Isabelle Romy, a renowned governance, legal and compliance expert, has been a law professor at the University of Fribourg and the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) since 1996. She is partner at the Swiss law firm Froriep where she served as Zurich office Managing Partner from 2017 to 2020. As a lawyer, Isabelle Romy focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics as well as on commercial dispute resolution. She acts as Vice-Chair of the Sanction Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange, which she joined in 2002, and chairs the Boards of Central Real Estate Holding and Rhystadt AG since 2019. Isabelle Romy was a member of the Board of Directors of UBS Group where she served in the Audit and Governance and Nomination Committees from 2012 to 2020. She was an associate and then a partner at the Swiss law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey for 17 years, served as deputy judge at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court from 2003 to 2008 and was a delegate as well as member of the Fundraising Committee of the Swiss National Committee for UNICEF from 2015 to 2020. Isabelle Romy was born in 1965 and is a Swiss citizen.
Adam Warby, a recognized and proven technology services C-level executive, was a founding member of Avanade, a digital services and solutions provider created by Microsoft and Accenture in 2000. From 2008 to 2019 he served as Avanade’s CEO and was instrumental in accelerating the company’s shift to digital and cloud services, including solutions on the Microsoft ecosystem. During his professional career, Adam Warby held leadership positions on various continents and has proven to be a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion with a particular focus on increasing the number of woman in the technology industry. He started his career in engineering and from 1986 to 1991 worked at IBM. From 1991 until 2000 he held various management roles at Microsoft, last as General Manager Midwest in the US, responsible for sales, services and marketing operations. He is Chairman of Junior Achievement Europe, Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, a member of the Board of Directors of SimCorp as well as a technology advisor to KKR. Adam Warby was born in 1960 and is a UK citizen.
Daniel von Stockar, Chairman of SoftwareONE, said: “We are delighted to propose Isabelle and Adam as new independent members of the Board. With their strong professional background in their specific areas, along with their distinguished leadership experience and independent views, we are convinced they will be great additions, helping us to continue on our long-standing growth path. Furthermore, their contributions will also strengthen our efforts in environmental and social matters, in line with our well-established core values.”
The two nominated Board members will stand for election at the Annual General Meeting scheduled for 20 May 2021. Daniel von Stockar, René Gilli, Peter Kurer, Marie-Pierre Rogers, Jean-Pierre Saad, José Albert Duarte and Timo Ihamuotila are standing for re-election as Chairman and members of the Board of Directors, respectively.