Andreas BantelManaging Partner
Dipl. Ing. ETH, marketing and project management with IBM, followed by 12 years as editor in leading business and economic publications. Concurrently, four years as president of the Zurich Economic Journalist Club, organizing regularly scheduled meetings between leading business journalists and corporate leaders. Long and extensive experience with: international companies, crisis communication, shareholder conflicts, mergers and acquisitions, as well as personal consultation with - and representation of - leading business figures in Switzerland.
Andreas RickenbacherMember of the Board
Studies in Economics and Political Science at the universities of St.Gall (HSG) and Berne (Master of Science at Berne University). As a member of the Government of the Canton of Berne (2006-2016), and, as entrepreneur as well as member of several boards of directors, Andreas Rickenbacher has gained in-depth expertise in linking both, the private and public sector as well as the media. In addition, Mr. Rickenbacher has developed an extensive network and excellent communications skills. Prior to his mandate in Government, he has already been active as an entrepreneur in the marketing and communications arena.
Executive M.Sc. in Communications Management (University of Lugano) and M.A. from the University of Basel. His track record in the communications industry goes back to 1999, including roles as managing director and senior consultant at leading national and international PR agencies. Specialized in management and communications consulting emphasising on media relations, Corporate Communications and financial communications (capital market transactions). Lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur. Languages: German, English, French, Italian.
Christine Urfer is a certified translator and PR consultant. After several years working for PR-agencies in Zurich and the french speaking part of Switzerland, she took over the responsibility for the communication of Sotheby's (Switzerland). Since 2001, she works as a independent PR consultant and since 2011 as a partner of Bantel & Partner AG. She has broad international experience in the industry, especially in the fields of luxury goods, finance, pharmaceuticals, watches and real estate as well as in culture, gastronomy and sports. www.pur-pr.com
Brigitte BantelProject and Office management
Brigitte Bantel completed training in the fields of journalism and office managementPR-Consultant Academy for Marketing and Communication, Zurich. Editor with the newspaper Zürcher Oberländer, CEO-Assistant Pitney Bowes, Officemanagement for Jürg Ramspeck. She is responsible for project and office management at Bantel & Partner AG.
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