Members of the Executive Committee

Yves Serra

Chief Executive Officer

1953 (France/Switzerland)

Engineering degree from École Centrale de Paris (France) and MSc in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Member of the Executive Committee since 2003, CEO since 2008

Professional background, career

Deputy Commercial Attaché at the French Embassy in Manila (1977–1979); Customer Service Engineer for Alstom in France and South Africa (1979–1982); various positions at Sulzer in France and Japan (1982–1992); various positions at GF (since 1991), Managing Director of Charmilles Technologies Japan and Regional Head of Sales Asia (1992–1997), Head of Charmilles (1998–2002), Head of GF Piping Systems (2003–2008); President and CEO of Georg Fischer Ltd (since 2008)

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Member of the Board of Directors of Stäubli Holding AG; member of the Board of Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce and member of the Chapter Board “Doing Business in USA” of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce (Switzerland)

Andreas Müller

CFO

1970 (Germany)

Graduate in Business Administration (Dipl.-Betriebswirt FH), University of Applied Sciences (HTWG), Konstanz (Germany)

Member of the Executive Committee since 2017

Professional background, career

Various positions for GF (since 1995), including Head of Controlling of GF Piping Systems Schaffhausen (1998–2000), Head of Operations GF Piping System companies in Australia (2000–2002), Head of Controlling Business Unit Industry & Utility GF Piping Systems Schaffhausen (2002–2008); CFO of GF Automotive (2008–2016); CFO of Georg Fischer Ltd (since 2017)

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Joost Geginat

Head of GF Piping Systems

1966 (Germany/Switzerland)

Studies of Business Management at the University of Cologne (Germany) and at École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Paris (France); Degree Dipl. Kaufmann and CEMS Master

Member of the Executive Committee since 2016

Professional background, career

Various managing functions at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany, Switzerland and Asia (1995–2014); Senior Managing Director and Partner at AlixPartners in Switzerland (2014–2016); Head of GF Piping Systems (since 2016)

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Carlos Vasto

Head of GF Casting Solutions 

1963 (Brazil/Italy)

University Degree Metallurgical Engineer Mackenzie University, São Paulo (Brazil); Bachelor of Business Administration GSBA Graduate school of Business Administration, Zurich (Switzerland) 

Member of the Executive Committee since 2018

Professional background, career

Various positions at GF Casting Solutions (1987–2000); Head of Production former site of GF Casting Solutions, Lincoln (Great Britain) (2000–2003); Managing Director GF Casting Solutions, Lincoln (Great Britain) (2003–2005); Executive Vice President Acotecnica SA (Brazil) (2005–2010), Managing Director Intra do Brazil (2011–2015); General Manager GF Linamar (USA) (2015–2018); Head of GF Casting Solutions (since September 2018)

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Pascal Boillat

Head of GF Machining Solutions

1955 (Switzerland)

Studies of Electrical Engineering at Engineering School in Bienne (Switzerland); Dipl.-El.-Ing. ETS 

Member of the Executive Committee since 2013

Professional background, career

Electrical Engineer and responsible for the software department at Wahli Frères in Bévilard (1977–1984); various positions at General Electric Switzerland and GE Fanuc Switzerland (1984–2000), ultimately as Country Manager Switzerland; Vice President (2000–2002), President & CEO of GE Fanuc Europe (Luxembourg) (2002–2010); at GF Agie Charmilles as Head of Operations (2010–2012); Head of GF Machining Solutions (since 2013)

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Member of the working group Machine Tools and Machining of Swissmem (Switzerland); Delegate of Swissmem to CECIMO