Board of Directors

Foresight in governance

The Board of Directors governs the Rhaetian Railway with foresight. Two members are appointed by the Swiss canton of Graubünden and two by the Swiss Confederation. The remaining members are elected by the general meeting of shareholders. Stefan Engler, Member of the Swiss Council of States, has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011.

The Board of Directors consists of seven members. In accordance with the Articles of Association, which are based on Art. 762 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (OR) and Art. 14 of the Railways Act (EBG), two members are appointed by the government of the canton of Graubünden, and two by the Swiss federal government. At present, the federal government has appointed only one representative. The general meeting of shareholders elects the remaining members. The term of office is two years.

The Board of Directors elects its Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary. The latter need not be a member of the board. The Audit Committee supports the Board of Directors in its supervisory function, and in relation to risk management and the internal control system. Decisions are reached and resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors as a whole. In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors has delegated the management of the company's business to the Management Board of Rhaetian Railway.

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Stefan Engler

Chairman, appointed by the government of the canton of Graubünden, Member of the Audit Committee

Born:1960
In office since:1 July 2000 (until 2010 by virtue of his office)
Education:lic. iur. Law degree
Professional background:
Member of the Swiss Council of States; former Member of the Cantonal Council
Activities:Board member of: Grischelectra AG,
Lazzarini AG, SPAETER Chur AG, EWD AG; President of the Switzerland Mobility Foundation.
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Heinz Dudli

Vice-Chairman, Member of the Audit Committee

Born:1951
In office since:1 July 2006
Education:dipl. Bauing. ETH / SIA Engineering degree
Professional background:
Former CEO of EDY TOSCANO AG; former Deputy Director of RhB
Activities:Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDY TOSCANO AG, Mettler Prader AG and Planixteam AG; Chairman of the Graubünden Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Association; Member of the Cantonal Parliament of Graubünden; President of the Förderverein HTW Chur.
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Paul Blumenthal

Member of the Board of Directors, appointed by the government of the canton of Graubünden, Member of the Audit Committee

Born:1955
In office since:18 June 2010
Education:lic.rer.pol. Political Science degree
Professional background:
Member of the Management Board and Group Management Board of SBB and Head of the SBB Passenger Traffic division, Member of the Board of the Swiss Tourism Authority; Member of the Management Board of ZVV (Zurich public transport authority)
Activities:Proprietor of Blumenthal-Consulting GmbH; Member of the Supervisory Board of ÖBB, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BVB (Basel public transport authority) and VMCV SA; board member at various companies, including:  Zentralbahn AG, TransN SA and RailAway AG.
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Benno Burtscher

Member of the Board of Directors

Born:1961
In office since:1 July 2006
Education:lic. iur. Law degree
Professional background:
Own law practice in Chur
Activities:Vice-Chairman of Churer Rheintal Regional Hospital; Member of the Board of Trustees of the RhB Pension Fund; further directorships and trusteeships.
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Tarzisius Caviezel

Member of the Board of Directors

Born:1954
In office since:18 June 2010
Education:Advanced Federal Vet Diploma in Electrical Fitting; postgraduate studies in Philosophy and Management at the University of Lucerne, SKU higher business studies HSG
Professional background:
Chief Magistrate of Davos (since 2013); Member of the National Council (2007-2011) and independent entrepreneur; CEO of Burkhalter Holding AG; Head of the Purchasing Committee of Burkhalter Holding AG; founder of the company Elektro Caviezel AG in Davos
Activities:Various directorships and trusteeships on behalf of the Davos local authority.
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Hans-Jürg Spillmann

Member of the Board of Directors, Representative of the Swiss federal government

Born:1945
In office since:1 July 2004
Education:lic. rer. pol. Political Science degree
Professional background:
Self-employed consultant since 1 October 2010; Senior Advisor at SBB Consulting; various management posts at SBB, most recently as COO of the Infrastructure Division
Activities:Board member of VMCV SA and Zentralbahn.
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Andreas Thöny

Member of the Board of Directors

Born:1968
In office since:18 June 2010
Education:Teacher, CAS FHO public administration management and non-profit organisations
Professional background:Primary school teacher; practical trainer at GR teacher training college; Landquart local authority; management of the High Council of the Protestant church
Activities:Member of the High Council of Graubünden; lay committee chairman of the Landeskirche Protestant Reformed Church of Graubünden; governing body of: Benevol GR, Seminarhotel Hof de Planis Stels; Anton Cadonau Memorial Foundation; other mandates as chairman of church lay committee.