PwC Switzerland appoints new leadership team and new partners

02 Jul 2018

Press release

#pwc #new_management #new_partners

With the handover of Urs Honegger’s duties to the new CEO Andreas Staubli, on 1 July 2018 a new management team takes over the leadership of PwC Group Switzerland. Alongside Andreas Staubli, the seven-person management team comprises three line of service leaders and three market or industry leaders. New to the team are Gustav Baldinger (Leader Advisory), Norbert Kühnis (Leader Family Business and Middle Market) and Patrick Mäder (Financial Services Industry Leader). In addition to this, eleven members of staff have been appointed partner with effect from the beginning of July 2018.

Zurich, 2 July 2018 – On 1 July 2018, Andreas Staubli takes over as CEO and three new line of service leaders join the leadership team of PwC Group Switzerland. Gustav Baldinger succeeds Wolfgang Riederas as leader of the Advisory line of service and member of the management board. Norbert Kühnis, who heads family business and middle market, and Patrick Mäder, in charge of the financial services sector, join the management team in their capacity as market and industry leaders. Andreas Staubli comments as follows: “The new team makes sure that the decisions made by the partners and PwC’s focus on clients, industries, its employees and digital transformation are implemented systematically. The individual members bring together industry and specialist knowledge that will be key to developing first-class solutions and helping our clients move ahead with the complex issues they face, now and going forward.”

In addition to this, eleven members of staff have been appointed partner with effect from 1 July 2018. These experts combine knowledge and experience gathered in a wide range of industries on client engagements ranging from strategy development to practical implementation.

Name Line of Service Office
Maja Baiocco Assurance Zürich
Robert Ballantine Assurance Zürich
Thibaut de Haller Tax and Legal  Geneva
Yousuf Khan Assurance Zürich
Michael Kuss Assurance Zürich
Matthias Leybold Assurance Zürich
Matthias Marbach Tax and Legal  Zürich
Jens Probst Assurance Zürich
Sandra Ragaz-Fumia Tax and Legal  Zürich
Wolfgang Schurr Assurance Zürich
Philip Sommer Assurance Bern

Andreas Staubli is delighted to see the partnership extended: “Our success is based on longterm relationships of trust with our clients. Thanks to their outstanding professional knowhow and their passion for their job and serving their clients, the new partners have made a substantial contribution to the success of PwC. We look forward to working together, both within the partner network and with our clients.

You will find more information on the organisation and management of PwC Switzerland here.

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Jan-Hendrik Völker-Albert

Head of Marketing, PR & Communications, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 18 85


Eva Oberholzer

Head Communications Digital & Industries Services, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 16 88