30.04.2020 - Christoph Brand (50) will take up his new position as the CEO of Axpo Holding AG on 1 May. He succeeds Chairman Thomas Sieber, who has been responsible for interim operative management of the company since October 2019.
"I am pleased that Christoph Brand is now taking over operative management. His personality, leadership spirit and experience in communications technology and digitalisation makes him the ideal addition at the top of the company," says Axpo Chairman Thomas Sieber.
During this time of lock-down and working from home, the start will be a special one for Christoph Brand. "It's truly a challenge to start as the CEO when you cannot greet employees personally. The current, global crisis will change our relationship to work, energy and innovation." The new Axpo CEO is convinced: "As a leading energy company, Axpo is in an excellent position to take advantage of the opportunities arising from this situation."
Brand was previously the CEO of TX Market, which owns companies such as Ricardo, Tutti, Jobs, Homegate, etc. Prior to this, he was the CEO of the software company Adcubum, the CEO of the telecommunications company Sunrise, the CEO of Bluewin and held key positions at Swisscom, latterly as Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Group Executive Board.
Christoph Brand has a degree in economics from the University of Bern and completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD.