Thomas, founder and president of The Dariu Foundation, is a highly experienced entrepreneur and manager and has been the driving force at Ringier’s, Switzerland’s leading media group, international expansion, where was responsible for New Markets, Asia and Africa. On his early business ventures in Vietnam in 1992, he fell in love with Asia, which eventually led him to launch The Dariu Foundation in 2002.
After studying business administration in Zurich and New York, she joined the SWISS KRONO Group’s Board of Directors in August 2006 and was appointed Chairwoman in July 2009.
After 10 years in Ringier’s financial accounting, he was appointed secretary to the board of directors in 1993. Three years later, he was promoted to head of corporate finance and joined the group executive board. He was appointed its chairman in 2003.He handed over the operational management of Ringier AG in 2009 and joined the board of directors, from which he stepped down in 2018. Since 2004, Martin Werfeli has also been chairman of the board for both Ringier Print Holding AG and Swiss Printers AG. In his spare time, he is engaged in humanitarian and church organisations.
Adrian Dudle has been head of the legal department at Ringier AG since October 2012. In this position, he is responsible for providing legal support to all divisions and subsidiaries of Ringier. Before joining Ringier, Adrian Dudle ran his own consulting firm, DEGAP business • law, which he established in 2007. His clients included a number of companies with international operations. From 2001 to 2007, he was group general counsel and secretary, a member of the executive committee and deputy CEO of Mövenpick Holding AG. Previously, he worked in the legal departments of SAirGroup and KPMG and was also the business affairs manager at Universal Music Switzerland.
Peter has a profound understanding and love for numbers, which helped him during his long career with Metro International AG, where he held several positions as head of department between 1980 and 2015.