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Swiss Executive Group
Meet our leadership team in Switzerland
Reto Savoia, CEO of Deloitte Switzerland
Reto is the CEO of Deloitte Switzerland and a member of the Executive of Deloitte North and South Europe. Prior to his current role, he held various leadership positions within Deloitte: from transforming, as Managing Partner Tax & Legal, our tax business from 2011 to 2016, to driving the strong expansion of our market footprint as Clients & Industries leader from 2016 to 2019. Furthermore, he served from 2013 to 2019 as a board member of Deloitte UK, respectively Deloitte North and South Europe.
Having spent 15 years with Deloitte, combined with over 20 years of industry experience, providing solutions to clients' complex challenges still excites Reto. He is a Swiss international and corporate tax professional with particular experience in cross-border structuring, M&A and business reorganisations. Reto has masters' degrees in business administration and law from the University of St. Gallen, and is a member of the Board of economiesuisse.
Anna Celner, Managing Partner, Global
Anna is the Global Banking & Capital Markets Practice Leader for Deloitte, with the responsibility for setting and executing the global banking strategy. In this role, she leads strategic client portfolio, go-to-market strategy, and the coordination of Deloitte's global network to help banking clients address their strategic priorities and respond to regulatory, technology, and growth challenges.
Anna is also responsible for managing the global relationships of the Swiss firm, bringing the power of Deloitte's global expertise and insights to Swiss clients. She is a Vice Chairman of Deloitte UK and the global lead client service partner for a major financial services organisation. She has been a member of the Swiss Executive team since 2010 and has over 25 years of experience serving financial services institutions in Europe and the US.
Markus Weber, Chief Operating Officer
Markus is Deloitte's Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Executive team in Switzerland. He leads the Internal Enabling Functions and is a senior tax expert with more than 20 years of experience in investment fund structuring, U.S. Withholding Taxes & Reporting and other operational taxes as well as tax transparency regimes. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was the managing director of a fund management company, followed by a role as executive director in the group tax department of a leading Swiss bank, where he was responsible for compliance with cross-border U.S. tax regulations.
Veronica Melian, Chief People Officer
Veronica is a Partner with more than 25 years of consulting experience. She leads the Human Capital Practice in Switzerland, having previously been the Americas Human Capital Leader. Since October 2022, Veronica also holds the role of Chief People Officer for Deloitte Switzerland, leading the company’s People & Purpose function as part of the Swiss Executive team.
She has extensive experience leading large scale global transformation programmes and enabling organizations to embrace evolutions in work, the workforce and the workplace. She advises business leaders on how to transform the way their business operates and prepares them for the future of work. Veronica holds an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in Psychology of Human Resources from the University of Valencia.
Liza Engel, Chief Sustainability Officer
Liza is Chief Sustainability Officer, managing partner and member of the Swiss Executive team at Deloitte Switzerland. She oversees the progress of Deloitte’s WorldClimate strategy in Switzerland, which drives our firm’s responsible climate choices and guides us to achieve our net zero objectives.
Liza provides cross-business leadership for Deloitte Switzerland’s Sustainability services including managing its strategic direction and driving critical shifts to adapt to the changing sustainability landscape.
Liza was previously Chief People Officer where she led their people and purpose division through an agile transformation. She has over 20 years of experience in transformation strategy with expertise in organisational effectiveness, digital transformation and experience design.
Liza is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and improving the communities in which we serve. She spearheaded the launch of the Swiss firm’s volunteering platform and is an active volunteer where her focus is on empowering future leaders.
Ronald Hafner, Chief Strategy Officer
Ronnie is a consulting partner in Switzerland as well as a member of Deloitte’s EMEA Technology leadership. Ronnie has over 25 years’ experience, spanning the full range of start-up businesses to world-leading companies in industries including manufacturing, packaged goods and life sciences, covering major transformational change in many of those industries. His work covers Organizational design, IT/ERP Strategy and Program Management. In his prior life he was CEO and founder of a global consulting firm.
Alessandro Miolo, Managing Partner, Audit & Assurance
Alessandro is the Managing Partner for Deloitte's Audit & Assurance practice and a member of the Swiss Executive team. A Swiss Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience, Alessandro has been lead partner on numerous major national and international audit and advisory mandates. Alessandro is responsible for widening the scope of the firm's assurance services and developing the next generation of audit services. He also plays a leading role in Deloitte's CFO network, helping CFOs of Swiss organisations manage the complexities of their roles, tackle their company's most compelling challenges and adapt to strategic shifts in the market.
Reto Gerber, Managing Partner, Tax & Legal
Reto is the Managing Partner for Deloitte's Tax & Legal Practice and a member of Executive team of Deloitte Switzerland. He is also part of the Tax & Legal Executive team for Deloitte North and South Europe and a Swiss Certified Tax Expert with nearly 25 years of experience. Reto is one of the leading M&A tax specialists in Switzerland and particularly savvy in cross-border and domestic corporate restructuring topics. Reto is the lead tax advisor of several Swiss-based listed companies and advises Swiss and foreign-based private equity houses. Reto holds a master's degree in law from the University of Berne.
Klaus Julisch, Managing Partner, Risk Advisory
Dr. Klaus Julisch is Managing Partner for Risk Advisory, a member of the Swiss Executive and lead partner of Deloitte's cyber practice in Switzerland. As a member of the European cyber leadership team, he takes part in managing the growth of Deloitte's cyber services across the region. On the client side, Klaus works across industries and specialises in cyber security solutions that enable digital innovation and business growth while protecting organisations' brands, data, and technology infrastructure. Klaus has over 20 years of experience in cyber security and risk management. His work has been published internationally, and he holds 15 patents in the areas of security and privacy.
Adam Stanford, Managing Partner, Consulting
Adam leads the Deloitte Switzerland's Consulting practice, and is a member of the Swiss Executive and the Executive of Deloitte Consulting in North and South Europe (NSE). Since joining Deloitte in 2008, Adam has led the Swiss Consulting Financial Services practice and the Swiss Consulting Strategy & Operations practice. Adam started his career in private banking in Switzerland and was the global COO of a listed fintech company.
During his career in banking and professional services, Adam has accumulated nearly 30 years of experience advising senior executives and boards on areas such as restructuring, post-merger integration, business strategy development and operating model design. Adam serves strategic accounts in Switzerland and globally as lead client service partner and lead consulting partner and regularly contributes to Swiss media in areas concerning the financial services industry and innovation.
Konstantin von Radowitz, Managing Partner, Financial Advisory
Konstantin is the Managing Partner of Deloitte Switzerland’s Financial Advisory practice and a member of the Swiss Executive team. He has nearly 25 years of experience focused on serving industrial clients in the domestic market and internationally. His extensive expertise includes large transformation programmes and complex M&A transactions.
Jean-Francois Lagasse, Financial Services Industry Leader
Jean-François is the Swiss Financial Services Industry Leader and a Partner within Deloitte Switzerland's Financial Advisory business. He also leads our Global Wealth Management segment and is a member of the Swiss Executive. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field and has worked in the United States, Canada and Switzerland. Jean-François has successfully completed numerous M&A advisory and valuation mandates in sectors such as financial services, technology and telecom industries.
Nico Kleyn, Life Sciences Industry Leader
Nico is the Managing Partner for Life Sciences and Healthcare for Switzerland and North South Europe. Additionally, he is a member of the Swiss Executive and the global lead client service partner for a life sciences company.
Nico has more than 20 years of management consulting experience, having worked with leading multinational organisations in the life sciences, chemicals and consumer sectors, advising on driving growth and productivity through strategic, operational and technology-led transformations.
Karine Szegedi, Consumer Industry Leader
Karine leads the Consumer practice in Switzerland and is a member of the Swiss Executive. She is an Audit Partner and Swiss Licenced Audit expert with over 20 years of experience advising multinational consumer, retail, hospitality and life science companies. She has extensive expertise and knowledge of the fashion and luxury sector, with a particular focus on the watch industry. Karine also built up the Deloitte's Private division which focusses on family businesses, private equity and long-term wealth and succession strategies. She is a member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Career Women's Forum and an American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders alumna.
Antonio Russo, Innovation Leader and Partner Analytics & Cognitive Advisory
Antonio leads Deloitte's Analytics & Cognitive Advisory in Switzerland and is responsible for Innovation within Deloitte Switzerland’s Executive team. His team helps clients leverage the power of artificial intelligence and data to deliver more customer-centric and innovative products and services that catalyse growth and efficiencies.
He has over 20 years of experience in advising companies in large-scale global transformations, leveraging new delivery models (GBS/SSC, outsourcing) and innovative technologies (e.g. robotics, machine learning, natural language processing/generation). He helps global private sector and financial services organisations review and implement new strategies for business support functions, and deploy more effective and efficient services and governance models. Prior to joining Deloitte in April 2013, he held various sales and consulting leadership positions across Europe and was CEO of a start-up company developing brand protection technologies.
Yousif Al-Adhami, Technology Advisory Leader
Yousif is a Partner in our Technology Advisory practice, and a member of the Swiss Executive team as Technology Advisory Leader. He specialises in Digital Transformation and Life Sciences, with extensive experience in IT strategy, sourcing and operating models. Yousif has advised on, designed and led major IT transformation programmes across a range of European and Global organisations.
Vicky Levy, Global Life Sciences Leader and Swiss-US Trade Corridor Leader
Vicky is the Deloitte Global Life Sciences Sector Leader and Swiss-US Trade Corridor Leader. In this role, she ensures our leaders around the world are able to bring the best of Deloitte to bear in the Life Sciences sector and guides and advises Deloitte Life Sciences leaders across our global network. Vicky brings more than 25 years of global life sciences professional services experience to our clients around the globe. She advises executives across a range of topics, including executive transitions, transformation, culture and diversity, equity and inclusion topics.
She has architected and embedded global, commercial and digital transformation programs for a number of Fortune 100 life sciences companies. These transformations range from designing new commercial models and enterprise-wide customer-centricity, to digital transformations, and to new business models as the industry increasingly shifts to patient and healthcare system value. She has also advised a number of next generation therapy bio-tech companies as they pioneer bringing new medicines often for rare disease patient populations. She brings a broad range of therapeutic area knowledge across specialty and primary care.