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Surprise at the Migros: Pilloud is subject to much

Ursula Nold is the new President of the management of Migros, as the orange giant announced on Saturday. The delegates chose a internal candidate as the successor of the Previous Andrea Broggini.

Nold the office is on 1. July to compete. You won your choice on Saturday in Zurich with a 73 to 27 vote against your competitor.

your choice was internally perceived as the way forward. Because: Nold, who has presided over since 2008, the Assembly of delegates of the Federation of Migros cooperatives schaftsbunds (MGB), has set itself against Jeannine Pilloud, the former Head of passenger traffic at SBB. Noteworthy: Pilloud had the official support of the Migros-Upper.

Different course

The two women stand for a different course in the future, Migros. Nold is regarded as the preserver, while Pilloud has pinned the label of the change.

Nold is since 2005 a lecturer and offer the person responsible for the area management and system development at the Institute for continuing education and media education of the Pädagogische Hochschule Bern. In addition, she is a Member of the education company WKS KV formation, a Chairman of the Board of SME supporters company Be Advanced as well as Board member of the Konzert Theater Bern.

Previously, she was since 1996 member of the co-operation Council of the Migros Aare, and this from 2004, as President.

The current Chairman, Andrea Broggini was announced last autumn, his early resignation. The Ticino, a business lawyer, is Chairman of the 23-member administration, as the top Supervisory and administrative body of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives is to say, since 2012.

Pilloud congratulated

Ursula Nold thanked the Migros delegates for the trust. "I am pleased, together with the regional cooperatives, the management and the Directorate-General for helping to lead the Migros in the future. The customer needs are changing and thus the demands on the Migros as a strong established company with high social values. In this dynamic environment, I am convinced that Migros will remain with the spirit of innovation and their proximity to the customers is a safe value for the Swiss population," said Nold.

Is considered the guardian: Ursula Nold after the election. (Melanie Duchene, Keystone)

The outgoing President Andrea Broggini said: "I am delighted that the delegates elected today for the first time in the history of Migros, a woman as President of the administration. Ursula Nold is a President, the future-oriented will be responsible for the unique values of the Migros."

Jeannine Pilloud (54), which had been recommended by the evaluation panel as an external candidate for the Bureau, congratulated Ursula Nold. "I am convinced that the delegates have made a good choice. I stay Migros, of course."

head of the Migros management

The new President will preside over the Migros management, which makes its Decisions with majority decisions. The administration is composed of 23 members – up to ten external, independent members and 13 internal members, including ten representatives of the regional cooperatives.

To include the competences of the management, the definition of the strategy and the design of the accounting and financial control and financial planning. It also provides for the creation of powerful leadership and organizational structures within the Migros and appoints and supervises the Directorate-General. The operational management is delegated the management of the Directorate-General, under the direction of the President, since 2018 Fabrice Zumbrunnen. (anf/sda)

Created: 23.03.2019, 10:54 PM

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