People

aventron is supervised by an experienced board and a highly qualified management team.

The board has the following directors:

  • Dr Conrad Ammann, chairman, CEO Primeo Energie
  • Mr Martin Schaub, vice-chairman, Head of Energy Trading ewb
  • Mr Michael Stalder, Member of Management Board Stadtwerk Winterthur
  • Mr Nicolas Wyss, Investment Manager Reichmuth & Co
  • Mr Beat Huber, Partner and CEO of EVU Partners, Partner and CIO of Fontavis AG
  • Mr Daniel von Moltke, Managing Partner Quadia
  • Mrs Priscilla Leimgruber, Head of Investment Management Primeo Energie

aventron’s management includes the following business professionals with many years of experience in energy, infrastructure and investment:

  • Mr Antoine Millioud, CEO
  • Mr Eric Wagner, CIO
  • Mr Bernhard Furrer, CFO
  • Mr Daniel Moll, COO

Board of Directors

Conrad Ammann

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Conrad Ammann, 1959, Swiss, Chairman of aventron AG is CEO of Primeo Energie AG and member of the Board of Directors of Alpiq. He has been active in leading positions in the Swiss electricity industry for more than 30 years, including many years as CEO of the Utility of the City of Zurich, as a member of Board of Directors of major power plant companies, founding member and member of the Board of Directors of Swissgrid, founding member and long-standing Co-President of the Association for Environmentally Friendly Energy. He studied electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where he received his doctorate and postgraduate degree in technical management sciences (BWI).

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

Nicolas Wyss

Member of the Board

Nicolas Wyss

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.

Daniel von Moltke

Member of the Board

Daniel von Moltke, Managing Partner with Quadia. Before joining Quadia, Daniel worked as head of asset management with the Symbiotics Group, investing in micro- and SME finance in emerging and frontier economies. In previous assignments, Daniel has been senior advisor to Dutch-based Triodos Investment Management, assisting to develop and launch a long-term private equity fund focused on organic food and sustainable consumer companies in Europe. Daniel also served as senior investment officer with the Ethos Foundation in Geneva, providing socially responsible fund management to Swiss institutional clients, as co-head of responsible investment with the Wegelin Private Bank (today Notenstein La Roche) and as lending officer in the renewable energy and organic food sectors with Triodos Bank.

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 Primeo Energie, 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 Primeo Energie and other holding companies in the Primeo Energie Group. He also sits on a number of other boards of directors, and is Managing Director of the Primeo Energie Pension Fund.

Executive Management

Antoine Millioud

CEO

Antoine Millioud, a Swiss national, born in 1969, has 15 years of transaction experience
with infrastructure investments. Prior to becoming CEO of aventron in 2013, he was director of corporate investment management at IWB. In this role, he was responsible for the acquisition of over 200 MW in solar and wind projects, and for monitoring IWB holdings in
the Swiss hydro power sector. He worked for several years at Family Office Transfield Holdings in Australia in international private equity transactions in the energy and real estate sector. Positions as a management consultant at AT Kearney in Sydney and as a project manager at Alstom Power (now GE) in Baden, Switzerland, round off his experience. Antoine Millioud holds a degree in mechanical engineering (Dipl. Masch.-Ing. ETH) and an MBA from INSEAD.

Eric Wagner

Chief Investment Officer

Eric Wagner, COO, a French national, born in 1966. Eric Wagner started his career in
1990 as an engineer at EDF and GDF (now ENGIE) in France and Germany. In order to explore other business areas, he then worked as a project manager for a consulting firm in Paris. He returned to the energy sector in 2006 to assist with EBM’s development in France. There, he was responsible for building up the electricity supply partnership between EBM and Direct
Energie, including the management of EBM’s network activities in Alsace. In 2010, Eric laid
the first cornerstone outside of Switzerland for what would later become aventron, and
developed a portfolio of wind, solar and hydropower plants in France. In 2014, Eric Wagner was appointed COO of aventron. Eric holds a degree from the School of Physics at
the Grenoble Institute of Technology.

Bernhard Furrer

Chief Finance Officer

Bernhard Furrer, a Swiss national, born in 1971, CFO, in office since 2016. After
completing his degree in economics (lic. rer. pol.) at the University of Basel, Bernhard Furrer served from 1997 to 2000 as an analyst in asset allocation and bonds research at Bank Sarasin. Starting in 2001, he worked first as a controller and then as Head Group Treasury Middle and Back Office at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. In late 2006, he switched to EBM as Group Treasurer (until September 2013). Starting in 2010, he served in parallel as Managing Director of EBM Greenpower AG, which successfully expanded the EBM portfolio in the New Renewables segment to 160 MW. Bernhard Furrer is also a certified accounting and controlling expert, and a graduate of AZEK/CEFA.

Daniel Moll

Chief Operations Officer