Meet the new CFO Martin Zwyssig

Martin Zwyssig, BKW’s new CFO, talks about his ambitions and goals, changes in the industry and his values, which are based on a long career in leading Swiss industrial companies.

Martin Zwyssig, you have been CFO of BKW since July 1, 2023. What is your perception of the company so far?

BKW is a forward-thinking company with a clear vision and a proven strategy. The signs are very good that this company will continue to have a successful future ahead of it.

What do you find particularly fascinating about BKW as a company?

As an international company, BKW bears a great responsibility. It must rethink an entire system and make it sustainable for future generations. There are parallels to my previous work in sectors that are also facing a massive change. This includes the automotive industry, for example. My personal ambition is to help BKW shape the energy transition in a sustainable way and to keep its eye on the big picture.

«As a company, we have a major social responsibility and want to create value for everyone.»
Martin Zwyssig

After only a short time in office, you present the half-year figures for the first time. What is your bottom line?

Thanks for the first half-year go to my predecessor Ronald Trächsel and all the colleagues at BKW. My bottom line: The Group remains on a successful trajectory. The Energy business is performing very well and is trending upward thanks to a strong trading result. The Grid segment continues to make its stable contribution. At the moment, earnings in the Services business are below expectations. However, measures to strengthen profitability are on track.

What goals are you pursuing as the new CFO at BKW?

There is no change to the goals already formulated. We want to continue to grow profitably and achieve our ambitious EBIT target. In addition, good figures are based on a robust business model. As a company it is our duty and responsibility to create value for everyone – for our society, shareholders and customers, our employees and partners.

About the individual

Dr. Martin Zwyssig was Chief Financial Officer of REHAU before joining BKW. Before that, he was CFO of the global Autoneum, Ascom and Schaffner. In 2018, the doctor of economics was selected “CFO of the Year” by the CFO Forum Switzerland.


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