Sunrise Communications Group AG announces today the upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Sunrise Communications Group (the “AGM”) on April 8, 2020, on behalf of the Board of Directors. The AGM will be held on April 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. CET at Hallenstadion Zürich, Wallisellenstrasse 45, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland. On or about March 18, 2020, the invitation to the AGM, together with the agenda items and proposals by the Board of Directors, will be sent to the shareholders registered in the share register. No entries will be made to the share register between April 4, 2020 and April 8, 2020. Holders of registered shares who sell their shares before the AGM are no longer eligible to vote. The invitation with the agenda items and proposals will also be published on the Company’s website (under the following link: www.sunrise.ch/en/corporate-communications/investor-relations/AGM.html) on or about March 4, 2020 and in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (Schweizerisches Handelsamtsblatt) on or about March 18, 2019. The Company's Annual Report is available under the following link:
Members of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors will propose to the AGM, the re-election of Ingo Arnold, Ingrid Deltenre, Michael Krammer and Christoph Vilanek as members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors proposes the election of Thomas D. Meyer, Thomas Karlovits, Sonja Stirnimann and Henriette Wendt as new members of the Board of Directors, the election of Thomas D. Meyer as Chair of the Board of Directors, the re-election of Ingrid Deltenre, Michael Krammer and Christoph Vilanek as members of the Nomination and Compensation Committee, the election of Ingrid Deltenre as Chair of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the election of Thomas D. Meyer as member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee.
On behalf of the Board of Directors the current and remaining members of the NCC (Ingrid Deltenre, Michael Krammer and Christoph Vilanek) have conducted an independent selection process and proposed the replacements for the four outgoing independent Directors to the 2020 Annual General Meeting. The four members of the Board of Directors who had decided to not stand for re-election (Peter Kurer, Peter Schöpfer, Robin Bienenstock, and Jesper Ovesen) have not participated in the recruitment of the newly proposed board members, they abstained from voting on all of the above nomination proposals and they refrain from making any recommendations regarding such proposals.
Below are the short CVs of Thomas D. Meyer, Thomas Karlovits, Sonja Stirnimann and Henriette Wendt:
In his more than 30-year consulting career, Thomas D. Meyer has gained all-round experience in the execution of complex international projects in various sectors such as public administration, the automotive industry and, especially, banking and insurance. He has worked with clients in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, the USA, France and Belgium as well as in Scandinavia. As CEO of Accenture Switzerland AG and managing director of the Accenture Digital division in the DACH region, next to the management roles his consulting activities focused on conception, planning and implementation of new business models and business processes.
Thomas Karlovits started his career in 1991 at Raiffeisen Zentralbank, Vienna, as an Analyst, and holds a Master’s Degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He founded Blackwall in 2014, having worked in the equity research sector for over 23 years. Most recently, he held the role of Head of European Equity Research from 2013 and was Deputy Head from 2007 at Kepler Cheuvreux. During this time, Kepler Cheuvreux became one of the leading equity research houses in Europe.
Sonja Stirnimann is the founder and CEO at Structuul AG, a global active consulting firm in the areas of governance, risk, compliance and communication. She has more than two decades of professional experience in various industries. Her roles and responsibilities at global corporates as well as auditing and consulting firms contribute to her sound national and international experience. Sonja Stirnimann is an economist, holds an international Executive MBA in Financial Services & Insurance from the Universities of St. Gallen, HEC Montreal, Vlerick Business School Ghent, a certificate in financial mathematics and statistics, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a business mediator. She also teaches at various universities, universities of applied sciences and in professional associations for their executive programs.
Henriette Wendt is a very experienced tech executive with a long history in strategy consulting, telecoms, hardware and services across Europe and USA. Her strengths lie in business operations, strategy, portfolio management, business development, M&A and business transformation. Henriette is passionate about digital transformation, building sustainable growth and organizational development.