25 Feb 2022

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Patrik Hauert, Michela Argirò, Kilian Eyholzer

Three new executive board members for Victorinox

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Three new members join the Executive Board of Victorinox AG. At the beginning of February 2022, Patrik Hauert started as Chief Sales Officer and heads the global sales organization. Michela Argirò took over the Supply Chain division in mid-November of the previous year. Kilian Eyholzer has been in charge of the division Transformation & Technology since the beginning of the year. All three new members of the Executive Board have broad experience and will help to successfully shape the future of the company
Patrik Hauert is a native of Switzerland and holds a degree in Business Administration and an Executive MBA. Hauert began his career at KPMG before going on to gain global management experience at Swarovski. Most recently, he was Chief Sales Officer and member of the Executive Board at Stöckli Swiss Sports AG. He is now moving to Victorinox in the role of Chief Sales Officer, responsible for worldwide sales, managing the sales subsidiaries abroad and driving the global sales organization. Victorinox's product range is available at points of sale in more than 120 countries worldwide. The Victorinox brand world can be experienced in shop-in-shops and more than 50 company-owned retail stores in attractive locations such as Zurich, Berlin, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Since 2019, the brand has also been constantly expanding its presence by means of a franchise concept. The focus continues to be on digitization and the expansion of digital channels.
Michela Argirò took over the Supply Chain division in mid-November 2021 as part of the plan for her to become a member of the Executive Board. Ms. Argirò was previously Head of Supply Chain Europe at the American group Sherwin Williams for ten years. She has extensive international experience and proven expertise in supply chain management. During her career, she has also acquired extensive knowledge in the areas of strategic business planning, logistics and distribution, and customer service in the B2C sector. Her profile is rounded off with experience in complex transformation projects to optimize customer satisfaction and operational costs. The Supply Chain division includes the operational business of the Victorinox distribution center in Seewen (Canton of Schwyz) which started operations in fall 2020 and from where more than 40 million products can be shipped annually when running at a good capacity utilization rate.
Since the beginning of the year, Kilian Eyholzer has been in charge of the newly created Transformation & Technology division which covers innovation management, business services & applications, project and process management, data and BI, and IT. Kilian Eyholzer joined Victorinox in 2014 after working in management consulting, the travel industry and eCommerce. As Global Head of eCommerce, he and his team successfully built up the digital channels and online business at Victorinox. From September 2020, Kilian Eyholzer headed the then newly established Digital Business Transformation department which was merged with the Global IT and Data Management departments as of January 1st, 2022. Eyholzer holds an MBA in Business Administration and a doctorate in Business Informatics from the University of Bern. He also has broad practical experience in the areas of eCommerce, digitalization, business development and project management.
Quote Carl Elsener, CEO Victorinox AG: “I am looking forward to working with our three new members of the Executive Board and am convinced that Victorinox will benefit from the contribution of their extensive know-how. With their broad experience, they will help to actively and successfully shape the future of the company.”

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