The RUAG Board of Directors have appointed Dr. Judith Bischof as the new General Counsel & Secretary General. Judith Bischof is an experienced lawyer with a solid track record as General Counsel of a listed company. She will start as a member of the RUAG Group Executive Board on 1 February 2018, succeeding Dr. Patrick Grawehr.
In her role as General Counsel & Secretary General, Judith Bischof (43) will assume responsibility for all Legal and Compliance matters and will provide support to the Board of Directors of the RUAG Group. Her function will also see her become a member of the RUAG Group Executive Board. Urs Breitmeier, CEO RUAG Group, underlines the importance of this appointment: "I am delighted about this strong addition to our Group. With her wide-ranging international experience, she will further support the strategic direction of RUAG."
As of 1 February 2018, Judith Bischof will start work as the successor to Patrick Grawehr. From 2011, she worked as the General Counsel at Ascom and was also a member of the Executive Committee. She previously worked for around six years as a lawyer for Kanzlei Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich. Judith Bischof has a PhD in Law and has been admitted to the bar. She studied for both her undergraduate degree and doctoral degree at the University of Zurich. She also holds a Master's degree in International Business and Law from the University of Sydney. At the moment, she is completing an Executive Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen.
The Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board of RUAG are delighted about finding an experienced successor and would like to wish Judith Bischof a great start to her career at RUAG. The Board of Directors and Group Executive Board would like to take this opportunity to thank Patrick Grawehr for all of his hard work at RUAG.
RUAG develops and markets internationally sought-after technology applications in the fields of aerospace, security and defense for use on land, in the air and in space. 57% of RUAG's products and services are destined for the civil market and 43% for the military market.
The Group is headquartered in Bern (Switzerland). It has production sites in Switzerland and in 13 other countries in Europe, the USA and Asia-Pacific. Around 8700 employees - of whom 430 are trainees - represent 48 nationalities and generate sales of some CHF 1.86 billion.