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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supervises the business activities of the Company. It defines the company's strategy and the principles of corporate governance.

Philipp Ries

President of the Board of Directors

Philipp Ries has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017 and its President since 2020. He has been working for Google in Zurich since 2010, and has held a job share as Product Partnership Lead EMEA since February 2022. The tourism and digital expert has many years of experience in the management of SMEs and in the manage- ment of international corporations. He is an active investor and start-up coach. Philipp Ries holds a master’s degree in Computer Science & Economics from the University of Zurich and has completed in 2014 the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Since April 2021, Philipp Ries also chairs the Board of Directors of Liiva AG, a joint venture between Raiffeisen Switzerland and Mobiliar. Philipp Ries is a Swiss citizen.

Dr. iur. Christine Hehli Hidber, Schweiz

Vice President of the Board of Directors

Christine Hehli Hidber has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2019 and its Vice President since April 2020. She is a partner at Becker Gurini Hanhart Vogt in Lenzburg. Prior to this, she worked as a legal advisor and Head Corporate Legal at a major bank in Zurich and London for ten years. As an independent lawyer, Christine Hehli Hidber today advises and represents both national and international clients. She is a member of the board of directors and vice president of a cantonal bank and member of the board of directors of an engineering company. She has knowledge of the travel industry, the real estate and infrastructure construction sector as well as hospitality. Christine Hehli Hidber is a Swiss citizen.

Hassan Kadbi

Member of the Executive Committee and of the Board of Directors

Hassan Kadbi has been CEO of Hapimag since 2016 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2020. He has been working at Hapimag since 2005. At the beginning, he worked as a Resort Manager in Bodrum, then as an Area Manager for Greece, Morocco and Turkey, before assuming responsibility as Chief Resorts Officer for the operational management of the resorts. Prior to 2005, Hassan Kadbi worked globally in various positions for Hilton. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Bournemouth (GB) and a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from the IHTTI School of Hotel Management in Neuchâtel (CH). In 2019, he graduated from the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Hassan Kadbi is a Lebanese citizen.

Stefanie Frensch

Member of the Board of Directors

Stefanie Frensch has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2022. As a board member of the Berlin-based Becker & Kries family foundation, she is responsible for areas such as development, purchasing and sales, portfolio and asset management, human resources, communication and CSR/compliance. The graduate engineer and architect was previously Managing Director of Howoge Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH Berlin from 2011 to early 2019. Prior to that, she worked for Ernst & Young Real Estate GmbH in Berlin for many years, most recently as a partner for several years. In addition to her work as a member of the Management Board, Stefanie Frensch is actively involved in committee work for Zentralen Immobilien Ausschusses e.V., Berlin, as Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and as a member of the ESG Council. She is also a member of the supervisory board of Berlin Zoo  and of the board of directors of IRESREIT. Stefanie Frensch is a German citizen.