4. Group Management

The GM under the leadership of the CEO is responsible for the operational management of the company. The organization, roles and responsibilities of the GM and its members are defined in the bylaws, which are set by the BoD. More information is available on the website (Investor Relations – Corporate Governance).

Additional information about the members of the GM can be found in their profiles on the Precious Woods website (Investor Relations – Corporate Governance).

In the reporting year, the GM consisted of the members:


Markus Brütsch

Swiss citizen, born 1960

  • Since January 2014, CFO of Precious Woods Group
  • In July 2014, additionally CEO of Precious Woods Group
  • Before CFO at Cicor Group and Winterthur Technology Group

“The infrastructural challenges in the second pandemic year were even greater than usual. With the successful conclusion of the business year, we have proven that we have mastered this very well.”


Stéphane Glannaz (Master in Marketing and Intl. Business)

French and Swiss citizen, born in 1972

  • Since 1 October 2013, CCO of Precious Woods Group
  • Before vice-president of Olam Intl. Ltd. Singapore, Timber Division and Head of Marketing and Sales

“The principle of sustainability means taking less than what nature generates and respecting the balance of its biodiversity. More than ever we feel a strong demand for natural products like wood and therefore we will have to demonstrate that forests are more than just wood and must be managed sustainably for the well-being of our generation and those to come.”


Fabian Leu (Intl. Executive MB HSG)

Swiss citizen, born in 1986

  • Since 1 August 2021, CTO of Precious Woods Group
  • Before Technical Consultant of Precious Woods Holding and Managing Director Sawmills Bambidie, PW Gabon

“The creation of more added value at source is an important objective for us, and we were able to improve the performance of our processing facilities, despite various challenges.”


Markus Pfannkuch (Intl. Executive MBA HEC)

German citizen, born in 1982

  • Since 1 August 2021, CSO of Precious Woods Group
  • Before Technical Consultant of Precious Woods Holding and Forest Manager, PW Gabon

“The international community has once again reaffirmed its focus on forests for sustainable development. At Precious Woods, we are a leading provider of the nature-based solutions needed to achieve these goals, and we are ready to contribute with our long-standing know-how.”