As at 31 December 2023, the Board of Directors of mobilezone holding ltd consisted of four non-executive and independent members, as defined by the independence criteria of the "Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance" of economiesuisse, and the CEO as executive member.


Olaf Swantee (chairman, independent)

Olaf Swantee (1966, Swiss/Dutch) has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2021. He has extensive international experience in the management and control of large companies: in particular, he has consolidation and integration experience in the telecommunications and IT sector. As CEO of Sunrise Communications from 2016 to 2020, the company gained momentum in Switzerland. During his tenure as CEO of EE, Olaf Swantee successfully merged  Orange and T-Mobile in the UK. Between 2007 and 2011, he held management positions at France Telecom (now Orange Group), including as head of the European mobile and fixed network business. Since August 2020, he has worked for the private equity firm Warburg Pincus as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Odido Netherlands B.V. (formerly T-Mobile Netherlands B.V.) and at Community Fire Ltd in London. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Anapaya Systems Ltd in Zurich. Olaf Swantee studied economics and completed an MBA at the EAP (Ecole des Affaires Paris).

Gabriela Theus (independent member)

Gabriela Theus (1973, Swiss) has been a member of the Board of Directors of the mobilezone Group since April 2018 and heads the Audit & Risk Committee. After obtaining a degree in Economics at HSG St. Gallen, she worked from 1999 on as a consultant at Knorr Capital Partner and then at Ernst & Young and Sal. Oppenheim in the real estate sector, before moving to Zug Estates Holding Ltd as CFO. She has been Managing Director of Immofonds Asset Management Ltd in Zurich since September 2017.

Michael Haubrich (independent member) 

Michael Haubrich (1978, German) has been a member of the Board of Directors of the mobilezone Group since 2020. After studying economics at WHU in Vallendar/Koblenz and at the London School of Economics, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey Budapest from 2004 to 2009. From 2010 to 2019, he was CFO of the ElectronicPartner Group before moving to the Board of Directors in 2019. He has also been a member of the Supervisory Board of Ltd since 2013.

Lea Sonderegger (independent member) 

Dr. Lea Sonderegger (1981, Austrian) has been a member of the Board of Directors of the mobilezone Group since 2022 and heads the Nomination & Compensation Committee (NCC). She has in-depth knowledge of digital, information technology, omnichannel management and new business development. She has held several senior global roles at Swarovski since 2010, including Director New Business Development, Director and Vice Chairwoman of and Senior Vice Chairwoman of the eCommerce Center of Excellence. As Chief Digital Officer / Chief Information Officer and member of the Management Board of Swarovski, she is currently responsible for the global digital business (B2C and B2B), global IT and the Data, Analytics & Artifical Intelligence (AI) division. She has extensive experience in research and teaching in the field of innovation and technology management. She studied International Business Administration and Economics and holds a doctorate in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Vienna.

Markus Bernhard (Executive member)

Markus Bernhard (1964, Swiss) has been an executive member of the Board of Directors since 2023. He has been CEO of the mobilezone Group since 2014. As of 1 July 2024, he will act as operational delegate of the Board of Directors and step down as CEO of the Group. From 2007 to 2013, he was CFO of the mobilezone Group. After studying economics at the HSG, he qualified as a certified public accountant and worked as an auditor at Revisuisse Price Waterhouse Ltd in Zurich from 1991 to 1997. Until 2000, he was CFO at Cope Inc. in Rotkreuz. This was followed by a CFO position at Mount10 Holding Ltd, also in Rotkreuz. From 2020 until October 2022, he was also a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Valora Holding Ltd.