Christoph Brand takes over as the CEO of Axpo on 1 May


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.

Axpo Holding AG

Corporate Communications

T 0800 44 11 00 (Schweiz) 
T +41 56 200 41 10 (International)

(08.00 - 17.30)

More media releases

Show all

Company 21.09.2015

Board of Directors nominates Thomas Sieber as new Chairman

The Glarner Thomas Sieber (53), Chairman of Salt Mobile SA, is expected to be appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Axpo Holding AG at the Annual General Meeting on 11 March 2016. The Axpo Holding AG Board of Directors decided unanimously to put this motion before the General Annual Meeting. Sieber will succeed Robert Lombardini (66), who is retiring and has been Chairman since 2004.

Read more

Limmern pumped-storage plant 18.12.2015

First machine group at the Limmern pumped-storage power plant successfully synchronised with the grid for the first time

Today – for the first time – the first machine group at the Limmern pumped-storage power plant in the Glarus Alps has been successfully synchronised with the electricity grid. This represents a crucial milestone for the construction project. The Limmern pumped-storage power plant's total pumping and total turbine capacity are each rated at 1,000 MW. This will increase the output of the Linth-Limmern power plants from its current level of 480 MW to 1,480 MW. Axpo remains on schedule with 'Linthal 2015 which is currently the biggest construction project within the Swiss energy sector. The highly flexible plant will make an important contribution towards grid stability – and therefore security of supply – for both Switzerland and Europe.

Read more

International business 20.10.2015

Axpo U.S. starts its activities by appointing Jeremy Wodakow as Managing Director

Axpo will start its business activities in theUnited States in 2016. Effective January 1st 2016, Jeremy Wodakow, the previous Head of North America Gas & Power Origination and Structuring at Noble Americas based in Stamford CT, will take on the role of the Managing Director of Axpo U.S.. This appointment marks the beginning of the business activities of Axpo in the United States. So far, Axpo has been serving 35 European markets. By entering the U.S. market, the company aims at generating additional profits in the energy trading business.

Read more