Besfort Kuqi is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Swiss GRC. For more than 10 years he has been working on the topics of Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). His focus is on digitalization, integration and optimization of management and control systems in companies and organizations.
Specifically, Besfort Kuqi deals with issues related to risk management, internal control systems (ICS) and compliance & security management. As a Project Management Professional (PMP), Besfort Kuqi supports national and international companies and organizations in the development, implementation and presentation of company-specific analyses and concepts for the solution of organizational and technical problems in GRC processes.
Besfort Kuqi has co-developed the Swiss GRC Toolbox, a software solution for the systematic mapping and administration of the many GRC disciplines, from the very beginning, and has successfully introduced it to many companies and organizations, thus contributing to greater efficiency, transparency and acceptance in the area of management and control systems.
As founder and owner of Swiss Infosec AG, Reto Zbinden has not only managed the company for 30 years, but is also active as consultant and trainer. In the areas of Integral Security, information security, data protection and IT security he is perceived to be an accomplished specialist and knowledgeable in the state of the art and the best practices. His specialist areas are security and organisation, certification in information security and the legal aspects of information security, amongst them archiving and data protection and contract law within IT and information security. His specialist knowledge about the latest national and international security and data protection development is esteemed also abroad. During his work, he puts an emphasis on praxis conformity and economy.
Reto Steinmann, Member of the Excecutive Board, is a graduate computer scientist (Informatiker HF) with a major in business IT. He deepened his know-how in the field of 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 fields of information technology, information and IT security as well as valuable know-how in project management.
Reto Steinmann works for numerous customers in various industries. At Swiss Infosec AG, he works on mandates in the areas of risk management, information and IT security, development and operation of information security management systems (ISMS) according to ISO 27001 and security audits. He also regularly takes on mandates as external security officer. His comprehensive expert know-how and his practice-oriented approach are highly valued by his clients, true to the principle Security must be realizable in practice and must be able to be lived!
Bord of Advisors
Prof. Dr. oec. HSG Stefan Hunziker
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 Center at IFZ.
For more than 15 years, he has been involved in the further development of risk management in practice, always taking into account current scientific findings. Stefan Hunziker leads the continuing education programs CAS Governance, Risk and Compliance (CAS GRC) and the specialized 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 holds various lectureships in the areas of risk management, internal control systems and financial management. He coaches and advises organizations 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 strongly committed to practice-oriented research and leads major federally funded projects (innosuisse). He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and is thus in close contact with the international risk community.
Anuschka Küng, is a business economist FH and works full-time as managing director of Acons Governance & Audit AG. She has been dealing with corporate governance issues for about 25 years. Her core competencies include management systems such as risk management, internal control systems and compliance management. She is also specialized in the tasks of internal auditing. She is active in these governance topics for various companies in diverse industries in out- and co-sourcing, implementation and operationalization as well as in consulting and as a lecturer. Anuschka Küng is also on the board of directors of a Swiss asset manager for collective investment schemes and a Swiss insurance company.
Dr. Patrick Wegmann
Dr. Patrick Wegmann is Chairman and COO of Lifetec AG, based in Dietikon ZH, a full-service provider for operational first aid and integral risk management. He studied and received his PhD 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, 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 early 2019. Patrick Wegmann is a lecturer for risk management at the University of Basel, the Lucerne School of Business, the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Kalaidos UAS and the Institute for Financial Planning.