Carlson Wagonlit Travel: Walter Ruggli goes into retirement
February 13, 2018
Walter Ruggli, VP Switzerland and Eastern Europe, will go into retirement end of April, at nearly 62 years of age. In his role as Senior Vice President Central & Eastern Europe, Peter Ashworth will in the future be directly responsible for Switzerland. Customer service has already been reorganized in 2017 and will remain unchanged: The department is headed by Swiss national Katharina Turlo, Senior Director Program Management Central Europe, while Mirco Biasi, Head of Program Management Switzerland, acts as direct contact person in Switzerland.
Walter Ruggli spent 15 years working for Swissair in Switzerland and abroad before joining CWT in 1989. After holding various positions, he became responsible for Switzerland and, at interim, also for Austria. Since 2014, he was furthermore responsible for the Eastern European countries where CWT operates, and it was under his leadership that CWT gained the leading position on the Swiss market.
“Over the last years, Walter Ruggli has played a decisive role in driving our success in Switzerland and Eastern Europe – from strategic development and focusing to staff development”, says Peter Ashworth. “He particularly distinguished himself by his positive attitude, his solution orientation and his cooperative relations with our customers and business partners. We wish Walter all the very best for his well-deserved retirement.”
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