Group VP of Wholesale for the Region North and Central America and Member of the Management BoardMr. Paul Thompson was Member of Management Board Group Vice President Corporationrationrate Development Head of International Sales North and Central America at Sonova Holding AG from May 1 2012 to April 1 2016. He also served as Member of the Management Board and Group Vice President Corporationrationrate Development. He has also been Interim Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board of Sonova Holding AG since March 30 2011. He will hold the position until August 1 2012. He was appointed Group Vice President Corporationrationrate Development at the Company in October 2004. In this position he was responsible for the development of the Group Strategy and the implementation of various business development activities. Prior to this appointment he was Chief Financial Officer of the Sonova Group since the beginning of 2002. Between 1998 and 2001 he acted as Chief Financial Officer and later also as Chief Operational Officer of the Unitron Hearing Group. Before joining Unitron Hearing between 1987 and 1998 he worked for Ernst Young in Canada first in the auditing division and then in the management consulting division. He studied finance and economics at the University of Waterloo Canada. In 1992 he was granted his Chartered Accountant designation and in 1998 he achieved the designation of Certified Management Consultant.