Christiane Leister (Photo: Leister AG)

Born 1955, German and Swiss citizen, degree in economics

Member of the ETH Board since 2017

Owner and President of the Board of Directors of the Leister Group since 1993.

After graduating from Christian Albrecht University of Kiel with a degree in Economics, Christiane Leister started her career at Jungheinrich (floor-level conveyors and warehousing systems). She then headed the controlling and finance departments of Vereinigte Papierwerke AG and Milupa AG. She took over strategic and operational duties within the Leister family business in 1989. She has been the owner of the Leister companies since 1993, where she also acted as operations manager until 2014. During that time she diversified them with new technologies and expanded them internationally to create the Leister Group.