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Bernard Pittet

Owner, Co-founder & Managing Partner, a-nova

Lausanne & Zürich, Switzerland

Skills

Leadership
Entrepreneurship
Strategy & Execution
Innovation
Business Model Innovation
International Expansion
Business Development
Business Transformation
Outsourcing
Sales & Marketing
Customer Journey
Customer Service
Design
Branding
Corporate Culture
Organizational Development
Learning Organization
Empowerment
Services
Cross-Industry Experience
Board Member Experience

Timeline

Professional experience for Bernard Pittet

  • Current 3 years and 8 months, since Jan 2018

    Co-founder & Managing Partner

    a-nova

    Powerful Move - Fast ! Executives on demand (interim manager) - For organizations wanting to transform, turnaround or grow faster - change agents providing a fresh perspective & delivering powerful results fast. We focus on seizing our clients’ complex business challenges / opportunities : > defensive:..........................fill, fix, rationalize > offensive active:..............expand, boost, reinvent > offensive proactive:........anticipate, be a better leader, exit strategy

  • Current 11 years and 8 months, since Jan 2010

    Co-founder & Board Member (CEO>2013)

    Kanopeo

    Co-founder (CEO till 2013) of this self-financed global leading designer & manufacturer of safety systems for outdoor activities providing breakthrough value in terms of customer experience, operating efficiency and financial return

  • Current 14 years and 8 months, since Jan 2007

    Owner & Managing Partner

    aventia management gmbh

    Innovation - Strategy - Execution Past assignments: turnaround & fast growth (ICT sector), business development (IoT/smart city), strategy & financing (internet platform/social medias), business model renewal (manufacturing), organizational development (industry), strategy & execution (services), market expansion (services), merger (energy), m&a & post merger integration (IT software/finance sector), re-organisation & cultural change (NGO), restructuring (trading), ...

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

    CEO

    be-advanced

    Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the canton of Bern, among others leading the "HighFlyer Program" (for startups) and being a new active member of the "Platinn Network" (coaching for SMEs). be-advanced AG was created by merging InnoBE AG and BaseCamp4HighTech.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

    Vice President

    Arnold AG

    Arnold is a leader in the construction of energy and telecom networks as well as transport infrastructure. The main highlight of this mandate was the successful completion of an extensive turnaround followed by a strong growth.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

    Board Member

    PRIMUS AG

    Leading provider of integrated fire protection solutions in Switzerland. The mandate ended successfully with the sale of the company Primus.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

    COO

    IRIS Integrated Risk Management, later FRSGlobal

    Pioneer providing financial analysis software in risk management. IRIS has been successfully sold to FRSGlobal in 2008.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

    CEO

    KOMPOGAS Group, Later AXPO KOMPOGAS

    Technology front-runner in "renewable energy through waste recycling" (waste to energy). Approach from full package (Design-Build-Own-Operate) in Switzerland to licensing abroad. Kompogas Group was acquired by Axpo in 2006.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

    CEO

    LNS Group

    New multinational with 3 distinct brands (LNS and new: Turbo Inc. & Fedek Group), leaders in their respective machine-tool / automation markets. Worldwide production, sales and service network with large shares of business in the USA (50%) and Asia (25%)

  • 5 years and 1 month, Jan 1997 - Jan 2002

    Executive Vice President

    LANDIS&GYR, later SIEMENS Metering

    Fully new business unit active in “Business Process Outsourcing” to assist commercial processes within the liberalizing energy markets (Asset, Data, Cash Management)

  • 8 years and 1 month, Jan 1989 - Jan 1997

    Business Development

    ABB Turbo Systems

    World leader in turbocharging large diesel/gas engines for ships, mining vehicles, locomotives and power generators.

Educational background for Bernard Pittet

  • Corporate Governance & Executive Mgmt

    IMD / STANFORD / HK University / INSEAD / KS St-Gallen

    Board of directors / Entrepreneurship & Corporate Governance / Doing business in China / Strategic Mgmt of Services / Asia Pacific Mgmt Programm / EMBA

  • Automotive

    University of Applied Sciences Biel/Bienne

Languages

  • German

    Fluent

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    First language

  • Italian

    Basic

  • Spanish

    Basic

Wants

Exchanging ideas
Sharing Expertise
Business Mandates
Board Mandates
Contributing to Great Projects

Interests

Travelling
Foreign Cultures
Personal Development
Marketing
Communication
Design
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Tai Chi
Wine & Dine

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