Sönke Bandixen, Group CEO, left the company by mutual consent in February 2010. The duties of CEO were performed in an interim capacity by the Chairman of the Board. Michel Kunz has headed the Orell Füssli Group as CEO with effect from July 2010 (having joined the company in May 2010). CIO Serge Mouttet and Martin Tobler, Head of Human Resources, left the Executive Board and the company in the context of reorganisation moves in 2010. Peter Crottogini was appointed Head of Human Resources and a member of the Executive Board at the beginning of January 2011. Dr. Matti Schüsseler succeeded Alex Aepli, who retired at the end of 2010, as Head of Publishing on 1 March 2011. Publishing operations were headed ad interim by Michel Kunz during the brief intervening period.