September 2010 to-date - Novartis

Global Project Portfolio Manager, PMO Lead, Information Security and Risk Management, IT Infrastructure Service, End User Computing

  • Management of project portfolios for various IT functions at strategic and operational level
  • Goal-oriented planning and control of projects in terms of costs, milestones, resources and quality for waterfalls as well as agile managed projects
  • More than 400 projects delivered with an investment volume of over half a billion Swiss francs
  • Professional leadership and coaching of over forty project managers worldwide
  • Management of portfolio reporting and controlling using KPI and dashboards for the attention of senior management
  • Introduction and implementation of a unique and detailed project cost review and forecast management system
  • Direct project management of major projects (including mergers & acquisitions programs)
  • Full strategic alignment of project portfolios in line with financial goals and strategy
  • Creation of the global IT infrastructure and IT security project budget
  • Management of strategic partners / suppliers
  • Development of the project management methodology
  • Trainer for the Novartis Project Management Methodology (ICE) and certification of more than sixty project managers
  • President of the Novartis Sports Club


January 2008 to August 2010 - Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

MIS Project Manager, Finance IT Project Portfolio Manager Project Manager

  • Implementation of portfolio management for Finance IT
  • Establishment of high-quality financial reporting on schedule
  • Expansion of data warehouse and business intelligence tools to new areas such as patient information
  • Implementation and execution of SOX based quality processes
  • Managing the Corporate Finance Dashboard project
  • Introduction of SCRUM into the project methodology
  • Leadership of the MIS User Community
  • Process Responsibility of monthly and quarterly financial statements from a financial reporting perspective
  • Delivery of various projects in the areas of business (patient tracking), budget systems, financial portals

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August 2004 to December 2007 - Clariant International Ltd.

MIS Manager

  • Implementation of ad-hoc reporting instruments for corporate controlling (SAP BW, SAP BEx)
  • Preparation of financial reports for top management (CxO) and board of directors
  • Execution of improvement projects in the area of SAP BW, SAP SEM
  • Process definition and implementation in the areas of Monthly Financial Reporting and Global Sales Reporting
  • Project management by Financial Reporting for the Cross-Divisional Global Price Management project
  • Management and monitoring of vendors

January 2004 to July 2004 - Astor Consulting


  • Acquisition of project management mandates


December 2001 to December 2003 - Data Connect AG

Member of the Executive Board,
Consulting Unit Head, Senior IT-consultant

  • Build up the Consulting Department
  • Delivered large scale master data reorganization project for Bell AG
  • Designed and implemented the database-layer for the white- and yellow pages (; at Swisscom directories as project manager and team-head. Build up, trained and developed the internal team members for the sustain phase
  • Introduced agile methodologies (Scrum, XP) to Swisscom Directories
  • Delivered the Concept of the POS management system for Coop and Migros
  • Build the EAN master data server and client architecture for merchandise master data exchange (ordering, goods receipt, Invoicing)


January 2001 to November 2001 - Comit AG

Senior Data Warehouse and BI Consultant

  • Guided the Evaluation of the Content Management System following the WTO/GATT directives for the Canton of Zurich
  • Delivered the evaluation and concept challenge for the corporate data warehouse database system for Ciba SC
  • Established the data management and process concept for the client matching at Emil Frey AG

manor logoMay 1993 to December 2000 - Manor AG

Member of the IT Executive Board,
Program Manager Data Warehouse & BI, Head of MIS/EIS

  • Headed and developed the business intelligence and MIS team
  • Evaluated and implemented the corporate Business Intelligence tools
  • Lead the corporate budgeting system project based on OLAP architecture. A very visible project that delivered high cost and time savings
  • Delivered correct and timely financial reporting and data management for all management levels
  • Migrated the old financial database into a modern data warehouse and delivered the corresponding financial reporting tools
  • Implemented the financial end-to-end application and data flow to process financial transactions of Manor's customer card between Manor and the factoring company

Coop 300August 1992 to April 1993 - Coop Basel

IT Project Manager

  • Designed, implemented and deployed Coop's long-term strategic planning tool for their branches (continuation of my licentiate)

December 1987 to July 1992 - Own company

IT Contractor

  • Several software projects for Coop Basel and Coop Bern
  • Tools used: Dbase II, Borland OO-Pascal

Coop 300May 1986 to November 1987 - Coop Basel

PC Support

  • Deployed PC based controlling tools within the Finance Department.
    Training of the controlling and accounting members
  • Deploying Controlling tools to the functions
  • Trainer for PC related topics

July 1998 to 2004

Other activities

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  • Current: President of the Novartis Sports Club,
    - Chairman of the Leadership Board
    - Operational Management of more than 1000 members in 19 sport sections
    - Leading larger sports club projects
  • Driving Communications Activities
  • 2002 - 2004: Member of the SwissICT ( program commission
  • 1998 - 2000: Chairman of the European, Middle East and African Seagate Software User Group, head of an international committee of 8 members
  • Headed annual venues in Edinburgh, Amsterdam and London. Up to 220 attendees and over 100 companies from Europe, Middle East and Africa
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