We are shaping the future of energy – straightforward, reliable and integrated.
The BKW Group is an international energy and infrastructure business based in Bern and employs more than 6,000 people. The diversity of the Group’s expertise allows it to offer its customers a full range of tailored services. BKW designs, builds and operates infrastructure to produce and supply energy for businesses, households and the public sector. The BKW Group offers a wide range of services, from building technologies, infrastructure engineering and digital business models for renewable energies to traditional multi-utility infrastructure services.
CEO of the BKW Group
1962 – Swiss national
chemical engineer ETH
Suzanne Thoma was Head of Networks at BKW in 2010 before being appointed as CEO in 2013. Until 2009 she was Head of the Automotive Division of the WICOR Group in Rapperswil. Before that, as CEO of Rolic Technologies Ltd., she led a high-tech supplier to the electrical industry. She had previously worked for 12 years in a range of roles and countries for Ciba Spezialitätenchemie AG.
Did you know...
... Suzanne Thoma loves spending time in the Swiss mountains?
Head of Production
1957 – Swiss national
electrical engineer ETH and MSc in Energy Management, EPFL
Hermann Ineichen joined BKW in 1996. He was Head of Trading at BKW until the end of 2000, and prior to that he headed the Tariffs department of Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG.
Did you know...
... Hermann Ineichen is a keen hiker and climbs some 25,000 m in altitude every year?
Head of Renewables and Efficiency
1967 – German and Italian national
Before joining BKW in 2013, Renato Sturani worked at Alpiq from 2002, initially as Head of Power Generation (Western region) and then as Head of Renewable Energy from 2011. Previously he had held management positions at national and international level with ABB Alstom Power.
Head of Networks
1968 – Swiss national
graduate of the EFPL with a degree in engineering and material sciences, and an EMBA
Christophe Bossel joined BKW in January 2012 as Head of Asset Management at the Networks Division. Before joining BKW he held senior management positions at various industrial concerns, latterly in the development of medical equipment and as Head of Production at Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).
Did you know...
... Christophe Bossel shares all his hobbies with his four children?
Head of Finance and Services/CFO
1959 – Swiss national
Before joining BKW in 2014, Ronald Trächsel was CFO at the Sika Group, where he had been responsible for finance and IT since 2008. Prior to that, he spent eight years as CEO and CFO at Vitra, a company with a presence on the global stage. From 1995 to 1999 Ronald Trächsel was CFO of Ringier International.
Board of Directors
|Name||Nationality||since||In office until||Function|
|Urs Gasche||CH||2002*||2017||Chair of the Board, Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee|
|Hartmut Geldmacher||D||2009*||2017||Vice Chair|
|Marc-Alain Affolter||CH||2007*||2017||Member, member of the Audit and Risk Committee|
|Roger Baillod||CH||2013||2017||Member, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee|
|Georges Bindschedler||CH||2007*||2017||Member, member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee|
|Barbara Egger-Jenzer||CH||2002*||2017||Member**, Deputy Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee|
|Kurt Schär||CH||2012||2017||Member, Deputy Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee|
* Date when member joined the board of BKW FMB Energie Ltd. before changing to the holding company structure.
** Canton of Berne delegate
Our guiding principles
We make a major contribution to society.
We serve our customers with enthusiasm.
We are successful thanks to our employees.
We are attractive to our investors.
We build strong partnerships.
Our core values
You can rely on us
We set standards
Commitment to our customers
The result counts