Two new Board members for CPH

Kaspar W. Kelterborn and Manuel Werder are to be proposed for election to the Board of Directors of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG at the company’s 2015 Annual General Meeting. The nominees would succeed Hanspeter Balmer, who relinquished his seat this summer, and Max Walter, who will not be standing for re- election for age reasons.

Perlen, 11 December 2014 – CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG will be proposing two new nominees for election to its Board of Directors at its 2015 Annual General Meeting, which will be held on 1 April 2015: Kaspar W. Kelterborn and Manuel Werder.

Kaspar W. Kelterborn, who was born in 1964, is a proven financial specialist who has been Chief Financial Officer of Conzzeta since 2006. Prior to this he served as CFO and a member of the Executive Management of the Unaxis Group; and he has also held various further financial positions based both within and outside Switzerland for major Swiss industrial corporations. He graduated from St. Gallen University in 1991. Kaspar W. Kelterborn would succeed Dr. Hanspeter Balmer, who relinquished his seat in summer 2014.

Attorney-at-law Manuel Werder, who was born in 1974, holds lic. iur. and LL.M. qualifications, and will be a partner in the Zurich-based Niederer Kraft & Frey law firm, whom he has been serving since 2004, from 1 January 2015. Manuel Werder is a particular specialist in company law and in domestic and international M&A transactions. After graduating from Fribourg University in 1998 and being admitted to the bar in Zurich and New York, he went on to spend several years working at reputed legal practices in New York and Buenos Aires.

Manuel Werder would succeed Dr. Max Walter, who will not be standing for re-election at the 2015 Annual General Meeting for age reasons. Max Walter was first elected to the CPH Board of Directors in 1990. As its Deputy Chairman and a member of its Finance & Auditing board technical committee, he has been instrumental in ensuring the sustainable long-term development of the CPH Group. CPH offers Max Walter its deepest thanks for his many years of service and dedication on the Group’s behalf.


CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG
Dr. Peter Schildknecht, CEO, +41 41 455 87 57,
Christian Weber, Head of Corporate Communications, +41 41 455 87 51,

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