Kathrin Wehrli is Managing Director at Credit Suisse, heading Products & Services for the Swiss Universal Bank. She ensures with her teams the successful launch, delivery and management of Credit Suisse’s core banking product suite. Over her time with Credit Suisse, Kathrin held various leadership positions within the bank. Beforehand, she worked as a strategy consult at the Boston Consulting Group. Kathrin holds a Master’s Degree from University of Lausanne and is mother of three kids.
Remo Lütolf studied electrical engineering at ETH Zurich and completed his studies in 1986 with a dissertation in biomedical engineering, supplemented in 2000 by an EMBA from IMD Lausanne. He started his career at Landis & Gyr in Zug and joined ABB Switzerland in 1999. Five years later, he took over as Head of the Global Business Unit Power Electronics & Medium Voltage Drives and worked in Turgi/Baden as well as at ABB China in Shanghai for four years with additional responsibility for the Automation Products Division in North Asia. From 2013 to mid-2018, Remo Lütolf was Country Director of ABB Switzerland and Chairman of the Executive Board. Remo Lütolf currently serves on the Boards of Directors of various Swiss companies, including as Chairman of RUAG Holding AG, Energie Wasser Luzern Holding AG, Innovaare AG and Venture Incubator AG.
Yogesh Maheshwari has more than 28 years of experience in the IT industry and is a Program Director at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global leader in IT Services, Digital and Business Solutions. He has been active in multiple roles in the European market for more than 20 years and has been responsible for delivering large business transformation programs to TCS customers globally. Yogesh has rich experience in Global Account Management and working with customers in Europe, North America and India. In May 2018, he got appointed as Data Protection Officer for TCS, Europe. Yogesh holds a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT (BHU), Varanasi and lives with his family in Zug, Switzerland.
Katharina Casanova is a Manager in the Digital & Strategy Practice of BearingPoint and expert for Digital Banking Transformation as well as the Diversity Lead Switzerland. After several years as a Relationship Manager in the International Wealth Management of a private bank in Luxembourg, she entered the consulting business. Katharina joined BearingPoint in early 2016. Since then she has been advising Swiss Banks in the End-to-End Digitalization of the Client Life Cycle and Business Process Optimization. Katharina holds a double-degree in business administration and international management from University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Germany and Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, United Kingdom.
A diverse workplace is not just a tool to impress prospective minority hires. Companies with a wide range of employees enjoy broader skill sets, experiences, and points of view, all of which combine to give diverse companies a powerful advantage over homogenous ones when challenged with an ever-increasing complexity of their business environment. Unfortunately, the benefits of diversity remain a mystery to many employers and employees. Kathrin Wehrli, Remo Lütolf and Yogesh Maheshwari will discuss how diversity can play an integral role on business success and why it is critical to an organization’s ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment.