Prof. Dr. Karl Hofstetter

Born 1956 (Swiss citizen)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2006
Member of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee since 2017
Member of the Nomination Committee since 2017

Professional experience

2016–2017Member of the Supervisory and Nomination Committee
Since 1993Group General Counsel of the Schindler Group
2002–2006Member of the Schindler Group Executive Committee Elevators & Escalators
1990–1993Legal Counsel of the Schindler Group

Other activities

-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
-Member of the Board of Directors of ALSO Holding AG, Emmen, Switzerland
-Member of the Board of Directors of Venture Incubator AG, Zug, Switzerland
-Member of the Foundation Board of Stichting INPAR, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
-Member of the Board of SwissHoldings, Berne, Switzerland
-Member of the Commission of Experts on Disclosure of the SIX Swiss Exchange, Zurich, Switzerland
-Member of the University Council of the University of Lucerne, Switzerland
-Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Program on Comparative Corporate Law, Governance, and Finance at Harvard Law School, Boston, USA
-Professor of Private and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland


-Licensed attorney in Zurich and New York
-Degree in law (including a doctorate) and in economics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland; Stanford, UCLA, and Harvard University, USA