Daniel Frutig is AFG's new CEO

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The Board of Directors of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG has chosen Daniel Frutig (49) as the new Chief Executive Officer of AFG. Daniel Frutig takes over this role from Edgar Oehler who, as already communicated, will be stepping down as CEO on the date of this year's AGM. Mr Frutig will take up his post on 1 June 2011.

Since 2005 Daniel Frutig has been Group Executive Director of the Support Services Division of the Compass Group of Chertsey, UK. In this position he is responsible for worldwide support services and facility management business at Compass Group, which turns over about CHF 3.5 billion a year and employs around 80 000 people. From 2003 to 2005, Daniel Frutig was CEO of Swisscom Immobilien AG, from 1998 to 2003 he worked in nearly every region of the world for the consultancy firm Accenture, finishing as worldwide manager of the Services & Technology business. Daniel Frutig began his career in 1987 at Sulzer Infra Consulting in Winterthur, initially as project manager, latterly as director for Facility Management Consulting.

Daniel Frutig graduated in 1987 as a heating, ventilation and climate technology engineer from the University of Lucerne. He earned an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in 1994 and completed the Top Management Executive Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau in 2004/05. His career to date has given him an outstanding knowledge of the real estate industry and post-construction services, as well as many years of experience in setting up and developing associated businesses, especially in Eastern Europe, India and China. His core competences also include refocusing established companies and change management. He is married and has two children.

Hannes Schmüser new Head of Surface Technology Division

The Board of Directors of AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG has appointed German national Dr Hannes Schmüser (42) as the new Head of the Surface Technology Division and member of AFG's Group Management. Hannes Schmüser is currently Vice President Sales & Marketing and member of the Executive Board of Bühler Druckguss AG, Uzwil.

He completed his studies as an industrial engineer, majoring in mechanical engineering, at Darmstadt Technical University in 1995, and then gained a doctorate at the Daimler-Benz Research College in 1998 before going on to work for Roland Berger in Germany and Brazil. Between 2000 and 2005 he worked for Dürr AG, Stuttgart, at last as member of the Executive Board for the company's subsidiary in Shanghai, before moving to Bühler. Hannes Schmüser will start his new job in charge of AFG's Surface Technology Division on 1 September 2011 and will report directly to the new CEO of AFG, Daniel Frutig.
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