We create formats for encounters that bring together people and brands – independent of time, space and location.

Peter Stähli

  • Managing Director of the Swiss Entrepreneurs Foundation
  • Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
  • Elected on 29.05.2020 until 2023 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
LWA AG, Chair of the Board of Directors
STS AG, member of the Board of Directors
Mineralquelle Adelboden AG, member of the Board of Directors
MachIQ Software Services Ltd., member of the Board of Directors

Sandra von May-Granelli

  • Study of law at the University of Bern
  • Owner, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Feusi Bildungszentrum AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2020
  • Elected on 11.05.2021 until 2024 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Private University of Applied Sciences PHW Bern, Chair of the Board of Directors
BGF Bernische Genossenschaft für Feuerbestattung , member of the Board of Directors
be-med: Berner Berufsfachschule für medizinische Assistenzberufe AG , member of the Board of Directors
medi | Zentrum für medizinische Bildung , Chair of the Foundation Board
Blinden- und Behindertenzentrum Bern, member of the Foundation Board
Handels- und Industrieverein des Kantons Bern, member of the Board
Handels- und Industrieverein des Kantons Bern, Sektion Bern , member of the Board
Swiss Employers’ Association, member of the Board

Dominique Schmid

  • Lic. rer. pol. MBA, Finance and Technology, A&O Psychology
  • St. Claraspital AG, Head of Innovation and Technology and member of the Management Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2015
  • Elected on 11.05.2021 until 2024 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Domicil Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors
Messepark Bern AG, member of the Board of Directors

Pascale Bruderer

  • Startup entrepreneur, co-owner of Crossiety Ltd.
  • Former politician (member of the National Council, President of the National Council, member of the Council of States), until 2019
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
  • Elected on 29 May 2020, with term of office until the 2023 general meeting

Various directorships and activities, including:
Crossiety Ltd., executive member of the Board of Directors
Galencia Ltd., member of the Board of Directors
TX Group Ltd, member of the Board of Directors
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, member of the Foundation Board 

Andreas Rickenbacher

  • Lic. rer. pol., Business Administration and Political Science
  • Proprietor of Andreas Rickenbacher Management Ltd
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2016
  • Elected on 27.05.2019 until 2022 AGM

Various memberships of Boards of Directors and activities, including:
Aebi Schmidt Holding AG, member of the Board of Directors
BKW Energie AG, member of the Board of Directors
HRS Real Estate AG, member of the Board of Directors
Switzerland Innovation Foundation, Vice-Chair
International Lauberhorn Races Association, Vice-President
Swiss Economic Forum (SEF), member of the Advisory Board
Former Councillor for the canton of Bern

Tom Winter

CEO

Previous employment:
General Sales Manager and Deputy CEO, Globus. Prior to that, 14 years in senior management positions in the telecoms industry in Switzerland and abroad.

Education:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the EPFL, Lausanne, with specialisations in process management, logistics and transport planning. Various specialist and leadership-specific training courses, including the INSEAD Telecom Strategies and Agile Organisations programmes.

Lea Frisch

Co-CDMO

Previous employment:
Head of Business Development at BERNEXPO AG. Prior to that, Senior Concept Developer at Rufener Events Ltd.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Communication at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences. Various subject-specific and management training courses, including a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Design Thinking at Dark Horse Innovation.

 

Dominic Burkhalter

Co-CDMO

Previous employment:
Since 2007, various roles including web developer, IT business analyst and Head of IT at BERNEXPO AG. Prior to that, web developer for the Federal Office of Transport (FOT).

Education:
Business Data Processing Specialist, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education, WISS Schulen für Wirtschaft Informatik Immobilien AG. Various subject-specific training courses, including Web Business Manager at the Computerschule Bern.

Jan Gilgen

CFO

Previous employment:
Head of Controlling at BERNEXPO AG. Prior to that, Director of Controlling and Director of Finance and Accounting at Scout24 Switzerland Ltd.

Education:
Master’s degree in Controlling and Consulting (currently studying, master’s thesis not yet complete) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Various subject-specific and management training courses, including EXPERTsuisse at Swiss GAAP FER. Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Business Administration and Chartered Specialist in Accounting and Financial Management.

Oliver Vrieze

CHO

Previous employment:
Head of Sales and Marketing and member of the Management Board of FIFA Museum Ltd. Prior to that, Head of Sales and Marketing and member of the Management Board of KKL Luzern Management AG.

Education:
Master’s degree in Business Administration for Hospitality and Tourism Management from the Hotel Management School Maastricht, Netherlands. Several advanced training courses, including “Foundations of Leadership” and “Developing you, developing others”.

Oliver Senn

COO

Previous employment:
Managing Director of CTS – Congrès, Tourisme et Sport SA. Prior to that, Head of Membership Services at Swiss-Ski and lecturer on crazes in gaming at the University of Bern.

Education:
Master’s degree in Sport and Sports Science with a minor in Media and Communication Sciences from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Several advanced training courses, including CAS marketing management and sales, CAS digital transformation and CAS online marketing and social media; as part of an Executive Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management.

The structure of the BERNEXPO GROUPE.

  1. BERNEXPO AG

    Around 650 shareholders

    Shares traded on OTC-X (trading platform of BEKB), by ZKB and by Lienhardt & Partners Private Bank Zurich Ltd.

    1. Together AG

      Shareholding in per cent: 100

    2. MESSEPARK BERN AG

      Shareholding in per cent: 32,6