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 Audit and Compliance Committee and the Risk Committee.
Mr. von Planta provides senior counsel to the law firm Lenz & Staehelin AG, where he was a partner from 1988 through 2017. He is chairman of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, chairman of the audit committee of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), chairman of the regulatory board of the SIX Swiss Exchange AG, and a board member of Helvetia Holding AG in Switzerland. He also serves on the boards of various Swiss subsidiaries of foreign companies and other non-listed Swiss companies, including Burberry (Suisse) SA, A.P. Moller Finance SA and Socotab Frana SA. He previously served on the boards of Raymond Weil SA (2007 to 2018) and Lenz & Staehelin (1996 to 2018), both based in Switzerland.
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 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.