Josef Felder

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Brief profile

  
Josef Felder

Josef Felder (April 25, 1961) was CEO of Flughafen Zürich AG from 1998-2008. Today, he works full time as an independent board member.

During his many years as CEO of Flughafen Zürich AG, Josef Felder and his team were faced with many extremely demanding situations. He managed the company through its privatization and – despite many setbacks – set it 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 trusts and raw material businesses and in real estate. Josef Felder graduated with a Swiss federal diploma in accounting and control, and also completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School in 2007.

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Over many years, Josef Felder has gained experience
and expertise in the following areas:


  • Operational and strategic management
  • Good judgment, assertiveness and efficiency
  • Clear understanding of the different roles on the Board of Directors – president, vice president, chair of committees, standard director mandate
  • Member of the board of directors in listed companies, family businesses, semi-public companies and SMEs
  • Operational and strategic leadership
  • Customer journey / multi-channeling
  • Leadership in major change processes, crisis-tested and experienced in change management and cultural change
  • Strategic development
  • Consumer market / high tech / industry / production
  • Regulation, compliance, corporate governance
  • Operational excellence
  • Supervisory and strategic management experience in non-profit organizations

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2006  Harvard Business School, Boston, Advanced Management Program (AMP)
1987–1989 Training as a federally certified specialist in accounting and controlling
1984–1987 Training as a federally certified accountant
1983 Greater Montreal Language School, intermediate level certificate
1982–1982 Advanced federal diploma in retail
1978–1979 Training as a federally certified retail assistant
1976–1978 Training as a salesperson
   

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seit 2008 Full-time board member
2000–2008 Flughafen Zürich AG, Zurich: CEO
1998–2000 Flughafen-Immobilien-Gesellschaft, Zurich: CEO and designated general manager of future development at Zurich airport
1996–1998 Crossair AG for regional air transport, Basel: Deputy Director and Area Manager
1993–1996 Crossair, AG for regional air transport, Basel: Vice Director and Head of Marketing
1989–1993 Crossair, AG for regional air transport, Basel: Head of Accounting and Administration
1987–1989 Marc Rich & Co AG, Zug: Head of Accounting
1986–1987 Hapimag AG, Baar: Country Coordinator
1984–1986 Von Flüe Treuhand AG, Zug: Accountant
1986–1987 Köchli & Tschopp AG, Littau-Lucerne: Assistant Commercial Director

Current mandates

 

 

Josef Felder
since 2017 Flughafen Zürich AG – Member and chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since 2017, www.flughafen-zuerich.ch
since 2017 Friends of Einsiedeln Abbey, Einsiedeln | www.freunde-kloster-einsiedeln.ch
since 2015 Stöckli Swiss Sports AG, president of the Board of Directors, www.stoeckli.ch
since 2011 Flaschenpost Services AG, president of the Board of Directors, www.flaschenpost.ch
since 2008 AMAG Group AG, board member, www.amag.ch
since 2008 Careal Property Group AG, Zürich, Verwaltungsrat
since 2008 Edelweiss Air AG, board member, www.flyedelweiss.com
since 2008 Felder Company AG, president of the Board of Directors, www.josef-felder.ch
since 2008 Luzerner Kantonalbank AG Lucerne, vice president, www.lukb.ch
since 2008 Pro Juventute, Zurich, president of the Board of Trustees, www.projuventute.ch
since 2007 HTC High Tech Computer Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan, board member, www.htc.com

splittingPrevious mandates

 
2011–2019 swissVR, Zug, founding member and board member
2012–2018 Zino Davidoff S.A., Fribourg, member and president of the Board of Directors
2011–2016 The Nuance Group AG, Zurich, president 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
2008–2019 HolzPOWER GmbH, Hohentannen, shareholder
2008–2010 SSchulthess Group AG, Hombrechtikon and subsidiaries in Germany and Denmark, member and president of the Board of Directors
2001–2008 SIAA Swiss International Airports Association, Zurich, president
2001–2008 ACI Airports Council International, Brussels, Belgium, member of the Executive Committee
2004–2008 AEROSUISSE, Bern, member of the Executive Committee
2003–2008 Zurich Tourism, Zurich, board member
2000–2003 Skyguide, Geneva, member and chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
1999–2002 Novo Business Consultings AG, Bern, board member
1993–1998 Crossair Catering AG, Basel, board member
1991–1992 Tatra Air Ltd, Bratislava, Slovakia, board member
 

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