Roberto Cirillo has been appointed as the new Swiss Post CEO. He will take up his position in April 2019, succeeding Ulrich Hurni who took over the management of Swiss Post on an interim basis in June 2018. Cirillo, who hails from Ticino, is said to possess extensive experience at large corporations undergoing transformation. And that is something that Swiss Post wants at the moment.
Roberto Cirillo possesses many years of management experience at various large and medium-sized companies which he has led through transformation processes, while always maintaining ties with Switzerland. I therefore firmly believe that he will successfully lead Swiss Post into the future. Ueli Hurni has provided Swiss Post with a steady, competent hand as CEO, giving staff a sense of stability and continuity during this period. I have no doubt that he will ensure a smooth transition up until the 2019 General Meeting and support Roberto Cirillo.
– Urs Schwaller, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Swiss Post
They say that Roberto Cirillo, born in 1971, is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Croda International Plc, a British speciality chemicals manufacturer. Cirillo holds an M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) spent four years as CEO of the Optegra hospital group, which operates on the international market, and eight years as a Member of Executive Management at Sodexo SA, most recently as CEO of its operations in France. He began his career in Zurich at McKinsey & Company. Roberto Cirillo was born in Zurich and grew up in Ticino. He holds Swiss and Italian citizenship.