A strong team.

Executive management

Simon Michel

Simon Michel - CEO of Ypsomed Holding AG and the Ypsomed Group
Simon Michel - CEO of Ypsomed Holding AG and the Ypsomed Group
Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1977
Position: CEO of the Ypsomed Holding AG and the Ypsomed Group
At Ypsomed since: 2006

Simon Michel, CEO of the Ypsomed Holding AG and the Ypsomed Group. With Ypsomed since October 2006. Member of Executive Management since 2008 and responsible for Marketing & Sales. CEO since July 2014.

From 2003 until 2006, Simon Michel worked for Orange Communications AG in Zurich and Lausanne, where he was responsible for, among other things, the introduction and marketing of UMTS.

Simon Michel studied economics at the University of St. Gallen and completed a Masters with a focus on media and communications management.

Since 2016 he is on the Board of Directors at Forster Rohner AG. Since 2015, Simon Michel has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Solothurn Chamber of Commerce, and also since 2015, Chairman of the Industry Commission and a member of the Board of Directors of FASMED, the Federation of Swiss Medical Devices Trade and Industry Associations, as well as a member of further boards of trustees and advisory boards. In March 2017, Simon Michel was elected to the Canton Council of the Canton Solothurn.

Frank Mengis

Frank Mengis - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Frank Mengis - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Nationality: German-Swiss dual nationality
Year of birth: 1964
Position: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
At Ypsomed since: 2015

Frank Mengis, Chief Operating Officer (COO). With Ypsomed since 2015 as Member of Executive Management and responsible for Production, Supply Chain and QM&RA.

He has many years of experience in the development and manufacturing of medical devices: former Head of Operation and member of management at Nobel Biocare AG. In the years 2001 to 2012 he held various management functions in the Straumann Group in Switzerland and the USA in the areas of quality management, production and development.

After graduating, he started his career at Hoffmann La Roche AG in Basle in the Engineering Department (2000 to 2008). Of German-Swiss dual nationality, he graduated as Dipl. Ing. Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Karlsruhe followed by further training at the IMD Lausanne and the Harvard Business School (AMP Programme).

Hans Ulrich Lehmann

Hans Ulrich Lehmann - Senior Vice President Technology
Hans Ulrich Lehmann - Senior Vice President Technology
Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1966
Position: Senior Vice President Technology
At Ypsomed since: 2000

Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Senior Vice President Technology. From April to September 2015, Hans Ulrich Lehmann has been managing Operations on an ad interim basis. He has been a member of Executive Management since 2011 and is responsible for Technology.

He has been with Ypsomed since 2000 (pre-2003 at Disetronic) in different positions, initially as Senior Project Manager for R&D projects, before spending several years as Vice President Manufacturing and Vice President Technology. Previously, he worked at various medical device manufacturing and injection moulding companies in Switzerland and the USA.

He graduated as a mechanical engineer and completed the postgraduate programme in business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Berne and also completed the Programme for Leadership Development PLD at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

Dr. Eberhard Bauer

Dr. Eberhard Bauer - Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Diabetes Care
Dr. Eberhard Bauer - Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Diabetes Care
Nationality: German
Year of birth: 1960
Position: Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Diabetes Care
At Ypsomed since: 2012

Eberhard Bauer: Dr. med. vet. Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Diabetes Care. Since July 2014, member of Executive Management and responsible for Marketing & Sales in the Diabetes Care business area.

Eberhard Bauer was responsible for the global distribution and the distribution companies of Diabetes Care from July 2012 until July 2014. Prior to this, he held various functions with Boehringer Mannheim and Roche Diagnostics over more than 20 years, including Division Head Iberia, Global Head of Marketing and Product Development for Roche Diabetes Care and most recently, Head Latin America.

He graduated as Dr. med. vet. from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich and carried out postgraduate studies at IMD Lausanne and the London Business School.

Ulrike Bauer and Eberhard Bauer are not related in any way.

Ulrike Bauer

Ulrike Bauer - Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Delivery Systems
Ulrike Bauer - Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Delivery Systems
Nationality: German
Year of birth: 1969
Position: Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Delivery Systems
At Ypsomed since: 2001

Ulrike Bauer, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Delivery Systems, with Ypsomed (pre-2003 with Disetronic) since 2001 in different Marketing & Sales functions and since 2014 a member of Executive Management. Previously Product Manager with Mettler Toledo (1996 – 2001).

She has a degree in chemical engineering and biotechnology at the University of Aachen and completed a postgraduate diploma in International Management at the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Zurich.

Ulrike Bauer and Eberhard Bauer are not related in any way.

Niklaus Ramseier

Niklaus Ramseier - CFO
Niklaus Ramseier - CFO
Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1963
Position: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
At Ypsomed since: 2002

Niklaus Ramseier, CFO, with Ypsomed (pre-2003 with Disetronic) since 2002, prior to that Head of Finance and Controlling for the industrial services product line of the Von Roll Group (from 1995 until 2002) and various advisory and accounting functions within a trust and auditing company. Education: Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling.

Michael Zaugg

Michael Zaugg - Senior Vice President Human Resources
Michael Zaugg - Senior Vice President Human Resources
Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1972
Position: Senior Vice President Human Resources
At Ypsomed since: 2017

Michael Zaugg, Senior Vice President Human Resources, with Ypsomed since 2017.

From 2011 to 2017 he was employed as Head of Talent Europe at ABB. Previous positions included HR at Credit Suisse: Division HR Manager, Head of Graduates Recruiting & Development and University Marketing (1997 to 2004), Consultant and Management Member at schärpartners ag (2004 to 2007), Head of HR Services at Valiant Holding (2007 to 2008), Head of HR Recruiting at BKW FMB AG (2008 to 2011).

Michael Zaugg held several part-time mandates: Member of the Board of Directors at Poolside AG in Zurich, Member of the Board at IngCH, lecturer at the ZfU and the Further Education Centre of the University St. Gallen in the field of Talent Management as well as the University of Bern on the topic of  “Leadership in an innovative environment”, President of the ABB childcare centres.

Education: Study of Economics at the University of Basel (degree: lic.rer.pol) with business focus on personnel management and marketing. Executive Master of Human Resources Management at the Institute for Applied Psychology in Zurich.

Dr. Beat Maurer

Dr. Beat Maurer - Senior Vice President Legal and Intellectual Property
Dr. Beat Maurer - Senior Vice President Legal and Intellectual Property
Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1958
Position: Senior Vice President Legal & Intellectual Property, Secretary of the Board
At Ypsomed since: 1992

Beat Maurer, Dr. iur., attorney-at-law, Senior Vice President Legal and Intellectual Property, Secretary to the Board of Directors of Ypsomed Holding AG, with Ypsomed (pre-2003 with Disetronic) since 1992, prior to that tax and legal consultant with a trust and auditing company.

Education: degree in Law from the University of Fribourg, studied at the Free University of Berlin, took a doctorate in law at the University of Bern and was admitted to the bar in the canton of Berne.

Beat Maurer has been a judge specialising in issues relating to business law and intellectual property law at the commercial court of the canton of Berne since 2002. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of FASMED, the Federation of Swiss Medical Devices Trade and Industry Associations.