Alain Schaffter, Chief Financial Officer. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG in Basel in 2000 where he worked as an auditor in the area of Financial Services for ten years. In 2010 he became Head Group Finance of the Acino Group and was responsible for all financial matters as well as the external financial reporting of the listed company Acino Holding AG. After the takeover by two Private Equity companies and the subsequent delisting of Acino Holding AG from the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) in 2014, he assumed a leading role in several M&A-projects and the restructuring of the legal entities supporting Acino’s growth strategy. During his time at Acino, he was also a member of several Boards and Committees within the Acino Group. Alain Schaffter holds a degree as Swiss certified public accountant as well as a Federal certificate of higher vocational education and training for fiduciaries.