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Carole Ackermann, Chief Executive Officer

born in 1970, Swiss citizen


Master in economics and business administration at University of St. Gall, Recess direction organization, lic. oec. HSG (Hochschule St.Gall), PhD in Marketing, Dr. oec. HSG.

Professional Background

In 1995 consultant for special assignments and new customer acquisition at Interbrand, former Zintzmeyer & Lux, the largest branding company worldwide, working collaboratively with clients to evaluate, create and manage their brand assets.

From 1996 to 1998 consultant and project manager for consumer products & services, Manager EMEA projects at Arthur Andersen, a global management consulting company providing services to global companies, build up of the retail business in Switzerland.

From 1999 to 2003 Director of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Director Corporate Marketing and Corporate Development at SaurerGroup, a worldwide leading company in the businesses textile machinery and transmission systems.

From 2003 to 2007 Co-Investor and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Director BU Medthin (medical applications) and GM Ionbond China at Ionbond AG, responsible for new business, HR initiatives and professional market approach.

2008 Representative Switzerland and Corporate Development officer for DOT GmbH, a medical technology company. Member of the board of Lista AG, Erlen/Switzerland.

From 2009 to 2015 Chief executive officer at Opthametrics AG, a medical start-up in ophthalmology and from 2010 to 2018 President of Business Angels Switzerland.

Additional Activities

  • President of the board of École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) Holding and President of the board of trustees of the EHL Foundation
  • Vice President of the board of BVZ Holding AG, Brig/Switzerland
  • Member of the board of Allianz Suisse and CAP Rechtsschutz- und Versicherungsgesellschaft AG, Wallisellen/Switzerland
  • Member of the board of BKW AG, Bern/Switzerland
  • Member of the board of BNP Paribas (Suisse), Geneva/Switzerland
  • Member of the board of Be-advanced AG, Innovationsförderung Canton Bern, Bern/Switzerland
  • Member of the board of Freunde der Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur/Switzerland
  • Senior lecturer at University of St. Gallen, Business Administration