Traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange on the symbol LAND since 2017, Landis+Gyr's Board of Directors is appointed by our shareholders to help steer the company toward continued advancement in energy management solutions. In accordance with organizational regulations, this Board includes an Audit & Finance Committee, a Remuneration Committee and a Nomination & Governance Committee.
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Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is responsible for keeping the company at the forefront of advanced energy management solutions. Under their guidance, Landis+Gyr will continue to be a globally recognized leader in an ever-changing industry.
Andreas Umbach, Chairman, is a Swiss and German citizen, born in 1963. Mr. Umbach has been the non-executive chairman of Landis+Gyr Group AG since the Company’s IPO in July 2017.
Andreas Umbach, Chairman, is a Swiss and German citizen, born in 1963. Mr. Umbach has been the non-executive chairman of Landis+Gyr Group AG since the Company’s IPO in July 2017. From April 2017 until the IPO in July 2017 Mr. Umbach acted as executive chairman of the board of directors of Landis+Gyr AG, the operating subsidiary of the Company. Between 2002 and 2017 he served as President and CEO/COO of Landis+Gyr Group. Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Umbach served as President of the Siemens Metering Division within the Power Transmission and Distribution Group and held other positions within Siemens. Mr. Umbach has been the chairman of the board of directors of SIG Combibloc Group AG (SIX: SIGN) since its IPO in September 2018. Mr. Umbach also holds directorships at non-publicly listed companies. He has been the chairman of the supervisory board of Techem Energy Services GmbH since 2018 and the chairman of the board of directors of Rovensa SA since October 2020. Between 2012 and 2016 Mr. Umbach was a director at LichtBlick SE, between 2010 and April 2020 a director of Ascom Holding AG (SIX: ASCN) and a director of WWZ AG between 2013 and 2020. He has been the president of the Zug Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2016. Mr. Umbach holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science (Diplom-Ingenieur) in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.Close
Eric Elzvik, Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, is a Swiss and Swedish citizen, born in 1960. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
Eric Elzvik, Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, is a Swiss and Swedish citizen, born in 1960. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Mr. Elzvik also currently serves as board member of AB Volvo (STO: VOLV), board member and chairman of the audit and compliance committee at LM Ericsson Telephone Company (STO: ERIC), chairman of IP-Only/Global Connect Group, and board member of VFS Global. Between 2013 and 2017, Mr. Elzvik served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd. Prior to his role as CFO of ABB, Mr. Elzvik served as Division CFO ABB Discrete Automation & Motion (2010-2013) and division CFO Automation Products Division (2006-2010) at ABB Ltd, Zurich. Earlier in his career, Mr. Elzvik had various positions within the ABB Group beginning 1984, including senior management positions within finance, mergers & acquisitions, and new ventures. Mr. Elzvik holds a Master of Business Administration (Civilekonom), Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.Close
Dave Geary, Independent Member, is a US citizen, born in 1955. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
Dave Geary, Independent Member, is a US citizen, born in 1955. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Mr. Geary founded DJGeary Consulting, LLC in 2016. Mr. Geary has an international management background and extensive experience in the telecom industry and has previously served as Executive Vice President Business Integration at Nokia Networks (2016), following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia Networks. Prior to this, he was the President of the Wireless Networks business at Alcatel-Lucent (2012 to 2015) and was also the President of Wireline Networks (2009 to 2012). Prior to the Alcatel-Lucent merger, Mr. Geary held several senior leadership positions within Lucent Technologies and AT&T Network Systems. Mr. Geary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.Close
Peter Mainz, Independent Member, is an Austrian citizen, born in 1964. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2018.
Peter Mainz, Independent Member, is an Austrian citizen, born in 1964. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2018. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Metasphere Ltd. and as member of the Board at Metron Farnier. Mr. Mainz has been a Board member of Itron. Prior to this he served as President and CEO of Sensus and held other positions at Sensus including Executive VP of Operations and CFO. Earlier in his career he was in various positions at Invensys including VP Finance Metering Systems Division and was a controller at Schlumberger. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and Computer Science from the Johannes Kepler University Linz and an MBA from the Texas A&M University.Close
Søren Thorup Sørensen
Søren Thorup Sørensen, representative of the Group’s biggest shareholder KIRKBI Invest A/S, is a Danish citizen, born in 1965. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2019.
Søren Thorup Sørensen, representative of the Group’s biggest shareholder KIRKBI Invest A/S, is a Danish citizen, born in 1965. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since June 2019. Mr. Sørensen is the CEO of KIRKBI A/S since 2010. He is also a Board member at KIRKBI Invest A/S, at LEGO A/S, at Koldingvej 2, Billund A/S, at Merlin Entertainments plc , at ISS A/S (CO:ISS) and Board member and chairman of the audit committee at Falck A/S (2013 to present). Prior to this he was CFO at A. P. Møller-Mærsk (2006 to 2009) and Partner at KPMG ((1987-2006). Mr. Sørensen is a State Authorized Public Accountant, holds a M. Sc. (Aud.) from the Copenhagen Business School and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.Close
Andreas Stanley Spreiter
Andreas Stanley Spreiter, Independent Member and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee, is a Swiss and British citizen, born in 1968. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
Andreas Stanley Spreiter, Independent Member and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee, is a Swiss and British citizen, born in 1968. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Mr. Spreiter also currently serves as a board member and chairman of the audit committee of Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG, and as a member of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit and risk committee at Alpha ABMD Holdco B.V. (Ammega Group). Mr. Spreiter served as Group CFO and Member of the Executive Board of Forbo from 2013 until 2017. Prior to this, between 1993 and 2012, Mr. Spreiter worked at Landis+Gyr/Siemens Metering, first as a Business Unit Controller/Head of Finance & Controlling (1993-2000), then as Business Unit Head Digital Meters/Head of Center of Competence Electronic Meters (2000-2002) and then as Group CFO (2002-2012). Mr. Spreiter holds a Master of Industrial Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).Close
Christina Stercken, Independent Member, is a German citizen, born in 1958. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
Christina Stercken, Independent Member, is a German citizen, born in 1958. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Ms. Stercken currently is a member of the board of directors Ansell Ltd. (ASX: ANN). Ms. Stercken is also the Vice Chairman of Myanmar Foundation, a nonprofit organization for social projects in Myanmar. Between 2014 and April 2020 she was a Board member of Ascom Holding AG (SIX: ASCN). From 2006 to 2017 she was a partner in Euro Asia Consulting PartG (EAC). Before joining EAC, Ms. Stercken served as Managing Director Corporate Finance M&A of Siemens AG. Among other management positions within Siemens AG, she was responsible for the Siemens Task Force China and Head of Public Sector Business Unit at the former Siemens Business Services. She started her career with BMW Pvt. Ltd., South Africa. Ms. Stercken holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Bonn and Technical University of Berlin as well as an Executive MBA from Duke University, North Carolina, USAClose
Laureen Tolson, Independent Member, is a US citizen, born in 1960. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021.
Laureen Tolson, Independent Member, is a US citizen, born in 1960. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021. Ms. Tolson also currently serves as member of the board of directors of Delek US Holdings (NYSE: DK) and Fenix Marine Services. Since 2020 she is CEO of Tolson Consulting Company. Prior to this, she was Chief Digital Officer of Wabtec/GE Transportation, Inc. (2017–2020); CEO/Global Product Group Head, Enterprise Software (2016–2017) and EVP Product & Strategy, ABB Enterprise Software of ABB, Inc. (2012–2016); Vice President Systems Management Software of Dell, Inc. (2008–2012); Vice President, Java Software Group (2005–2008) and prior to that held various senior positions within Sun Microsystems (1995–2005). She is a graduate of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, and earned a Master of Business Administration at National University, San Diego, CA, USA, and a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics, Minor Computer Science from Pt. Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA, USA.Close
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Group Executive Management
Landis+Gyr has the broadest portfolio of energy management products and services in the world. To ensure successful delivery to our clients all over the globe, we have a highly experienced team of industry lifers overseeing our operations.
Our Group Executive Management is responsible for the financial and operational aspects of the business, as well as the efficiency of the corporate structure and organization. Members are appointed by the Board of Directors and are integral to the delivery of our products and services to utility companies around the world.
Werner Lieberherr, CEO, is a Swiss and US citizen. Mr. Lieberherr joined the company in April 2020 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Werner Lieberherr, CEO, is a Swiss and US citizen. Mr. Lieberherr was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2020. Prior to joining Landis+Gyr, Mr. Lieberherr led as President & Chief Executive Officer the MANN+HUMMEL Group (2018-19). Between 2010 and 2017, Mr. Lieberherr was President & Chief Executive Officer of publicly traded B/E Aerospace. Following the acquisition of B/E Aerospace by Rockwell Collins in April 2017, he accompanied the successful integration of the Group as EVP & COO and the acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies. Previously, Mr. Lieberherr spent 16 years in various management positions in the energy industry at ABB and Alstom Power. Werner Lieberherr holds a degree in Technical Management and Operations Research from ETH Zurich and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago.Close
Elodie Cingari, CFO, is a French citizen. Ms. Cingari was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO in November 2020
Elodie Cingari, CFO, is a French citizen. Ms. Cingari was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO in November 2020. Elodie Cingari joined Landis+Gyr from Hoerbiger Group, where she was Group CFO and Member of the Executive Board. Prior to that, she spent 11 years working for Alstom and later General Electric following its acquisition of Alstom, where she held several global business CFO positions and played an instrumental role in the integration on the financial aspects, of the Grid business, the Power Service business and later the Steam Power business. Ms. Cingari spent the first 10 years of her career in Hewlett-Packard where she held different finance leadership roles. She holds degrees from several institutions including a Master of Business Administration from Bocconi University in Italy.Close
Prasanna Venkatesan, Head of Americas, is a US citizen. Mr. Venkatesan joined the Company in 2007 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Americas in 2014.
Prasanna Venkatesan, Head of Americas, is a US citizen. Mr. Venkatesan joined the Company in 2007 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Americas in 2014. Prior to his current role, Mr. Venkatesan served for three years as Senior Vice President & General Manager Systems & Services at Landis+Gyr North America and five years as Senior Vice President Research & Development for Landis+Gyr since 2008. Between 2006 and 2007, he held various positions at Cellnet Technology, Inc. (acquired by Landis+Gyr in 2007), including Vice President of Research & Development leading the integration process of Cellnet into Landis+Gyr. He also held several senior level engineering and operations management positions at Schlumberger, including as Technology Center Manager, where he was involved in technology development, manufacturing and supply chain operations. Mr. Venkatesan currently serves as member of the board of directors of Advanced Energy Economy since 2015, a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. Mr. Venkatesan holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.Close
Bodo Zeug, Head of EMEA, is a German citizen. Mr Zeug joined the Company in October 2017 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA in 2021.
Bodo Zeug, Head of EMEA, is a German citizen. Mr Zeug was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of EMEA in September 2021. Bodo Zeug joined Landis+Gyr in October 2017 as Executive Vice President Supply Chain Management & Operation. In June 2020 he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President Strategy.
Prior to this he spent six years as a management consultant with a focus on supply chain, R&D and operational restructuring. For CommScope he was running Operations and Supply Chain EMEA. Earlier in his career he spent 9 years in China as General Manager & VP with Flextronics and Product Line Manager for Siemens. He started his career in chipset and firmware development at Ericsson.
He holds a Master of Electronic Engineering from the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg as well as an MBA from the University of Hagen.
Disclosure of shareholdings
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Landis+Gyr follows the highest principles of business ethics and conduct, which we expect our employees and suppliers to follow as well. We stand in sharp but fair competition with our competitors in a transparent and ethical manner at all times. For more information about our business philosophy.Download our Code of Conduct
The Landis+Gyr Code of Business Ethics and Conduct embodies our commitment to a strong culture of compliance as a cornerstone of our business. To show that the principles of our Code are truly actionable, we are prepared to do what is necessary to ensure that our Company is managed in accordance with these commitments.Learn more