Charles Pieper

Charles Pieper has held senior operating positions in both industry and private equity for over 30 years.

He was Vice Chairman of Alternative Investments and Managing Director of Credit Suisse within the Asset Management division, based on New York. During his 9-year career at Credit Suisse, he was responsible for Alternative Investments Global Joint Ventures and was a member of the Alternative Investment Management Committee.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston in 2004, he spent 2 years as an executive advisor to Boston Consulting Group and 5 years as an Operating Partner with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), a global private equity platform with a focus on operational improvement. He spearheaded CD&R’s European practice.

Prior to joining CD&R, Mr. Pieper spent 18 years at General Electric (GE), where he served as President and Chief Executive Offer of GE Japan; GE Korea; GE Taiwan; GE Medical Systems Asia; Yokogawa Medical Systems; GE Lighting Europe and GE Trading Co.

Mr. Pieper received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1969 and an M.B.A with distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1978. He served 5 years in the Navy, including service in Vietnam.

Peter Young
(Washington, DC)

As President of Projects International, Peter J.C. Young works in numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, IT and defense industries. His areas of expertise include international negotiations, international trade and business development, strategic marketing and capital markets. Mr. Young has extensive experience in international business, international law and trade policy, and U.S. Government service in the defense and foreign affairs arenas.

Mr. Young earned his B.A. (with honors) in 1982 from Calvin College, his M.Sc. in International Relations in 1984 from the London School of Economics, and his J.D. in 1986 from the University of Michigan Law School.


Dr. Erwin Schurtenberger
(Swiss, Germany)

Dr. Erwin Schurtenberger serves as Senior Advisor of the China Training Center for Senior Personnel Management Officials. Dr. Schurtenberger has also been an Independent Business Advisor to various European multinationals, American groups and humanitarian aid organizations such as Credit Suisse Financial Services, Novartis and Bunge. He served as the Ambassador of Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Mongolia from 1988 to 1995 and the Republic of Iraq. He joined the Swiss Foreign Services in 1969. Dr. Schurtenberger served as Chairman of CNOOC Ltd.’s International Advisory Board (‘IAB’) until 2005. Dr. Schurtenberger serves on the Board of Directors of Robert Bosch RBint., Buhler Group Switzerland, Firmenich, Sire Holding, CIBA China and Winterthur Insurances (Asia). He served as Member of International Advisory Board of CNOOC Ltd. He served as a Director of Bühler AG since 1995. He served as an Independent Non-executive Director of CNOOC Ltd. from 2002 to 2005. He served as a Member of International Advisory Committee of Robert Bosch GMBH until 31 December 2017.

Dr. Schurtenberger is a graduate in both political science and philosophy of the Université de la Sorbonne – Université de Paris and received a Ph.D. Degree in Economics at Université de la Sorbonne – Université de Paris.

Ernst Baertschi
(Swiss, Germany)

Mr. Bartschi has been an advisor to CRCI since 2012. In 2002, he joined Sika Ltd, Baar, where he worked until 2004 as chief financial officer and from 2005 until 2011 as chief executive officer. After working at Nestlé, Vevey, Ernst Bärtschi occupied various management positions between 1980 and 2002 at the Schindler Group, Ebikon, including managing director of Schindler Switzerland and chief financial officer of the Schindler Group.

He attended Top Management Seminars at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland in 1993, 1998 and 2000. Mr. Bärtschi has a Degree in Economics (lic. oec.) from HSG University of St. Gallen in 1976.

Josef Muller
(Swiss, Germany)

Josef M. Müller has been an advisor to CRCI since 2009 and will join the Investment Committee of CHF III. He was the former head of Nestlé Group in the Greater China Region, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Bühler Group in Switzerland and of three of Nestlé’s joint ventures in China, namely Shanghai Totole Food Ltd. and Shanghai Totole First Food Ltd. in Shanghai and Haoji Food Ltd. in Sichuan Province. Mr. Müller joined the Nestlé Group in Switzerland in 1972. From 1992-1995, he was Head of Nestlé in Pakistan and from 1995-1998, Head of Nestlé in Korea. In 1998, he moved to Beijing as Chairman and CEO of Nestlé (China) Ltd. In mid-2000, his responsibilities were expanded as Head of Nestlé in the Greater China Region where as of 2007, Nestlé employed over 13,000 permanent staff and operated 21 factories and one R&D Centre. He has acted as Consultant to the Yunnan and Shaanxi Provincial Governments and was Vice President of the Beijing Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment.

Mr. Müller received an MBA degree from I.M.D. (formerly IMEDE) in Lausanne, Switzerland.