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The Gruner Group appoints a new CEO

Olivier Aebi, CEO Gruner Gruppe

Olivier Aebi, a 50-year-old civil engineer, has been designated the new CEO of the Gruner Group. Olivier Aebi will take up his new role on 1 February 2019.

Since 2010, Mr. Aebi has held the role of CEO of IUB Engineering AG in Bern as well as chairman of the engineering group’s management board. He replaces Kurt Rau, who has been managing the Gruner Group on an interim basis.

Olivier Aebi has had a successful career in the design and construction sector, both in Switzerland and internationally, notably representing the Swiss federal government in Africa and managing a Swiss family business in Asia. He has held various management roles in the areas of M&A, supply chain management and business development. A speaker of several languages, Aebi holds an MBA and is a graduate of the IMD Business School. Alongside his role as CEO, Aebi is also on the Board of Directors of Tolent PLC, which has its head office in Gateshead, United Kingdom.