Within the framework of Board resolutions, Sika’s operative leadership is incumbent on Group Management. The structure of Group Management is outlined in the beginning of the Corporate Governance section, on page 61 of the download version of this report. The members of Group Management and their functions are listed on pages 15 to 18 of the download version of this report. Detailed information on their backgrounds and activities can be found on pages 16 to 17 of the download version of this report. Sika had no management contracts with third parties in the year under review.