Walter Hess


In 1971, he received a graduate degree in Mechanical engineering from the Upper Austria University of Technology (Höhere Technische Lehranstalten, HTL). In 1981, he accomplished training in General Management (Program for Executive Development, PED) in the Swiss business school IMEDE Lausanne.


From 1987 to 2011 he held the position of CEO in major steel companies – Swiss Steel AG (1995-2011) and R.Stahl GmbH (1987-1995). Over the past 14 years he was a member of the Board of Directors of such Swiss companies as Swiss Steel AG (1997-2012), Steeltec AG (1997-2012), Panlog AG (1997-2011), etc.