Baselworld organiser MCH Group, has appointed Bernd Stadlwieser as its new head of the company, replacing interim CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard.
Stadlweiser has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and has spent time in senior management positions at big jewellery brands Thomas Sabo and Swarovski.
He worked for the Thomas Sabo group from 2003 to 2014, first as managing director for Switzerland and Great Britain, and then as group CEO from 2006.
From 2014 to 2017, he was group CEO of Avenso before switching to Mondaine Watch as group CEO in December 2017.
After attending the commercial academy in Austria, he completed a multi-year programme for young executives at Swarovski and, studying part-time, obtained a federal diploma as a marketing manager and an executive BBA.
Dr Ulrich Vischer, chairman of the board of directors of the MCH Group, said: “We are delighted to be taking on an exceedingly competent and successful manager with Bernd Stadlwieser.
“He has a great deal of experience in sectors of industry that are of importance to us, as well as for taking forward the transformation process that has been launched. The board of directors, the management and the entire MCH workforce are looking forward to working with him.”
Stadlwieser said: “The MCH Group has a strong market position in a fascinating business segment that I am very familiar with from my work to date and my relations with Baselworld and Art Basel.
“The company is facing major challenges and opportunities. I have seen for myself that the necessary transformation and innovation process has already been launched and that, together with the employees, key steps have been taken to realign the business for the future, ensuring that the MCH Group will emerge stronger than before.”