Group Management

Dr Dieter Weisskopf (CH)

PhD in Economics/Business Administration — Since October 2016, Mr Weisskopf is Group CEO of Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG. Before he held the position of Group CFO for around 20 years. He joined Lindt & Sprüngli back in 1995 as Head of Finance, Administration, and Purchasing and since 2004, he has also been responsible for manufacturing, Legal and HR.

 

Martin Hug (CH)

Economist, MA — Mr Hug started his career at Lindt & Sprüngli in 2004 as Senior Corporate Controller. Only a short time later he was promoted to CFO at Lindt & Sprüngli UK. Since 2011, he holds the position as CFO at Ghirardelli. As of 1 January 2017 he will be succeeding Mr Weisskopf as Group CFO and become member of Group Management.

Uwe Sommer (CH)

Economist, MA. — Mr Sommer will leave Lindt & Sprüngli AG in April 2017 for his early retirement. He joined the company in 1993 as a member of Group Management, responsible for Marketing and Sales with country responsibilities. Since August 2012, he has also been responsible for the successful establishment of the Global Retail Division.

 

Rolf Fallegger (CH)

lic. oec. HSG — Mr Fallegger joined Lindt & Sprüngli (Schweiz) AG as Marketing Director in 1997 before being sent out as CEO to the UK and France. In 2011, he was appointed member of the Extended Group Management and in 2014 promoted to member of Group Management, where he is responsible for specific markets and the newly founded Joint Venture in Brasil. As of 1 January 2017, he will take over the additional responsibility for International Marketing and Global Retail.

 

Andreas Pfluger (CH)

lic. rer. pol. — Mr Pfluger joined Lindt & Sprüngli (Schweiz) AG as Marketing Manager in 1994 before being sent out as Country CEO to subsidiaries in Australia, France and the US. In 2011, he was appointed member of the Extended Group Management and in 2013 promoted to member of Group Management, where he is responsible for specific markets. Since 2014, he is also CEO of Russell Stover Chocolates and supervises the integration of the acquired company into the Lindt & Sprüngli Group.

 

Kamillo Kitzmantel (AT/CH)

Mag. Handelswissenschaft — Mr Kitzmantel joined Lindt & Sprüngli Germany in 1994 as Marketing and Sales Manager. One year later, he was appointed CEO of the Swiss subsidiary over which he still presides today. He has been a member of the Extended Group Management since 2011. In August 2012, he also assumed additional responsibility for Duty-Free. As of 1 January 2017, he will be member of Group Management.

 

Dr Adalbert Lechner (AT)

PhD in Law —Mr Lechner joined Lindt & Sprüngli Austria in 1993 as CEO. In 1997, he became CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli Germany. In 2001, he gained additional responsibility for the Austrian subsidiary. He was appointed member of the Extended Group Management in 2011. As of 1 January 2017, he will be member of the Group Management.

 

Alain Germiquet (CH)

lic. oec. — Mr Germiquet joined Lindt & Sprüngli in 2007, first as CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli UK and since 2009 as CEO at Lindt & Sprüngli France. As of 1 January 2017 he will assume responsibility for several countries and International Sales and become a member of Group Management.

 

Guido Steiner (CH)

Dipl. Lm-Ing. ETH — Mr Steiner began his career at Lindt & Sprüngli back in 1990 as Group Production Planning Manager. From 1998 until 2003 he was Vice President Operations at the Lindt & Sprüngli subsidiary in Stratham, USA. Since 2003, he is back at the Headquarters as Vice President Operations. As of 1 January 2017 he will be member of Group Management and continues to be in charge of Group Operations.