Congrex Switzerland has named Julia Bicher as its CEO following the departure of managing director Alain Pittet.
Bicher, 38, has spent most of her professional life in the MICE industry and has worked for the company for more than 12 years.
She participated in the management buyout in 2013 and has been a partner and member of the management board since then. She said she will continue to transform the former PCO company into a "flourishing" consultancy company specialising in association management, destination management and conference management.
"Together with my colleagues from the management team, Sabine Adam, director of business development and key accounts, and Saskia Strahberger, director finance and HR, we have a true vision which brings a unique, human-centred leadership approach to our company, that will further drive the potential of our people and our business," said Bicher.
Daniel Brändlin, chairman of the board, added: "I am delighted to confirm Julia Bicher as Congrex Switzerland’s next CEO. Julia is a great leader who has delivered already outstanding results as director operations at our company. With a deep passion for the industry, Julia will continue to build on the success story of Congrex Switzerland, leading Congrex during this transformative period in the PCO industry."
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