4. Executive Management


The Executive Management of Von Roll Holding AG is made up as  follows:

NameNationality  Born     Term of officeFunction
Dr. Christian HennerkesD1971since 2016CEO, Delegate of the Board of Directors
Stephan KellmannCH1964since 2010CFO


Dr. Christian Hennerkes

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Delegate of the Board of Directors
  • German National
  • Doctorate degree in Economy from the University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Degree in law  (Konstanz, Stuttgart, San Francisco)

Professional career

  • 2001 – 2005: Member of The Boston Consulting Group, as Principal Manager in the end
  • 2005 – 2015: Director and Member of the management team of various companies of the consumer and industrial goods sector (Theo Müller, Travel IQ GmbH, Menerga GmbH)
  • Since 2015: Managing Director of Primus Ventures GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Since 13 April 2016: Member of the Board of Directors of Von Roll Holding AG, Breitenbach, Switzerland
  • Since 1 October 2016: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Delegate of the Board of Directors of Von Roll Holding AG, Breitenbach, Switzerland

Other activities

Member of the Supervisory Board of Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH & Co. KG, Meßstetten-Tieringen, Germany


Stephan Kellmann

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Swiss national
  • Swiss-educated graduate and expert in financial accounting and controlling

Professional career

  • 1992 – 1995: Project Manager at Eastman Chemicals, Zug, Switzerland
  • 1995 – 2003: Various management functions and, as Head of Reporting division, responsibility for all reporting at MBT Bauchemie, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003 – 2007: Head of Group Controlling and Accounting of Mövenpick Group, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2007 – 2010: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Mövenpick Group, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Since 15 September 2010: Chief Financial Officer ( CFO ) of Von Roll Holding AG, Breitenbach, Switzerland

Other activities

Member of the Board of Directors of Oeschger Brandschutz AG, Steinhausen, Switzerland; Member of the Board of Directors 
of Spiller AG, Kriens, Switzerland; Chairman of the Board of Directors 
of Norec Immobilien AG, Lucerne, Switzerland



Information on the other activities and interests of Executive Management Members is shown in section 4.1.

The number of external offices is stipulated with binding effect in the revised Articles of Association approved by the Annual General Meeting on 15 April 2015.

Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, Executive Management Members must not simultaneously hold more than five offices in top tier management or administrative bodies of legal entities outside the Group which are subject to entry in the Swiss commercial register or a similar register in another country. Of these offices, no more than two may be exercised in listed legal entities. Multiple offices within the same group and offices exercised on behalf of a group or legal entity (including offices in care institutions, joint ventures and legal entities in which a significant stake is held) count as one office. Offices in non-profit or charitable legal entities such as clubs, associations and foundations are not subject to the above restrictions, but must not exceed 15.

With the exception of a service agreement from 2015 between International Transformer AG and Von Roll Holding AG, there are no management or service con- tracts with third parties.