Dipl.-Ing. Thierry Zanada

Angestellt, Senior Program Manager, VTX Services SA

Zurich, Switzerland


Strategic Business Development
Stakeholder Management
Project Management including of key projects
Expertise in Management of a Business Unit as COO
Strategy definition and execution
Organisation and Process development / improvement
Merger & Acquisition
Leading and coaching people
Business Development
B2B and Wholesale
Broadband Data
Dark Fibre
Mobile MNO and MVNO
Mobile Service Provision
Sales and Purchase
Development & management of relationships with key
Business Partnership
Suppliers Management
Competitors and Regulatory Bodies
Contract Negotiations
Management consulting
Start-up creation
Internet / Web projects in permission marketing an
Development of Solar energy solutions
Common sense
Strong analytical skills
Sense of humor
Team leader / player / contributor skills
Englische Sprache


Professional experience for Thierry Zanada

  • Current 3 years and 5 months, since Feb 2021

    Senior Program Manager

    VTX Services SA

  • Current 5 years and 2 months, since May 2019

    Management Consultant


  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2018 - Apr 2019

    Head of Planning & Engineering

    Cablex AG

    • Responsible for the planning & engineering department in the business unit TEN (telecom) • Management, development and coaching of a nationwide team of 35 experts (system engineers, operations engineers, technical specialists) • Development and standardization of work processes in the various regions for crucial customers • Development of the cablex service portfolio in the field of engineering

  • 3 years and 11 months, Mar 2014 - Jan 2018

    Senior Business Development Consultant

    cablex AG

    Development of strategy, business models/plans. Create solutions, produce proposals, and support/advise sales for key customer opportunities. Creation and implementation of cablex' e-mobility offering. Conclusion of strategic partnership agreements in the Telecom, Energy and Internet of Things/Smart-City sectors. Idea and business plan for a smart energy management solution. Design of an e-mobility concept for the Swisscom Group. Development of a neutral host solution for the Swiss mobile market.

  • 6 years, Jan 2008 - Dec 2013

    Entrepreneur / Consultant


    Provision of sales force solutions in the Telecom retail area. Recruiting, training and managing sales organisations. Expanding the business in the West part of Switzerland. Opening a new business activities in the domain of finance and insurance. Looking for opportunities to develop company's business Managing quality and training programs Investors advisements

  • 6 years and 11 months, Feb 2001 - Dec 2007

    COO Wholesale

    Sunrise - TDC Switzerland AG

    • Member of the Executive Management Team (EMT) • EMT’s Ambassador for the French part of Switzerland • Member of TDC’s Corporate Resources • Member of the strategy / projects approval board • Project Management of key strategic projects • Responsible for the Wholesale business unit with full P&L accountability • Lead a team of 45 international and multi-cultural experts • Management and sale / purchase services in areas of Voice, Data, Internet, Infrastructure and Mobile

  • 5 months, Oct 2000 - Feb 2001

    Director Wholesale + Legal & Regulatory Affairs

    sunrise communications AG

    Responsible for the Wholesale and L&RA departments. Manage and develop the Wholesale unit during the merge of diAx and sunrise.

  • 10 months, Jan 2000 - Oct 2000

    Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Product & Account Management

    sunrise communications AG

    In charge of the legal and regulatory affairs for the whole company, close collaboration and management of external legal ressources. Responsible for the Wholesale Account Management Team (sales and purchase). Responsible for development and management of Wholesale products in voice, infrastructure, Internet and service provision areas. Lead and manage all negotiations with the incumbent (voice and data).

  • 1 year and 10 months, Apr 1998 - Jan 2000

    Interconnect Manager

    sunrise communications AG

    Responsible for all interconnection matters for sunrise. Develop the sunrise interconnection activities (i.e. with OLOs), lead negotiation/introduction of new services. Manage, develop (and win) legal case against Swisscom. Secure introduction of full carrier pre-selection and number portability services

  • 1 year and 7 months, Oct 1996 - Apr 1998

    Interconnect Manager Consultant Switzerland

    BT Europe

    Provision of interconnect consultancy initially to BT Switzerland, and then to Newtelco AG/sunrise. Member of the bid team for the participation of BT and Tele Danmark in Newtelco AG. Support to business case development and help to raise value of BT Switzerland. Lead the interconnect negotiations with Swisscom. Manage implementation of interconnection services to allow sunrise to be the first new operator to offer services in January 1998. Represent sunrise in working groups set-up by the Regulato

  • 3 years and 1 month, Oct 1993 - Oct 1996

    Senior Service Manager and Syncordia Manager Switzerland

    BT Europe

    In charge of overall customer satisfaction for selected key BT's corporate customers. Lead team of service managers across the globe to address needs of those customers and identify sales opportunities. Develop and secure the revenue of these key accounts. Expansion of Syncordia's outsourcing services portfolio in Switzerland. Management of special projects to support BT Switzerland’s General Manager. Member of BT Switzerland management team.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Sep 1991 - Oct 1993

    System Engineer

    BT Limited Switzerland

    Member of sales team. Responsible for all pre-sales activities for data and voice global services, including technical support and commercial negotiations for all business segments

  • 2 years and 11 months, Oct 1988 - Aug 1991

    Design Engineer

    Ascom Zelcom AG

    Member of hardware and software design team. Responsible for coordination of work with third parties and project management for a new range of data products.

Educational background for Thierry Zanada

  • 2002 - 2006

    Business Leadership Principles

    INSEAD Fontaineblau / TDC

  • 1994 - 1996

    Success in Strategic Management

    Manchester University / BT

  • 1984 - 1988


    Ecolde Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

  • 1980 - 1984


    Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Genève (EIG)


  • French

    First language

  • English


  • German


  • Italian


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