Caran d’Ache president: “We are a love brand” Caran d’Ache president: “We are a love brand” Caran d’Ache president: “We are a love brand”
Carole Hübscher, chairwoman of Caran d’Ache, the famed-manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, discusses how to profit from disruption, why maintaining Swiss character remains a challenge, and whether working in a family business adds additional pressure.
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The CEO of AMAG can be a “really nasty guy”
The CEO of AMAG Group can be a “really nasty guy,” when he’s not happy. Morten Hannesbo revealed this when we talked to him about how he gives a long leash but still controls things. Morten Hannesbo has led AMAG, the biggest automotive company in Switzerland, for nine years, but it’s sometimes been a bumpy road for the Dane. During the 2015 VW emission scandal, for instance, he had to be in constant crisis management mode. How does he cope with the pressure and what drives this car aficionado?
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Logitech’s Bracken Darrell: The CEO who once fired himself
Since the American took over as president and CEO of Logitech, the Swiss technology accessories company has known only one direction: up! So what’s Bracken Darrell’s key to success and how did his modest upbringing in western Kentucky shape him as an executive.
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Migros chairman: Our founder was a disruptor like Jeff Bezos
Andrea Broggini, the chairman of Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer and private employer, talks about the complexity of his job, the challenges in the industry, and the threat of new disruptors.
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Switzerland’s top headhunter: “I’m in the business of making people happy”
For almost 40 years, Bjørn Johansson has quietly been one of the most influential businessmen in the country. As head of a boutique executive-search firm, he has placed nearly 1,000 CEOs and chairmen around the world. What has his work taught him about leadership and how do Swiss executives compare to their international competitors?
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Winfried Ruigrok: “Swiss executives punch above their weight”
The Laver Cup began in 2017 and pits the best tennis players in Europe against those from the rest of the world, including legends both active and retired. CEO Steve Zacks talks about the challenges of launching a new tournament, the potential for a women’s version, and how to set ticket prices.
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How to deal with mistakes when errors can be deadly
As Switzerland’s air navigation controller, skyguide steers more than a million flights each year through some of Europe’s most complex airspace. How does CEO Alex Bristol and his team deal with the daily pressure and how can he as a leader define the corporate culture regarding safety?
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“Switzerland needs to stay hungry,” says UBS’s Axel Lehmann
Axel Lehmann knows about dealing with competition. As president of UBS Switzerland, the pressure to stay on top is intense. What’s key, he says, is to always stay hungry. It’s advice that also applies to Switzerland, because “our competition is everywhere.”
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“Little need” for a Swiss digital currency, says SNB’S Jordan
Sweden’s central bank recently announced plans to introduce a national cryptocurrency, thanks to the country’s fast-growing cashless trend. So will Switzerland follow suit? Not so fast, says SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan.
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Ulrich Spiesshofer: A long-term thinker in a rapidly changing industry
The CEO of Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB is in the midst of transforming the company into a more focused industrial player. How does he deal with the pressure, the criticism, and activist shareholders along the way?
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Ramon Vega: From grade A footballer to triple A asset manager
The former Swiss international is now a successful financial adviser in London, and he sees a lot of similarities between the world of a top-level athlete and the world of the financial industry.
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Why the ex-“Mr. Switzerland Tourism” thinks the Swiss are too modest
Jürg Schmid has been at the helm of Switzerland’s marketing and sales organization for almost 18 years. What does the tourism expert think about the big challenges in the industry, the international competition, and the Swiss “high price island”?
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Patrick Frost: “It wasn’t easy talking about my cancer diagnosis”
The CEO of Switzerland’s biggest life insurer, who had to undergo cancer treatment last year, talks about his return to work, his leadership principles and how he balances his executive duties with being a father to three small children.
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CEO of Roger Federer Foundation: “We don’t do show, we do philanthropy”
With all his success, Roger Federer has always felt the need to give something back to those less fortunate. In 2003 he started a foundation that supports educational programs for children. CEO Janine Händel talks about the challenges of her job and her famous boss.
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“We are banquiers, not bankers,” says Rahn+Bodmer partner
Rahn+Bodmer, Switzerland’s oldest private bank, has offered traditional personalized asset management for almost 270 years. One of the bank’s five partners, Martin H. Bidermann, tells us why other banks could learn from their model and how he deals with the pressure of having unlimited liability as an owner.

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