Blattmann, former Chief of the Swiss
Armed Forces, has been appointed to the Board
of Directors of Swiss International
Air Lines (SWISS). He will take up his position on 1 January 2018. Montie Brewer, who will step down from
the Board at the end of this year. Current Board member Jacques Aigrain will also be relinquishing his mandate in mid-2018.
Blattmann, former Chief of the Swiss Armed
Forces with the rank of Lieutenant General was appointed to the SWISS Board of
Directors at the company’s Annual General Meeting on 16 November 2017.
After training in commerce and earning an HWV Degree in Business Administration, André Blattmann went on to complete a Master’s in Business Administration at Zurich University. He was admitted to
the Swiss Armed Forces’ flying and anti-aircraft troops’ instructor corps in 1984, and served as
an instructor at recruit schools for anti-aircraft troops. He went on to hold
various further positions (including some outside Switzerland), before being
appointed Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces in 2008 and Chief of the Armed
Forces the following year. He left the Swiss Armed Forces at the end of 2016.
Francioni, Chairman of the SWISS Board
of Directors said, “In André Blattmann we have secured the services of an
individual who is highly regarded in business and political circles and can
draw on extensive expertise and experience in both high-level leadership and
international economics. We are delighted that he has accepted our invitation
to serve on our Board. Jacques Aigrain has been a member of our Board of
Directors since SWISS’s foundation in 2002. With his vast financial expertise
and his extensive further knowledge and skills, he has made a key contribution
to the company’s sustainably successful development, for this we owe him our
particular thanks. Montie Brewer, who joined our Board in 2013, has also
contributed his comprehensive knowledge of the airline industry to the Board
and its deliberations. And to him, too, we offer our sincere thanks.”
Following these personnel changes, the SWISS Board of
Directors will consist of Reto Francioni
(Chairman), Lufthansa Group representatives Mr. Harry Hohmeister and
Ulrik Svensson as well as Doris Russi Schurter and Mr. André Blattmann.