Introducing

Our Organisation

The Zur Rose Group organisational structure comprises three Regional segments, three Business models, three Corporate functions and a Community Leader.The Executive Committee is responsible for the financial and operational management as well as for the efficiency of the corporate structure and organisation of the Group.

From left: Thomas Schneider, Florian Seubert, Andréa Belliger, Walter Oberhänsli, Stefan Feuerstein, Christian Mielsch, Volker Amelung
Meet

Our Board of Directors

The majority of Board members of Zur Rose Group AG are independent non-executive directors. They are elected at each Annual General Meeting for a term of one year.

Prof. Stefan Feuerstein

Chairman, Non-Executive Director, first elected: 2010
(1955, German national, Prof.)

Chairman of the Board of Partners of the UNIMO-Gerstner Group, Zug/Xanten. Director of various companies. Served as Executive Director and CEO of Markant AG until 2010 and previously as a member of the Management Board of METRO AG, responsible for Strategic Group Purchasing and Food & Retail. He studied business administration and has been an honorary professor at Worms University of Applied Sciences since 2001.

Walter Oberhänsli

CEO, Executive Director, first elected: 1993 
(1958, Swiss national, lic. iur., lawyer)

Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2011, serving as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2005. He practised as an independent lawyer in Kreuzlingen (Canton of Thurgau) until the end of 2004 and studied law at the University of Zurich.


Dr. Thomas Schneider

Vice Chairman, Non-Executive Director, first elected: 1995 
(1955, Swiss national, Dr. med.)

Specialist in general medicine (FMH), working as a family and general practitioner in a group practice in Tägerwilen (Canton of Thurgau) since 1989. Served as a member of the Medical Ethics Board of the Thurgau Medical Society in 2009, having previously occupied various roles in professional policy at national and cantonal level. He studied medicine at the University of Basel.

Prof. Dr. Volker Amelung

Non-Executive Director, first elected: 2010
(1965, dual German-Swiss national, Univ. Prof. Dr. oec. HSG)

Specialist Professor of International Health Systems Research at Hannover Medical School since 2001, following teaching appointments at the University of Economics and Politics, Hamburg, and Columbia University, New York. He studied business administration at the Universities of St. Gallen and Paris-Dauphine.

Prof. Dr. Andréa Belliger

Non-Executive Director, first elected: 2021
(1970, Swiss national, Prof. Dr.)

Prorector of the Teacher Training University of Central Switzerland since 2007 and director of the Institute for Communication and Leadership IKF in Lucerne since 2003. Director and advisor of various Swiss and German companies in the healthcare, financial, insurance and energy sectors. Author and international keynote speaker on digital transformation issues, particularly in healthcare. She studied theology, philosophy and history at the universities of Lucerne, Strasbourg and Athens and holds an international MBA degree (CH/USA).

Dr. Christian Mielsch

Non-Executive Director, first elected: 2019
(1962, German national, Dr. rer. nat.)

Management Board member and CFO of the REWE Group, Cologne, since 2012. Occupied various executive positions in the Metro Group from 1997 to 2012, including CFO of Metro Cash & Carry International and ultimately COO of Metro Cash & Carry Central East Europe, after holding executive finance roles at Bertelsmann AG, Munich, from 1994 to 1997 and working for McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf, from 1990 to 1994. He studied physics and business administration in Dortmund and Hagen.

Florian Seubert

Non-Executive Director, first elected: 2019
(1973, German national)

Partner and private investor at Maxburg Capital Partners, Munich, since 2013. Served as co-founder and CFO of zooplus AG, Munich, from 1999 to 2013 and in the Securities Division of JPMorgan in London and New York from 1998 to 1999. He earned a master’s degree (MA Oxon) in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, UK.


Get to Know Our

Group Management

Walter Oberhänsli

(1958, Swiss national)
CEO, Executive Director

Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2011, serving as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2005. He practised as an independent lawyer in Kreuzlingen (Canton of Thurgau) until the end of 2004 and studied law at the University of Zurich.

Bernd Gschaider

(1966, German national)
Chief Operations Officer

Worked at Amazon from 2016 to early 2020, first as Director Operations, then as Country Director Logistics for Germany and Austria. He held various senior positions at Robert Bosch GmbH in Turkey, France and Germany from 1998 to 2016. Prior to joining Bosch, he served for Bundy Systemwerk Neunkirchen GmbH from 1995 to 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University.

Walter Hess

(1965, Swiss national)
Head Germany

Head Switzerland of the Zur Rose Group from 2015 until December 2020. Head Germany since December 2020. Before joining the Group, he worked as an external consultant, also on various projects for Zur Rose, and ultimately heading the Zur Rose Pharma GmbH facility in Halle (Saale). CEO of Praevmedic AG, Zurich, until 2013. Previously held a number of management positions in international industrial companies. After a business education, he studied business administration at FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences.

Emanuel Lorini

(1977, dual Swiss-Italian national)
Head Switzerland

Joined Zur Rose in 2011 as Head of the medical wholesaler business and member of the Executive Committee of Zur Rose Suisse AG. Serving as Head Switzerland of the Zur Rose Group since December 2020. He worked in corporate development for managed care system solutions at BlueCare AG in Winterthur from 2008 to 2010. Previously he worked at Health Info Net (HIN) AG in Wallisellen, ultimately as Head of E-Health Platform. He studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen.

David Masó

(1971, Spanish national)
Head Europe

CEO of PromoFarma, Barcelona, since 2012 and Head Europe of the Zur Rose Group since May 2020. Co-founder of several startups in the e-commerce and digital sector in Spain: 2012 PromoFarma; 2009 Qporama, active until 2011; 2003 Futurlink, CEO until 2009. Previously management consultant for internet projects at European level. Telecommunications engineering studies at UPC Barcelona, Master of Business Administration at ESADE Barcelona and Executive Program at Stanford.

 Madhu Nutakki

(1971, US national)
Chief Technology Officer

Serving as Chief Technology Officer of the Zur Rose Group since August 2021. Before joining the Group, he was with Nissan Motor Corporation in Japan as Global Head of Customer Experience and Connected Car from 2016 to 2021. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Global Digital Head at American International Group (AIG) insurance company in New York, USA, from 2014 to 2016. Previously he worked twelve years at Kaiser Permanente, the largest organisation for integrated non-profit healthcare in the USA, in various management positions, most recently as V.P. Digital Health Applications and Platforms. He holds a master's degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and completed an Executive Business Management program at the Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania.

Betül Susamis Unaran

(1976, dual Swiss-Turkish national)
Chief Strategy and Digital Officer

Serving as Chief Strategy and Digital Officer of the Zur Rose Group since November 2019. Before joining the Group, she was Global Head of Digital Medicines at Novartis Pharmaceuticals from 2018 to 2019. She served as Director of Global Operations and then as Global Head of Digital at Ferring Pharmaceuticals from 2012 to 2017. Consultant at McKinsey & Company in London and Geneva from 2004 to 2011. Previously she worked at Procter & Gamble in Istanbul and Frankfurt. She studied Industrial Engineering at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul and has an MBA from INSEAD.

Marcel Ziwica

(1975, Swiss national)
Chief Financial Officer 

Held a variety of management positions in the Zur Rose Group from 2001 to 2014, ultimately as Head of Group Finance and Controlling and a member of the Executive Committee for Switzerland. Serving as CFO since November 2014. Prior to joining the Zur Rose Group, he worked as a consultant with Spider Innoventure Ltd in Tägerwilen. He studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen.

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