CVs - Board of Directors
Eric Elzvik, Lead Independent Director, is a Swiss and Swedish citizen, born in 1960. Mr. Elzvik currently serves as board member and chairman of the audit committee at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, member of the foundation board of IMD Foundation, member of the board of the CFO Circle Switzerland and member of the boards of two real estate companies, Mellersta Ekudden AB and 99 Fairview West LP, respectively. Between 2013 and 2017, Mr. Elzvik served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd. Prior to his role as CFO of ABB, Mr. Elzvik served as Division CFO ABB Discrete Automation & Motion (2010-2013) and division CFO Automation Products Division (2006-2010) at ABB Ltd, Zurich. Earlier in his career, Mr. Elzvik had various positions within the ABB Group beginning 1984, including senior management positions within finance, mergers & acquisitions and new ventures. He has also served as a member of the board of the Swiss Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Elzvik holds a Master's of Science in Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics.
Andreas Stanley Spreiter, Independent Member, is a Swiss and British citizen, born in 1968. Mr. Spreiter currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG, where he is chairman of the audit committee. Prior to this, Mr. Spreiter served as CFO of Forbo International AG from January 2013 until May 2017. In addition, between 1993 and 2012, Mr. Spreiter worked at Landis+Gyr AG, first as a Business Unit Controller/Head of Finance & Controlling at Landis+Gyr (Europe) AG (1993-1998) and Siemens Metering AG (1998-2000), then as Business Unit Head Digital Meters/Head of Center of Competence Electronic Meters at Siemens Metering AG (2000-2002) and then as CFO at Landis+Gyr AG (until 2012). Mr. Spreiter holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and has attended the "Strategic Finance" program at the IMD Lausanne.
Pierre-Alain Graf, Independent Member, is a Swiss citizen, born in 1962. Mr. Graf currently serves as member of the board of directors of Leclanché SA and Broadband Networks AG. He works for ABB building their global security business and is owner of PAG Consulting & Services GmbH, a venture and consulting firm. Prior to this, Mr. Graf served as CEO of Swissgrid, chairman of TSC-TSO Security Cooperation and as General Manager at Cisco Systems Switzerland. Previously, he has worked for over 10 years in European telecommunication markets in various countries building up and running telecommunication operations. Mr. Graf holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Basel.
Christina Stercken, Independent Member, is a German citizen, born in 1958. Ms. Stercken currently is partner at EAC – Euro Asia Consulting PartG ("EAC") and serves as member of the board of directors of Ascom Holding AG, Switzerland and has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Ansell Ltd., Australia, as of October 1, 2017. Ms. Stercken is also the Vice Chairman of Myanmar Foundation, a nonprofit organization for social projects in Myanmar. Before joining EAC, Ms. Stercken served as Managing Director Corporate Finance M&A of Siemens AG. Among other management positions within Siemens AG, she was responsible for the Siemens Task Force China, Beijing, and Head of Public Sector Business Unit at Siemens Business Services. Ms. Stercken holds a Diploma in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Bonn and Technical University of Berlin and an Executive MBA from Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
Dave Geary, Independent Member, is a US citizen, born in 1955. Mr. Geary founded DJGeary Consulting, LLC in 2016. Mr. Geary has an international management background and extensive experience in the telecom industry and has previously served as Executive Vice President Business Integration at Nokia Networks (2016), following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia Networks. Prior to this, he was the President of the Wireless Networks business at Alcatel-Lucent and was also the President of Wireline Networks. Prior to the Alcatel-Lucent merger, Mr. Geary held several senior leadership positions within Lucent Technologies and AT&T Network Systems. Mr. Geary holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University and a Master's degree in Management, Finance from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.