Chairman of the Board
Born 1955; Swiss citizen; PHD h.c., Ferris State University, Michigan; MBA, University of Southern California
Hans Hess has been president of Swiss-based Hanesco AG, International Management Consulting, since 2006. From 1996 until 2005, he was CEO of Leica Geosystems AG, Switzerland. Earlier in his career, he worked for over five years with Huber & Suhner AG, Switzerland, as head of its PUR business unit. From 1981 until 1983 he was a development engineer with Sulzer AG, Switzerland. Hans Hess also holds the following board positions in Swiss companies: vice chairman of the board of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG, board member of Geberit AG and member and internal representative of the board of directors of Schaffner Holding AG. Hans Hess holds a Ph.D. h.c. from Ferris State University, Michigan, and a Prof. h.c. from the University of Wuhan, China. He graduated in 1981 with a materials science degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).