CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


Mid-sized Companies: Switzerland - Multi-Year Ranking

2011 - 2021

Competition: Companies with revenues between 0.1 and $2 bn.

With the CEO of the Year rankings, Obermatt identifies the true performers in the marketplace – without subjective judgment as is common in CEO rankings. The Obermatt CEO of the Year rankings only measure outperformance against a company’s competition – and this, based solely on financial figures. That’s why there’s no judge in the Obermatt rankings. The numbers speak for themselves.

The long-term winners

The CEO of the Year rankings are published annually and, as such, show a CEO’s performance in one year. Performance can only be considered sustainable when performance is judged over multiple years. That’s why we present cumulative rankings over several years.

The multi-year rankings include those CEOs who placed in the Obermatt rankings at least five times. For each CEO, you can see their cumulative ranking over the number of years they made it in the Obermatt rankings.


CEO Years Combined Growth Operating Investment
Marco Syfrig (Burkhalter) 11
75
79
71
80
André Kudelski (Kudelski) 11
56
53
63
61
Paul Zumbühl (Interroll) 10
83
82
86
84
Thomas Seiler (u-blox) 10
75
80
79
78
Alexander Hagemann (Cicor Technologies) 10
71
76
74
64
Jean-Pascal Bobst (Bobst) 10
70
70
76
66
Dr. Peter Schildknecht (CPH Chemie + Papier) 10
59
62
60
57
Vittorio Rossi (Carlo Gavazzi) 10
58
51
57
67
Dr. Heinz O. Baumgartner (Schweiter Technologies) 9
82
80
78
82
Lukas Winkler (Inficon) 9
75
74
70
91
Bruno Cathomen (Mikron) 9
70
76
63
68
Marcel Pawlicek (Burckhardt Compression) 9
69
75
75
69
Rudolf Hadorn (Gurit) 9
67
69
69
64
Pierre-Alain Urech (Romande Energie) 9
64
64
64
72
Dr. Michael Hauser (Tornos) 9
59
58
61
57
René Rothen (Adval Tech) 9
58
48
70
61
Marc Müller (Groupe Minoteries) 9
55
46
58
61
Cyrill Schneuwly (Intershop) 8
71
70
75
74
Dr. Christoph Caviezel (Mobimo) 8
68
70
66
67
Martin Hirzel (Autoneum) 8
66
60
68
78
Martin Schaufelberger (Coltene) 8
66
57
68
78
Claude R. Cornaz (Vetropack) 8
58
51
64
61
David Dean (Bossard) 7
77
66
77
96
Dr. Rudolf Hanko (Siegfried) 7
70
60
74
74
Stephan Bauer (Forbo) 7
64
58
64
72
Dr. Jürg Werner (Metall Zug) 7
61
59
62
67
Thomas Bodenmann (Hügli) 7
59
58
62
65
Dr. Norbert Klapper (Rieter) 7
49
49
48
54
Marco Gadola (Straumann) 6
85
73
96
94
Dr. Thomas Früh (Bachem) 6
74
74
79
70
Simon Michel (Ypsomed) 6
72
76
75
66
Peter Pauli (Meyer Burger) 6
72
73
62
84
François Gabella (LEM) 6
69
57
67
87
Rene Kamm (MCH Group) 6
65
73
70
62
René Zahnd (Swiss Prime Site) 6
64
61
62
69
Christoph Tonini (TX Group) 6
61
60
61
62
Stephan Widrig (Flughafen Zürich) 6
60
55
63
62
Roger Herzog (Allreal) 6
60
46
56
78
Markus Ehrle (APG|SGA) 6
59
54
55
70
David Arnott (Temenos Group) 5
81
80
67
100
Lars van der Haegen (Belimo) 5
79
74
74
89
Michael Willome (Bystronic) 5
74
73
70
78
Jens Breu (SFS) 5
73
69
70
80
Daniel Lutz (ORIOR) 5
73
83
66
71
Felix Sulzberger (Calida) 5
72
58
77
82
Stéphane Bonvin (Investis) 5
71
58
72
83
Markus Bernhard (mobilezone) 5
70
78
70
60
Dr. Paul J. Hälg (Dätwyler) 5
69
70
63
78
Alexander von Witzleben (Arbonia) 5
69
68
70
69
Ronald Fehlmann (Comet) 5
69
62
76
86
Dr. Luciano Gabriel (PSP Swiss Property) 5
68
56
64
65
Robert Suter (Bystronic) 5
65
63
67
68
Dr. David Martyr (Tecan Group) 5
65
63
66
70
Andreas Gisler (IVF Hartmann) 5
61
46
70
64
Urs Kaufmann (Huber+Suhner) 5
60
56
60
64
Fred Ruegg (Elma Electronic) 5
60
66
62
52
Matijas Meyer (Komax) 5
58
67
50
58
Claus Martini (IVF Hartmann) 5
57
57
54
59
Michael Mueller (Valora) 5
57
47
54
70
Thomas E. Kern (Flughafen Zürich) 5
55
46
49
70
Matthias Bopp (Micronas) 5
53
50
54
47
Martin Steiger (Energiedienst) 5
52
60
49
46
Tim Talaat (Looser) 5
52
50
51
57