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)
Dr. Wolfgang Zürcher joined the Board of Directors in 2014 and was newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors by the AGM on 18 June 2019. In addition, he chairs the Nomination/Compensation Committee (NCC) and is a member of the Audit (AC) and the Investment Committee (IC).
Dr. Zürcher holds a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University College London. He works as an attorney at Wenger & Vieli law firm and is a board member of various listed and non-listed companies. Dr. Zürcher is also a notary of the Canton of Zug and a recognized representative on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
Dipl. Ing. Vladislav Osipov joined the Board of Directors of Züblin in 2012. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee (AC) and a member of the Nomination/Compensation & Corporate Governance Committee (NCC) as well as the Investment Committee (IC).
Vladislav Osipov holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the State University of Aerospace (National Research University of Russia) in Moscow and a Master of Sicience in Economics & Finance from the International University Moscow. Between 1994 and 2005 he held various management positions as Financial Controller and Risk Manager within the ABB Group in Germany and Russia. In addition to various management positions with Swiss companies – among others Coalco AG - he headed the Swiss family office of a global steel trading and real estate company. Since 2010 he has been Managing Director of Centiveo AG, a multi-family office management company based in Zurich.
Dr. Markus Wesnitzer joined the Board of Directors of Züblin in 2006. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee (IC) as well as member of the Audit (AC) and the Nomination/Compensation & Corporate Governance Committee (NCC).
Dr. Wesnitzer studied Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and obtained a PhD at University of Bamberg. Since 1996, he has been responsible for the Real Estate Division at Schickedanz Holding in Fürth. In the year 2000, he joined the Executive Board of ICN Immobilien Consult Nuremberg, where he has been responsible for acquisitions and commercial and technical portfolio management since then. As a real estate family office, ICN manages a portfolio focusing on office and retail properties in major German cities and Switzerland.
David C. Schaerli was joined the Board upon his election by the extraordinary Shareholders Meeting on 21 October 2020. He is a member of the Audit Comitee (AC) as well as the Investment Comitee (IC).
David Schaerli studied law at the University of St. Gallen (Master 2004). After having worked for law firm Mühlebach, Lucerne/Switzerland, and Private Bank Reichmuth & Co., Lucerne/ Switzerland, Mr. Schaerli became partner and managing partner of the Zurich-based investment company Wiederkehr Associates AG in 2011. Wiederkehr’s focus is on Asset Management, Direct Investments and Real Estate. Since 2014, David Schaerli has been active as Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Concorde Industries AG in various Concorde Group companies in Switzerland and abroad.
Roland Friederich joined the German Züblin subsidiary ZIAG Immobilien AG in Düsseldorf in 2008 as Head of Finance & Controlling. As of 2014 he took over additional responsibilities for Züblin’s reporting on group level. Since 1 December 2016 Roland Friederich is the company’s CFO. On 15 July 2019, he was appointed CEO/CFO of Züblin Immobilien Holding AG in Zurich, with responsibility for the operational management of the company.
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 Züblinʼs German subsidiary ZIAG Immobilien AG in Düsseldorf as Head of Finance & Controlling. As of 2014 he took over additional responsibilities for Züblinʼs reporting on group level. As of 1 December 2016 Roland Friederich was appointed CFO of Züblin Immobilien Holding AG in Zürich. Mr. Friederich does not exercise any significant functions in addition to his activities for the Züblin Group.