Partner, Head of Management Consulting
René is a Partner in Enterprise Applications and responsible for the Data & Analytics services in KPMG Switzerland. René has extensive experience in large technology enabled transformation projects that are ERP or Infrastructure related. Within these projects, René played various roles, such as program and project manager, subject matter expert and Quality Assurance lead. He has significant experience in successfully turning around struggling projects.
René was guest lecturer ‘IT Project Management & Project Quality assurance’ at the executive master program of the University of Amsterdam. He is specialized in large size ERP implementation program assurance, ERP/SAP control design & implementation, master data management and data analytics.
DIRECTOR, HEAD OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN SWITZERLAND FOR LSE & SME CLIENTS
Marco is director at Deloitte AG leading the Small Medium sized Entity practise for Central and Eastern Switzerland. His team consists of students up to experienced senior managers. He is working for over 15 years for Deloitte in Switzerland and used to work before at PwC in the Netherlands.
He has a broad experience in all types of clients (except FINMA regulated banking) and supports his clients in all different aspects which are relevant to SME companies. He is specialized in consumer businesses and manufacturing and is a licensed auditor (register accountant) for Switzerland as well as for the Netherlands and also a member of the Art & Finance Group within Deloitte.
Marco is an alumnus from Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a master in business economics.
Head of the Spin-off Group at ETH Zurich
As of Nov. 2014 Marjan is heading the spin-off group at ETH transfer. Each year between 25 and 30 spin-offs are incorporated in different areas ranging from Biotech, Medtech, Robotics up to Cleantech and ICT. Since 2014 more than 150 ETH Spin-offs have been supported by the team and many of them are very successful. The spin-off group supports entrepreneurs from the first steps of building up a company up to license agreement negotiations for patent applications and software. A very important factor in the success of ETH Spin-offs is the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem which connects founders, serial entrepreneurs, investors and support organizations such as ETH transfer, Innosuisse, Venture.ch or Venture Kick. The technology driven ventures, the dynamics of supporting founder teams in their individual journeys and the challenges with each novel business model makes this a highly dynamic and interesting job.
Marjan is an Alumna from the University of Groningen with a degree in microbiology and she has a PhD in Biotechnology from ETH Zurich. She has 10 years of industry experience in product development (Morwell Diagnostics (CH)), project management in a CMO (DSM Biologics (NL)) and global marketing (Tecan and Qiagen (CH)) in the fields of biotechnology and medical- and molecular diagnostics.