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SCHMIDT Michael
Company Executive

Biography updated on 2015-10-17


SCHMIDT, Michael Peter; Engineer, Company Executive. Born on May 3rd 1963 in Zurich (ZH). Son of Peter Schmidt, Lawyer, Corporate Director, and of Monique (née Rochat). Married on September 5th 1995 to Martina Blenio. Children: Philippe, Luisa.

Education: primary school and secondary school in Zurich; Gymnasium in Fribourg. Degrees: Engineering Degree from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich); Master of Business Administration from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne. Certification: Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School (USA). Military Rank: Captain. Languages: German, French, Italian, English.

Career: Engineer at FVB AG (1991-94); Vice President (1995-98) and then Senior Vice President (1998-2001) at Nestlé; Chief Operating Officer (2001-2006) and then Chief Executive Officer (since 2006) of Müller AG; Member of the Board of Directors of Blenio SA (since 2008); Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schmidt und Grüner AG (since 2010); Member of the Board of Trustees of the Lilo Foundation (2012-14); Vice Chairman of Artus AG (since 2014). Works & Publications: Swiss Entrepreneurship (2010); Swiss Industry (2013); numerous articles in professional economic reviews. Awards & Distinctions: Entrepreneur of the Year (2013).

Associations: Swiss Association of Engineers; Swiss Chamber of Commerce. Recreations: reading, chess. Interest: contemporary art. Sports: tennis, skiing, hiking. Club: Swiss Alpine Club (SAC).

Professional Address: Müller AG, Bahnhofstrasse 14, CH-8400 Winterthur; E-mail: mschmidt@muellerag.ch.


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