Andreas von Planta, Ph.D., has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2006. He qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director and is Chairman of the Governance, Nomination and Corporate Responsibilities Committee. He is also a member of the Risk Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Mr. von Planta provides counsel to the law firm Lenz & Staehelin AG, where he was a partner from 1988 through 2017. He is a board member of Helvetia Holding AG in Switzerland, and also serves on the boards of various Swiss subsidiaries of foreign companies and other non-listed Swiss companies, including Burberry (Suisse) SA, Lenz & Staehelin, A.P. Moller Finance SA, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, Socotab Frana SA and Raymond Weil SA. Additionally, he is chairman of the regulatory board of the SIX Swiss Exchange AG.
Mr. von Planta holds a doctorate in law from the University of Basel in Switzerland, and a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School in the United States. He passed his bar examinations in Basel in 1982, and specializes in corporate law, corporate governance, corporate finance, company reorganizations, and mergers and acquisitions. He previously served as chairman of Clinique Générale-Beaulieu SA from 2011 to 2016, and as a director there from 2008 to 2016. Additionally, he was chairman of Swiss National Insurance Company Ltd. (Nationale Suisse) from 2011 to 2015, a director at Nationale Suisse from 1997 to 2015, and a director at Holcim Ltd. from 2003 to 2014.