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Patrik P. HoffmannUlysse Nardin

General Meeting appointed Patrik P. HoffmannUlysse Nardin arranges Successor

Rolf W. Schnyder, president and CEO of Ulysse Nardin, passed away unexpectedly on April 14th, 2011. The Extraordinary General Meeting of the traditional Swiss watch manufacture elected the new company management on 27th April: Chai Schnyder is to take up the office of president of the Board of Directors. The widow of Rolf W. Schnyder holds a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom).

Further, Patrik P. Hoffmann was appointed to the position of CEO. Hoffmann has spent the main part of his professional career in the watch sector, and has been a leading member of staff at Ulysse Nardin for many years. He joined  the company in 1999. As director of the U.S. corporate offices in Boca Raton, Florida, Hoffmann played a significant role in the success of Ulysse Nardin in North and Central America.

Independence thanks to innovation

The shareholders, the Board of Directors and the Executive Management pursue Rolf W. Schnyder’s chosen path of independence. “Thanks to the innovative energy of the company, and in harmony with the intentions of the visionary Rolf W. Schnyder and his tireless pioneering spirit, we stand by the strategy of independence”, said the new CEO Patrik P. Hoffmann.