Board Members

Renate Amstutz Stdteverband

Renate Amstutz

Director, Swiss Association of Cities and Towns

Since 2008, Renate Amstutz is Director of the Swiss Association of Cities and Towns (Schweizer Städteverabd), which represents the interests of cities and agglomerations towards politicians and the general public. Before that, she worked for 12 years as Secretary General of the Construction, Transport and Energy Directorate of the Canton of Berne. After graduating as an economist, she worked first in the private sector and then in then in various positions at the Swiss Federal Railways, most recently as Head of Information for Authorities at NEAT Gotthard.

Hans Konrad Bareiss VBZ

Hans Konrad Bareiss

Vice-Director, Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich

Hans Konrad Bareiss is Vice-Director and Head of the Market Division of Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich. Prior to this, he was head of the Market Development department at VBZ for eight years and was also a lecturer for the "Transport Systems" module at zhaw. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wynental and Suhrental Railways and the Aarau bus company. From 1995 to 2017 he was a member of the management board of BERNMOBIL, responsible for corporate development and network management.

Martin Btikofer Verkehrshaus Luzern

Martin Bütikofer

Director, Swiss Museum of Transport

After completing his studies in electrical engineering and industrial engineering, Martin Bütikofer worked for the American Reliance Electric AG in Dierikon, the USA and England. Then he became Head of the Office for Public Transport in the Canton of Zug, where he initiated and implemented the Zug light rail system in addition to the tariff association Tarifverbund Zug. With his move to the Lake Lucerne shipping company, he built up the shipyard's own shipbuilding and catering company "Tavolago" as its director. In 2005, SBB AG appointed Martin Bütikofer to the Management Board of Passenger Traffic in Berne as Director of Regional Traffic. Since 2011, as Director of the Swiss Museum of Transport, he has been responsible for the further development of Switzerland's largest and most visited mobility platform.

Sara El Kabiri Canton de VaudSara El Kabiri

Head digital mobility strategy, Canton Vaud

Sara El Kabiri, originally a telecommunications engineer, began her career in the private sector, where she conducted mobility and spatial planning studies at home and abroad. She joined the Canton Vaud in early 2017 and is responsible for digital mobility strategy in the Directorate-General for Mobility and Roads.

Matthias Finger AMProf. Dr. Matthias Finger

Director Institute of Technology and Public Policy (ITPP), EPFL

Vice-President Avenir Mobilité
Matthias Finger has been Professor of Network Industries Management at the ETH Lausanne since 2002 and part-time professor at the Florence School of Regulation since 2010. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Geneva and was subsequently Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, New York, Associate Professor at Columbia University, New York, and Full Professor at the Swiss Institute of Administrative Sciences (IDHEAP) in Lausanne. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries.

Christian Grasser asut

Christian Grasser

CEO, Swiss Telecommunications Association 

Information and communication technologies are driving digitisation, enabling innovation, new services and business models. As Managing Director of the Swiss Telecommunications Association (asut), Christian Grasser deals with future communication networks and smart infrastructures. He has been active in various functions in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years and was previously engaged as a consultant in various projects in the energy industry.

Bernard Guillelmon BLS

Bernard Guillelmon

CEO, BLS AG

Bernard Guillelmon holds a Master's degree in Energy from EPFL Lausanne, afterwards he worked as an engineer and head of the "Energy Economics and Planning" department at BKW AG in Berne. Then he spent several years in management positions at SBB. Bernard Guillelmon has been CEO of BLS AG in Berne since 2008. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Emewa Group (freight car rental).

Alain Gut IBM

Dr. Alain Gut

Director Public Affairs, IBM Switzerland

Dr. Alain Gut is Director Public Affairs at IBM Switzerland, having previously been responsible for the public sector and, as a member of the management board, for the software business in Switzerland and Austria. Alain Gut has also worked for UBS AG, Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services, among others. He studied business information technology at the University of Zurich and holds a doctorate in this field. Alain Gut is active in several commissions and committees concerning IT in education, cyber security, data policy and mobility.

Urs Hany AM

Urs Hany

Chairman of the Board of Directors,  Trasse Schweiz

Vice-President Avenir Mobilité

Urs Hany is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Trasse Schweiz AG, the independent train path allocation office in Switzerland. He holds a HTL/SIA degree in civil engineering and has been an entrepreneur in the field of special foundation engineering for many years. For 25 years he was active in politics as a municipal councillor, cantonal councillor and national councillor. He was also President of Infra Suisse, the organisation of construction companies active in infrastructure construction. Since 2013 he has been a member of the building appeal court of the Canton of Zurich. Urs Hany is also a member of the Board of Directors of Greuter AG.

Christian Heimgartner Roland Mller Ksnacht AG

Dr. Christian Heimgartner

CEO, Roland Müller Küsnacht AG

Christian Heimgartner is the Managing Director of Roland Müller Küsnacht AG, a Zurich-based engineering firm for traffic engineering and planning, since 2015. Prior to this, he worked for nine years in the Traffic Service Department of the City of Zurich, where he first worked as a traffic engineer and later as head of the modelling and simulation team, helping to shape the traffic management of the Limmat City. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the ETH and a doctorate from the Institute of Transport Planning and Systems at the ETH Zurich under Prof. Dr. Kay W. Axhausen.

Roland Ltscher mobility 2Roland Lötscher

CEO, Mobility Cooperative

Roland Lötscher is Managing Director of Mobility Cooperative, the leading mobility sharing company in Switzerland. He spent most of his career with telecom companies in Switzerland and abroad, including Swisscom and Orange. He has held management positions in marketing, business development and strategy development. The MBA graduate (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) is married and has three children.
 Thomas Mahrer Coop

Thomas Mahrer

Head economic policies, Coop

 Thomas Mahrer (forestry graduate; ETH and MBA HSG) has many years of experience in the fields of transport, environment and politics. He has worked for the Swiss Federal Roads Office FEDRO, the Euroairport Basel and as a consultant in the General Secretariat of the Federal Department of Home Affairs. Today, he is responsible for representing the interests of the Coop Cooperative in Berne (usually via IG DHS). In addition, he heads the freight transport working group and is a member of the board of espace.mobilité.

 

 

 Martina Mggler PostAutoMartina Müggler

Head of Strategy & Innovation, PostAuto

Martina Müggler is Head of Strategy & Innovation and a member of the PostAuto Executive Board since 1st October 2018. She completed her studies with a Master's degree in International Affairs and Governance and in International Management at the Universities of St. Gallen and Dublin. She started her professional career as a management trainee at SBB Cargo before moving on to SBB Regional Traffic. Since 2014 she has been Head of Mobility Development at PostAuto gether with her team, she was able to implement numerous innovative projects such as the SmartShuttle or the multimodal PostAuto app. 

Fredy Mller AMFredy Müller

Managing director Avenir Mobilité and MC&P

 

Managing director Avenir Mobilité


Since 2009 Fredy Müller has been owner and CEO of the Swiss consulting company MUELLER Consulting & Partner (MC&P) for strategic representation of interests and public relations. Prior to this, he was a member of the Executive Board of economiesuisse, the umbrella organisation of the Swiss economy, from 1999 to 2007. From 1991 to 1998, Fredy Müller was Head of Communications and Spokesman for the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) in Berne. Prior to this, he worked as a radio editor at the state broadcaster SRF in Lucerne and Berne, most recently as editor and presenter of the magazine "Rendez-vous am Mittag".

Markus Neukom espacemobilit

Markus Neukom

President, espace.mobilité

Markus Neukom is co-founder and president of espace.mobilité, an association of leading Swiss sales companies that was founded in 2006 and is committed to spatial planning, environmental protection, mobility and building regulations. Since 2004, he has headed the Planning/Expansion Directorate of the Migros Cooperative. Prior to this, the graduate engineer from the ETH, held management positions at the two engineering and consulting companies Emch + Berger AG and Ernst Basler + Partner AG.

Thomas Reznicek Kapsch

Thomas Reznicek

Responsible business activities, Kapsch TrafficCom 

Thomas Reznicek is responsible for Kapsch TrafficCom's business activities in Austria and Switzerland. Under his leadership, technology for the national truck tolling systems LSVA in Switzerland and GO-Maut in Austria will be supplied and operated in both countries. Mr. Reznicek graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration with a degree in Business Administration. He then joined the Kapsch Group as a trainee in 1995 and from 1997 onwards worked for Kapsch CarrierCom as a key account manager, mainly in the aviation and banking computer centre sectors. In 2007, he moved to Kapsch TrafficCom, where he still works today. Mr. Reznicek is part of the global strategy formation group for toll technologies and also represents the company in various international organizations, such as Avenir Suisse in Switzerland.

Jrg Rthlisberger Astra

Jürg Röthlisberger

Director, Federal Roads Office FEDRO

Jürg Röthlisberger trained as a civil engineer HTL and ETH after an apprenticeship as a draughtsman. He then worked for a construction company and an engineering company. In 1997, he joined the Federal Service and initially worked for the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) as Area Manager Eastern Switzerland. From 2004, he was Deputy Director of the Road Infrastructure Department , which is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of national roads. He was appointed Deputy Director by the Federal Council in 2012. He is Director of the FEDRO since March 2015.

Gerd Scheller Siemens

Dr. Gerd Scheller

CEO Division Mobility, Siemens

As CEO of the Mobility Division of Siemens Switzerland AG, Dr. Gerd Scheller is responsible for Switzerland-wide business with mobility solutions for local and long-distance traffic, integrated mobility solutions and services. Prior to his current position, Dr. Scheller was the worldwide Managing Director responsible for the entire rail automation business for mass transit, metros and light rail at Siemens. Gerd Scheller studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich, where he also received his doctorate. He holds an M.B.A. from City University Bellevue, Washington, USA.

Andr Schneider Aroport de GenveDr. André Schneider

CEO, Genève Aéroport

After working as a professional musician in large classical orchestras, André Schneider gained his first experience when IBM decided to go into service and asked him to set up a Europe-wide IT consulting practice in Geneva. He then expanded his experience by joining the World Economic Forum and during his 12 years of work was involved in building the world's leading global multi-stakeholder platform and ultimately in globalizing this concept through his global expansion, particularly in China and the Middle East. In 2013, André Schneider joined EPFL as Vice-President for Resources and Infrastructures. On 1 September 2016, André joined Genève Aéroport as the new CEO. André Schneider is also Chairman of World Climate Ltd, the world's leading media and events platform to accelerate the development of the global green economy; Chairman of Equalary, which provides for certification of equal pay for women and men; and Vice-Chairman of Global Infrastructure Basel, the forum and summit for sustainable infrastructure.

Ueli Seewer ARE

Dr. Ulrich Seewer

Vice-director, Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE

Dr. Ulrich Seewer is Vice Director of the Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE) since March 2016. He is in charge of the Division of Spatial Development, Mobility and Infrastructure. He previously worked for over ten years at the Construction, Transport and Energy Department of the Canton of Berne, most recently as Co-Head of the Office for Public Transport and Transport Coordination (AÖV), where his responsibilities included responsibility for Berne's agglomeration programmes and overall transport coordination. He holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Berne. Ulrich Seewer lives in Berne, is married and has one daughter.

Ueli Stckelberger VV

Ueli Stückelberger

Director, Public Transport Association

After completing his law studies, Ueli Stückelberger joined the legal department of the Construction, Transport and Energy Department of the Canton of Berne in 1995. In 1999 he moved to the Federal Office of Transport. At the Federal Office of Transport he was Head of the Legal Service and Head of the Politics Department. Ueli Stückelberger is Director of the Public Transport Association since 2011. He is the father of three children.

Daniel Weder skyguide

Daniel Weder

CEO, skyguide

Daniel Weder is CEO of skyguide and has been active in the aviation industry for over 30 years. During his career at Swiss/Swissair, he distinguished himself as an integration figure, particularly in his function as Head of Marketing and Services during the restructuring and start-up phase of Swiss. In October 2007, he joined skyguide, which was in a difficult phase after various setbacks. Today, the company is solidly positioned, highly successful and well-connected internationally.

Hans Werder AM

Dr. Hans Werder

President, Avenir Mobilité

President Avenir Mobilité
Hans Werder was Secretary General of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) from 1996 to 2010. Prior to that, he worked for nine years as Secretary General of the Bernische Bau-, Verkehrs- und Energiedirektion (BVE). Hans Werder has been a state representative on the Board of Directors of Swisscom AG since April 2011. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of BLS AG.

Oliver Wimmer AEE

Dr. Oliver Wimmer

Head Strategic projects, AEE Suisse

Oliver Wimmer is responsible for strategic projects at AEE SUISSE, the umbrella organisation for renewable energies and energy efficiency and partner of cR Kommunikation AG. Previously, he worked for Swisscom and McKinsey & Company, among others. He studied business administration at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University and received his doctorate at the Research Center for International Management of the University of St. Gallen.

Res Witschi SwisscomRes Witschi

Head Corporate Responsibility, Swisscom

Res Witschi is Head of Corporate Responsibility at Swisscom since 2014. After graduating as an environmental scientist at the ETH, he worked as a sustainability specialist in various engineering firms. From 2000 onwards, he played a key role in shaping the area of corporate responsibility at Swisscom and was involved in the development of new business areas and subsidiaries.

Marcel Zuckschwerdt BAZLMarcel Zuckschwerdt

Vice-Director, Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA)

Marcel G. Zuckschwerdt has been Head of the Aviation Strategy and Policy Division of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) since 2005 and holds the position of Vice Director. Among other things, the Aviation Strategy and Policy Division processes applications for airport licences and operating licences, approves operating regulations, is responsible for the development of national aviation law and coordinates Switzerland's participation in the development of international standards. It is also responsible for concluding air traffic agreements, monitors the economic viability of airlines and airports and controls their charging systems. Marcel Zuckschwerdt is a founding member of the myclimate foundation (2002-2017) and was a member of the administrative board of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) from 2009 to 2016. He holds a degree in law from the University of Geneva and a diploma in economic development from the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. Before joining the FOCA, he held various responsible positions in the private sector and in the field of migration at the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP).