Corporate GovernanceBoard of DirectorsGroup Management


Board of Directors

Stefan Feuerstein
(1955, German national, Prof.)
Chairman of the Board of Partners of the UNIMO-Gerstner Group, Zug/Xanten. Director of various companies. Served as Executive Director and CEO of Markant AG until 2010 and previously as a member of the Management Board of METRO AG, responsible for Strategic Group Purchasing and Food & Retail. He studied business administration and has been an honorary professor at Worms University of Applied Sciences since 2001.

Walter Oberhänsli
(1958, Swiss national)
Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2011, serving as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2005. He practised as an independent lawyer in Kreuzlingen (Canton of Thurgau) until the end of 2004 and studied law at the University of Zurich.

Thomas Schneider
(1955, Swiss national, Dr. med.)
Specialist in general medicine (FMH), working as a family and general practitioner in a group practice in Tägerwilen (Canton of Thurgau) since 1989. Served as a member of the Medical Ethics Board of the Thurgau Medical Society in 2009, having previously occupied various roles in professional policy at national and cantonal level. He studied medicine at the University of Basel.

Volker Amelung
(1965, dual German-Swiss national, Univ. Prof. Dr. oec. HSG)
Specialist Professor of International Health Systems Research at Hannover Medical School since 2001, following teaching appointments at the University of Economics and Politics, Hamburg, and Columbia University, New York. He studied business administration at the Universities of St. Gallen and Paris-Dauphine.

Tobias Hartmann
(1972, German national)
CEO of Scout24 AG, Munich, since November 2018. Served as President US and Management Board Member of HelloFresh SE, Berlin and New York, from 2017 to 2018. In various executive positions, ultimately as President, of Radial Inc., USA, from 2011 to 2017. COO of D+S Europe from 2005 to 2010, Management Board Member of Loyalty Partner GmbH from 1999 to 2005 and Consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants from 1995 to 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in economics (Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA) and a Master of Business Administration.

Christian Mielsch
(1962, German national, Dr. rer. nat.)
Management Board member and CFO of the REWE Group, Cologne, since 2012. Occupied various executive positions in the Metro Group from 1997 to 2012, including CFO of Metro Cash & Carry International and ultimately COO of Metro Cash & Carry Central East Europe, after holding executive finance roles at Bertelsmann AG, Munich, from 1994 to 1997 and working for McKinsey & Company, Düsseldorf, from 1990 to 1994. He studied physics and business administration in Dortmund and Hagen.

Florian Seubert
(1973, German national)
Partner and private investor at Maxburg Capital Partners, Munich, since 2013. Served as co-founder and CFO of zooplus AG, Munich, from 1999 to 2013 and in the Securities Division of JPMorgan in London and New York from 1998 to 1999. He earned a master’s degree (MA Oxon) in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University.


Group Management

Walter Oberhänsli
(1958, Swiss national), Executive Director and CEO
Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2011, serving as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2005. He practised as an independent lawyer in Kreuzlingen (Canton of Thurgau) until the end of 2004 and studied law at the University of Zurich.

Marcel Ziwica
(1975, Swiss national), Chief Financial Officer
Held a variety of management positions in the Zur Rose Group from 2001 to 2014, ultimately as Head of Group Finance and Controlling and a member of the Executive Committee for Switzerland. Serving as CFO since November 2014. Prior to joining the Zur Rose Group, he worked as a consultant with Spider Innoventure AG in Tägerwilen. He studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen.

Walter Hess
(1965, Swiss national), Head Switzerland
Zur Rose General Manager since March 2015 and also Head Switzerland within the Zur Rose Group since 2017. Before joining the Group, he worked as an external consultant, also on various projects for Zur Rose, and ultimately heading the Zur Rose Pharma GmbH facility in Halle (Saale, Germany). CEO of Praevmedic AG, Zurich, until 2013. Previously held a number of management positions in international industrial companies. After a business education, he studied business administration at FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences.

Olaf Heinrich
(1970, German national), Head Germany
Serving on the Management Board of DocMorris since 2008 and as CEO since 2009, additionally appointed Head Germany within the Zur Rose Group in 2017. Before joining DocMorris, he managed joint ventures in the retail (KarstadtQuelle / Redcats) and pharmaceutical (Medco Celesio) sectors and held other international senior management positions with leading companies in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors. He studied industrial engineering in Berlin and London.

As of 1 May 2020, the Group Management will be expanded by Bernd Gschaider, Chief Operations Officer, David Masó, Head Europe, and Betül Susamis Unaran, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer.

Bernd Gschaider
(1966, German national), Chief Operations Officer
Worked at Amazon from 2016 to early 2020, first as Director Operations, then as Country Director Logistics for Germany and Austria. He held various senior positions at Robert Bosch GmbH in Turkey, France and Germany from 1998 to 2016. Prior to joining Bosch, he served for Bundy Systemwerk Neunkirchen GmbH from 1995 to 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University.

David Masó
(1971, Spanish national), Head Europe
Serving as CEO of PromoFarma since 2012. He was co-founder of several start-up companies in Spain: 2012 PromoFarma; 2009 Qporama, serving until 2011; 2003 Futurlink, CEO until 2009. Previously he worked as management consultant for internet projects. He studied telecommunications engineering at UPC Barcelona. He holds a Master of Business Administration from ESADE Barcelona and completed a Stanford Executive Program.

Betül Susamis Unaran
(1976, dual Swiss-Turkish national), Chief Strategy and Digital Officer
Serving as Chief Strategy and Digital Officer of the Zur Rose Group since November 2019. Before joining the Group, she was Global Head of Digital Medicines at Novartis Pharmaceuticals from 2018 to 2019. She served as Director of Global Operations and then as Global Head of Digital at Ferring Pharmaceuticals from 2012 to 2017. Consultant at McKinsey & Company in London and Geneva from 2004 to 2011. Previously she worked at Procter & Gamble in Istanbul and Frankfurt. She studied Industrial Engineering at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul and has an MBA from INSEAD.

Structure of the Zur Rose Group

from 1  May 2020