Markus Guggenbühler


  • More than years25 of experience in various national and international management positions within IT and supply chain organizations in the retail, wholesale, industrial and banking sectors
  • 15 years CIO/COO in national and international organizations.
  • Extensive experience in strategy definition and implementation of comprehensive digital transformation programs, outsourcing initiatives, and IT organization realignments within turnaround and restructuring projects­.
  • Many years of experience in application development and software engineering
  • Extensive experience in migrations to SAP S/4 HANA and Microsoft DFO365 platforms.
  • Management of outsourcing relationships and benchmarking of IT services
  • Professional experience in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, USA

Professional Background:

  • Head of IT at an international transport company
  • Head of application development at a Swiss department store group
  • CIO of an international retail and wholesale organization in the press, food and convenience sector
  • CIO at a Swiss department store group
  • Managing Director and owner of a consulting company for IT strategy, interim and program management
  • Co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of a shared service center for HR, Finance and IT services in Switzerland and Poland.


  • Dipl. Business Economist (SGBS St. Gallen Business-School)
  • Master of Management (SGBS St. Gallen Business School)
  • Data processing clerk
  • Certified Board Member (University of St. Gallen / Swiss Board School)
  • Certified restructuring manager (DGfKM Dt. Gesellschaft für Krisenmanagement)