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Stephan Naef to be EBM’s new CFO

The Board of Directors of EBM has appointed Stephan Naef (born 1962) to be the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

He will join EBM with effect from 1 September 2016 and will take over responsibility for the company's finances and holdings with effect from 1 October 2016. Stephan Naef is taking over from Cédric Christmann, who has moved internally to take over as Managing Director of EBM Energie AG. Stephan Naef is at present the CFO of Aebi Schmidt Holding AG and a member of its Executive Board. He is married, has four children, and lives in Münchenstein. Stephan Naef studied economics at the University of Zurich, has in-depth experience of financial management, and sits on the board of the Basel-Landschaft Cantonal Bank.

“Stephan Naef has outstanding skills and experience that will enable him, as our head of finance, to secure our corporate strategy and ensure our continued success and growth,” EBM CEO Dr. Conrad Ammann has said.

In response to his appointment as EBM’s CFO, Stephan Naef said: “I have, of course been very familiar indeed with EBM as one of its long-standing customers, and I don't doubt for a moment that the company is currently in a good position. I’m joining its team at a very exciting time, and looking forward to it very much.”

EBM is currently succeeding in driving forward growth in its core business as planned and strengthening its position at national level in a market characterised by significant upheavals and intensive competition. It has, in recent weeks, taken over Swisspower Energy’s electricity purchasing and energy logistics divisions and acquired a majority stake in AVAG (Alpiq Versorgungs AG), which supplies electricity, water and gas to 18 local authorities around Olten.

Further information:

Joachim Krebs, Head of Corporate Communication, Tel. +41 61 415 43 85, E-Mail j.krebs@ebm.ch




EBM has been internationally active in the energy sector since 1897 as a cooperative under private law. We offer our customers products that meet their needs reliably, and promote renewable energies and energy efficiency in the areas of the grid, electricity supply and district heating supply. We currently supply energy to over 235,000 private individuals and numerous businesses. Our traditional home market comprises 60 local authorities in the cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Solothurn and in Alsace. As leading suppliers of district heating, EBM operates 223 heating plants in Switzerland and Alsace. We seek to remain faithful to our vision by constantly developing EBM as a modern, customer-focused and cost-efficient utility company. In short, we – along with our 400 employees and 15 trainees – are entirely at home with energy, and have been since 1897.

Press release of 29 June 2016

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