Organisation

Repower Group's Executive Board

Kurt Bobst (b. 1965), CEO and Head of Market

Swiss citizen; federally certified controller

CEO since 2008


Felix Vontobel (b. 1958), Deputy CEO, COO

Swiss citizen; dipl. Elektroingenieur FH
Since 1987: Kraftwerke Brusio AG (now Repower AG)
Since 1992: deputy director of Kraftwerke Brusio AG
Since 2000: Deputy CEO
COO


Brigitte Krapf (b. 1981), CFO (Head of Finance)

Swiss citizen; FH degree in business and economics/bachelor of science in business administration, MAS in corporate finance, CAS Swiss Certified Treasurer SCT®
Since 2014: Head of Treasury
Since 2017: Member of the Executive Board and CFO (Head of Finance)


Fabio Bocchiola (b. 1964), Head of Italy

Italian citizen; diploma in business administration, piano diploma from the conservatory in Brescia
Since 2002: Rezia Energia Italia S.p.A.
(now Repower Italia S.p.A.)
Since 2010: Member of the Executive Board and Head of Italy

Repower Group's Board of Directors


Swiss citizen; Dr. oec. HSG

Member of the Board since 2016

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

 


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Previous

  • Swiss Trust Company St. Gallen (1979 - 1982)
  • Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC-SBV), general management of Global Treasury in Zurich, afterwards vice director of Swiss Bank Corporation O´Conner Services L.P. in Chicago (1986 - 1990)
  • Vice president and treasurer of Hunter Douglas (1991–96)
  • Member of the executive board and CFO of Raiffeisen Group (1996–99)
  • Chairman of the executive board of Raiffeisen Bank Schweiz (1999–2015)

Current

  • Chairman of the boards of directors of Helvetia Holding AG, Leonteq Securities AG, Vincenz Management AG and Plozza Vini SA
  • Member of the board of directors of Bergbahnen Brigels-Waltensburg-Andiast AG
  • Further mandates for charitable foundations and institutions

Swiss citizen; EMBA, HWV degree in business and economics

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Previous

  • Assistant in auditing and tax consulting at Füllemann & Dr. Rauber AG (1982–84)
  • Accounting manager at Johnson Wax AG (1984–87)
  • Controller at Sullana AG (1987–89)
  • Finance & HR director at Sullana AG (1989–97)
  • Finance director at P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd., Dublin (1997–2000)
  • CFO at Ascom Systec AG (2000–04)

 Current

  • CFO of Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (since 2004)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the boards of directors of Certum Sicherheit AG, EKZ Renewables AG and Enpuls AG
  • Member of the board of directors of BSU Bank Genossenschaft
  • Trustee of PKE Vorsorgestiftung Energie

 

 

Swiss citizen; Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. El. Ing. ETHZ, Executive MBA University of St. Gallen

Member of the Board since 2016


 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Previous

Brugg Kabel AG:

  • Project manager and research assistant (1990–95)
  • Head of test laboratories (1995–97)
  • Head of development and high voltage accessories profit centre (1997–2000)

Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich:

  • Head of grid and member of the extended executive board (2000–01)
  • Head of energy distribution and member of the executive board (2001–03)

Current

  • CFO of Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (since 2004)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of electrosuisse – Association for Electrical Engineering, Power and Information Technologies
  • Member of the management board of the Association of Swiss Electricity Companies (VSE)
  • Member of the boards of directors of Kernkraftwerk Gösgen Däniken AG and Gruner AG

Swiss citizen; Dr. iur. HSG, lawyer

Member of the Board since 2008


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Previous

  • Assistant at the Institute for Financial Science and Financial Law/IFF, University of St. Gallen, part-time positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers and part-time independent lawyer (1997–2002)
  • Member of the cantonal executive council, head of the Department of Justice, Security and Health (2003–08)
  • Head of the Department of Finance and Municipalities (2008–11)

Current

  • Lawyer with Kunz Schmid, lawyers and notaries, Chur

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the boards of directors of Engadiner Kraftwerke AG, Elettricità Industriale SA, Calanda Kies und Beton Gruppe
  • Chairman of the Swiss Gas Industry Association (VSG) and Entwicklung Schweiz
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the Cantonal Hospital of Graubünden
  • Member of the boards of directors of Fontavis AG, UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland AG, Swissgas AG and Siegfried AG

Permanent positions with important interest groups

  • Member of the executive committee of economiesuisse

Official functions and political offices

  • Member of the Swiss Council of States for Canton Graubünden

Swiss citizen; lic. iur., lawyer

Member of the Board since 2011


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Previous

  • Secretary-general of an international hotel and restaurant holding company (1986–96)
  • Lawyer (until 1998)
  • Member of the Executive Council of Canton Graubünden (1999–2010)

Current

  • Lawyer

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • President of the Milton Ray Hartmann Foundation
  • Member of the boards of directors of educa.ch and Oleodotto del Reno SA

Permanent positions with important interest groups

  • Member for Switzerland of the Consulta Culturale Italia Svizzera
  • Chairman of Caritas Graubünden
  • Chairman of the Board of Education of the Education Centre for Health and Social Affairs, Chur
  • Chairman of historic RhB

Swiss citizen; lic. oec. publ.

Member of the Board since 2016


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Previous

  • Various management roles at UBS AG (1996–2003)
    UBS AG, head of finance & controlling, Wealth Management International (2004–06)
  • CEO of Co-Investor AG (2007–08)

Current

  • Partner and member of the executive board of FONTAVIS AG (since 2011)
  • Partner and member of the executive board of EVU Partners AG (since 2010)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the board of directors of EVU Partners AG
  • Vice chairman of the board of directors of FONTAVIS AG
  • Member of the boards of directors of UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland AG and Hydroelectra AG

Swiss citizen; dipl. Masch.-Ing. ETH, Wirtsch.-Ing. STV

Member of the Board since 2003


PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Previous

  • BBC (ABB), design engineer (1979–82)
  • Defence Services Group, project engineer and section head (1982–87)
  • Various positions at Von Roll Betec AG, latterly as head of business unit (1990–98)
  • Member of the executive board of Axpo Power AG / head of hydroenergy division (1998–2015)

Current

  • Senior Manager, Axpo Power AG

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS

Positions on boards of major corporations, organisations and foundations

  • Chairman of the boards of directors of Kraftwerke Vorderrhein AG (KVR), Maggia Kraftwerke AG, Kraftwerke Sarganserland AG (KSL), Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG (KLL), Albula-Landwasser Kraftwerke AG, Misoxer Kraftwerke AG and Kraftwerke Mattmark AG
  • Member of the boards of directors of Blenio Kraftwerke AG, Grande Dixence SA and Force Motrice de Mauvoisin SA

Permanent positions with important interest groups

  • Member of the executive boards of Schweizerischer Wasserwirtschaftsverband (Swiss Water Management Association) and VGB PowerTech

Corporate Governance

Repower's principles of corporate governance are laid down in the articles of association, organisational regulations and the related assignment of authority and responsibility. The Board of Directors and Executive Board regularly review these principles and revise them as and when required. The company reports comprehensively on corporate governance in its annual reports.

Our corporate governance report is also available on our online report . The main documents related to corporate governance are as follows:

 

  • Articles of Association of Repower AG

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  • Organisational regulations

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  • Assignment of Authority and Responsibility

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  • Corporate Governance

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