Renzo Simoni

Member, representative of the Confederation

Member of the Board of Directors since 2017
Born 1961
Swiss citizen
Dr. sc. techn., Zurich Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

Portrait Renzo Simoni

Renzo Simoni has been a member of the Swisscom Board of Directors as a representative of the Swiss Confederation since 2017. In 1985, after completing his degree in civil engineering at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, he began his career in building construction and civil engineering at Gruner Gruppe. In 1989, he returned to the Federal Institute of Technology as a scientific assistant. In 1995, he joined Ernst Basler und Partner as a civil engineering consultant while continuing as a part-time lecturer for the Federal Institute of Technology. In 2002, he joined the Management Board of Helbling Beratung und Bauplanung. From 2007 to 2017, he was Chairman of the Management Board of AlpTransit Gotthard AG, responsible for leading the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, one of the most challenging infrastructure projects in Switzerland to date. He currently serves on the board of directors of various companies.


  • 1985–1989 Technical Assistant, Structural and Civil Engineering, Gruner Group, Zurich
  • 1989–1995 Scientific Assistant, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
  • 1995–1998 Lecturer, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
  • 1995–2002 Civil engineering consulting for Ernst Basler und Partner AG
  • 2002–2006 Member of the Management Board, Helbling Beratung und Bauplanung AG
  • 2007–June 2017 Chairman of the Management Board, AlpTransit Gotthard AG
Participation Board of Directors in 2021
Meetings: 13 of 13
Ad hoc meetings: 2 of 2
Circular resolutions: 1 of 1
Participation in meetings of committees in 2021
Audit Committee
& ESG Reporting:
6 of 6
Compensation Committee: 3 of 3
831 (as at 31.12.2021)

Other positions of responsibility

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Grunder AG, Basel
  • Chairman of the Board of the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Rhätischen Bahn AG, Chur
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern AG, Lucerne