Jean Hardt

Employee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ginox Swiss Kitchen Group

Cheseaux Noréaz, Switzerland


Global executive leading sales and service organizations in the B2B and B2B2C areas
Strong cost management skills and turnaround specialist Implementation of outsourcing and shared services initiatives Process and Quality Management with PMO experience
General Management
Electronics Information Technology Printing and Packaging Sectors
Business Development
Cost management
Turnaround Management
Sales management
Marketing management
European Business
Information technology
Project management
Program Management
Process Management
Quality management
Chief Executive Officer
Operations management
Mergers & Acquisitions


Professional experience for Jean Hardt

  • Current , since May 2018

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Ginox Swiss Kitchen Group

    GINOX, a 140 years old family owned enterprise, is a global leader in commercial kitchen equipment and a world class manufacturer offering a comprehensive solution for custom made stainless steel equipment, bespoke refrigeration line, drainage system and ventilation hoods. The group is constantly investing in new technologies and Lean Manufacturing process at their respective plants in Europe and the Middle East in order to remain innovative and efficient.

  • Current , since Mar 2016


    Leverage Experts

    Leverage Experts concludes and implements sophisticated strategies to outperform markets and create sustainable strategic advantages in the digital age. Comprehensive careers and top-tier education are completed by C-level exposure. Leverage Experts combines thorough competencies in finance and strategy with in-depth knowledge in IT & technology. The focus is on start-up, scale up and turnaround situations.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Aug 2016 - May 2018


    Artoz Papier AG

    For centuries, paper has been the medium for messages of great import as well as the thoughts, impressions and ideas connected with them. In addition to our premium writing paper, imaginative design stationery and inspiring creative paper, we now also offer an extensive range of other products, including beautiful stationery items, diverse event cards, handmade Artwork stickers and many further enchanting creative products.

  • 4 years, Mar 2012 - Feb 2016


    RG Group

    Informatik, Telecom und CE Distributor in der Schweiz, Frankreich und Spanien, Verkauf zusammen mit entsprechenden Dienstleistungen an Fachhandel sowie Grossverteiler (5000+ Verkaufsstellen). Entwickeln neuer Lieferantenbeziehungen und einführen neuer Geschäftszweige, Produktelinien, Dienstleistungen und Technologien, aufsetzen neuer Vertriebskanäle, M&A Aktivitäten

  • 4 years and 10 months, May 2007 - Feb 2012

    Head Operations

    Bobst Group

    Managed the EMEA Finance, HR, IT and Admin functions (~80 people) of the Group’s sales and service entities (12 with total of 500 employees) representing ~55% of Group turnover and costs of 65 MCHF: Harmonized operating mode, developed synergies, created shared services for finance and administration, introduced BPO’s to improve processes and reduced costs (5 MCHF) Lead the Group’s Operational Excellence Program in its transformation strategy, delivering 88 MCHF recurring savings by 2012

  • 10 years and 4 months, Jan 1997 - Apr 2007

    Managing Director

    Danka Business Systems

    Carried full national P&L responsibility 100+ employees (60% in service), 30 Mio + CHF turnover, 7 branch offices 1000 + customers with needs for high end output management solutions Held also role as Sales and Marketing Director (25 people) Developed successful “managed print services” strategy and implemented it at Generali, Nestlé, Roche, Swiss etc. Established strong local partnerships with suppliers like HP, Canon, Oki. These were subsequently also used by the Group in EMEA

  • 3 years and 4 months, Sep 1993 - Dec 1996

    Business Unit Manager

    Kodak SA

    Managed document management systems business unit including product lines “business information systems”, “copy products”, “computer output to microfilm” and Kodak Switzerland equipment service division Functions included sales, sales support, marketing, product management, training, controlling, administration, field service, service support Held national P&L responsibility with 100+ people, 40 Mio + CHF turnover Succeeded 1995 financial turnaround after restructuring copy products PL

  • 1 year and 11 months, Oct 1991 - Aug 1993

    Branch Manager

    Microsoft Schweiz GmbH

    Created branch 1992 and built local team of 3 account managers, 1 system engineer and 1 admin support Carried profit centre and budget responsibility Global Account Manager for Nestlé, signed 1st multimillion contract for global deployment of Windows 3.1 and managed international account team for the implementation European Account Manager for Philip Morris, Reuters and KAM for CERN, Bundesamt für Informatik and other major accounts

Educational background for Jean Hardt

  • 2 years and 2 months, Sep 1984 - Oct 1986

    business administration



  • English


  • German

    First language

  • French

    First language

  • Italian


  • Spanish



General Management
Growth Management
Chief Executive Officer
Sales management
Operations management
digital transformation project
Scale up
Business Development



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