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Martin Eschle to be new Head of Market Switzerland

Doctor of Physical Chemistry appointed Head of Alpiq business unit

(PresseBox) (Olten, ) Dr. Martin Eschle has been appointed the new Head of Alpiq's Market Switzerland business unit. The 45-year-old physicist and business graduate will take up the new position in the course of 2011.

Alpiq Holding Ltd. has appointed Dr. Martin Eschle to take over as the new Head of Market Switzerland. The 45-year-old Swiss will be in charge of around 30 employees and report directly to Michael Wider, Head of Energy Switzerland and Deputy CEO of Alpiq.

Eschle has worked for the Axpo Group since 2002: for more than two and a half years as Head of Risk and Product Management and member of the Executive Board of Axpo AG, subsequently for four and a half years as Head of Risk and Portfolio Management and member of the Management Board of the Trading and Sales Division of NOK AG, and since April 2009 as Head of Business Development and member of the Management Board of the Trading and Sales Division of Axpo AG.

Eschle studied physics at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and obtained his doctorate in physical chemistry. He also has a degree in business administration from the HEC (Faculté des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), University of Lausanne.