Ivar Jeker


Employee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Schlossberg Switzerland AG

Degree: lic. oec. HSG, Universität St. Gallen (HSG)

Zurich, Switzerland


General Management
CFO "plus" with a strong commercial business acumen
Executive with >15 years general management finance commerce and leadership experience
Entrepreneurial thinking and acting leader with distinct knowledge and expertise in budgeting/forecasting accounting controlling legal/compliance IT HR but also commerce sales and operations
Demonstrated excellence in strategic and operational work as well as interdisciplinary automatization and optimization projects in mid-size domestic and large-scale international company environment
Experienced in business development crisis management change management and restructuring
Solution oriented analytical thinker with a get things done attitude
Self-reflected responsible passionate team player with strong leadership communication and interpersonal skills


Professional experience for Ivar Jeker

  • Current 5 months, since May 2021

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Schlossberg Switzerland AG

  • 1 year and 11 months, Jun 2019 - Apr 2021

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Candrian Gastronomy and Hotels, Zurich, Switzerland

    - Four direct reports - Operational and strategic responsibility for finance, accounting, controlling, forecasting/budgeting, mergers & acquisitions, business development, legal/compliance, tax, insurance, procurement, supply chain, and information technology

  • 9 months, Sep 2018 - May 2019

    Professional Reorientation & Sabbatical


  • 2 years and 11 months, Oct 2015 - Aug 2018

    Managing Director Consumer Goods Business Switzerland (CEO)

    Swarovski (Schweiz) AG, Männedorf, Switzerland

    - Ten direct reports - Full operational and strategic responsibility for sales, operations, retail, distribution, marketing, visual merchandising, client service, customer relations management, stock & assortment planning, and supply chain - Implementing commercial strategy in challenging Swiss market maximizing growth opportunities across all channels while securing expected bottom line results

  • 8 years, Sep 2010 - Aug 2018

    Managing Director Finance & Administration Switzerland (CFO)

    Swarovski (Schweiz) AG, Männedorf, Switzerland

    - Three direct reports - Full operational and strategic responsibility for finance/accounting/ controlling, human resources, information technology, infrastructure, legal/compliance/insurance/risk management, and procurement - Acting as sparring partner to management colleagues in all company development phases (e.g. growth, crisis, change, restructuring, transition) guaranteeing financially sustainable solutions

  • 4 years and 6 months, Mar 2006 - Aug 2010

    (Senior) Internal Auditor

    Daniel Swarovski Corporation AG, Feldmeilen/Männedorf, Switzerland

    - Performing operational, finance and/or compliance audits in sales organizations, corporate functions, and production facilities - Participating in special audit assignments like process or project audits, due diligence and fraud investigations - Contributing to the development and evolution of the Internal Audit function within Swarovski Crystal Business

  • 2004 - 2005

    Assistant to CEO & Human Resources Manager

    ASPECTA Assurance International AG, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

    - Supporting in daily business and strategic work - Conducting controlling activities - Developing and implementing organizational optimizations - Leading projects in different areas - Managing HR administration and leading recruitment process

  • 2002 - 2002

    Internship as Assistant to Chief Representative

    Credit Suisse Taipei Representative Office, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2001 - 2001

    Internship in Human Resources

    Credit Suisse Private Banking, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2001 - 2001

    External Staff, Operations Team

    World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting Davos, Davos, Switzerland

  • 1999 - 1999

    Internship in Administration & Accounting

    Acifer Landquart AG, Landquart, Switzerland

Educational background for Ivar Jeker

  • 1 month, Jul 2010 - Jul 2010

    Internal Audit

    Institute of Internal Auditors

  • 1 month, Dec 2008 - Dec 2008

    Internal Audit

    Institute of Internal Auditors

  • 5 years, Oct 1999 - Sep 2004

    Business Administration

    Universität St. Gallen (HSG)

    Strategy and Organization, Controlling, Auditing, Change Management

  • 4 years and 11 months, Aug 1993 - Jun 1998


    Kantonsschule Chur


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Italian


  • Chinese



I am looking for a CFO “plus” role (meaning a broad management/leadership position) in an exciting international company
offering me the opportunity to build on my general management finance commerce and leadership experience but also to expand my horizon and learn new things

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