Tell us about your role now
After many years in HR roles in different industries and countries, I currently have the pleasure to lead the HR team at Swiss Life Asset Managers. Swiss Life AM is an European Asset Manager with approximately 2’300 employees globally, headquartered in Zurich and conveniently located right next door to the previous Deloitte office. Swiss Life AM provides services and develops tailored investment strategies for their own insurance companies as well as for third-party clients, such as pension funds, investment foundations, asset managers and private clients. Recently, we implemented a Swiss Life wide HR platform (Workday) and Deloitte supported us in doing so. For me it was a great pleasure to work with Deloitte colleagues again. I lead a strong and diverse team, which I am very proud of. Over the past two years, we have transformed our team to strengthen our European collaboration and implement a new competence center based HR organisation. It was and still is rewarding to see how we have grown together and continue to progress our transformation.
How did Deloitte set you up for your career or finding your purpose in life?
I joined Deloitte in Zurich after living in Frankfurt for eight years and working at an insurance company. Prior to that, I worked at PwC Switzerland so I was familiar with both Switzerland and the Big 4 environment before joining Deloitte. Deloitte Switzerland was different - it felt more international and allowed me to learn a great deal about working with global clients. I also enjoyed the fast paced environment which taught me to prioritise, work efficiently, be results oriented and work to tight deadlines. Looking back on my time at Deloitte, I remember both the professional experiences, and the great and long-lasting friendships I made.
What is one positive memory you have of working at Deloitte?
It’s very difficult to single out one specific memory as I have plenty of positive memories from my time at Deloitte. I’m thinking of the great team events, sporting events, the famous Deloitte Christmas market in the Zurich headquarter’s courtyard, to name a few. From a professional standpoint, I also fondly remember the camaraderie I had with colleagues regardless of grade. I felt supported and respected by colleagues, supervisors and senior management, which is of course always a great memory to have.