News from AvS – International Trusted Advisors

Appointment of outstanding « Industry Advisors »

October 2019

In the autumn we invited a select, international circle of outstanding entrepreneurs to enhance AvS – International Trusted Advisors from 2019 as advisors and brand ambassadors, and to support our Partners as a ‘sounding board’. Accordingly, we are delighted that Luisa Delgado, Tony Bogod, Wolfgang Colberg and Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard have accepted our call and will accompany us as “Industry Advisors” during the further internationalisation of our business. All four are top executives who look back on impressive management careers and are currently active on the supervisory boards of international companies and organisations.

Luisa Delgado, a Swiss national, has been Chief Human Resources Officer at SAP and CEO of Safilo Group, a global eyewear manufacturer. She is a Member of the Supervisory Board of IKEA.

A British national, Tony Bogod headed the Centre of Family Business of the consulting firm BDO for many years and is now a globally recognised expert on succession issues in family businesses and family offices.

Wolfgang Colberg, a German, held executive positions within the Bosch Group for many years before leading the IPO of Evonik Industries in his capacity as CFO. Today, he is an Industrial Partner at private equity firm CVC Capital Partners (Germany) and a Member of the Supervisory Board of ThyssenKrupp.

A Danish national, Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard was Group CEO of Oettinger-Davidoff and is now a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Calida Group.

Sylvie Mutschler-von Specht, a Member of the Board of Directors of our holding company in Switzerland, will form our Board together with the external “Industry Advisors”. Sylvie Mutschler-von Specht has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and active investor in various industries, including real estate development and a number of start-ups. She is currently CEO of Mutschler Outlet Holding and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss private bank Bergos Berenberg. At the same time, she is involved in various non-profit initiatives.

The corresponding press release can be found here.

Detailed information about our Industry Advisors can be found here.