The Board of Alpiq has accepted CEO Giovanni Leonardi's decision to stand down. Until his successor has been appointed, Hans E. Schweickardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will take over as acting CEO of the company.
The Board of Directors thanks Giovanni Leonardi for the major dedication and commitment he has shown throughout his long career with Atel, where he made a valuable contribution to the company's successful growth, as well as for the key role he played in the merger between Atel und EOS to create Switzerland's leading energy services provider, Alpiq. Now that this merger has been completed, and in view of the fundamental changes taking place in the industry, Giovanni Leonardi has decided to hand over management of the company.
The Board of Directors has agreed with Giovanni Leonardi to release him from his duties and responsibilities with immediate effect.