Corporate Governance

Trust as a Success Factor

Value-oriented corporate management and exemplary corporate governance are important reputation and thus success factors in the competitive environment and enhance corporate values.

INFICON strives for exemplary corporate governance that clearly defines and distributes the roles, competencies, and areas of responsibility of the management and supervisory bodies in a balanced manner.

The aim of good corporate governance is also to avoid conflicts of interest between the individual stakeholders. This requires a high degree of transparency, because the best internal structures cannot create trust if they are not communicated externally.

Group Management

Oliver Wyrsch

Oliver Wyrsch

President And Chief Executive Officer (from January 1, 2023)

Oliver Wyrsch became President and Chief Executive Officer of INFICON HOLDING AG on January 1, 2023. He joined INFICON in 2018 as President and General Manager of the US Business.

Mr. Wyrsch is a Swiss citizen and holds a master's degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH). He began his professional career in 2004 as management consultant with Accenture and Booz & Co before he became Head of Engineering at a pharma-oriented software startup. He then served seven years in various functions at Mettler Toledo in Germany and the USA - last as Head of the Strategic Business Unit Machine Vision Inspection.


2023–today INFICON HOLDING AG, Switzerland, Chief Executive Officer

2018-2022 INFICON Inc., United States of America, President and Head of US Business

2011-2018 Mettler Toledo International Inc., Germany (2011-14) General Manager Vision and Track & Trace Solutions for the Pharma Industry; USA (2014-2018), Head of Strategic Business Unit Machine Vision Inspection

2009-2011 Clinerion (Start-up in Health Data Management), Switzerland, Vice President Products & Projects / Head Software Engineering

2006-2009 Booz & Company, Switzerland (today: PWC Strategy&), Senior Engagement Manager

2004-2006 Accenture, Switzerland and Germany, Consultant

1998-2003 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration

Matthias Tröndle

Matthias Tröndle

Vice President And Chief Financial Officer

Matthias Troendle joined INFICON as Chief Financial Officer in September 2008. For the prior 13 years, Mr. Troendle held several positions within Solectron Corporation, serving as Senior Director Finance Europe since June 2003. Between 1988 and 1995, he worked for Hewlett Packard GmbH in Boblingen, Germany in various positions within the main finance department. Earlier in his career, Mr. Troendle worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Stuttgart, Germany, as Financial Analyst. He studied finance and materials management at the Berufsakademie Mannheim and holds a bachelor's degree in economics.


2008–today INFICON HOLDING AG, Switzerland, Chief Financial Officer

2003–2008 Solectron Europe BV, Amsterdam, Senior Director Finance Europe

2003–2003 Solectron Romania SRL, Timisoara – Romania, Director Finance Eastern Europe, (9 months)

1995–2003 Solectron GmbH, Germany, Director Finance Germany

1988–1995 Hewlett Packard GmbH, Germany, Senior Financial Analyst Headquarters Germany, Finance Manager of two subsidiaries in Germany and Switzerland, Accounts Receivables and Credit Manager, Accounting & Reporting Manager Leasing & Remarketing Commercial Manager Leasing & Remarketing Division

1985–1988 Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Stuttgart, Financial Analyst Software Development and Sales

1982–1985 University of Cooperative Education, Mannheim, Degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Betriebswirt)



1994 INSEAD, Fontainebleau France, International Executive Program

1987-1990 Ph.D. at ETH/BWI on “Management of Industrial Software Projects”
1980-1986 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Master in Electrical Engineering

Executive Experience

Since 2007 CTC Analytics AG (Laboratory Robots), Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board
2002-2007 Mettler-Toledo (Weighing Equipment), Member of the Group Executive Team and Chief Executive Officer of the Laboratory Division
1998-2002 Feintool International (Fineblanking Presses and Parts), Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board
1990-1998 Mettler-Toledo (Weighing Equipment): Business Unit Leader for System Business General Manager of Mettler-Toledo (Switzerland) AG
1987-1990 Zellweger Uster (Quality Control Products), Project Manager

Previous Board Mandates

2010–2023 Straumann AG, Member
2017–2020 Orell Füssli Holding AG, Member
2002-2013 Bossard AG, Zug
2007-2011 Stadler Rail AG, Bussnang
2007-2011 Addex Pharma SA, Geneva
2007-2010 Uster Technologies AG, Uster
2002-2005 Soudronic AG, Bergdietikon

Current Board Mandates

Since 2021 Skan AG, Member
Since 2012 INFICON HOLDING AG, Chairman

2003-2004 Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden Master of Science in International Economics and Business Major in Finance
2000-2002 University of St. Gallen, Switzerland Undergraduate Studies in Economics, Business Administration and Law

Executive Experience

2007 Corisol Holding AG, Family Office, Zug, CEO
2007 HSZ Group, Asset Manager, Hong Kong
2004-2006 Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Stockholm, Sweden

Previous Board Mandates

2016-2019 Zur Rose Group AG, Member
2012-2018 Garaventa Lift AG, Vice Chairwoman
2010-2012 Absolute Invest, Member
2010-2011 South Pole Carbon Asset Management

Current Board Mandates
Since 2023 Avilan Ocean Foundation, Chairwoman
Since 2023 fit4future Foundation, Chairwoman
Since 2018 Tata Img, Member
Since 2014 Schweiter Technologies AG, Member
Since 2012 INFICON HOLDING AG, Member
Since 2008 KWE Beteiligungen AG, Member
Since 2008 Swiss Small Cap Invest , Member
Since 2002 Corisol Holding AG, Member

1987-1988 INSEAD, Fontainebleau France, MBA
1980-1985 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Master in Electrical Engineering

Executive Experience

2008-2012 Essilor (Ophthalmic Lens Manufacturer), Member of the Executive Team and President of machinery division Satisloh, which was sold to Essilor from Schweiter Technologies
1996-2008 Schweiter Technologies (Machinery Equipment for Textiles, Semiconductor and Optics), CEO
1993-1995 Outsourcing AG (Reorganisation and Outsourcing of Productions), Founder and CEO
1987-1993 McKinsey&Co. (Consulting), first McKinsey Fellows in Switzerland, Consultant and Project Manager
1985-1986 Contraves AG (Defense Equipment), Development Engineer

Previous Board Mandates
2013–2018 Garaventa Accessibility AG, Chairman
1996–2017 SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, Chairman
2000-2013 Satisloh Holding AG, Member
2002-2012 Ismeca Semiconductor Holding SA, Chairman

Current Board Mandates

Since 2022 Bomatec Holding AG, Member
Since 2019 The Island Rum Company AS, Member
Since 2010 INFICON HOLDING AG, Member
Since 2008 Schweiter Technologies AG, Chairman
Since 2003 Phoenix Mecano AG, Member


1997-1999 University of Zürich, Ph.D. Banking and Finance
1996 University of Washington, Seattle, Visiting Student MBA courses
1991-1996 University of Zürich, Master’s Degree, Banking and Finance

Professional Experience
Since 5/2017 Siegfried Holding AG, CFO, Member of the Group Executive Committee
2013-2017 Lonrho Ltd., London, COO/CIO, Member of the Main Board, Audit Committee, Executive Management Committee, Shareholder
2011-2013 Horizon21, Chief Investment Officer
2010-2011 Horizon21, CEO
2008-2010 Horizon21, Group COO, Deputy Group CEO
2004-2008 Horizon21, Business Unit Private Equity, Member of the Executive Management
2001-2004 Tendo Corporate Finance AG, Zürich, Partner
2000-2001 Go4Equity AG, Zürich, Pan-European Private Equity Platform, Co-founder and CFO
1997-1999 University of Zürich, Swiss Banking Institute, Research Assistant

Previous Board Mandates

2013-2018 Lonrho Holdings Limited, London
2014-2017 Gallimedia Holding AG, Zürich
2009-2011 Invision Private Equity AG, Zug
2004-2014 Nord-Süd Verlag AG, Zürich

Current Board Mandates

Since 2021 INFICON HOLDING AG, Member

1999–2001 Syracuse University, NY, USA, Executive MBA
1982–1986 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Dipl. Ing. ETH, BWI

Executive Experience

2004–2022 INFICON HOLDING AG, Bad Ragaz, Chief Executive Officer
1996–2003 Balzers and Leybold Instrumentation and INFICON AG, Liechtenstein, Vice President and General Manager (member of the Executive Team)
1995–1996 UNAXIS-Balzers AG, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Manager Production
1993–1994 UNAXIS-Balzers AG, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Manager Logistics
1991–1992 Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG, Switzerland, Department Head
1989–1991 Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG, Switzerland, Project Manager
1987–1989 General Motors Europe AG, Switzerland, Engineer

Current Board Mandates

Since 2023 INFICON HOLDING AG, Member
Since 2020 Avantama AG, Member
Since 2018 Inovu Group AG, Member

Company Capital

The issued share capital of INFICON HOLDING AG consists of 2.445.161 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 5 each. Each share entitles the registered owner to one vote at the General Meeting of Shareholders, as well as a share of dividends or distribution from capital contribution reserve, if any, declared by the Company and proceeds from liquidation, corresponding to its nominal value as a percentage of the total nominal value of issued share capital.

INFICON pursues a long-term balanced dividend policy with regular distributions in order to be attractive for investors in the long-term. Past dividend payments are disclosed here under the respective question.

Corporate Governance

We believe that good corporate governance benefits our shareholders, our customers, and our employees. It helps ensure that our business strategies and practices are optimized for the creation of long-term economic value and that we conduct our business with excellence in corporate responsibility.

Here we provide our most recent Corporate Governance Report:

Corporate Governance Report 2023



INFICON is a globally active Group which maintains a remuneration policy in accordance with general market practice which also considers individual performance. This ensures the Group’s ability to hire and retain the right talents. Our Compensation Report describes the principles of remuneration at INFICON.

Here we provide our most recent Compensation Report:

Remuneration Report 2023


Sustainability Report

INFICON’s approach to sustainability is a comprehensive one. In its business decisions and conduct the Company takes into account economic, environmental and social aspects at both strategic and operational level.

Here we provide our most recent Sustainability Report 2023, including the Report on Non-financial Matters 2023 according Art. 964b Swiss Code of Obligations:

Sustainability Report 2023


Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

INFICON conducts business in an environment of the utmost integrity and honesty, adhering to the highest ethical and legal standards. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics demonstrates that commitment to these principles and to our accountability.

To implement the Ethics Policy, INFICON needs the full cooperation of all employees. We expect employees to comply with all aspects of this Ethics Policy, and encourage employees to report any violations they observe to any member of the Group Management (Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer) or a senior member of the Human Resources department or, if appropriate, to the Audit Committee of the INFICON Board of Directors, attention to Dr. Reto Suter, In der Deisten 11, 8125 Zollikerberg, Switzerland, E-mail: All information will be dealt with confidentiality.

Here we provide our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Articles of Association

The Articles of Association are available in German and can be downloaded here.

Management Transactions

The provisions on the disclosure of management transactions require members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of listed companies to disclose transactions in shares and other financial instruments of the company to SIX Swiss Exchange.

Further information:

Group Auditor

The Ordinary Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on March 30, 2023 elected KPMG, Zurich, for a one-year term of office until the closing of the following Ordinary Annual General Meeting as Auditors.