Integrated and efficient processes, lean management structures and rapid decision-making give Züblin the agility to respond quickly to changes in the market environment. Securing the company's sustainable success for shareholders is always our focus.

Board of directors

Members and the Chairman of the Board of Directors are elected individually by the AGM for a term of office of one year. As a rule, Directors step down when they reach the age of 70.

None of the non-executive Directors was a member of the management of the listed company or a subsidiary during the last three reporting periods.

A – Nomination, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee (NCC)
B – Audit Committee (AC)
C – Investment & Strategic Committee (IC)

Group management

Züblin’s Group Managment consists of the CEO and the CFO. None of the members of Züblin’s Group Management exercises any significant functions outside the company.


Dr. Iosif Bakaleynik

1951, Russian Citizen, in Hüngenberg/See (Switzerland)

Board of Directors
Chairman since 2014 / elected until AMG 2019
Committees: A / C 

Group Management
CEO since 2014 

Dr. Iosif Bakaleynik joined the Board of Directors in 2014 and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors, member of the Nomination, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee, the Investment and Strategic Committee as well as CEO of the company. Dr. Bakaleynik has broad experience in leadership roles at a range of international companies. From 2008 until 2014 he has been advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Renova Management AG, Mr. Victor Vekselberg. He was also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Renova US Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of the Renova Group. Furthermore, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), served as a Director of Integra Group, a LSE listed company (2007 – 2014), and as Director of the NASDAQ listed CIFC Corp. (2014–2015). Dr. Bakaleynik holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masterʼs Degree as well as a doctorate in economics from the State University of Moscow.

Vladislav Osipov

1972 Russian Citizen, in Herrliberg (Switzerland)

Board of Directors 
Member since 2012 / elected until AMG  2019
Comitees: B

Mr. Vladislav Osipov is Managing Director of Centiveo AG, a Financial Advisory and Family Office management company. Besides several management roles in Swiss companies – i.e. Coalco AG - he also was the Secretary to the CEO/Chairman of Renova Management AG, Zürich. Between 1994 and 2005 he held various positions in Germany and Russia within the ABB Group of companies.

Dr. Markus Wesnitzer

1963, German Citizen, in Amberg (Germany)

Board of Directors 
Member since 2006 / elected until AMG  2019
Comitees: A / B / C 

After completing his studies in economics in both Germany and the USA, Markus Wesnitzer worked in various areas of the mail order and retail store businesses at Quelle AG. From 1996 he was responsible for the real estate division of Schickedanz-Holding in Fürth, Germany. In 2000 he joined the Management Board of ICN Immobilien Consult Nuremberg and since then he has been in charge of acquisitions and property management. ICN manages a real estate portfolio for the Schickedanz Group family with the emphasis on office space and commercial premises in major German cities.

Dr. Wolfgang Zürcher

1965, Swiss Citizen, in Zug (Switzerland)

Board of Directors 
Member since 2014 / elected until AMG  2019
Comitees: A / B

Dr Wolfgang Zürcher works as an attorney at Wenger & Vieli. He is a member of the Board of a number of listed and unlisted companies, such as Partners Group Holding AG, where he is Chairman of the nomination and compensation committee. Dr. Zürcher is a certified notary of the canton of Zug and a registered representative at SIX Swiss Exchange. Wolfgang Zürcher holds a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich and a Master of Laws (LL.M) from University College London.

Roland Friederich

1972, German Citizen, in Berlin (Germany)

Group Management
CFO since 2016 

Roland Friederich studied Finance & Economy at Fachhochschule Nürtingen/German as well as at University of California, Berkeley/USA. He joined Arthur Andersen as auditor in Berlin in 2000; later he joined Ernst & Young in Berlin as Manager, heading audit teams for several real estate companies.

2008 Roland Friederich joined Züblin’s German subsidiary ZIAG Immobilien AG in Düsseldorf as Head of Finance & Controlling. As of 2014 he took over additional responsibilities for Züblin’s reporting on group level. As of 1 December 2016 Roland Friederich was appointed CFO of Züblin Immobilien Holding AG in Zürich.