“I am delighted to have Christoph Aeschlimann as our new CEO. He is a proven IT professional with broad management and market experience and detailed knowledge of the network and infrastructure sector,” said Michael Rechsteiner. “Having spent several years with our company, he is very familiar with Swisscom and the challenges we face. He is ready for this new task and will successfully take Swisscom to the next level together with the management team.”
Christoph Aeschlimann has been Head of Infrastructure, Network and IT and a member of Swisscom’s Group Executive Board since 2019. He will commence his new role as CEO on 1 June 2022. After completing his degree in computer science at the Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, he gained an MBA from McGill University in Canada. He then began his professional career as a software developer at financial services provider Odyssey. After a short period with innovation services provider Zühlke, he returned to Odyssey, where he held a number of management positions. Before joining Swisscom, he worked for software developer ERNI in different managerial positions, initially as Managing Director Switzerland, then as CEO of the group. Christoph Aeschlimann grew up in Basel and has lived in Geneva with his wife and two children for many years. Christoph Aeschlimann’s successor as Head of Infrastructure, Network and IT will be announced in due course.
“I am very much looking forward to my new role as CEO and thank the Board of Directors for placing their trust in me,” says Christoph Aeschlimann. “As Urs Schaeppi's successor, I am aware that I have some very big boots to fill and high expectations to live up to. I am delighted to accept this challenge and know I can rely on an outstanding management team. Working alongside my 20,000 motivated Swisscom colleagues, I am ready to give the best for our customers.”