Franziska Tschudi | Born 1959, Swiss national

Member of the Board of Directors

Franziska Tschudi graduated in law at the University of Berne and passed her bar exam there in 1984. She studied US law at Georgetown University, Washington DC, earning an LL.M., and passed the bar exam for the US states of New York and Connecticut in 1987. Franziska Tschudi also completed her postgraduate studies at the University of St. Gallen (1991 to 1993), receiving an Executive MBA. After initially working as an Assistant for Media Law at the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Berne, and practising business and media law in Zurich, Washington DC and Geneva, she served as Secretary General at SIG Holding AG from 1992 to 1995. Ms Tschudi then became a Member of the Executive Board of WICOR Holding AG (“Weidmann Group”), Rapperswil in 1995, where she was Head of Corporate Development and, from 1998, Head of the Business Area Electrical Technology Asia/Pacific. She has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of WICOR Holding AG since 2001.

Other appointments:
  • BIOMED AG, Dübendorf, Member of the Board of Directors

  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board

  • Chamber of Commerce Germany-Switzerland, Member of the Executive Committee

  • St. Gallen – Appenzell Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice Chairperson