Thomas Gurtner, born 1956 in Bern, looks back on more than 20 years of professional experience in a broad variety of business areas. After graduating from the ETH Zurich with a degree in forestry engineering, he began to compile a wide knowledge in marketing and event management. Companies such as Swissair, Swissôtel and T.E.A.M, a marketing and events management firm, benefited from his various skills. As Director of Events at T.E.A.M, Thomas Gurtner was considerably involved in the development of the UEFA Champions League: he directed an overall of six UEFA Champions League Finals.
With his leadership qualities and due to his extensive and close cooperation with numerous expert teams – arena designers, 2D and 3D producers, caterers and transportation firms – Thomas Gurtner is a well-known name also beyond the borders of Switzerland.
A large international network at one’s disposal, all-round skills and a history of success were perfect conditions for setting up a company like THOMAS GURTNER GmbH (formerly tgu event GmbH). Which is precisely what Thomas Gurtner did on 1 February, 2007.
|1984-1986||Sports Officer Gstaad Tourism Association|
|1986-1989||Marketing Director Tourist Office Davos|
|1989||Group Manager Communications Swissôtel|
|1990-1991||Manager Marketing News and Support Swissair|
|1991-1992||Project Manager CI Program, a PLC for Corporate Identity|
|1992-1994||Managing Director at btv studio, PLC for Video, Audio and Film Productions (a subsidiary firm of the Basler Zeitung)|
|1994-1998||Operations Manager T.E.A.M. Marketing AG (UEFA Champions League)|
|1998-1999||Assistant Director Events T.E.A.M. Marketing AG|
|1999-207||Director Events T.E.A.M. Marketing AG|
|Since 2007||CEO of his own company: THOMAS GURTNER GmbH
May-Dec 2011: Chief Operating Officer BSC Young Boys / Stade de Suisse