Board of Directors

Cédric Christmann

Chairman of the Board

Cédric Christmann, a French national, born in 1967, is Managing Director for Energy &
Renewables at EBM (Genossenschaft Elektra Birseck) and manages the Group’s holdings in this segment. He is Chairman of the Board of aventron AG, and a board member at Direct Energy, France’s third largest electricity supplier. Cédric Christmann served as EBM’s Chief Financial Officer starting in 2005. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years for a leading provider of process accessories, technical systems and process solutions for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in multiple countries, including in Japan in the position of CEO. He has a Master’s degree from the IECS and an MBA from the IMD.

Martin Schaub

Vice-chairman of the Board

Martin Schaub, born in 1966, from Switzerland, acts as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of aventron AG. He manages energy trading and energy management for Energie Wasser Bern (ewb). Energy management includes the strategic positioning of all domestic and foreign production plants owned by ewb, as well as its holdings. Before taking up this position, Martin Schaub had been responsible for key account management at ewb since 2004. Prior to that, he held various management positions in marketing and sales in the telecommunications sector. He is a qualified telecommunications engineer, and holds a Swiss Federal Certificate in Marketing Planning

Michael Stalder

Member of the Board

Michael Stalder, born in 1977, from Switzerland, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of aventron at the 2017 General Meeting, and is also a Member of the Audit Committee. He is the Deputy Director of the public utilities Stadtwerk Winterthur, holding responsibility for corporate development. He previously held a business development position with Axpo Holding AG. As a long-term employee of the Swiss Federal Finance Administration, he also contributes extensive experience in administration and politics. He studied Economics at the University of Basel, and holds advanced postgraduate certificates (CAS) in Public Affairs Management and as Certified Strategic Professional.

Priscilla Leimgruber

Member of the Board

Werner Ulmer

Member of the Board

Werner Ulmer, a Swiss national, born in 1967, is a member of the Board of Directors of aventron AG, and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. For the past 20 years, he has successfully managed Raiffeisenbank Allschwil-Schönenbuch, an independent cooperative bank with 25 employees, as Chairman of its Executive Board. Previously, he worked on behalf of EBK (now FINMA) to conduct audits for the Raiffeisen Group in accordance with Swiss banking law. He has earned professional certification as a Swiss-certified (Eidg. Dipl.)
banking expert, and completed management training as an Executive Master of Banking.

Beat Huber

Member of the Board

Beat Huber, a Swiss national, born in 1973, has served as a member of the Board of aventron since the Annual General Meeting 2016. He is founder and partner at the EVU Partners consultancy firm, and a partner at the Fontavis asset management company. At Fontavis, he is
responsible for the asset management of all holding companies. In addition to his seat on
the Board of Directors at aventron, Beat Huber holds seats on a number of other boards
of directors of Swiss electricity production and supply companies. Previously, he worked
for a number of years in line management functions in the energy sector, including five
years as CFO of Industrielle Werke Basel. He studied economics at the University of Basel.

Dominik Baier

Secretary of the Board

Dominik Baier, a Swiss national, born in 1971, has served as Secretary to the Board of Directors of aventron AG since its establishment in 2005, and was also a member
of the Board until 2013. Since 2000, he has been a member of the Executive Board of EBM
(Genossenschaft Elektra Birseck), where he heads the Corporate Services unit (Corporate
Communications, Human Resources, Legal, IT, Corporate Development). He is an attorney,
holds a CAS in Finance and Accounting, and is also Secretary to the Board of Directors
of EBM and other holding companies in the EBM Group. He also sits on a number of other
boards of directors, and is Managing Director of the EBM Pension Fund.