Corporate Governance


Board of directors

Executive Board

Curriculum vitae Yves Zumwald

Born in 1967, Swiss

Yves Zumwald is an electrical engineer who launched his long career in the energy industry in 1993 at Energie Ouest Suisse (EOS). After a spell as National Electrical Design Manager at Orange Communications, he returned to EOS Holding in 2002 when he took on responsibility for grid usage and access. Following this, he headed the Infrastructure department as a member of the Executive Board at EOS Réseau from 2005. Yves Zumwald took over management of the sales department and joined the Executive Board at the Romande Energie group in September 2009. In this capacity he made a significant contribution to the development and optimisation of the department while guaranteeing outstanding quality of supply.

Yves Zumwald joined Swissgrid in January 2014 as a member of the Executive Board and Head of Grid. In March 2016 the Board of Directors has appointed him as CEO of Swissgrid.

Curriculum vitae Doris Barnert

Born in 1969, Swiss

Doris Barnert has a degree in architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich with a Master‘s degree in Corporate Finance and an Executive MBA from the University of St.Gallen (HSG). After her first positions in the architecture sector, she joined the infrastructure division of SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) in 2001, where she held various management and project leadership positions. In 2006, she was appointed Head of Finances for the western Swiss route in the infrastructure division and was responsible for the financial steering and management of all business units for the route in Romandie. In December 2008, she joined Solothurner Spitäler AG as director of Finances (CFO) and member of the Executive Board. In this position, she built up, expanded and made a significant impact on the finance department, constantly pushing for further development.

Since April 2017 Doris Barnert is a member of the Executive Board and Head of Corporate Services / CFO of Swissgrid.

Curriculum vitae Nell Reimann

Born in 1966, Swiss and British nationality

Nell Reimann holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from EPFL and an Executive MBA in Management and Corporate Finance from the University of Lausanne. She started her professional career at EOS, where she was in charge of grid calculations and operational planning. In 2009, Nell Reimann joined Alpiq as Head of the Lines department. In 2013 she took responsibility for the engineering department and for the operation and control of the high-voltage grid at Romande Energie. Nell Reimann joined Swissgrid in 2016 as Head of System Development. In January 2019, she took over the management of the Aarau and Prilly command centres as Head of System Operations and deputised for the Head of Business Unit Market.

Since 1 July 2023, Nell Reimann is a member of the Executive Board as Head of Market.

Curriculum Vitae of Adrian Häsler

Born in 1966, Swiss

Adrian Häsler is a graduate electrical engineer (dipl. Elektroingenieur HTL) and has an Executive MBA from the University of St.Gallen. He started his career at the Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (KWO) as the Head of Operational Management. In 2000, he became the Head of the Secondary Systems department at Nordostschweizerische Kraftwerke AG (NOK). In this position, he was responsible for the design, project development and realisation of substation projects in the area of security, control, measurement and monitoring. From 2007 onwards, Häsler was a member of the Hydroenergy Division management at Axpo Power AG and Head of the Technical Support business unit, which was responsible for the planning, construction and maintenance of hydroelectric plants.

Adrian Häsler joined Swissgrid in April 2017. On 3 April 2019, he was appointed Member of the Executive Board and Head of Grid Infrastructure.

Curriculum vitae Konrad Zöschg

Born in 1976, Swiss

Konrad Zöschg is a telecommunications engineer (HTL) who is also a trained industrial engineer (FH) and certified IT manager. He began his professional career in 2000 as a customer application engineer at Acterna in Zurich. After holding various positions at Acterna and its successor company, Nexus Telecom AG, he joined Unique (Flughafen Zürich AG) as a senior communication architect in 2005. In 2008, Konrad Zöschg became Head of Communication Engineering at Flughafen Zürich AG, and in 2010 he took on the role of Head of the Aviation Competence Center. After being made Head of ICT/CIO in 2014, he was responsible for the entire IT department of Flughafen Zürich AG, a critical infrastructure in a very complex environment with one of the broadest ICT portfolios in Switzerland. In 2020, he received the Swiss CIO Award as best CIO of the year.

Konrad Zöschg was appointed CIO of Swissgrid on 1 August 2021.

Risk management

The company-wide risks of Swissgrid are identified, changes to risks currently being monitored are re-evaluated and the results of previous measures are determined as part of a periodic, multi-level process.

On this basis, the current risks are evaluated according to their probability of occurrence and impact. Those risks that are assessed as significant are avoided, reduced or hedged through corresponding measures determined by the Board of Directors.

Articles of incorporation and Code of Conduct

Our Articles and the Code of Conduct provides a set of ground rules for ethical behaviour. It creates a positive and motivating work environment and sets out our ethical values.

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