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Hans Hess (President)

Brief CV - Hans Hess

President of Swissmem and Vice-President of economiesuisse

Hans Hess has been President of the Swissmem industry association since November 2010. He graduated from ETH Zurich as a materials engineer in 1980 and, in 1989, was awarded an MBA from the University of Southern California in the United States. He subsequently held a number of managerial positions at various Swiss industrial companies, and was CEO of Leica Geosystems from 1996 to 2005.


Today, Hans Hess is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comet Holding AG and Reichle & De-Massari Holding AG, and a member of the Board of Directors of Burckhardt Compression Holding AG and dorma+kaba Holding AG. He is also Vice-President of economiesuisse and manages his own consulting company, Hanesco AG.

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