Managing Board

The management is responsible for the operative managing of  ZFV.

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    • Yr 1977, Swiss citizen
    • Dipl. Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF SHL

    Andreas Hunziker has been the CEO of ZFV since 3 January 2013. He started work in this company in 2001 as assistant to Group Management and already took the position of group leader in 2002 and became a member of the Extended Managing Board, whereby he had a central role. In 2007 he was promoted to the position of member of the Managing Board. Before Andreas Hunziker became CEO, he was the Manager of Gastronomy for a period of four years.

    Having grown up in his parent’s restaurant, Andreas Hunziker developed his enthusiasm for gastronomy and the hotel industry at an early age. After his school-leaving certificate in economics, he changed to the Hotel Management School in Lucerne and successfully completed as dipl. Hotelier / Restaurateur. In 2012, he completed a diploma study in Leadership and Management at Boston University and in addition he also successfully completed further trainings in Hospitality Management at the Cornell University in the USA.

    Born and bred in Appenzell, he is also a dedicated host in his leisure time and enjoys leaving the worries oft he day behind him by cooking for his guests. He is married and father of three wonderful daughters. He finds his relaxation by travelling with his family or by doing sports.

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    • Born in 1965, Belgian citizen
    • Certified graduate in hotel management, restaurant master

    Thomas Kleber joined the ZFV Managing Board in July 2017 and is responsible for the management of Sorell Hotels Switzerland. He is a trained restaurant manager and graduate of the Steigenberg School of Hotel Management in Bad Reichenhall, Germany. As General Manager of restaurants at home and abroad, he has over 34 years of experience. At Cornell University in the USA, he completed further training in various areas in 1993. Most recently, Thomas Kleber was the Area General Manager of the Steigenberg hotel group in Switzerland and Konstanz for two years. Prior to that, he worked as Managing Director and General Manager of prestigious hotels in Switzerland and abroad.

    Thomas Kleber is married with three grown-up children. He prefers to spend his free time with the four members of his family. He finds an active work-life balance by doing sport, spending time in the countryside and in his garden.

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    • Yr 1973, Swiss citizen
    • Dipl. Hôtelier-Restaurateur HF

    Patrik Scheidegger has been a member of the ZFV management since November 2016. He runs the entire catering side of the business, which includes its restaurants, over 100 community catering units and event catering.

    Patrik Scheidegger is a dedicated restaurateur. He is a trained chef and service specialist; he has worked his way up from a being a chef to a deputy Head Chef and successfully graduated from the Hotel Management School Belvoirpark in Zurich. After managing the Restaurant Bären in Mägenwil (15 Gault Millau points) for five years, he became Restaurant Manager at SV Switzerland. Before he finally joined ZFV, he completed his leadership training and opened the Restaurant Einstein in Aarau, which was awarded 12 Gault Millau points. He successfully managed the business with 50 employees for three years.

    Patrik Scheidegger is married and has a son. He finds relaxation in the mountains and nature, for example when fishing. He is a passionate cook and bon vivant; his personal favourite when cooking is to experiment with specialities from Piedmont.

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    • Yr 1983, Swiss citizen
    • Finance and Accounting Professional with federal Certificate

    Since 1st January 2015 Lukas Christen has been the CFO of ZFV. He held the post temporary since the end of May 2014. He was formerly the deputy head of Finance and Accounting for three and a half years.

    Lukas Christen completed his basic commercial training at ZFV. Then he moved on to the Finance Department at Optimedia AG, a Swiss media agency, as well as the AWK Group, a consultancy and engineering company for IT, telecommunications and control technology. Alongside, he also did a further training at the KV Zürich Business School. After employment as team leader of Finance and Accounting at Elvetino AG, he returned to ZFV in October 2010 to become team leader of the Accounting Department and deputy head of Finance and Accounting. Since October 2013 he successfully completed his further education as an expert in financial reporting and controlling at the Controller Academy.

    Lukas Christen is married and father to a wonderful son. He is a passionate camper and he enjoys touring the sunny regions of Europe together with his family. He finds the balance to the everyday working routine by listening to a record of good music, playing the guitar or enjoying a fine meal with friends.

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    • Yr 1967, Swiss and Italian citizen
    • Human Resources Specialist with federal Certificate

    Angela Tauro has been the ZFV’s Manager of Human Resources since 1. August 1995. One year before she joined the corporation and was responsible for personnel. In 1996 she was appointed into Managing Board.

    After her Commercial Basic Education, Angela Tauro quickly found her way into the personnel sector. Before joining ZFV, she was active for HOTELA and the Swiss Proprietor Association. In 2000 she attended the BBZ in Weinfelden to complete as personnel specialist with Swiss Federal Certification. In 2013, she completed her post studies in Leadership and Management at the KV Business School in Zürich.

    Angela Tauro likest o spend her leisure time with her family and friends. She can leave the daily business life behind her by reading novels, jogging or travelling to other contries and cultures.