Board of Directors


Daniel Frutig, Chairman

Daniel Frutig (1962, Swiss) has been a member of the Board of Directors of Starrag Group Holding AG since 2014 and its Chairman since April 2015. He is CEO of the international medical group Medela Holding AG, based in Zug/Switzerland and a member of the Board of Directors of Eugster / Frismag AG, Amriswil/Switzerland. From 2011 to February 2014 Daniel Frutig was CEO of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG. From 2005 to 2011 he headed the global Support Services Division of the British Compass Group, based in London/UK. From 2003 to 2005, Daniel Frutig was CEO of Swisscom Real Estate Inc., from 1998 to 2003 he served as Associate Partner for the consultancy firm Accenture, ultimately as Global Head of Services & Technology. Before that, Daniel Frutig worked at Sulzer AG, where he began his professional career in 1987. Daniel Frutig graduated from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in 1987 with an engineering degree in heating, ventilation and conditioning systems. He earned an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in 1994 and completed the Top Management Executive Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau in 2004/05. He has never held an executive management position with Starrag Group and he does not have any significant business relationships with the Group.

Prof. Dr. Christian Belz, Member

Prof. Dr. Christian Belz (1953, Swiss) has been a member of the Board of Directors of Starrag Group Holding AG since 2008. He has been a tenured professor of economics at the University of St. Gallen since 1989 with a special focus on marketing and has headed the Institute of Marketing at the University of St. Gallen since 1992. He has never held an executive management position with Starrag Group and he does not have any significant business relationships with the Group.

Prof. Dr. Frank Brinken, Member

Prof. Dr. Frank Brinken (1948, Swiss) has been a member of the Board of Directors of Starrag Group Holding AG since April 2014. He previously served as CEO of Starrag Group since 2005. Prior to that he was Chairman of the Board and delegate President of Maag Pump Systems Textron AG in Zurich. After holding a position in research and industrial consulting at the Plastics Processing Institute (IKV) in Aachen, he joined Georg Fischer as Product Manager and then served as a Business Unit Head at Alusuisse-Lonza before accepting the position of CEO at Maag Pump Systems AG in 1995. Prof. Dr. Frank Brinken has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tornos Holding AG in Moutier, Switzerland since April 2011 and of Fastems OY AB, Tampere, Finland since 2015. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Aachen and later completed a marketing program at the University of St. Gallen and an international management program at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Walter Fust, Member

Walter Fust (1941, Swiss) has been a member of the Board of Directors of Starrag Group Holding AG since 1988 (Chairman from 1992 until April 2015). From 1997 to 2009 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Jelmoli Holding AG (Chairman until 2007), in which he held a majority shareholding from 1996 to 2003. He was the founder of Dipl. Ing. Fust AG, which was listed on the stock market in 1987 and subsequently acquired by Jelmoli Holding AG in 1994, which later sold Dipl. Ing. Fust AG to Coop in 2007. Walter Fust has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tornos Holding AG in Moutier, Switzerland since April 2014. Mr. Walter Fust holds a degree in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). He has never held an executive position in Starrag Group and he does not have any significant business relationships with the Group.

Adrian Stürm, Member

Adrian Stürm (1970, Swiss) has been a member of the Board of Directors of Starrag Group Holding AG since 2008. He previously worked in Controlling and Risk Management at UBS AG since 2001. Prior to that he was an auditor with KPMG Zurich from 1997 to 2000. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the family-owned company Eduard Stürm AG (Holding) and its subsidiaries Holz Stürm AG and Eduard Stürm Immobilien AG, which are all based in Goldach, Switzerland. Mr. Adrian Stürm holds a degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG). He has never held an executive management position with Starrag Group and he does not have any significant business relationships with the Group.