Dr. Christoph Loos
Chief Executive Officer
Christoph Loos (born 1968) assumed CEO responsibilities in January 2014. He has been a member of the Executive Board since 2007. During the first four years of this tenure, he was responsible for Finance, Human Resources, IT and Corporate Development. In 2011, he took over the areas of Emerging Markets and the global Energy & Industry. Upon joining Hilti in 2001, he first led the Corporate Development Team and then established the Strategic Management unit. At the end of 2003, he moved to Germany, first as a Regional Sales Director and then, starting in 2005, as General Manager of Hilti Germany.
CFO, Human Resources, IT and Group Strategy
Jörg Kampmeyer (born 1968) has been CFO and a member of the Executive Board since April 2011. He is responsible for the areas of Finance, Human Resources, IT and Corporate Development. He began his Hilti career in 2002 as the Head of Corporate Development. From 2003 to 2005, he was responsible for the company’s Strategic Marketing unit. In 2006, he moved to Germany, initially serving as Regional Sales Director, and in the course of the year, he became General Manager at Hilti Germany. Since 2010, he has also headed the Central Europe Market Region.
Jahangir (Jan) Doongaji
Electric Tools and Group Research
Jahangir (Jan) Doongaji (born 1967) has been a member of the Executive Board since 2014. He is responsible for the areas of Electric Tools and Corporate Research & Technology. He began his Hilti career in 2000, initially leading customer service in the Swiss market organization. In 2002, he moved to corporate headquarters in Schaan where he held various positions in different business units. Most recently, he headed the Power Tools & Accessories Business Unit.
Emerging Markets and Energy & Industry
Matthias Gillner (born 1967) has been a member of the Executive Board since April 2011. He was initially responsible for Electric Tools and Corporate Research & Technology. Since the beginning of 2014, he has led the areas of Emerging Markets and global Energy & Industry. He began his Hilti career in 2000 as the Head of Corporate Development. In mid-2001, he was named Head of Corporate Human Resources and then moved to lead the Measuring Systems Business Unit. From 2006 until the end of 2013, Matthias Gillner was Head of the Electric Tools & Accessories Business Area.
The Europe and North America markets
Marco Meyrat (born 1963) has been a member of the Executive Board since the beginning of 2005. He is responsible for the markets in Europe and North America. He began his Hilti career in 1989 as Product Manager at Hilti corporate headquarters in Schaan. After holding various positions in Hilti France and Germany, he was named General Manager of Hilti Switzerland in 1999 and was subsequently appointed General Manager of Hilti Germany in 2002.
Dr. Stefan Nöken
Fastening Technology and Logistics
Stefan Nöken (born 1965) has been a member of the Executive Board since the beginning of 2007. He is responsible for Fastening Technology and Logistics. He joined Hilti in 2000 as the Head of Corporate Engineering. In 2004, he took over responsibility for Supply Chain Management with the global plants, procurement and global logistics.
Board of Directors
Prof. Dr. Pius Baschera
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Pius Baschera (born 1950; re-elected to serve until the 2016 Annual General Meeting) is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He studied mechanical engineering and business administration at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, where he earned his doctorate. In 1979, he came to Hilti as Head of Financial Controlling in the production area. Before being named Chairman he served as CEO for 13 years. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding Ltd, Basel, and the Schindler Group, Hergiswil. He also is a member of the Advisory Boards of Vorwerk & Co., Wuppertal, and Ardex GmbH, Witten, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Venture Incubator AG, Zug, and a professor of entrepreneurship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.
Michael Hilti (born 1946; re-elected to serve until the 2018 Annual General Meeting), son of company founder Professor Martin Hilti, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1990. After studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen he worked in banking in London before joining Hilti in 1974 as the Deputy Head of Marketing. Two years later he was named to the company’s Executive Board and he served as CEO from 1990 to 1993. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1994 to 2006. Michael Hilti is a Trustee of the Martin Hilti Family Trust and a member of the Board of the Hilti Foundation.
Kim Fausing (born 1964; elected until the 2016 Annual General Meeting) was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Aarhus Teknikum, in Denmark, in 1987, and an MBA degree at Henley Business School, in London, in 1996. His professional career led him to the Hilti Group in 1990, where he served in various management functions in Europe and Asia until 2007. After moving to the Danish Danfoss Group, he was named Chief Operating Officer and member of the executive committee in January 2008. He also is Vice President of the Velux Group in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Heinrich Fischer (born 1950; re-elected until the 2016 Annual General Meeting) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. He graduated in 1973 with an engineering diploma from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, having studied electrical engineering and technical physics. He then went on to study business administration at the University of Zurich while working in this field, earning a master’s degree in 1976. Beginning in 1977, he held senior management positions at Oerlikon Bührle Holding, Balzers AG (1980 to 1989), and finally at Oerlikon Holding once again (1990 to 1995). From 1996 to 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer at Saurer AG, Arbon. Heinrich Fischer is a member of the Board of Directors of Tecan AG, Orell Füssli AG (Chairman), Sensirion AG and SWM Inc.
Calvin Grieder (born 1955; elected until the 2019 Annual General Meeting) was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2016. Calvin Grieder graduated in process engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). He then held various management positions in Swiss and German companies in the fields of measurement and control, automation and engineering. In 2001, Calvin Grieder left Swisscom to join Bühler Group as CEO. As of February 2014, he also became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bühler Group. Calvin Grieder is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss-based companies Givaudan SA and Implenia AG.
Dr. Michael Jacobi
Michael Jacobi (born 1953; re-elected until the 2016 Annual General Meeting) was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007. He studied business economics at the University of St. Gallen and at the University of Washington, Seattle, and earned his doctorate from St. Gallen in 1979. From 1978 until 2007 he held various management positions in the financial area of Ciba-Geigy AG and later in Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc., Basel. He was the company’s Global Chief Financial Officer from 1996 until 2007. Today Michael Jacobi is an independent corporate consultant. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Sonova Holding AG, Stäfa, and since December 2008 a Trustee of the Martin Hilti Family Trust. He was named to the Board of Directors of Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Allschwil, in 2009.
Dr. Tis Prager
Tis Prager (born 1948; re-elected until the 2016 Annual General Meeting) has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2006. He earned a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich in 1975, was admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich in 1978 and is a founding member of the Prager Dreifuss law firm in Zurich and Bern. Among other mandates, Tis Prager is the Chairman of the Board of Scherer & Bühler AG, Meggen, the Hotel Zurich AG (Marriott), Zurich, and Emil Hitz AG, Bassersdorf. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bourquin Group, Couvet, former Chairman of IE Engineering Group AG, Zurich, and Caprez Ingenieure AG, Chur. He is also active in STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Barbara Milian Thoralfsson
Barbara Milian Thoralfsson (born 1959; re-elected until the 2017 Annual General Meeting) was elected to the Board of Directors in September 2014. She has an MBA in marketing and finance from Columbia University in New York and a BA in psychology from Duke University in North Carolina. Barbara Milian Thoralfsson has held CEO positions in the telecom and consumer goods sectors, and has extensive experience as a non-executive director, in both public and privately held global companies. Since 2006 she has been an entrepreneur in the industrial sector (Fleming Industrier AS, Oslo) and, since 2007, an Industrial Advisor of EQT Partners AS, Oslo. Barbara Milian Thoralfsson is also a member of the Board of Directors of SCA AB, Stockholm, Cable and Wireless Communications Plc, UK, ColArt International Holdings Ltd, London, and Norfolier GreenTec AS, Oslo.