Zur Partnerkonferenz Business Agility Day

The CEO View on Agile

Does agile really start at the top?  During this panel, two innovative CEOs from leading Swiss companies will deep dive into the challenges, successes and lessons learnt on their transformation journeys. 

Hear from Julius Baer CEO, Philipp Rickenbacher how the Agile transformation has been key in driving greater value for clients at Julius Baer.

He will be joined on stage by Renato Fasciati, CEO of Rhaetische Bahn. Learn from Renato how agile transformation is playing a crucial role in the world record attempt for longest passenger train on the historical Albula/Bernina UNESCO World Heritage route. What an engineering pioneering feat. The 1,910-metre-long train will be consist of 100 coaches.


Renato Fasciati

Renato Fasciati Renato Fasciati Firma

Renato Fasciati (40), who grew up in the Engadin, has been CEO of the Rhätische Bahn since 2016. Previously, as Managing Director of the Zentralbahn, he gained five years of experience in the operational management of a railway company. During this time, together with his management team, he was able to significantly increase both demand and satisfaction among customers, orderers and employees and successfully position the Zentralbahn in the commuter and leisure market.

Renato Fasciati grew up in the Engadin and spent his school days and youth in St. Moritz and Samedan. He completed his studies in economics and acquired a doctorate at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). As a consultant at McKinsey, he was able to gain valuable experience in various strategy, organizational and growth projects. He deepened his knowledge of public transport from 2007 to 2011 as Project Manager Corporate Development in the General Secretariat of the SBB and as Head of Corporate Development and member of the Executive Board of SBB Cargo.

Philipp Rickenbacher

Philipp Rickenbacher Philipp Rickenbacher Firma

Philipp Rickenbacher is CEO of Julius Bär, a group that he joined in 2004 from McKinsey & Company. Julius Bär is a leading Swiss wealth management group with presence in over 60 locations worldwide. Before his appointment as CEO, Philipp was Head of Intermediaries & Global Custody of Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd, and prior to that, Head Advisory Solutions for two years, responsible for the development of the Bank’s innovative advisory approach and of holistic wealth management solutions. Philipp holds a Master of Science in biotechnology from ETH Zurich, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.