The Executive Board is responsible for the operational management of the Investis Group and represents the Group publicly. The Executive Board corresponds to the “executive management” pursuant to the Swiss Ordinance Against Excessive Compensation in Listed Companies (Ordinance).
Stéphane Bonvin founded Investis Holding AG in 1994. Since then, he has been CEO of the Investis Group and has headed its Properties division. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate sector, Stéphane Bonvin’s extensive network of contacts and wide-ranging knowledge of the property market have enabled the gradual enlargement of the Group’s portfolio. He acquired various real estate service companies between 2010 and 2014 in the fields of property management, facility management and construction management. In 2006 he co-founded the Patrimonium Group, which he served as Managing Director until 2015; he continues to sit on its Supervisory Board.
Current positions held outside the Investis Group: Stéphane Bonvin has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Patrimonium and its subsidiaries since 2006 and of Be Capital and its subsidiaries since 2015.
Swiss Certified Public Accountant and Swiss Certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling
René Häsler has been the CFO of the Investis Group and a member of its Executive Board since 2015. Prior to this he was Head of Corporate Controlling and Senior Vice-President at Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd for 17 years. After the successful completion of his training as a Swiss Certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling, and as a Swiss Certified Public Accountant, René Häsler brought his extensive financial expertise to bear as a Senior Manager in the Auditing department of KPMG in Zurich. Prior to this he held various financial positions at Fides Treuhandgesellschaft in Geneva and at Bank Leu in Zurich.
Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA, Swiss Federal Real Estate Agents Diploma
Dieter Sommer heads the Property Management activity and sits on the Executive Board of the Investis Group since April 2017. He has extensive experience in the real estate sector and has been the CEO of Privera AG, a subsidiary of Investis, since 2014. Before joining Privera, he put his proven real estate expertise to good use during his eight years with a Swiss real estate services company, where he served as Head of Property Management and member of the Executive Board. Between 2001 and 2005, he worked for UBS Fund Management Switzerland AG as Asset Manager Real Estate and Portfolio Manager and was also responsible for the UBS SIMA real estate fund. He also worked for two well-known regional real estate companies between 1992 and 2001. He holds a Swiss Federal Real Estate Agents Diploma as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA.
Walter Eberle heads the Facility Services activity and sits on the Executive Board of the Investis Group since April 2017. He has been CEO of Treos AG since January 2017 and CEO of Hauswartprofis AG since 2009, two subsidiaries of Investis. Between 2009 and 2016, he professionally and successfully ran and owned Hauswartprofis. He has extensive experience and expertise in facility management. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of investment company Robinvest AG. Between 2003 and 2007, he was the Secretary General of the Federal Department of Justice and Police in Berne, after having served as general secretary for the EMS Group between 1991 and 2003. He began his career with vocational training in book printing, which he followed up with a range of additional training courses.
Other activities and functions
No member of the Executive Board holds any official function or political office.
Catherine Dubey stepped down as a member of the Executive Board as of 31 March 2017.
Regulation and additional positions
According to Article 23 of the Articles of Association, no member of the Executive Board may hold more than five mandates outside the Investis Group, of which no more than three may be for listed companies. All mandates must be approved by the Board of Directors. The Articles of Association, containing the precise wording of the provision mentioned above in English, can be found on the Investis website https://www.investisgroup.com/nc/en/investors/#c1386.
These limitations do not apply to the following:
- –mandates within companies controlled by Investis or which control Investis;
- –mandates performed by a member of the Board of Directors or the Executive Board on instruction of Investis (no member of the Board of Directors or the Executive Board may perform more than ten such mandates); and
- –mandates in associations, charitable foundations and pension schemes (no member of the Board of Directors or the Executive Board may hold more than ten such mandates).
Mandates as referred to herein are functions in the most senior management and administrative bodies of legal entities required to be entered in the Swiss commercial register or an equivalent foreign register. Mandates in different legal entities under joint control or with the same beneficial ownership are treated as one mandate.
Investis Holding SA and its Group subsidiaries have not concluded any management contracts with any third parties.