Board of digitalswitzerland

digitalswitzerland comprises more than 150 leading companies, organisations, academia and politics to achieve its mission. To guide the organisation, the Executive Committee accompanies digitalswitzerland in concrete projects in the operational phase. The Steering Committee controls and steers via the overall strategy for digitalswitzerland.

Members of the Executive Committee

Ivo Furrer

VR Helvetia & Julius Bär, President of the Executive Committee

Yvonne Bettkober

General Manager, Amazon Web Services – Switzerland

Jochen Decker


Marcel Dobler

Member of the National Council

Wolfgang Eger

CIO, Swiss Post AG

Thomas Flatt

President, SwissICT

Franz Grüter


Peter Grütter

President, Asut

Anja Wyden Guelpa

CEO, civicLab

René Hüsler

Director, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Marco Huwiler

County Managing Director, Accenture

Marianne Janik

General Manager, Microsoft Switzerland

Christian Keller

CEO, IBM Switzerland

Gabriela Keller

CEO, Ergon Informatik AG

Andreas Knöpfli

President, Swico

Joël Mesot

President, ETH Zurich

Stefan Metzger

Country Manager, Cognizant Switzerland

Cédric Moret

CEO, Elca

Christophe Nicolas

CIO, Kudelski Group

Marcel Stalder

CEO, Chain IQ Group

Martin Vetterli

President EPFL

Marc Walder

CEO, Ringier

Patrick Warnking

Country Director Google Switzerland

Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler

Chief Digital Officer, Swisscom

Members of the Steering Committee

Marc Walder

CEO Ringier, President of the Steering Committee

Anat Bar-Gera

Venture Partner aMoon, Board Member of UNICEF Switzerland

Francis Baud

President, Schweizerische Informatik Gesellschaft

Juan Beer

CEO, Zurich Switzerland

Andreas Berger


Urs Berger

President Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation

Yvonne Bettkober

General Manager Switzerland, AWS

Sandra Blume Emme

Member of the Board of Directors, Metall Zug

Gian-Luca Bona

CEO Empa

Jens Brandes

Managing Director HPE Switzerland

Anette Bronder

Group COO Swiss Re

Martin Buerki

Country Manager Switzerland, Ericsson

Ancillo Canepa

President, FCZ

Roberto Cirillo

CEO Swiss Post

Philomena Colatrella

CEO, Vorsitzende der Konzernleitung, CSS Versicherung

Christophe Darbellay

Chef des Departements für Volkswirtschaft und Bildung

Monica Dell’Anna

CEO The Adecco Group Switzerland & Austria

Marcel Dobler

Member of the National Council

Vincent Ducrot


Raffaello Dolci

Head of Swiss Digital Acceleration Team, Cisco

Thomas Flatt

President, SwissICT

Vanessa Foser

CEO, AI-Business School

Ivo Furrer

VR Helvetia und Julius Bär

Lukas Gähwiler

Chairman UBS Switzerland

Philipp Gmür

CEO Helvetia Group

Thomas Gottstein

CEO Swiss Universal Bank und Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG

Felix Graf

CEO Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Calvin Grieder

Chairman at Bühler

Alexander Grünwald

Managing Director GCA Altium Switzerland AG

Peter Grütter

President, Asut

Franz Grüter


Renato Gunc

President, e-Gov Schweiz

Reto Gutmann

CEO, Abraxas

Morten Hannesbo

CEO Amag Group

Urs Häusler

Co-Founder & Member of the Board, Swiss Startup Association

Michael Hengartner

President of the ETH Board

René Hüsler

Director, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arrts

Marco Huwiler

Country Managing Director Accenture Switzerland

Robert Itschner

Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung ABB Schweiz

Marianne Janik

General Manager, Microsoft Switzerland

Andreas W. Kaelin

President, ICT-Berufsbildung

Christian Keller

CEO, IBM Switzerland

Tom Kleiber


Andreas Knoepfli

President Swico

Tino Krause

Country Director DACH Facebook

Marc Langenbrinck

CEO Mercedes-Benz Schweiz AG

Michael Locher-Tjoa

Managing Director, SAP

Filippo Lombardi

President, Kommunikation Schweiz

Jean-François Manzoni

President IMD

Gilles Marchand

Director General of SRG SSR

Marco Marchesi


Stefan Marty

President VIW

Peter Maurer

President, ICRC

Joël Mesot

President ETH

Stefan Metzger

Country Manager Switzerland, Cognizant

Geri Moll

Member Board of Directors, Noser Management AG

Søren Mose

Chairman of the TWINT Board of Directors

Johannes Müller

CEO, Dätwyler IT Infra AG

Michael Mueller

CEO Valora Group

Markus Naef

CEO SwissSign Group

Ricardo Nebot

CIO, Emmi

Daniel Neuhaus

Open Systems AG

Christophe Nicolas

CIO, Kudelski Group

Ruedi Noser

ICT entrepreneur and Council of State

Matthias Oberholzer

Co-Head EMEA & Country Manager Switzerland Russell Reynolds Associates

Simon Osterwalder


Corinne Pellerin

Head of Market & Customers, ewz

Stefan Pfister

CEO KPMG Switzerland

Lihua Pu

Vice President Communications & Public Affairs Huawei Technologies Switzerland AG

Reinhard Riedl

Bern University of Applied Scciences, Co-director of the institute

Michele Rodoni

Michèle Rodoni

CEO, die Mobiliar

Thilo Rockmann

Chairman, LzLabs

Stefan Rösch-Rütsche

Country Managing Partner EY Switzerland

Blaise Roulet

Country Leader Switzerland Salesforce

Laura Rudas

Executive Vice President Palantir Technologies

Benno Rust

Benno Rust

Area Manager Partner Services, (Schweiz) AG

Pierre Savoy

CEO, SPIE Switzerland

Domenico Scala


Dominik Schaller

Senior Partner and Office Leader Egon Zehnder

Urs Schaeppi

CEO Swisscom

Gerd Schellerr

Gerd Scheller

Country CEO Siemens Schweiz AG und CEO Siemens Mobility AG

Bruno Schenk

CEO & Chairman Atos Switzerland AG

Roger Schnegg

Director Swiss Olympic

Hans-Juerg Schneider

COO, Ergon Informatik AG

Roger Semprini

Managing Director Equinix Switzerland

Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart

President of the Board of Trustees, Gebert Rüf Stiftung

Eugenio Simioni

Eugenio Simioni

CEO, Nestlé Switzerland

Marcel Stalder

Group CEO, Chain IQ

Andreas Staubli

CEO PwC Switzerland

Joos Sutter

CEO Coop

Philipp Sutter

Chairman, Zühlke Engineering AG

Walter Thurnherr


Luciana Vaccaro

Rector of HES-SO

Andrej Vckovski

CEO, Netcetera

Martin Vetterli

President EPFL

Patrick Warnking

Country Director Google Switzerland

Felix Weber

Chairman of the Board of Management Suva

Christian Wenger

Partner & Board of Directors, Wenger & Vieli AG

Patrik Wermelinger

Head of Investment Promotion & Member of the Executive Committee, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Thomas Wuest

CEO, ti&m

Anja Wyden Guelpa

CEO, civicLab

Fabrice Zumbrunnen

Präsident der Generaldirektion Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

Alois Zwinggi

Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Why digitalswitzerland

Marc Walder, CEO Ringier

“Switzerland has what it takes to establish itself as a leading European digital-innovation hub. That is what digitalswitzerland intends to achieve.”

Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zurich

“The digital future and its manifold impacts are a major challenge for society and economy. My patronage for digitalswitzerland endorses the commitment of the City of Zürich and underlines our goal to establish Switzerland as a digital country and as an international hotspot for ICT companies.”

Ruedi Noser, Council of State (FDP, ZH)

“The Swiss economy produces the most innovation in the world. To stay on top, we must ensure that new and smart ideas can continue to succeed in an increasingly digital and fast-paced business world. digitalswitzerland bridges the gap between established corporates in Switzerland and the young and ambitious global startup community. I am convinced that by joining forces and working side by side, startups can succeed faster and better in Switzerland.”

Urs Schäppi, CEO Swisscom

“We live in an increasingly digitized world, which is set to change and revolutionize our business and private lives in the longterm. Fast-paced technological progress and dynamic development offer the corporate world and Switzerland a huge opportunity to remain successful in the future.

To successfully maintain our lead in the digital world we need an essentially liberal mindset, entrepreneurial spirit, pragmatism and partnerships. digitalswitzerland pools scientific, industrial and political competencies and combines them in a promising ecosystem to make the most of the opportunities in this fascinating world.”

Markus Binkert, CCO Swiss International Air Lines

“We believe in Switzerland as a nourishing ground for creativity and digital entrepreneurship. In a fast moving airline industry competition can only be faced with competitiveness and small markets need to be smart and need external input.
The digitalswitzerland initiative supports us on all fronts to tackle the digital challenges and to position SWISS as a leading airline player in the “new world”.”

Ivo Furrer, VR Helvetia & Julius Bär, President of the Executive Committee

“I am very pleased about the initiative digitalswitzerland. The digital transformation affects the entire economy of Switzerland and all industries – so we want to support this change and to drive it with an innovative spirit.”

Lukas Gähwiler, President Switzerland UBS

“Digitization is revolutionizing the way we do business and will increasingly do so in future. In order to strengthen Switzerland as an innovation center we have to position it as one of the most attractive places for digital enterprises, start-ups and talents. UBS, as a global bank headquartered in Zurich and with a deep and continued commitment to Switzerland, has a genuine interest in achieving the vision of digitalswitzerland.”

Andreas Meyer, CEO SBB

“Smart Services for our Customers – Smart Working and Living, Smart Cities, Smart Mobility – in an increasingly digitalized world. Together with other companies and universities we are highly committed to use and boost the competencies and innovation potential across Switzerland and digitalswitzerland is an excellent initiative to achieve these objectives.”

Heinz Karrer, President economiesuisse

“The digital transformation is full of great opportunities for the Swiss economy. By joining forces we can position Switzerland successfully for the markets of the future, and boost our economy’s productivity.”

Christian Wenger, Wenger & Vieli

“Wenger & Vieli strongly believes in the disruptive nature of the digital transformation and its fundamental impact on society. As a founding member of digitalswitzerland we are proud to be part of the digital evolution that’s unfolding in this wonderful country.”

Markus Hongler, CEO Mobiliar

“When I heard of digitalswitzerland, I was really keen to provide some added value from Berne. As Switzerland’s most personal insurance company, Swiss Mobiliar is close to its customers. Understanding customer needs also plays an important role in the digital world.”

Anat Bar-Gera, Board Member of UNICEF Swiss National Board

“The rapid transformation of industries and private lives through the digital changes can be turned into a huge opportunity. Digital Switzerland is here to build the right ecosystem, supported by a collective mind set and actions of the public sector, private sector, academia, dynamic start-ups and investors. Accelerating the interaction between these powerful players will unlock the potential of Switzerland, and result in producing a digital dividend.”

Urs Rüegsegger, CEO SIX

“As a successful financial services provider with enormous technical and IT expertise, SIX is predestined to take a leading role in the digitalization and strengthening of the FinTech scene within Switzerland.”

Dr. Nordal Cavadini, Partner Oliver Wyman

“Oliver Wyman successfully supported the City of New York as an exclusive knowledge sponsor throughout its MediaNYC2020 initiative, an ongoing effort over the past years to make New York a better home for media companies and digital entrepreneurs. As an international management consultancy with a strong presence in Switzerland and long-term commitment to the Swiss market we are delighted to provide our deep expertise to digitalswitzerland based on our comprehensive experience in the field and we are excited to contribute to strengthening Switzerland more broadly as a digital hub.”

Patrick Warnking, Country Director Google Switzerland

“Switzerland has a long tradition in innovation and Zurich is a fantastic hub for research, development and entrepreneurship. Switzerland offers everything to become a hub of innovation for digital in the center of Europe. Over the last years Goolge Switzerland engaged in many initiatives with many partners from academia and business. We are looking forward to contribute to build up and strengthen the high-potential initiative of digitalswitzerland. Talent, SMBs, Mobile, Education how to profit from the digital transformation, Start-Up Ecosystem and Export via Digital are key areas of focus.”

Andreas Staubli, CEO PwC Switzerland

“In a digitalised world, trust is the most important currency for clients and employees alike. This is the maxim of our daily work and gains expression in our partnership with digitalswitzerland.”