDonald's, Moevenpick, EAO and Franke. He holds a degree in Business and IT (Wirtschaftsingenieur Informatik/OR) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Lukas Burkhardt, Chief Operating Officer

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Born 1979, Swiss, with Franke since 2015

Lukas Burkhardt joined Franke Group as Head Global Manufacturing. Prior to that, he has been working in various key management positions at Autoneum, most recently as Head of Operations & Manufacturing for the Business Group Asia. Lukas Burkhardt started his career at Audi in Germany, and has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Thomas R. Campion, President/CEO Franke Foodservice Systems

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Born 1954, American, with Franke since 1986

Thomas R. Campion joined Franke as Remodel Sales Manager. In 1991 he became Vice President Sales & Marketing focusing on the further development of the McDonald's account in the United States. 1997 he was promoted to President of Franke Foodservice Systems Inc. and in 2013 he became President/CEO Franke Foodservice Systems. Prior to joining Franke he worked in sales and project planning for a number of industrial manufacturing companies. Thomas R. Campion holds a BS degree in Communication from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Thomas P. Meier, President/CEO Franke Coffee Systems

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Born 1970, Swiss, with Franke since 2016

Prior to joining Franke, Thomas P. Meier has been working in various key management positions at Lindt & Sprüngli, most recently as Managing Director Asia-Pacific. Earlier, he held several marketing and sales roles at Unilever and Novartis Nutrition. Thomas P. Meier holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Beat Sigrist, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Born 1970, Swiss, with Franke since 2014

Beat Sigrist joined Franke from Sulzer where he was Head Corporate Human Resources, and was also a member of the Extended Executive Committee. He has many years of extensive HR experience, with leading HR positions at a number of industrial and telecommunication companies including Bosch and Swisscom. Beat Sigrist holds a Master of Arts in Business Administration and Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Lars Völkel, President/CEO Franke Kitchen Systems

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Born 1975, German, with Franke since 2014

Prior to joining Franke, Lars Völkel was Executive Vice President for Luxury Retail and Professional of Nobia, where he was also CEO of Poggenpohl. Previous to this assignment, he was responsible for Electrolux Major Appliances of Western Europe. Lars Völkel holds a Master of Business Administration from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

Martin Wyser, General Counsel

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Born 1974, Swiss, with Franke since 2012

Martin Wyser studied Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (lic. iur.), and earned an LL.M. degree from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, USA). After having been admitted to the bar, he worked for several years for one of the leading commercial law firms in Switzerland in an international environment.