Board of Directors



Martin Spring

CEO and president of the board of directors of Microdiamant AG, a family owned and operated company specialized in the field of micron diamond abrasives for polishing of hard materials. Before joining Microdiamant AG in 1997, Martin worked as a project and sales engineer in the power generation industry for Sulzer Thermtec. A one year stage as a design engineer for corporate servers/mainframes at Elma Electronics Inc. in the Silicon Valley followed his graduation from the ZHAW School of Engineering. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering / Ing. HTL (hydro- and thermodynamics) and post graduate in Business Administration and Engineering / Wirtschaftsingenieur STV.

Beat Briand

CEO and owner of Swiss Finance Network GmbH ( a competence centre for independent providers of financial services. Since 2017 the Swiss Finance Network GmbH is an Auditor of Openfunds ( organization. Previously, Beat was Executive Director in Bank Julius Bär, Zürich and Investment Advisor in Credit Suisse, Zürich. He has more than 25 years in the financial and bank services with strong understanding of the economy, markets, consulting and support of domestic and foreign private customers and maintenance and expansion of existing customer relationships.

Alexander Wiegand

CEO of the WIKA Group, a family-run business, worldwide known as a leading company in pressure and temperature measurement with a global turnover of 900 Mio €. After his graduation from the ETH Zurich as a degreed engineer in Mechanical Engineering he became research assistant at the institute for machine tool building and production engineering of ETH Zurich. In 1996 Mr. Wiegand took over the management of WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG

Dr. Sasha Savic

Sasha has professional experience in the power industry spanning twenty years, primarily in gas-fired power generation. He holds a Master’s in mechanical engineering and PhD in experimental combustion. Sasha joined Alstom in 2000 and led several important development programmes in the gas turbine R&D division, and also held roles in gas turbine service and product management. He has an MBA from the HWZ Zurich.

Rick Ekebom

Founder and lead consultant of Qubernatio GmbH, a leadership and organisational development consultancy based out of Zürich. Rick graduated from the Hanken School of Business and Economics in Helsinki, and holds an MBA in Leadership and Business Administration. He has pursued an international career in various HR- and leadership positions in several, both US and European based, large multinational organisations. In 2011 Rick left the role of Sr VP of HR for the Danfoss Group to found Qubernatio and be able to fully focus on his passion – people leadership and organisational development.