Press release

20 Jun 2024

EY Switzerland: new member of the Board of Directors and new heads for the insurance, consulting and assurance businesses

Zurich, 20 June 2024. – At the start of its new financial year on 1 July 2024 EY Switzerland is announcing new appointments to its Board of Directors and to the insurance, consulting and assurance businesses.

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  • Sabine Betz new Head of Consulting (Financial Services) at EY Switzerland
  • Virginie Casals appointed to the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland
  • André Dylan Kohler takes over responsibility for Insurance (Financial Services) at EY Switzerland
  • Olivier Mange becomes Head of Assurance (Non-Financial Services) at EY Switzerland

Zurich, 20 June 2024. – At the start of its new financial year on 1 July 2024 EY Switzerland is announcing new appointments to its Board of Directors and to the insurance, consulting and assurance businesses.

Virginie Casals has been elected as a new member of the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland. She will succeed Sabine Betz with effect from 1 July 2024. Ms Betz will become the new Head of FSO (Financial Services Organization) Switzerland Consulting and a member of the Executive Board. She will step down from the Board of Directors.

Ms Casals has been with EY for 20 years. She began her career with a large consulting firm and joined the tax division at EY in London in 2004. She holds a master’s in European business and political science. At EY Switzerland she is Head of Global Compliance & Reporting. Her many years spent as a compliance expert in Luxembourg, the UK and Switzerland mean she brings extensive international experience, a large network and in-depth knowledge of regulation, risk and compliance.

Sabine Betz new Head of Consulting

Sabine Betz will become the new Head of Consulting (Financial Services) at EY Switzerland from 1 July 2024. She succeeds Adrian Widmer, who has successfully built up the consulting business over recent years and is now retiring. In her most recent position at EY as Head of Insurance, she made a major contribution to positioning EY as a top-class services company with an outstanding reputation in the Swiss insurance market. Ms Betz began her career as an actuary with a large Swiss insurance group and holds a master’s in maths and IT.

André Dylan Kohler becomes Head of Insurance

André Dylan Kohler will become Insurance Sector Leader in the FSO Switzerland at EY Switzerland, with effect from 1 July 2024. He succeeds Sabine Betz.

Mr Kohler studied accountancy and has been Head of Financial Services Risk Management at EY since 2019. He has played a large part in successfully growing the team to over 80 people and implementing various transformation projects in risk and compliance.

Olivier Mange appointed new Head of Assurance

Oliver Mange will become the new Assurance Managing Partner for Switzerland with effect from 1 July 2024 and be responsible for the Assurance Service Line (Non-Financial Services) in Switzerland.

A native of Bern, he began his career at EY in Zurich in 2003. He has worked as an accountant for several national and international clients. Mr Mange holds a degree in business administration and is a certified accountant. Most recently at EY Switzerland he was Government & Public Sector Leader, ran the Bern office and had responsibility for the Central Region market.

He succeeds André Schaub, who from 1 July will be taking on a new role as EMEIA TMT Industry Leader (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) at EY and a member of the EMEIA Executive Board. As he assumes this position he will step down as Assurance Managing Partner for Switzerland after seven years in the job.

Stefan Rösch-Rütsche, Country Managing Partner of EY, said: “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to my colleagues and am very much looking forward to working with them. These appointments demonstrate that the leadership team of EY Switzerland is well set for the future. My thanks go to André Schaub for his outstanding work and I wish him all the best in his new role. Special thanks to Adrian Widmer, who is taking well-earned retirement after a long and remarkably successful career.” Professor Andreas Blumer, Chairman of EY Switzerland, added: “I am delighted to welcome Virginie Casals to the Board of Directors of EY Switzerland. Her knowledge, experience, international network and fresh outlook will make her an excellent member. I must express my thanks to Sabine Betz for her extraordinary commitment on the board and wish her every success in her new role.”

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