Sascha Zahnd’s biography

Independent Director – Member of the Strategy Committee

Sascha Zahnd has solid experience in the automobile, new technologies and distribution/production/supply sectors, acquired during an international career within leading groups in Europe and in the United States, in particular in the automobile sector.

Over the course of his career, Sascha Zahnd held various international executive positions. Between 2001 and 2010, he held various positions within the Ikea Group in Europe (Switzerland), North America (USA, Mexico) and Asia (China). He was involved in both the retail and supply chain field, he then joined ETA SA / Swatch Group between 2010 and 2016. As an executive officer, he was in charge of the global supply chain and components production facilities. In his most recent positions, held between 2016 and 2020, Sascha Zahnd was a member of Tesla’s senior management and reported to its Chief Executive Officer. Within the manufacturer, he successively held the positions of Vice President in charge of the Global Supply Chain (2016 to 2019), then Vice President in charge of the EMEA region (2019-2020), for which he developed, in particular, retail activities.

Sascha Zahnd holds an Executive MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne (Switzerland) and a BA in Business Administration from Basel University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland).

Sascha Zahnd is a Swiss citizen and speaks French, German, English and Spanish.