Sebastian Bahner


Enabling organizations to innovate.

Angestellt, Organizational & Transformation Consulting as Associate Partner, Synpulse Management Consulting

Abschluss: International Executive MBA HSG, Universität St. Gallen

Zürich, Switzerland


General Management
Leadership Coaching
Business Transformation
Marketing Communications
Change Management
Marketing Strategies
Corporate Branding
Brand Positioning
Brand Development
Marketing Management
Brand Management
International Strategic Marketing
Brand Architecture
Campaign Management
Creative Strategies
Integrated Marketing
B2B Marketing
B2C Marketing
Digital Marketing
Online Marketing
Strategic Communications
Internal Communications
Creative Concepts
Concept Development
Market Analysis
Market Research
E-Mail Marketing
Digital Media
Reorganisation von Unternehmen
Corporate Communications
Social Media
Business Development
Program Management
Risk Management
Software Development
Management Coaching
Executive Coaching
Business Coaching
MS Office
English Language
Organizational Development


Professional experience for Sebastian Bahner

  • Current 1 month, since Dec 2022

    Organizational & Transformation Consulting as Associate Partner

    Synpulse Management Consulting
  • 2 years and 7 months, Jun 2020 - Dec 2022

    Organizational & Transformation Consulting as Principal Consultant

    Zühlke Gruppe

    • business development including competition presentations and workshops in Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Great Britain; • account and program management; • organisational and operating model design and implementation; • value stream identifications, -analyses and -optimisations; • portfolio management: analyses, redesigns and introductions; • development of the consulting portfolio: Agile Enterprise; Value Stream Organisation; Lean Portfolio Management; Performance Measurement (KPI, OKR)

  • 1 year and 1 month, May 2019 - May 2020

    Organizational Strategy & Transformation as Managing Consultant

    Ginkgo Management Consulting

    • business development including competition presentations and workshops in Switzerland, Germany, and the US; • account and program management; • organizational and operating model design; • business case, as well as scenarios and sensitivities modeling; • process framework design and implementation; • design thinking workshop preparation and moderation; • individual client and team coaching and training session realization; • consulting services evolution (Digital Global Sourcing; M&A and Separations)

  • 2 years, Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

    Business Strategy & Executive Leadership Development

    UBS Group AG

    1) Executive Leadership Development: Program Lead of a unique development program, training UBS senior management in design thinking and agile methodologies; 2) Strategy & Business Development: greenfield development of a business case for a digital venture, including operating and financial model, customer journeys, as well as offering and pricing options; 3) Business Management: central support of UBS Group Sourcing head; functional program lead for the implementation of service-based cost transparency

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jun 2015 - Dec 2016

    International Executive MBA, Business Administration and General Management

    Universität St.Gallen [HSG]

    Executives require not only comprehensive knowledge of general management, but also the skills and vision to rise to the challenges of the contemporary business world. Thus, the IEMBA courses cover subjects such as finance, strategy, and economics from an international perspective.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2014 - Jul 2015

    Business Transformation & Change Management as Head of Marketing & Campaigns

    World Vision Schweiz

    formation and development of the marketing department during a fundamental reorganization process; redefinition of the marketing system, comprising of multi-brand portfolio, demand-driven multi-channel sales system as well as B2B- and B2C-customer segments; conception of effective fundraising campaigns as well as continuous evaluations and adaptations; management of external suppliers, including CHF 3,150,000 overall budget responsibility; leadership and professional development of up to 8 direct reports

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

    Business Dev. & Marketing Strategy as Senior Strategy & Marketing Consultant

    Kunde & Co A/S

    business development including competition presentations to develop the Zurich office; advisory and project management for enterprises in B2B and B2C market environments regarding their international marketing, their marketing and their sales strategies, marketing systems, marketing efficiency, brand building and management, brand positioning, and development of communication concepts; preparation and hosting of qualitative workshops and interviews, as well as evaluation and presentation of insights

  • 1 year and 9 months, Aug 2010 - Apr 2012

    Organizational Design & Business Development as Interim Manager

    Various companies

    1) Zimmer Biomet: concept development for the strategic image and service marketing of the Trauma business unit 2) bahnerwilck GmbH: maternity leave replacement of the managing director in the marketing communications agency I had founded in 2001 3) SHEDLIN Capital AG: developing of the departments for marketing and corporate communications; leadership of 4 direct reports as well as external suppliers, including seven digit overall budget responsibility; management of several product launches

  • 9 years, Sep 2001 - Aug 2010

    Business Development & Corporate Strategy as Founder & Managing Partner

    bahnerwilck GmbH

    foundation as well as strategic, operational, and commercial management of the company; leadership of 5 permanent and up to 150 project-related employees; business development including sales pitches; continuous development of the service portfolio; development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated marketing campaigns for national and international clients; advisory and project management for B2B and B2C clients within their national and international marketing communications activities

Educational background for Sebastian Bahner

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jun 2015 - Dec 2016

    Business Administration and General Management

    Universität St. Gallen

    Strategy, Finance and Economics, combined with a focus on International Business, Personal Development and Sustainability | English-speaking Thesis: “In the Center of the Digitization Sandglass – Swiss & Liechtenstein Mid-sized Private Banks“

  • 3 years, Oct 2006 - Sep 2009

    Leadership in Digitaler Kommunikation

    Universität der Künste Berlin, Universität St. Gallen

    Leadership, Project Management, and Communication within international digital project teams; Process and Work-flow Design Thesis: “Flying high for little money” – A marketing concept for the no-frills airline easy Jet

  • 3 years, Apr 2002 - Mar 2005


    SRH Hochschule für Kommunikation und Design

    General Marketing & Management; Conception and Implementation of Marketing Communications Strategies Thesis: “Leiser” – A marketing communications concept

  • 2 years, Aug 1999 - Jul 2001

    Banking & Finance

    Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin

    Service Management for private, corporate and wealth customers; Principles of Investment Banking, Credit Services and Asset Management

  • 6 years and 11 months, Aug 1992 - Jun 1999

    Allgemeine Hochschulreife

    Arndt-Gymnasium-Dahlem Berlin

    Core courses: Biology, English, German, Political Sciences


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Schweizerdeutsch sicheres Verständnis



Marketing Communications
Business Agility
Marketing Strategy
Change Management
Lean Portfolio Management
Agile Ways of Working
Lean-Agile Leadership
Enterprise Agility
Systemic Coaching
Business Transformation

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