Management

André Wyss
Chief Executive Officer

Personal data

  • Born 1967
  • Swiss citizen

Education

  • 1992—1995
    Study of economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (HWV)
  • 1984—1987
    Apprenticeship as chemical worker at Sandoz (today Novartis)
  • between 1997—2015
    Various Executive Education Modules in Leadership Development at Harvard Business School

Professional Experience

  • Since 2018
    CEO Implenia Group
  • 2016—2018
    President of Novartis Operations (global) and Country President of Novartis Switzerland (responsible for, among other things, the entire production process, central group services such as real estate and infrastructure, IT, procurement, personnel, and accounting, as well as Corporate Affairs)
  • 2014—2018
    Member of the Executive Committee of Novartis
    Earlier: Various roles within Novartis, including Head of Finance Research & Development, Head of Pharmaceutical Production in Europe and Executive for Country and Regional Companies, including the USA, Greece, and Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa

Memberships on boards of directors

  • Ina Invest Holding AG (Member) - listed

Adrian Wyss
Head Division Real Estate

Personal data

  • Born 1975
  • Swiss citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Architect, University of Applied Sciences
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Bern University of Applied Sciences

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    Head Division Real Estate
  • 2015—2019
    Business Unit Head Modernization & Development
  • 2013—2015
    Head Modernization
  • 2006—2013
    Various functions within Implenia
  • 2000—2006
    Architect at Pfister Schiess Tropeano Architekten, Zurich

 


Jens Vollmar
Head Division Buildings and Country President Switzerland

Personal data

  • Born 1984
  • German citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Degree in business economics from the University of St. Gall (Dr. oec. HSG)

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    Head Division Buildings and Country President Switzerland
  • 2015—2018
    Business Unit Head Buildings, Implenia
  • 2014—2015
    Head Business Development Buildings, Implenia
  • 2013—2014
    Head CEO Support, Implenia
  • 2011—2013
    Senior Consultant at the Institute for Finance, Financial Law, and Law & Economics, University of St. Gall (HSG)

Additional functions and offices

  • Lecturer in the areas of Controlling, Financial Accounting, and M&A, University of St. Gall (HSG)
  • Member of Executive Board Development Switzerland

 


Christian Späth
Head Division Civil Engineering

Personal data

  • Born 1968

  • German citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Civil Engineering, Master of Science, Technical University Munich

Professional career

  • since 2020
    Head of Civil Engineering Division
  • 2019-2020
    Head of Business Unit Civil at Implenia
  • 2015-2019
    Head of Tunnel Construction Division at Implenia
  • 2013-2015
    Head of Tunnel Construction Germany and Austria at Implenia
  • 2012-2013
    Specialist and management roles in complex projects at Implenia
  • 2005-2012
    Various management roles in the field of tunnel and civil engineering
  • 1995-2005
    Construction and project manager tunnel construction at Hochtief

Anita Eckardt
Head Division Specialties

Personal data

  • Born 1973
  • Danish citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Master of International Business, Munich Business School
  • Executive Coach, Coaching Institute Copenhagen

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    Head Division Specialties
  • 2019—2019
    CEO of Habitects AG
  • 2017—2018
    Chief Operating Officer at CRH Swiss Distribution
  • 2008—2016
    CMO Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark & Sales Director Vetrotech Saint-Gobain International
  • 2005—2008
    Global Key Account & Marketing Manager at Bang & Olufsen
  • 2001—2005
    Global Brand Manager at Grundfos

 


Marco Dirren
Chief Financial Officer

Personal data

  • Born 1973
  • Swiss citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • MSc in Finance and Financial Law, University of London
  • Executive MBA in International Management, FH Bern / University of Pejing / Babson College Boston
  • Study of economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (HWV)

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    CFO Implenia Group
  • 2014—2019
    CFO of the Infrastructure Division at SBB
  • 2010—2014
    CFO of the Aviation Division at RUAG
  • 2006—2010
    Commercial Finance Director of Compass Group in London

 


Claudia Bidwell
Chief Human Resources Officer

Personal data

  • Born 1966
  • Swiss and German citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics from London University (UCL)
  • British Psychological Society, certified in “Work & Organizational Assessment”

Professional Experience

  • Since 2020
    Chief Human Resources Officer Implenia Group
  • 2019 - 2020 
    Global Head of People and Organization Development as well as Head HR Switzerland at Implenia
  • 2017 – 2019 
    Global HR Head Talent Development & Organisational Capability at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • 2004 – 2017  
    Various leadership positions within Novartis

Dr. German Grüniger
General Counsel

Personal data

  • Born 1969
  • Swiss citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Stanford Executive Program (SEP), 2019
  • Lic. iur., University of Freiburg
  • Dr. iur, University of Basel
  • LL.M, New York University
  • Attorney at Law
  • Standford Executive Program (SEP), 2019

Professional Experience

  • Since 2014
    General Counsel Implenia Group
  • 2007—2014
    Partner at Baur Hürlimann law firm
  • 1996—2006
    Intern / Associate at Baur Hürlimann
  • 1995—1996
    Law clerk at court

Memberships on Boards of Directors

  • MediData AG (Member)
  • Bürgenstock Hotels AG (Member)
  • Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (Member)

Additional functions and offices

  • Board of Trustees of the Felsenweg am Bürgenstock Foundation (Member)

 


Matthias Jacob
Head Country Management

Personal data

  • Born 1961
  • German citizen

Position

  • Member of the Implenia Executive Committee

Education

  • Civil Engineering, Dipl.-Ing., 1987, TU Dortmund
  • Completed Dissertation, 1995, TU Dortmund

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019
    Head Country Management Implenia Group
  • Since 2018
    Business Unit Head Implenia Buildings Germany
  • 2011—2017
    Technical Managing Director of Wolff & Müller Holding GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2007—2010
    Chairman of the Management of Bilfinger Hochbau GmbH
  • 2005—2010
    Member of management of Bilfinger Hochbau GmbH

Additional functions and offices

  • Vice-President of Technology of the Federation of the German Construction Industry
  • Chairman of the Executive Board, German Concrete and Construction Engineering Association
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Initiative “planen-bauen 4.0”
  • Lectureship at the University of Wuppertal