A Colonel and former commander (Flab Br 33) in the Swiss Army, Patrick F. Kilchmann studied Physics at ETH Zurich, followed by a second degree study in Economic Science at University of St. Gallen. (Dipl. phys. ETH, lic. oec HSG.). He worked as: Director of Human Resource Development at Sandoz AG, Basel; Sales Engineer at Schindler AG, Ebikon; Division Manager for industrialised cooling systems; Director of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Development and Member of Corporate Board at Sulzer AG, Winterthur. Patrick is currently Chief of Staff at Ammann Group, responsible for M&A, HRM, Communication, PR, legal department, general secretariat, IT and real estate; a Board Member at Forteq AG Nidau, SELFRAG AG Kerzers and Mikron Holding AG Biel; Chairman at training center AZW Winterthur.