EY Switzerland to focus on integrated transformation support and seek market leadership

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After taking up his position on 1 July 2016, new CEO Marcel Stalder is to introduce a new advisory approach at audit and advisory firm EY Switzerland and restructure the Management Committee. EY now offers its customers even more comprehensive support with the transformation process triggered by digitalization. EY is strengthening its industry focus in both divisions (Financial Services and Industry Sectors), and in doing so is emphasizing its aspiration to be number one in Switzerland by 2022.

Zurich, 1 July 2016 – Marcel Stalder (45) will take over the Management Committee of EY Switzerland on 1 July 2016. The former CEO Bruno Chiomento (53) will become Chairman of the Board of Directors, which has been expanded to include a total of five members. Marcel Stalder will continue to lead the Financial Services division, where he has introduced the model for integrated transformation support over the last five years.

«All sectors are undergoing the fundamental transformation process triggered by digitalization. EY believes that going forward, cooperation between companies will increase and that they will offer consumers cross-sector solution packages. Through its integrated transformation support approach, EY provides its clients with comprehensive assistance in managing this vital transformation. We will also continue to develop our classic services such as auditing and tax advisory services. In doing this, we embrace the latest technologies and data analysis methods, as we offer not only security, but also added value,» says Marcel Stalder.

Expanded Management Committee with greater focus on sectors
The new Management Committee is being restructured and expanded to include 11 partners. The business at EY Switzerland will continue to be divided into two divisions, Financial Services and Industry Sectors. This will continue to enable EY to align itself more closely with the needs of the specific sectors within the divisions and develop customized solutions.
«The composition of the new Management Committee expresses our clear focus on sectors and services in both the Financial Services and Industry Sectors divisions. This also applies to the Board of Directors, which is being expanded from three to five people,» explains Bruno Chiomento.

Leading role across the entire sector
«EY Switzerland currently audits the largest number of the 30 companies in the Swiss Leader Index (SLI), compared to its competitors. In future, we want to also achieve great growth in our tax, transaction and advisory services through integrated transformation support and be the first port of call for companies. Together with the entire team, I am looking forward to continuing the expansion of our presence at the eleven locations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and becoming number one out of the Big Four by 2022,» says Marcel Stalder.

EY Switzerland Management Committee from 1 July 2016

Function Name Age
Chief Executive Officer Marcel Stalder 45
Chief Finance Officer Louis Siegrist 54
Chief Risk Officer Andreas Blumer* 51
Chief Talent Officer Stefan Marc Schmid* 39
Head of Industry Sectors Alessandro Miolo 47
Head of Financial Services Patrick Schwaller 44
Head of Industry Sectors Matthias Bünte* 51
Head of Financial Services Adrian Widmer* 50
Tax and Legal    
Head of Industry Sectors Daniel Gentsch* 43
Head of Financial Services Thomas Brotzer* 43
Transaction Advisory Services    
Head of Industry Sectors & Financial Services Stefan Rösch* 51

EY Switzerland Board of Directors 1 July 2016

Function Name Age
Chairman of the Board of Directors Bruno Chiomento 53
Representative of the Management Committee Marcel Stalder 45
Representative of Industry Sectors Philip Robinson 55
Representative of Financial Services Andreas Blumer* 51
Representative of Romandie and Ticino Laurent Bludzien* 47

*new members 

Biography of Marcel Stalder, CEO EY Switzerland
Marcel Stalder (45) was appointed CEO of EY Switzerland, a leading assurance and advisory firm with 11 offices in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, with effect from 1 July 2016. He has led the Financial Services division of EY Switzerland since 2013. He is a member of the management team for Financial Services Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) and has served on the EY Switzerland Board of Directors since 2014.

Marcel Stalder began his career in 1986 with a commercial apprenticeship at UBS in the canton of Lucerne, and he went on to work at UBS in Geneva from 1989 to 1993. He then studied business management at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts before joining EY Switzerland as an auditor for national and international companies in 1996. In 2000, he passed the examination in the USA to become a Certified Public Accountant. From 2001 to 2003, he worked at EY USA in Cleveland, Ohio as Assistant to the Global Head of Assurance and Advisory, and was heavily involved in the development of the global EY auditing method. From 2003 to 2005, he managed the industry auditing department at the EY head office in Basel and in 2005, after being promoted to the position of partner, he became Head of the Insurance Industry Sector. In 2010, he was promoted to Head of Advisory Business for Financial Services and in 2012 appointed as a member of the EY Switzerland Management Committee.

He is the Vice-President of the IFZ (Institute for Financial Services), Zug, and is a founder and board member of the Swiss business initiative DigitalZurich2025, with responsibility for strategy and innovation. He lives in Lucerne with his wife and three children.

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