Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the highest decision-making, management and controlling body of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd.

It has five members. The members of the Board of Directors hold no executive functions in the company, have no business connections with AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd, and are all independent.

Werner Marti

(Swiss, 1957)

Werner Marti joined the Board of Directors of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd in 2009 and in the same year was elected Chairman. Werner Marti studied law at the University of Zurich and in 1988 opened an attorney's and notary's practice in Glarus. From 1991-2008 Werner Marti was a member of the Swiss National Council and from 1990-1998 a member of the Executive Council of the Canton of Glarus. From 1996 to 2004, Werner Marti was the Prices Overseer. Werner Marti is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Billag AG and a member of the Board of Directors of Bell Holding AG.

Markus Geyer

(Swiss, 1955)

Markus Geyer has been employed by SBB Consulting since 2016 as a Senior Advisor. Between 2009 and 2016 he was Head of Projects, and since 2003 Deputy, in the Infrastructure Division of SBB AG. In the function of Head of Projects he was responsible for the planning, execution and optimisation of railway-relevant infrastructure projects at SBB. Between 2005 and 2009 Markus Geyer was active as Head of Major Projects and between 2003 and 2005 as Head of the Sales and Network Design business segment. In 1997 he transferred within SBB to the Infrastructure Division, where until 2002 he was responsible for Finance, Controlling, Planning and Strategy. Prior to that, Markus Geyer held various managerial functions within SBB.

Roland Kobel

(Swiss, 1950)

Roland Kobel was elected to membership of the Board of Directors of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd in 2013 and is a member of the Engineering Committee. From 2007 to 2015 the Civil Engineer SIA worked for Swiss Federal Railways as overall project leader of the Zurich Cross City Link. Previously, from 2004-2006, he was Deputy Director COO of PraderLosinger AG. From 1992-2004 he was a member of the Executive Board, Deputy Director COO and Director CEO with Prader AG Tunnel Construction. 

Laura Sadis

(Swiss, 1961)

Laura Sadis was elected to the Board of Directors of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd in 2015 and is a member of the Audit Committee. A holder of the Swiss Federal Tax Expert's Diploma and a graduate in economics, from 2007-2015 she was a member of the Executive Council of the Canton of Ticino and Head of the Department of Finance and Economics. From 2003-2007 she was a member of the Swiss National Council, from 1995-2003 a member of the parliament of the canton of Ticino, and from 1988-1996 a member of the city council of Lugano. Laura Sadis is a member of the International Preis E. Balzan-Fonds, Zurich.

David Schnell

(Swiss, 1947)

David Schnell has been a member of the Board of Directors of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd since 2002 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since 2002, the MBA has been an independent management consultant. Previously, from 1997-2002 David Schnell was CFO and a member of the Executive Board of Swisscom AG. From 1985-1997 he worked as CFO and a member of the Executive Board of ELCO Looser Holding AG.  David Schnell is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ELMA Electronic AG, Wetzikon, a member of the Board of Directors of Kuoni Reisen Holding AG and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation.