Family-run since its foundation
Board of Directors
Since our family-run company was founded, our Board of Directors has mainly consisted of family members who decide on our company’s strategic orientation and development.
Today, our Board of Directors is comprised exclusively of family members. Our Board of Directors receives the necessary external feedback by working closely with advisory boards staffed by carefully selected experts.
The Board of Directors currently consists of five members.
Werner Schmid (second from the left)
Chairman of the Board of Directors and father of Gabriela Schmid, member of the Board of Directors.
Christoph L. Wild (first from the right)
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Deputy CEO and son of Dr Rolf S. Wild, who managed our family-run company in the second generation with his brother, Sven Wild.
Marcel Wild (middle)
Member of the Board of Directors, current CEO of our family-run company and son of Sven Wild, member of the Board of Directors.
Gabriela Schmid (first from the left)
Member of the Board of Directors, daughter of Werner Schmid and grand-daughter of one of the founders of our family-run company.
Sven Wild (second from the right)
Member of the Board of Directors, father of Marcel Wild and previous, long-standing CEO who managed our family-run company in the second generation together with his brother, Dr Rolf S. Wild.
The operational business of our family-run company is governed by our Executive Committee. It is presided over by Marcel Wild, our CEO, and Christoph L. Wild, our Deputy CEO, who have separate areas of responsibility.
Marcel Wild (born in 1963) is a member of our Board of Directors and the current CEO of our family-run company. In his capacity as CEO, Marcel oversees the operational management of our company. His primary responsibilities cover production, human resources and finance; he also manages the distribution channel for our dental products.
Marcel studied Economics. He can look back on many years of experience as an independent entrepreneur in various industries. His main areas of expertise are marketing and sales, production and production planning with domestic and international partners, and the restructuring of companies. Since 2011, he has been working full-time in our family-run company. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014 and promoted to CEO on 1 January 2017.
Christoph L. Wild (born in 1977) is a member of our Board of Directors and the current Deputy CEO of our family-run company. In his capacity as Deputy CEO, he represents Marcel Wild when the latter is absent. He independently oversees multiple departments: Corporate and Business Development, Strategic Key Account Management in Switzerland (chains and groups) and abroad (important distributors and licensees), Legal and Compliance, IT and Marketing and Communication.
Christoph studied law at the universities of Basel and Fribourg (1997 – 2002) and at Columbia Law School in New York, USA (2008 – 2009), completing all studies with honors. He was admitted to the Swiss bar in 2005. Between 2005 and 2017, Christoph worked as a lawyer for various leading Swiss and international commercial law firms and as a corporate counsel in various global positions for Novartis (2009–2015). His legal work focussed almost exclusively on life sciences and healthcare. This has given him in-depth and broad industry experience. He is especially well versed in all relevant transaction types, compliance and regulatory issues in the field of life sciences and healthcare. Prior to his appointment as our Deputy CEO in the summer of 2017, Christoph was a partner at the Zurich office of Baker McKenzie, a leading international law firm. In that role, he oversaw Baker McKenzie’s Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry Group in Zurich. Christoph has been a member of our family-run company’s Board of Directors since 2011 (with a brief break in 2014–2015). He holds the office of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since the summer of 2018.
Other Executive Committee members
Marcel Wild and Christoph L. Wild are additionally supported by the following Executive Committee members who are long-standing employees of our family-run company:
- Pietro Petriella, Head of Export.