Management Team

Portrait

Guerrino De Luca, Chairman of the Board

As Logitech’s chairman, Guerrino De Luca supervises the company’s strategy and performance.

Mr. De Luca joined Logitech as president and chief executive officer in early 1998, and became a member of the board of directors a few months later. During this tenure as Logitech's chief executive officer from 1998 to 2008, the company posted nine consecutive years of record sales and profits as its annual revenue grew from $400 million to more than $2.1 billion, and its operating income grew from $16 million to more than $230 million. Since 2008, Mr. De Luca has served solely as chairman of the board, except from July 2011 through December 2012, when he resumed the executive leadership role prior to turning it over to Bracken P. Darrell January 2013.

A technology-industry veteran with more than thirty years of European and U.S. experience, Mr. De Luca has an extensive background in product strategy, marketing and management. Prior to joining Logitech, Mr. De Luca served as executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple. He was president of Claris Corporation, a U.S. personal computing software vendor, after having served in various marketing positions with Apple in the United States and Europe. He began his career at Olivetti in Ivrea, Italy.

Mr. De Luca serves on the board of directors of Nielsen Holdings plc.

Mr. De Luca holds a B.S. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.

Portrait

Bracken P. Darrell, President and Chief Executive Officer

As president and chief executive officer of Logitech, Bracken P. Darrell is responsible for Logitech’s strategy for growth and profitability, for the vision for the brand as well as for the company’s operations. Mr. Darrell joined Logitech as president in April 2012, and assumed the role of chief executive officer in January 2013.

Mr. Darrell brings to Logitech more than twenty years of experience in business management and brand management in successful global consumer companies, including Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble and General Electric. His broad executive management experience has spanned manufacturing, supply chain, product innovation, consumer services and marketing – targeting customers in mature and emerging markets. He has led growth and reinvention for iconic brands such as Old Spice, Gillette, Braun, KitchenAid and Whirlpool.

Prior to joining Logitech, Mr. Darrell was executive vice president of Whirlpool Corporation and president of Whirlpool EMEA, where he guided the company through the economic downturn of 2008. Previously, Mr. Darrell was with Procter & Gamble, most recently as the president of Braun, the home appliance business. In addition to a total of twelve years with Procter & Gamble – in executive management positions as well as earlier years in brand management – Mr. Darrell served with General Electric Company for five years, most recently as the general manager of Consumer Home Service. Mr. Darrell began his career with Arthur Anderson and then PepsiCo.

Bracken Darrell holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree in English from Hendrix College in Arkansas.

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Vincent Pilette, Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of Logitech, Vincent Pilette is responsible for the company’s financial strategies and worldwide finance organization. He manages consolidated revenues of approximately two billion dollars (U.S.), tax, treasury, accounting, financial planning and analysis, and communication with an international base of shareholders trading Logitech shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the Nasdaq Global Market.

Reporting to Logitech’s President and CEO, Vincent Pilette is a member of the company’s executive leadership team, responsible for shaping and directing the implementation of all aspects of the company’s business strategies.

Vincent Pilette joined Logitech in September 2013, bringing 17 years of financial management experience in the U.S. and EMEA. Prior to joining Logitech, Pilette served for nearly three years as the CFO for Electronics for Imaging (EFI), a Silicon Valley public company. Prior to joining EFI, Pilette spent 14 years with Hewlett-Packard in finance positions, last serving as Vice President of Finance for HP’s multi-billion dollar server, storage and networking business.

Vincent Pilette holds an M.S. degree in engineering and business from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Board of Directors

Guerrino De Luca, Chairman, Logitech International S.A.

As Logitech’s chairman, Guerrino De Luca supervises the company’s strategy and performance.

Mr. De Luca joined Logitech as president and chief executive officer in early 1998, and became a member of the board of directors a few months later. During this tenure as Logitech's chief executive officer from 1998 to 2008, the company posted nine consecutive years of record sales and profits as its annual revenue grew from $400 million to more than $2.1 billion, and its operating income grew from $16 million to more than $230 million. Since 2008, Mr. De Luca has served solely as chairman of the board, except from July 2011 through December 2012, when he resumed the executive leadership role prior to turning it over to Bracken P. Darrell January 2013.

A technology-industry veteran with more than thirty years of European and U.S. experience, Mr. De Luca has an extensive background in product strategy, marketing and management. Prior to joining Logitech, Mr. De Luca served as executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple. He was president of Claris Corporation, a U.S. personal computing software vendor, after having served in various marketing positions with Apple in the United States and Europe. He began his career at Olivetti in Ivrea, Italy.

Mr. De Luca serves on the board of directors of Nielsen Holdings plc.

Mr. De Luca holds a B.S. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.

Patrick Aebischer, Former President, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Patrick Aebischer has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2016, is the chair of Logitech's Nominating Committee and serves on Logitech's Technology and Innovation Committee.

Dr. Aebischer is the former president of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of the world's most renowned universities, a position that he held from 2000 through 2016. He is also a professor of neuroscience at the EPFL and director of the EPFL's Neurodegenerative Disease Laboratory at the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL. Before taking on these responsibilities in 2000, Dr. Aebischer was professor and director of the Surgical Research Division and Gene Therapy Center at the University Hospital of Lausanne. He was also chairman of the Artificial Organs, Biomaterials and Cellular Technology Section of Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine.

Dr. Aebischer is the founder of three biotechnology companies and serves on the boards of directors of Nestlé S.A. and Lonza Group Ltd. He is also chairman of the Advisory Board of Novartis Venture Fund.

Dr. Aebischer holds a M.D. from the University of Geneva and University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He also holds three honorary doctorate degrees.

Committee Composition

Wendy Becker, Former Chief Executive Officer, Jack Wills Limited

Wendy Becker has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2017, is the chair of Logitech's Compensation Committee and serves on Logitech's Nominating Committee.

Ms. Becker is the former chief executive officer of Jack Wills Limited, a British-based manufacturer and retailer of brand name clothing, a position she held from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Becker was the chief operating officer of Jack Wills from 2012 to 2013. Ms. Becker served as group chief marketing officer of Vodafone Group Plc, a global telecommunications company, from 2009 to 2011. Prior to Vodafone, she served as the managing director of the TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc, a provider of fixed line broadband, voice telephony, mobile and television services, a partner responsible for the United Kingdom consumer practice at McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, and in various marketing and brand roles at The Procter & Gamble Company.

Ms. Becker serves on the boards of directors of Great Portland Estates Plc and National Health Service (NHS) England. She is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Oxford University Press, a non-executive director of Said Business School at Oxford University, Chairman of Barnardo's (UK's largest social care charity) and a Trustee of the Design Museum.

Ms. Becker holds a BA degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Committee Composition

Edouard Bugnion, Professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Vice President, Information Systems at the EPFL

Edouard Bugnion has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2015. He is the chair of Logitech's Technology and Innovation Committee, and serves on Logitech's Compensation Committee.

Dr. Bugnion is a professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and also the Vice President for Information Systems at the EPFL. Prior to joining the EPFL in August 2012, Dr. Bugnion was a founder and chief technology officer of Nuova Systems, Inc., a developer of enterprise data center solutions, from 2005 to 2008. Nuova Systems was funded by and acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in Internet Protocol-based networking products and services. He joined Cisco as a vice president and chief technology officer of Cisco's Server Access and Virtualization business unit from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Nuova, Dr. Bugnion was a founder of VMware, a leading provider of cloud and virtualization software and services, where he held many positions, including chief technology officer, from 1998 to 2005.

Dr. Bugnion serves on the boards of directors of InnoSuisse (a position to which he was appointed by the Swiss Federal Council) and of the Fondation de l'Hermitage and is a member of the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Dr. Bugnion holds an Engineering Diploma from ETH Zürich, a Master's degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in computer science.

Committee Composition

Bracken Darrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Logitech International S.A.

As president and chief executive officer of Logitech, Bracken P. Darrell is responsible for Logitech’s strategy for growth and profitability, for the vision for the brand as well as for the company’s operations. Mr. Darrell joined Logitech as president in April 2012, and assumed the role of chief executive officer in January 2013.

Mr. Darrell brings to Logitech more than twenty years of experience in business management and brand management in successful global consumer companies, including Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble and General Electric. His broad executive management experience has spanned manufacturing, supply chain, product innovation, consumer services and marketing – targeting customers in mature and emerging markets. He has led growth and reinvention for iconic brands such as Old Spice, Gillette, Braun, KitchenAid and Whirlpool.

Prior to joining Logitech, Mr. Darrell was executive vice president of Whirlpool Corporation and president of Whirlpool EMEA, where he guided the company through the economic downturn of 2008. Previously, Mr. Darrell was with Procter & Gamble, most recently as the president of Braun, the home appliance business. In addition to a total of twelve years with Procter & Gamble – in executive management positions as well as earlier years in brand management – Mr. Darrell served with General Electric Company for five years, most recently as the general manager of Consumer Home Service. Mr. Darrell began his career with Arthur Anderson and then PepsiCo.

Bracken Darrell holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree in English from Hendrix College in Arkansas.

Didier Hirsch, Former Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Didier Hirsch has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2012, is the chair of Logitech's Audit Committee and serves on Logitech's Nominating Committee.

Mr. Hirsch is the former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, a position that he held from 2010 to 2018. Mr. Hirsch joined Agilent in 1999 at its inception, holding multiple leadership roles in finance. Prior to joining Agilent, Mr. Hirsch had been with Hewlett-Packard Company since 1989, serving in leadership roles in finance and administration in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Previously, he held finance positions at Valeo Inc., Gemplus S.C.A., SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, I.B.H. Holding S.A., Bendix Corporation and Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Hirsch serves on the board of directors of Knowles Corporation.

Mr. Hirsch holds a master's degree in computer science from Toulouse University in France and a master's degree in industrial administration from Purdue University in the U.S.

Committee Composition

Neil Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, Curai

Neil Hunt has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2010, serves on Logitech's Compensation Committee and Technology and Innovation Committee and is the Lead Independent Director.

Dr. Hunt is the chief executive officer of Curai, a venture-backed health technology company building technology to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to primary care medicine. Prior to assuming that role in 2018, Dr. Hunt was the chief product officer of Netflix, Inc. from 1999 to 2017 and was responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the technology at Netflix. He served as vice president, Internet Engineering at Netflix from 1999 until being promoted to chief product officer in 2002. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Hunt was director of engineering for Rational Software, a California-based maker of software development tools, and he served in engineering roles at predecessor companies from 1991 to 1997.

Dr. Hunt serves on the board of directors of Roku, Inc.

Dr. Hunt holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Aberdeen, U.K. and a bachelor's degree from the University of Durham, U.K.

Committee Composition

Marjorie Lao, Chief Financial Officer, LEGO A/S/LEGO Group

Marjorie Lao has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2018.

Ms. Lao is the chief financial officer of the LEGO Group, a privately held, family-owned company whose main activity is the development, production, marketing and sales of play materials based on the LEGO brick. She has served in her current position since 2017 and previously served as the senior vice president, finance and senior vice president, corporate finance. Prior to joining the LEGO Group in 2014, Ms. Lao was the vice president, projects of Seadrill during 2013. She served as the chief financial officer and senior vice president, finance of Tandberg ASA, an electronics and videoconferencing systems manufacturer and distributor, from 2006 to 2010 and the vice president, business development and M&A during 2006. When Tandberg was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in Internet Protocol-based networking products and services, Ms. Lao joined Cisco as the senior director, finance and senior director, strategy and business analytics from 2010 to 2012. Previously, she held finance and managerial positions at McKinsey & Company and The Procter & Gamble Company from 1996 to 2000.

Ms. Lao holds a BSc degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was certified as a public accountant in the Philippines in 1996.

Committee Composition

Neela Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer, Crate & Barrel

Neela Montgomery has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2017 and serves on Logitech's Audit Committee.

Ms. Montgomery is the chief executive officer of Crate & Barrel, a global home furnishings retailer. Prior to assuming that role in 2017, Ms. Montgomery was a member of the Executive Board for Multichannel Retail at the Otto Group, GmbH, a globally operating retail and services group, since 2014, overseeing Group companies that operate in e-commerce and store-based retail as well as serving as executive chair of Crate & Barrel in North America and SportScheck and Frankonia in Central Europe. Prior to joining the Otto Group, Ms. Montgomery was the UK general merchandise director on the UK Board of Tesco Plc, one of the world's largest retailers, from 2012 to 2014, supervising diverse areas such as Home, Electronics & Entertainment from a multichannel perspective. She joined Tesco in 2002 and held diverse roles such as UK e-commerce director and as chief merchant for Tesco Malaysia.

Ms. Montgomery studied English literature at Oxford University and holds an MBA from INSEAD having studied in France and Singapore.

Committee Composition

Dimitri Panayotopoulos, Senior Advisor, The Boston Consulting Group

Dimitri Panayotopoulos has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since December 2014 and serves on Logitech’s Compensation Committee.

Mr. Panayotopoulos is a senior advisor at The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group in 2014, Mr. Panayotopoulos served with The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), a consumer brand company, for over thirty years. At P&G, he held a variety of senior roles in regions across the world including vice chairman and advisor to the chairman & CEO from 2013 to 2014, vice chairman of Global Business Units from 2011 to 2013 and vice chairman of Global Household Care Group from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Panayotopoulos’ previous roles at P&G included various executive, managerial and other positions in Europe (including Switzerland), Africa, China, Egypt and the Far East.

Mr. Panayotopoulos serves on the board of directors of British American Tobacco p.l.c.

Mr. Panayotopoulos holds a B.A. degree from Sussex University, U.K.

Lung Yeh, Managing Director, Enspire Capital

Lung Yeh has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2015 and serves on Logitech's Audit Committee and Technology and Innovation Committee.

Lung Yeh is the managing director of Enspire Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital and private equity firm focusing on technology, media and telecommunications, internet and mobile investments in Silicon Valley, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Enspire Capital in 2004, Dr. Yeh spent a year as vice president of business development at Centrality Communications, Inc., a leading provider of GPS semiconductor platforms for mobile devices. He was also founder and chief executive officer of Pico Communications Inc., a provider of integrated Bluetooth and mobile Internet access and networking solutions, from 1999 to 2003. Previously, he was vice president of the Communication and Internet Division of Creative Labs Ltd., a founder and chief executive officer of ShareVision Technology, Inc. and he served in various management and technical positions at Apple Inc. , NYNEX and Kodak.

Dr. Yeh holds a BSEE in Communication Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Committee Composition

Chairman Emeritus

Daniel Borel, Chairman Emeritus

Daniel Borel is chairman emeritus of Logitech's board of directors.The position is honorary, without voting rights, but maintains Mr. Borel's interaction with the board in addition to the numerous other roles he plays for Logitech.

One of the three founders of Logitech, Daniel Borel served as the company's chairman of the board from 1988 through 2007 and as a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors until 2015. Mr. Borel co-founded Logitech in 1981 and served as chief executive officer from 1992 to 1998.

During Logitech's first decade, Mr. Borel was instrumental in developing the computer mouse business, overseeing the evolution of Logitech's mice from higher-priced, low-volume specialty products to affordable devices that are used with virtually every computer and sold to retail and OEM customers around the world. He also developed Logitech's European sales and marketing operations. In addition, Mr. Borel was responsible for establishing the company's high-volume manufacturing capability in Asia. In 1988, Mr. Borel led Logitech through its initial public offering on the SWX Swiss Exchange. In 1997 he led the company through its subsequent initial public offering in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System.

Mr. Borel serves on the board of directors of Nestlé S.A. and the board of the Defitech foundation for handicapped people, and is chairman of the board of SwissUp, a foundation dedicated to excellence in education in Switzerland.

Mr. Borel holds a physics degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland, and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University in California.