Josef Felder

«I PREFER TO REMEMBER THE FUTURE.»

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Brief profile

  
Josef Felder

Josef Felder (April 25th,1961) was CEO of Zurich Airport Ltd from 1998-2008. Today, he works full time as an independent board member of several companies.

During his many years as CEO of Flughafen Zürich AG, Josef Felder and his team wore many hats and faced many extremely demanding situations. He managed the company through its privatization and – in spiteof many setbacks – set Zurich Airport on the road to success. Swiss travel manager magazine chose him as Personality of the Year 2008 ‘’for his achievements, his commitment and his pioneering vision’’. Before joining Zurich Airport, Josef Felder, worked for 10 years in a senior capacity at Crossair for European regional air transport.

Before that, he gained professional experience in the automotive sector, in international trusts, the raw materials business, and in real estate.

Josef Felder graduated with a Swiss federal diploma in accounting and controlling, completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School in 2007 and in 2020 a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) at IFZ (Institute of Financial Services Zug) of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

In 2019 he was promoted to the honorary member of the largest Children Foundationin Switzerland, Pro Juventute.

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Strengths and Competencies


  • Operational and strategic management with operational excellence
  • Good judgement, assertiveness and efficiency
  • Clear understanding of the different roles on the Board of Directors – president, vicepresident, chair of Committees
  • Member of the Board of Directors in listed companies, family businesses, semi-publiccompanies, SME’s and international corporations in Switzerland, Europe and Taiwan
  • Customer Journey, multi channelling
  • Leadership in major change processes, crisis-tested and experienced in change management and cultural change
  • Strategic development on all levels of management including strategic development and implementation
  • Consumer market / high tech / industry / production
  • Regulation, compliance, corporate governance, foundation governance
  • Supervisory and strategic management experience in non-profit organisations

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2019–2020 CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) for Board of Directors at IFZ (Institute of Financial Services Zug) of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
2006  Graduate of Harvard Business School, Boston AMP (Advanced Management Program)
1987–1989 Program leading to title of State Certified Accountant / Controller
1984–1987 Program leading to title of Accountant with State Accreditation
1983 Greater Montreal Language School Certificate Intermediate Level
1981-1982 Higher Certification in the Retail Trade
1978–1979 Program leading to title of State Certified Retail Trade Employee
1976–1978 Training to State Certified Salesman
   

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since 2008 Independent Member of Company Boards
2000–2008 Unique, (Zurich Airport AG), Zurich. CEO
1998–2000 Airport property Company, Zurich. CEO and designated Project Leader Privatization Project, Zurich Airport
1996–1998 Crossair Limited Company for Regional European Air Transport, Basel. Executive Vice President & General Manager Product Management
1993–1996 Crossair Limited Company for Regional European Air Transport, Basel. Vice President, Accounting & Administration
1989–1993 Crossair Limited Company for Regional European Air Transport, Basel. Manager of Department, Accounting & Administration
1987–1989 Marc Rich & Co AG, Zug. Trading Company, Assistant to the Head of Accounting
1986–1987 Hapimag AG, Baar. Tourist Company, Accountant
1984–1986 von Flüe Treuhand AG, Zug. Trust Company, Accountant
1980–1983 Köchli & Tschopp AG, Littau-Luzern. Car Dealer, Assistant to the Commercial Director

Current mandates

 

 

Josef Felder
since 2017 Flughafen Zürich AG, Zurich. Member and Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors | www.flughafen-zuerich.ch
since 2017 Friends of Einsiedeln Abbey, Einsiedeln. Member of the Board of Directors | www.freunde-kloster-einsiedeln.ch
since 2008 AMAG Group AG Cham, and subsidiaries. Vice-President of the Board of Directors | www.amag.ch
since 2008 Careal Property Group AG, Zurich. Member of the Board of Directors | www.amag.ch
since 2008 Felder & Company AG, Lucerne. Chairman of the Board of Directors | www.josef-felder.ch
since 2008 Luzerner Kantonalbank AG, Lucerne. Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors | www.lukb.ch
since 2007 HTC High Tech Computer Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan. Member of the Board of Directors and of the Finance Committee | www.htc.com
Honorary Member of the Foundation Pro Juventute

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2015–2020 Stöckli Swiss Sports AG, Malters. Chairman of the Board of Directors | www.stoeckli.ch
2012–2018 Zino Davidoff S.A., Fribourg. Chairman of the Board of Directors
2011-2020 Flaschenpost Services AG, Zurich. Chairman of the Board of Directors | www.flaschenpost.ch
2011–2019 swissVR, Zug. Founding Member and board Member
2011–2016 The Nuance Group AG, Zurich. Chairman of the Board of Directors
2010–2014 Zingg Lamprecht AG, Zurich. Member of the Board of Directors
2009–2014 Victoria Jungfrau Collection AG, Interlaken. Member of the Board of Directors and the Strategic Committee
2008–2020 Edelweiss Air AG, Zurich. Member of the Board of Directors | www.flyedelweiss.com
2008–2019 Pro Juventute, Zurich. Chairman of the Board of Trustees
2008–2019 HolzPOWER GmbH, Hohentannen. Shareholder and Member of the Executive Committee
2008–2010 Schultess Group AG, Hombrechtikon and subsidiaries in Germany and Denmark. Chairman of the Board of Directors
2004–2008 AEROSUISSE, Bern. Member of the Executive Committee
2003–2008 Zurich Tourism, Zurich. Member of the Board
2001–2008 SIAA Swiss International Airport Association, Zurich. Chairman of the Executive Committee
2001–2008 ACI Airports Council International, Brussels, Belgium. Member of the Executive Committee
2000–2003 skyguide swiss air navigation services ltd. Geneva. Member and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
1999–2002 Novo Business Consultings AG, Bern. Member of the Board of Directors
1993–1998 Crossair Catering AG, Basel. Member of the Board of Directors
1991–1992 Tatra Air Ltd, Bratislava, Slovakia. Member of the Board of Directors
 

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