OUR TEAM

Our team of experienced and committed professionals

PROF. DR. MAX GASSMANN

Chief Scientific Officer

Chairman of the Institute of Veterinary Physiology and of the Zurich Center of Integrative Physiology (ZIHP) of the University of Zurich. Max Gassmann was born in Peru, studied veterinary medicine at the University of Zurich, was postdoctoral fellow in Stanford were he joined the scientific team of Nobel laureate Prof. Paul Berg and was senior investigator at the Institute of Human Physiology until 2001, when he was appointed full professor of physiology. He is a world expert in the field of reduced oxygen supply tot he body (hypoxia) and red blood cells. He met Christoph Nussbaum from VITA Health Care 25 years ago and works with him since then.

CHRISTOPH NUSSBAUM

Chief Development Officer

Founder, co-owner and CEO of Vita Health Care AG, a company with 20 years of experience in the market of micronutrition, food supplements and phytotherapeutic medicine in Switzerland. Vita Health Care is known for its unique and high quality niche food supplements. Christoph Nussbaum holds a degree as drogist (eidg. dipl.) and a degree in marketing (eidg. dipl Marketingleiter). He has a long experience as a marketing lecturer in different instituts.

URS BODMER

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Chief of supply chain. Founder, co-owner and CEO of Vita Health Care AG, a company with 20 years of experience in the market of micronutrition, food supplements and phytotherapeutic medicine in Switzerland. Vita Health Care is known for its unique and high quality niche food supplements. Urs has many years of experience in setting up and running efficient supply chains and finding and partnering with suppliers.

OLIVER GIRARDET

Chief Sales and Training Officer

Chairman, CEO and owner of Adropharm SA, a company specialised in natural medicine and specific food supplements distribution for the french and italian part of Switzerland. He owns a degree as drogist and as marketing technician with specialisation in bussiness management and communication. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and distribution in the health food industry. ​ Olivier Girardet particularly appreciates the communication, training and motivation of pharmacy advisory teams.

THOMAS FRUTIGER

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Executive Board and co-owner of the Frutiger Group, a family owned Swiss Construction Group. Thomas Frutiger studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen (lic oec. HSG) and holds a degree in property management from the European Business School. For a few years he worked in Brazil for a Swiss company and studied at the Uni St. Gallen with Lukas Fischer from NatureLab, Brazil.

PATRICK PFÄFFLI

Business Manager

Founder and Owner of Primepeak AG, a swiss-based Consulting and Investment Company that helps Organizations to achieve profitable Growth. Over 20 years as consultant with renowned consulting boutiques. Proven track record in transforming businesses and improving EBIT substantially. High performance team leadership. Entrepreneur with Profit & Loss experience. 10 years+ in various board and advisory board roles. Profound knowledge of several industries, especially business models and challenges in pharma/retail, design/luxury, manufacturing and services. Long standing expertise in Strategy, Transformation Management and Marketing/Sales/Pricing. Patrick Pfäffli holds a Master degree of the University of Bern (lic.rer.pol).

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