Board of Directors and Advisory Board

We rely on expert advice to rethink and adjust the course of our business. Our BoD and Advisory Board therefore serve as a sound board, filling knowledge gaps and providing solid advice on how to solve challenges and achieve current business goals.

Reto Zbinden
Chairman of the Board
Reto Steinmann
Board Member
Besfort Kuqi
Board Member
Prof. Dr. Stefan
Hunziker
Advisor
Anuschka Küng
Advisor
Dr. Patrick Wegmann
Advisor

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    Reto Zbinden

    Chairman of the Board

    Lawyer Reto C. Zbinden, owner of Swiss Infosec AG and co-founder of Swiss GRC AG, has been working as a consultant and trainer for 30 years in addition to his company management activities. In the areas of integral security, information security, data protection and IT security, he is perceived as an accomplished specialist and connoisseur of the “state of the art” and best practice. His areas of expertise are security and organisation, certification in the field of information security and the legal aspects of information security, such as archiving, data protection and contract law in the field of IT/information security. His expertise in the latest security and data protection developments in Switzerland and abroad is appreciated beyond the country’s borders. In his work, he always focuses on practical conformity and economic efficiency.

    Reto Steinmann

    Board of Directors

    Reto Steinmann, Member of the Executive Board at Swiss Infosec AG and Member of the Board of Directors at Swiss GRC AG, holds a degree in Computer Science HF with a specialisation in Business Informatics. He deepened his knowledge in information security by successfully completing the MAS Information Security at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Through his various activities as a system engineer, network and security engineer, project manager and IT security officer, he has over 20 years of experience in the areas of information technology, information and IT security as well as valuable know-how in project management. Reto Steinmann works for numerous clients in various industries. He works on mandates in the areas of risk management, information and IT security, setting up and operating information security management systems (ISMS) according to ISO 27001 and security audits. He also regularly takes on mandates as an external security officer. His comprehensive expert know-how and his practice-oriented approach are highly appreciated by his clients, true to the principle that security must be realisable and liveable in practice!

    Besfort Kuqi

    CEO & Board of Directors

    Besfort Kuqi is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss GRC AG. He has been involved in the topics of Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) for over 10 years. His focus is on the digitalisation, integration and optimisation of management and control systems in companies and organisations. Specifically, Besfort Kuqi deals with issues around risk management, internal control systems (ICS) and compliance and security management. As a Project Management Professional (PMP), Besfort Kuqi supports nationally and internationally active companies and organisations in developing, implementing and presenting company-specific analyses and concepts to solve organisational and technical problems in GRC processes. Besfort Kuqi has co-developed the Swiss GRC Toolbox – a software solution for the systematic mapping and management of the many GRC disciplines – since its inception, he has successfully introduced it at many companies and organisations and has thus contributed to higher efficiency, transparency and acceptance in matters of management and control systems.

    Prof. Dr. Stefan Hunziker

    Advisory Board

    Prof. Dr Stefan Hunziker is Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control Systems at the Lucerne School of Business, Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ. He is a member of the Institute’s Executive Board and heads the Risk & Compliance Management Competence Centre at IFZ. For more than 15 years he has been committed to further developing risk management in practice, always considering current scientific findings. Stefan Hunziker leads the continuing education programmes CAS Governance, Risk and Compliance (CAS GRC) and the specialist course Corporate Risk Management at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. As head of the MSc International Financial Management, he also trains international students in risk management and internal control. Prof. Hunziker has various teaching assignments in the areas of risk management, internal control systems and financial management. He coaches and advises organisations on the establishment and operation of risk management. Stefan Hunziker is the author of numerous books and articles, especially on holistic risk management and internal control systems. He is heavily involved in practice-oriented research and leads major federally funded projects (innosuisse). He regularly gives presentations at national and international conferences and is thus in close contact with the international risk community.

    Anuschka Küng

    Advisory Board

    Anuschka Küng has been a partner in the Acons Group since 2005 and has been the managing director of Acons Governance & Audit AG since 2007. She accompanies mandates from various industries in the implementation of the requirements for corporate governance and corporate monitoring. In the area of internal auditing, her client mandates include the management of internal auditing (outsourcing), auditing or consulting activities (co-sourcing) and the performance of quality assessments. In the areas of risk management, ICS, compliance management and process management, she oversees the implementation or further development of corresponding requirements such as the performance of risk assessments (ISO 31000, PS 890, ISO 9001), the design of specific requirements for risk control, the assessment of process control or the ICS, as well as the design of compliance management. She also works as a risk manager for an industrial company, responsible for GL/VR reporting. Anuschka Küng worked for several years as a Risk & Compliance Officer for an asset manager of collective capital investments and is now a member of the Board of Directors. As a lecturer, she teaches at various universities of applied sciences and institutes on the topics of corporate governance, risk management/ICS and internal auditing.

    Dr. Patrick Wegmann

    Advisory Board

    Dr. Patrick Wegmann is Chairman of the Board of Directors and COO of Lifetec AG, based in Dietikon ZH, a full-service provider for operational first aid and integral risk management. He studied and obtained his doctorate in financial market theory at the University of St. Gallen and has more than 20 years of software and consulting experience in risk management. In 1999, Dr. Patrick Wegmann co-founded Avanon AG, a leading software provider for operational risk management. After the acquisition of Avanon AG by Thomson Reuters, he was Head of Product Business for Enterprise Risk at Thomson Reuters until the beginning of 2019. Patrick Wegmann is a lecturer in risk management at the University of Basel, the Lucerne School of Business, the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Kalaidos UAS and the Institute of Financial Planning.