Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Name Function Committee Membership  
Daniel von Stockar
Founding Shareholder
Chairman Nomination, Compensation and ad hoc ESG Committee → details
José Alberto Duarte Member Audit Committee and ad hoc ESG Committee → details
Jim Freeman Member Audit Committee → details
Timo Ihamuotila Member Audit Committee (Chair) → details
Peter Kurer Lead Independent Director Nomination and Compensation Committee → details
Marie-Pierre Rogers Member Nomination and Compensation Committee (Chair) → details
Isabelle Romy Member Audit and ad hoc ESG Committee (Chair) → details
Adam Warby Member Nomination and Compensation Committee → details

 
† 2018: Patrick Winter, Founding Shareholder

Daniel von Stockar

Function: Chairman

Committee Membership: Nomination, Compensation and ad hoc ESG Committee

Daniel von Stockar is a Swiss citizen and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2013.

He is also a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and a Founding Shareholder of SoftwareOne.

Daniel von Stockar is also the owner and Chairman of von Stockar Immobilien AG and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss Property Group AG.

He received his Master's degree in Economics from the University of Zurich in 1990, and his Doctorate in 1995.

José Alberto Duarte

Function: Member

Committee Membership: Audit Committee and ad hoc ESG Committee

José Alberto Duarte is a Portuguese citizen and a member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2019 (elected at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 10 October).

He is also a member of the Audit Committee.

He has extensive background in leading publicly listed and privately held global technology companies with a particular focus on high growth and transformation. Started his career at Unilever Portugal and Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting). Worked at SAP for approximately 20 years, holding various positions within the SAP organization. CEO of Infinitas Learning and CEO of Unit4. From January 2015 to August 2017, non-executive director positions at Bureau Van Dijk and from December 2012 to June 2017, at TechEdge. From October 2016 to January 2019, active Non-Executive Director at Infovista. From January 2019 to June 2021, Non-Executive Director at Gelato.

Since January 2019, he is Chief Executive Officer of Infovista and Chairman of the Advisory Board of ProAlpha. Since October 2019, he is Non-Executive Director of Expereo.

José Alberto Duarte majored in Accounting and Management at the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa and completed post-graduate education in Global Leadership at Insead and Sales and Marketing at ISTE.

Jim Freeman

Function: Member

Committee Membership: Audit Committee

Jim Freeman is an American citizen and a member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2022. He is also a member of the Audit Committee.

He is a renowned product, technology and digital platform expert. He serves as Chief Business & Product Officer at Zalando, overseeing the development, marketing, and growth of Zalando’s consumer offerings. He joined Zalando’s senior management team in April 2018 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), having worked previously for the company in 2016 as SVP Engineering. Prior to this role, he worked for Amazon, where he served in product, technology, and general business management leadership roles for Prime Video from 2009 to 2016 and for Alexa Communications from 2017 to 2018. Before that, he worked as Chief Technology Officer at MaxMedia from 2007 to 2009.

Jim Freeman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

Timo Ihamuotila

Function: Member

Committee Membership: Audit Committee (Chair)

Timo Ihamuotila is a Finnish citizen and a member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2019 (elected at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 10 October). He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

He held various positions at Nokia Corporation, including Group Chief Financial Officer, and worked for Citibank plc. From April 2013 to April 2017, Member of the Board of Uponor Corporation and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Uponor Corporation. From 2011 to 2015, Member of the Board of the Finland Chamber of Commerce.

He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd, Switzerland.

Timo Ihamuotila holds a Master of Science in Economics and a Licenciate of Science in Finance from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Peter Kurer

Function: Lead Independent Director

Committee Membership: Nomination and Compensation Committee

Peter Kurer is a Swiss citizen and a member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2013. He is also the Lead Independent Director and a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee.

From 1991 to 2001, Partner at Homburger, Zurich, Switzerland. From 2001 to 2008, General Counsel and member of the group Executive Board of UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland, and from 2008 to 2009, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss listed Sunrise Communications Group AG from 2016 to 2020. Currently non-executive Partner of BLR & Partners AG, Thalwil, Switzerland and non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kein&Aber AG, Zurich, Switzerland.

From 2010 to 2019, Chairman of the Advisory Board (which is not a supreme governing body) of Spencer Stuart & Associates B.V., Zurich Branch, Switzerland. Since 2012, member of the Swiss Advisory Board (also not a supreme governing body) of Accenture AG, Zurich, Switzerland.

He holds a degree in Law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Zurich, a PhD in Law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Chicago.

Marie-Pierre Rogers

Function: Member

Committee Membership: Nomination and Compensation Committee (Chair)

Marie-Pierre Rogers is a Spanish citizen and a member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2019 (elected at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 10 October).
She is also the Chairperson of the Nomination and Compensation Committee.

Previously, executive career in Supply Chain and Transportation with DHL, FedEx and IATA, as well as in Technology at Citibank and CEO and Member of the Board of CPGMarket.com from 2000 to 2006. Member of the Board La Virgen from 2014 to 2017.

Currently leading Spencer Stuart’s Board Practice in Switzerland and a member of the firm’s global Industrial and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices. She focuses on non-executive and C-level roles in the technology and industrial spaces.

Marie-Pierre Rogers holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Isabelle Romy

Function: Member

Committee Membership: Audit and ad hoc ESG Committee (Chair)

Isabelle Romy is a Swiss citizen and a member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2021. She is also member of the Audit Committee and Chairwoman of the ad hoc Board ESG Committee.

Previously Partner at two large law firms in Zurich, Member of the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG and of UBS AG (member of the audit committee and of the GNC) from 2012 to 2020, member of the ethical commission at the EPFL from 1999 until 2007, deputy judge at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court from 2003 to 2008 and member of the Swiss Committee for UNICEF from 2015 to 2020.

Currently Partner at Kellerhals Carrard, Vice-Chairperson of the Sanction Commission of SIX Swiss Exchange and Chairperson of the Board of Central Real Estate Holding Ltd. and Rhystadt Ltd.

Isabelle Romy holds a Law degree (lic. iur) from the University of Lausanne and a PhD in Law (Dr. iur) from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She is a Professor of the University of Fribourg and the EPFL, Switzerland. She is admitted to the Zurich and Swiss Bar Association.

Adam Warby

Function: Member

Committee Membership: Nomination and Compensation Committee

Adam Warby is a UK citizen and a member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne Holding AG since 2021. He is also a member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee.

Previously CEO and founding member of Avanade, Inc. from 2008 to 2019. Various management roles at Microsoft, the most recent as General Manager Midwest in the US, from 1991 to 2000.

Currently Chairman of Junior Achievement Europe, Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., member of the Board of SimCorp A/S as well as senior technology advisor to KKR.

Adam Warby holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Imperial College London.