Hoval board of directors
Jürg Herzog (born 1968; re-elected until the 2025 Annual General Meeting) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2010.
He graduated from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Architecture in 1992 with an engineering degree in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. His further education includes a postgraduate course in "Market-oriented Corporate Management" and an "Advanced Management Program" in corporate management. Since 1995, Jürg Herzog held various management positions at Siemens Schweiz AG and currently is responsible for Siemens' Smart Infrastructure business in Switzerland as a country head. Jürg Herzog is a board member of the Swiss Building Services Industry Group GSGI and of Certas AG. Jürg Herzog is an avid runner, family man and interested in new technologies in the IoT environment.
Klaus Risch (born 1961; elected until the 2024 Annual General Meeting) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021.
He graduated in business administration at HWV Business School in St. Gallen in 1984. He then completed further trainings to become a Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling.
Since 1986, Klaus Risch has held various management positions within the Hilti Group. Since 2015, he has been a trustee and member of the Executive Board of the Martin Hilti Family Trust.
Klaus Risch is President of the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LIHK) and a member of the Board of Trustees of various charitable foundations, including as President of the Board of Trustees of the Förderstiftung MINT Initiative Liechtenstein, the sponsor of the "pepperMINT" experimental laboratory.
Klaus Risch is married and the father of two children. He enjoys travelling together with his family and leisure activities in nature.
Heribert Rohrbeck (born 1960; re-elected until the 2025 Annual General Meeting) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.
He graduated in aerospace engineering from the University of Stuttgart with a major in new technologies. After seven years of research and development work in an aerospace company, Mr. Rohrbeck joined Bürkert in 1993 in the Research & Development department. From 1999 to 2001 he was responsible for the implemen-tation of various reorganization projects in sales and production. In 2001, he took over the management of Bürkert GmbH sales company Germany and additionally, by the end of 2001, responsibility for international sales. Since 2005, Heribert Rohrbeck has been CEO of Christian Bürkert Holding. His main responsibilities include strategy development and international orientation of the fluidics specialist. Mr. Rohrbeck is married, has two children and likes to spend his free time doing sports in nature to keep the consequences of his enjoyment of cooking in check.
Thorsten Staake (born 1978; re-elected until the 2025 Annual General Meeting) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016.
He completed his training as a graduate engi-neer in electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Darmstadt, followed by a doctorate in technology management at the University of St. Gallen. During his research at MIT and ETH Zurich, he founded Amphiro AG, which develops IoT solutions for drinking water fittings. Since 2013, he has held the chair for business informatics and energy-efficient systems at the University of Bamberg. In addition to his mandate at Hoval, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Zumtobel Group and the Board of Directors of Amphiro AG and BEN Energy AG. He spends his free time with his family and with smaller projects in his house and workshop.
Richard Senti (born 1964; elected until the 2025 Annual General Meeting) has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2020.
He studied economics at the University of St. Gallen, where he gained his doctorate in 1993 while working at the same time. During 12 years, he held various senior management positions in finance, human resources and logistics in Switzerland and abroad in two multinational companies. In 2003, he joined Hoval as Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for human resources, finance and information technology for 17 years in the group management. Since 2018, Richard Senti has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG and was Chairman of the Stiftung Personalvorsorge Liechtenstein. Richard Senti is married, has four children and enjoys spending his free time with various winter and summer sports activities in the mountains and traveling with his family.