Alpiq appoints Thomas Bucher as CFO

Lausanne – The Board of Directors of Alpiq has appointed Thomas Bucher as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Patrick Mariller as member of the Executive Board.

Thomas Bucher (48) is changing from gategroup (previously Gate Gourmet) to Alpiq. He will take over responsibility as CFO at the beginning of April 2015.

From 2008 until the end of 2014, Thomas Bucher was the Group CFO and a member of the Executive Management Board of the publically listed airline catering company gategroup Holding AG. In this function, he was responsible for all financial areas, as well as risk and insurance management. In addition, the corporate functions IT and Communications reported to him on the group level. Thomas Bucher began his professional career in financial controlling at Ciba-Geigy (as of 1997 Ciba Specialty Chemicals) in 1992. He worked for the company for 16 years in a series of management positions in the areas of finance and controlling at the group, regional, and country level.

Thomas Bucher is a Swiss citizen, has a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, and completed an International Executive Programme at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau (F) and Singapore.

“With Thomas Bucher, Alpiq has gained a CFO with an excellent track record. Thanks to his wide-ranging international experience in finance, he will make an important contribution to the transformation of the Alpiq Group,” says Jasmin Staiblin, CEO of Alpiq.

The Board of Directors and the Executive Board welcome Thomas Bucher to Alpiq, and thank Patrick Mariller for his valuable contribution and wish him much success for the future.