Dr. Christoph Loos
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Christoph Loos (born 1968) assumed CEO responsibilities in January 2014. He has been a member of the Executive Board since 2007. During the first four years of this tenure, he was responsible for Finance, Human Resources, IT and Corporate Development. In 2011, he took over the areas of Emerging Markets and the global Energy & Industry. Upon joining Hilti in 2001, he first led the Corporate Development Team and then established the Strategic Management unit. At the end of 2003, he moved to Germany, first as a Regional Sales Director and then, starting in 2005, as General Manager of Hilti Germany.
CFO, EUROPEAN MARKETS, DIGITAL BUSINESS
Jörg Kampmeyer (born 1968) has been CFO and a member of the Executive Board since April 2011. He is responsible for the areas of Finance, Human Resources, IT and Corporate Development. He began his Hilti career in 2002 as the Head of Corporate Development. From 2003 to 2005, he was responsible for the company’s Strategic Marketing unit. In 2006, he moved to Germany, initially serving as Regional Sales Director, and in the course of the year, he became General Manager at Hilti Germany. Since 2010, he has also headed the Central Europe Market Region.
Jahangir (Jan) Doongaji
ELECTRIC TOOLS AND GROUP RESEARCH
Jahangir (Jan) Doongaji (born 1967) has been a member of the Executive Board since 2014. He is responsible for the Electric Tools and Accessories business, Corporate Research & Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) area. Jan began his Hilti career in 2000, initially leading customer service in the Swiss market organization. In 2002, he moved to corporate headquarters in Schaan where he has since held various positions in different business units. Most recently, Jan headed the Power Tools & Accessories Business Unit.
CORPORATE FUNCTIONS AND ENERGY & INDUSTRY
Matthias Gillner (born 1967) has been a member of the Executive Board since April 2011. He is responsible for Human Resources, IT, Corporate Development and the global Energy and Industry Business. After heading Electric Tools, he has led the areas of Emerging Markets and Energy & Industry from 2014 to 2017. He began his Hilti career in 2000 as the Head of Corporate Development. In mid-2001, he was named Head of Corporate Human Resources and then moved on to lead the Measuring Systems Business Unit. From 2006 until the end of 2013, Matthias Gillner was Head of the Electric Tools & Accessories Business Area.
NORTH AMERICA MARKETS AND EMERGING REGIONS
Marco Meyrat (born 1963) has been a member of the Executive Board since the beginning of 2005. He is responsible for North America as well as the Emerging Regions Asia, Middle East Turkey Africa (META), Latin America and Eastern Europe. He began his Hilti career in 1989 as Product Manager at Hilti corporate headquarters in Schaan. After holding various positions in Hilti France and Germany, he was named General Manager of Hilti Switzerland in 1999 and was subsequently appointed General Manager of Hilti Germany in 2002.
Dr. Stefan Nöken
FASTENING TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS
Stefan Nöken (born 1965) has been a member of the Executive Board since the beginning of 2007. He is responsible for the Fastening & Protection business, Application Software and Corporate Logistics. He joined Hilti in 2000 as the Head of Corporate Engineering. In 2004, he took over responsibility for Supply Chain Management with the global plants, procurement and global logistics.
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Heinrich Fischer (born 1950; elected until the 2019 Annual General Meeting) is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. Fischer graduated in 1973 with an engineering diploma from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, having studied electrical engineering and technical physics. He then went on to study business administration at the University of Zurich while working in this field, earning a master’s degree in 1976. Beginning in 1977, he held senior management positions at Oerlikon Bührle Holding, Balzers AG (1980 to 1989) and, finally, at Oerlikon Holding once again (1990 to 1995). From 1996 to 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer at Saurer AG, Arbon. Heinrich Fischer is a member of the Board of Directors of Tecan AG and Sensirion AG.
Michael Hilti (born 1946; re-elected to serve until the 2018 Annual General Meeting), son of company founder Professor Martin Hilti, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1990. After studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen he worked in banking in London before joining Hilti in 1974 as the Deputy Head of Marketing. Two years later he was named to the company’s Executive Board and he served as CEO from 1990 to 1993. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1994 to 2006. Michael Hilti is a Trustee of the Martin Hilti Family Trust, a member of the Board of the Hilti Foundation, and Chairman of the Hilti Art Foundation. He has held numerous directorships, was named an Honorary Senator by the University of St. Gallen, and was named a Princely Commerce Councilor by H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein.
Prof. Dr. Pius Baschera
Pius Baschera (born 1950; re-elected to serve until the 2019 Annual General Meeting) has been an ordinary member of the Board of Directors since April 2017. He simultaneously serves as Speaker of the Martin Hilti Family Trust, sole shareholder of the Hilti Corporation. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for ten years. Baschera studied mechanical engineering and business administration at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, where he earned his doctorate. In 1979, he came to Hilti as Head of Financial Controlling in the production area. Before being named Chairman he served as CEO for 13 years. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Schindler Group, Hergiswil. He also is a member of the Advisory Boards of Vorwerk & Co., Wuppertal, and Ardex GmbH, Witten and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Venture Incubator AG, Zug.
Kim Fausing (born 1964; re-elected until the 2019 Annual General Meeting) was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Aarhus Teknikum, in Denmark, in 1987, and an MBA degree at Henley Business School, in London, in 1996. His professional career led him to the Hilti Group in 1990, where he served in various management functions in Europe and Asia until 2007. After moving to the Danish Danfoss Group, he was named Chief Operating Officer and member of the executive committee in January 2008. He also is Vice President of SMA A/G, in Kassel, Germany, and Vice President of the Velux Group in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dr. Michael Jacobi
Michael Jacobi (born 1953; re-elected until the 2019 Annual General Meeting) was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007. He studied business economics at the University of St. Gallen and at the University of Washington, Seattle, and earned his doctorate from St. Gallen in 1979. From 1978 until 2007 he held various financial management positions in Brazil, the USA and Switzerland at Ciba-Geigy AG and, later, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc., Basel. He was the company’s Global Chief Financial Officer from 1996 until 2007. Today Michael Jacobi is an independent corporate consultant. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Sonova Holding AG, Stäfa, and, since December 2008, a Trustee of the Martin Hilti Family Trust. He was named to the Board of Directors of Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Allschwil, in 2009.
Dr. Tis Prager
Tis Prager (born 1948; re-elected until December 31, 2018) has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2006. He earned a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich in 1975, was admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich in 1978 and is a founding member of the Prager Dreifuss law firm in Zurich and Bern, which specializes in international business law. Among other mandates, Tis Prager is the Chairman of the Board of Scherer & Bühler AG, Meggen; the Hotel Zurich AG (Marriott), Zurich, and Emil Hitz AG, Bassersdorf. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bourquin Group, Couvet, of the Diogenes Verlag AG, Zurich, as well as former Chairman of both IE Engineering Group AG, Zurich, and Caprez Ingenieure AG, Chur. He is also active in STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Barbara Milian Thoralfsson
Barbara Milian Thoralfsson (born 1959; re-elected until the 2020 Annual General Meeting) was elected to the Board of Directors in September 2014. She has an MBA in marketing and finance from Columbia University in New York and a BA in psychology from Duke University in North Carolina. Barbara Milian Thoralfsson has held CEO positions in the telecom and consumer goods sectors, and has extensive experience as a non-executive director, in both public and privately held global companies. Since 2006 she has been an entrepreneur in the industrial sector (Fleming Industrier AS, Oslo) and, since 2007, has been an Industrial Advisor of EQT Partners AS, Oslo. She is Chairwoman of ColArt International Holdings Ltd, London, and is a member of the Board and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee of SCA AB, Stockholm. She also holds board mandates with G4S Plc, London, and Norfolier GreenTec AS, Oslo.