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Gabriele Weiher

Council Director
The Conference Board

Gabriele Weiher

Gabriele Weiher is the Council Director of the Council on Investor Relations and the Council on Corporate Communications for The Conference Board in Europe. Together with the member companies, she identifies topics of actual and future relevance for the IR and Corporate Communications discipline in order to enhance professional knowledge, and to share best business practices at the council meetings. She facilitates these meetings and ensures that the outcome is of value for all member companies.

Biography

Gabriele Weiher is Investor Relations Specialist at Swissgrid AG in Frick, Switzerland, where she supports the newly listed company in all IR tasks, namely IR strategy, design and implementation of all investor relations activities.

Until 2012, she worked as Senior Investor Relations Officer at HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) in Hamburg, Germany, where she covered the full range of IR and financial communications tasks. Also in 2012, she worked as associate lecturer at Hochschule Fresenius, being responsible for the planning, organisation and execution of courses in business administration including preparation of study materials, lecturing, exam design, correction and marking.

Prior to that, Gabriele was Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Sulzer Ltd, Winterthur, Switzerland. She successfully merged and restructured Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, which had been two separate departments until 2003.

From 2002 to 2003, she served as Executive Director of Zurich MedNet, Greater Zurich Area AG, Zurich, where she developed the Zurich MedNet Marketing Programme.

Prior to that, she was Investor Relations Officer of Sulzer AG and Sulzer Medica AG, Winterthur, where she designed and implemented Investor Relations activities for the two listed companies.

From 1996 to 1999, she worked as PR/IR Consultant, Wirz Investor Relations AG, and Advertising Consultant, Wirz Werbeagentur AG, Zurich, respectively.

Gabriele holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Economics with a major in Advanced Finance and Accounting from the University St. Gallen in 1993. Her dissertation is about “The Situational Diverstiture Model – A tool to demerge diversified companies”.