Former Google executive Sandra Emme to join Panalpina’s board in May

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March 5, 2018: The board of Panalpina, is likely to elect Sandra Emme as its new member. She is expected to succeed Chris Muntwyler during its upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled in May 8.

Since 2014, Emme has held several management positions at Google Switzerland GmbH, Zurich, as industry head for luxury and finance in the global business development and a member of the Google management board. 

Earlier, Emme had served as CEO and co-founder of various online marketing and software companies.

She holds a degree in Master of Arts in Business and International Management from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany. She had completed part of her studies at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Marseilles, France. 

In 2015, she graduated in leading digital business transformation at the IMD Business School in Lausanne and Singapore. She is also a lecturer in leading digital business transformation at the IMD Business School.

“We are convinced that Sandra Emme is an excellent candidate and would represent an ideal addition to our board of directors. Thanks to her broad entrepreneurial IT track record in Europe, Asia and the U.S., as well as her experience as an advisor in Strategic Digital Transformation, she will be an important asset for the company,” said Peter Ulber, chairman of Panalpina.

“Chris Muntwyler has decided not to stand for re-election at the forthcoming AGM. He has been a member of the board since 2010 and also served on the company’s compensation and nomination committee. Thanks to his active engagement and wealth of expertise, Muntwyler has helped to shape Panalpina’s success,” said Ulber. 

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