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For CEOs by CEOs

The CEO-Circle is an exclusive peer network for CEOs of large Swiss companies as well as Swiss subsidiaries of international conglomerates.


The purpose of the CEO-Circle is to provide a trusted platform for CEOs with similar challenges to exchange best practices and know-how outside the more formal, broader bodies that already exist. The CEO-Circle fosters and facilitates Peer Coaching and Peer Consulting on special topics building on the mutual trust, confidentiality and understanding.

Self-governed and independent

The CEO-Circle is governed by the CEO-Circle Board (see below). The CEO-Circle Board – in close collaboration with its members – defines the range of activities and topics. For ensuring complete independence and confidentiality, the CEO-Circle is independent of any advisors and sponsors and is self-financed by its members.

Our promises

The CEO-Circle builds on central promises and fosters a valuable exchange amongst the members:

Exclusive: Invitation-based, CEOs of large Swiss companies or GMs of substantial Swiss subsidiaries of international conglomerates.

Self-governed:  The Membership-Criteria, the choice of topics and the creation of the format will be defined by the Board of the CEO-Circle

Confidential: All members are committed to highest confidentiality

Informal: The exchange will take place in an inspiring atmosphere that is private and exclusive and will be held through insightful discussions at a roundtable

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Functional Circles (CEO-/ CFO-/ CHRO-/ CMO-Circle)

CEOs (or CFOs, CMOs, CHROs) of the largest and most influential companies of Switzerland gather in an intimate and confidential setting in order to discuss current challenges of their function.

Regional Circles (Zurich / Basel / Romandie)

In order to discuss megatrends and cross-functional challenges, C-Talks organizes regional circles in which all members, independent of their function, come together. The main focus is on an open dialogue and discussion among peers.

Peer-to-Peer Forums

For the peer-to-peer forum approx. 6-10 participants gather in an intimate setting to discuss concrete challenges and problems they face. This C-Talks format is hosted by a professional moderator, who is also a C-Talks member and was specifically trained for this role.

Peer-To-Peer Forum

Zurich, 18 May 2017

Peer-To-Peer Forum

Zurich, 10 July 2017

Peer-To-Peer Forum

Zurich, 5 October 2017

Romandie CXO-Circle

Romandie, 20 November 2017

Peer-To-Peer Forum

Basel, 20 June 2017

Basel CXO-Circle

Basel, 22 August 2017

Basel CXO-Circle

Basel, 23 October 2017

Peer-To-Peer Forum

Zurich, 23 November 2017


Zurich, 27 June 2017

Zurich CXO-Circle

Zurich, 29 August 2017

Peer-To-Peer Forum

Basel, 20 November 2017



Zurich Peer-To-Peer Forum

Zurich, 06. February

Basel CXO-Circle

Basel, 09. April

Romandie, Peer-To-Peer Forum

Romandie, 07. February

Zurich Peer-To-Peer Forum

Zurich, 24. April

Romandie CXO-Cirlce Lunch

Romandie, 08. February

Zurich Peer-To-Peer Forum

Zurich, 23. October



The CEO-Circle is an exclusive peer network for CEOs of large Swiss companies as well as Swiss subsidiaries of international conglomerates.

Ameropa Holding AG
Jan Kadanik

Bank-now AG
Erich Wild

Bâloise Schweiz
Michael Müller

Burkhalter Holding AG
Marco Syfrig

Cembra Money Bank AG
Robert Oudmayer

Cognizant Technology Solutions
Stefan Metzger

Etihad Airways
Gianni Tronza

Ernst & Young AG
Bruno Chiomento

Generali Non-Life
Christian Conti

Havas AG
Frank Bodin

IBM Deutschland GmbH
Christian Keller

Japan Tobacco International
Eddy Pirard

Stefan Pfister

Liebherr International
Andreas Böhm

LifeWatch AG
Stephan Rietiker

Willi Miesch

Mettler-Toledo (Schweiz) GmbH
Simon Kalbermatten

Mövenpick Holding AG
Gernot Haack

Notenstein La Roche Privatbank AG
Adrian Künzi

Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG
Monika Jänicke

Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd.
Stefan Karlen

Russell Reynolds Associates
Matthias Oberholzer

Solvias AG
Karen Huebscher

Steiner AG
Daniel Ducrey

Tele Columbus
Timm Degenhardt

Triumph International
Markus Spiesshofer

Zur Rose AG
Walter Oberhänsli

Special Guest
Hanspeter Ackermann

Special Guest
Andreas Gattiker

Special Guest
Alexander Kühnen

Special Guest
Eric Sarasin

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