Group Management

Michael Pieper, President/CEO Artemis Group

Born 1946, Swiss

Michael Pieper has owned Franke since 1989 and was CEO/President Franke Group from 1989 until 2012. Prior to joining Franke, Michael Pieper worked several years in the US in different positions in banking and industrial companies. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (lic.oec.HSG). Michael Pieper is a board member of several Swiss companies including Forbo, AFG, Autoneum, AdvalTech, Rieter, Hero and Berenberg Bank AG (Switzerland).

Christian Mäder, CFO Artemis Group

Born 1969, Swiss

Christian Mäder was appointed CFO of the Artemis Group on May 1, 2015. He has many years of experience in executive positions in finance and an extensive management expertise. Prior to joining the Artemis Group he was CFO of the Swisslog Group and member of the Group Executive Committee. Earlier, he held management positions at companies like KPMG and Colenco (Motor-Columbus Group). Christian Mäder is a Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling.

Dr. Michael Soormann, President/CEO Artemis Asset Management Group

Born 1958, German

Dr. Michael Soormann joined Franke as Director Artemis International AG in 2007. He has an international background and got wide experience in Internal Auditing and Finance as he worked as Head of Finance and Administration at MBT Bautechnik GmbH and MBT (Switzerland) AG and also as General Manager of MBT (Switzerland) AG as well as BASF Construction Chemicals (Switzerland) AG. Dr. Michael Soormann holds a PhD in economical science from the University in Kiel, Germany.