Thomas Gurtner

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.

Professional experience

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
Case studies
May-Dec 2011: Chief Operating Officer BSC Young Boys / Stade de Suisse