Monika Ribar is an independent member of different boards such as Swiss Federal Railways SBB AG, Lufthansa Group, Sika and Chain IQ Group. Since 15 June 2016 she is the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of SBB AG. Until May 2013, she was the CEO of the Panalpina Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of forwarding and logistics services. Monika held several positions within the group’s controlling, IT and global project management departments. In 2005, Monika was appointed as CFO and in June 2006, her appointment as CEO was announced. She officially took office as CEO in October 2006. She holds a university degree in finance and controlling from the University of St. Gallen. She participated in the executive program of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 1999. Monika and her husband call themselves “gypsies with credit cards,” as they not only travel a lot for their business but privately as well. They find some relaxation in arts, golf, and their house in the south of France.