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Long-Service Dinner

Every year, the AVR traditionally holds a long-service dinner for AVR members celebrating their 25th or 40th service anniversary at the company in the previous year. Unfortunately, the past two years were anything but normal. We would have been delighted to hold the popular event. A great deal of effort went into planning and organisation – each time, to no purpose.

Results elections of the AVR General Assembly 2022

Dear Colleagues As you already know, the 72nd Annual General Assembly of the AVR took place virtually today without the participation of the members.

Congratulations on the 40th company anniversary

We are very lucky to have you as a colleague! Thank you for the collegial and humorous cooperation.

Interview with Gernot Scharf - trustee of the Pension Fund of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Vice President of the Supplementary Pension Scheme

In the Pension Fund of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, employees are represented on the Board of Trustees by members of the Employees' Association and the Works Council. Differences within the Board of Trustees are rare – these are resolved in preliminary advisory working groups. Through the system of alternates and regular further training, the trustees interact as equals.

Stefanie Weiss - another site representative in Basel

I’ve been with Roche since 2003 and have always appreciated the many opportunities for personal development the company offers. I started off as a training manager in Liquids Production in Basel, then moved to Kaiseraugst as part of the start-up team for PKau (Parenterals Kaiseraugst), where I was responsible for implementing a new training scheme.

Michael Leonard Hahn a new member of site representative

Michael grew up in Aachen where, after leaving school, he studied biology. In 1989, these studies took him to England, where he would spend the next 30 years. For about 14 of those, he was employed by Roche Products Ltd in Welwyn Garden City. In 2018, a mixture of curiosity and Brexit brought him to Basel, where he initially worked in NIBR at Novartis. Subsequently, in summer 2020, he joined PDN – and is very glad about it!

Interview with Sandra Leoni, AVR site representative for Diabetes Care (DC)

Sandra Leoni has been site representative for Diabetes Care in Basel since November 2020, the interview was conducted by Adnan Tanglay, AVR president.

Adrian Schäublin and Beat Handschin - two additional newcomer in the AVR team

Adrian Schäublin and Beat Handschin are two of the new site representatives joining the existing team in Basel. Susanne Löffler and Petra Welter interviewed them:

Dr. Severin Schwan and the AVR

The traditional meeting between Roche CEO Dr Severin Schwan and the AVR, together with Ms Cris Wilbur, Head of Group P&C, Mr Jürg Erismann, Basel/Kaiseraugst Site Head, and Mr Bruno Wissen, Head of P&C Basel/Kaiseraugst, normally takes place face-to-face in one of the large conference rooms in Building 71. Given these very different times, however, the meeting took place virtually via Zoom instead. After a brief exchange of greetings, things immediately got underway.

Interview with new site representative – Alain Bindels

The AVR site representative elections were held in November 2020. There were many new faces in both Basel and Kaiseraugst. We wanted to get to know more about one of these faces – Alain Bindels, Kaiseraugst site representative.