Profile

Profile

Franco Taisch is entrepreneur, member of various boards of directors and independent advisor, mainly in the finance, medical and technology industry.

He is today, i.a., chairman of Swiss Rock Asset Management Ltd. and member of the board of directors and founding partner of Clinica Alpina Ltd. Alongside, he focuses as business advisor and as part-time university professor on business model and governance design and the entrepre­neurial handling of opportunities and risks under uncertainty. He advises board and management in stress and change situations as well as innovation processes. Prior to that, Franco Taisch was over 20 years active in various executive and consulting functions, last as member of the executive board of one of the largest independent global wealth managers and CEO of a Swiss industry body. He serves since over 20 years on various boards of directors, so formerly, i.a., on the board of directors and the audit and risk committee and as delegate innovation of one of the largest and system relevant banking groups in Switzerland as well as chairman and founding partner of a technology group being the only people owned global health data exchange platform.

Franco Taisch is entrepreneur, member of various boards of directors and independent advisor, mainly in the finance, medical and technology industry.

He is today, i.a., chairman of Swiss Rock Asset Management Ltd. and member of the board of directors and founding partner of Clinica Alpina Ltd. Alongside, he focuses as business advisor and as part-time university professor on business model and governance design and the entrepre­­neurial handling of opportunities and risks under uncertainty. He advises board and management in stress and change situations as well as innovation processes. Prior to that, Franco Taisch was over 20 years active in various executive and consulting functions, last as member of the executive board of one of the largest independent global wealth managers and CEO of a Swiss industry body. He serves since over 20 years on various boards of directors, so formerly, i.a., on the board of directors and the audit and risk committee and as delegate innovation of one of the largest and system relevant banking groups in Switzerland as well as chairman and founding partner of a technology group being the only people owned global health data exchange platform.

Leadership and Executive Competence

Over 25 years of experience as an executive, member of executive boards and chairman as well as member of boards of directors on the level of global quoted (Switzerland/UK) and non-quoted blue chip companies as well as on the level of domestic and foreign small and mid-sized companies, mainly in the financial, medical and technology industry. Last operational responsibility as member of the executive board of one of the largest independent global wealth managers and CEO of a Swiss industry body. Formerly, i.a., member of the board of directors and member of the audit and risk committee as well as delegate innovation of one of the largest and system relevant banking groups in Switzerland as well as chairman and founding partner of a technology group being the only people owned global health data exchange platform.

Core tasks were and core competences are

  • to design and take responsibility for business and governance models and the respective implementation;
  • to manage stress and change situations on company level;
  • to design and take responsibility for the company strategy, planning as well as innovation process and the respective implementation;
  • to design and take responsibility for the financial steering of the company as well as investment decisions on company level;
  • to steer and ensure corporate governance and compliance with the legal and regulatory business environment, efficient and effective risk management (incl. legal, regulatory and technical compliance as well as legal management) under uncertainty as well as efficient and effective external and internal performance and control systems (incl. audit) on the strategic as well as on the operational level;
  • to govern national and international conflict situations, proceedings and lawsuits;
  • to digitize existing business models and to design digital business platforms connecting specific eco-systems;
  • to (co-)lead several operational front business lines;
  • to lead people, regularly over 100 professionals with different cultural backgrounds worldwide.

Today, Franco Taisch is entrepreneur and member of various boards of directors. He is, i.a., chairman of Swiss Rock Asset Management Ltd., one of the large international bank-independent Swiss asset managers, and member of the board of directors and founding partner of Clinica Alpina SA, one of the state-of-the-art holistic veterinarian clinics in Europe.

References, detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications upon request.

Professional Competence

Over 25 years of experience inside (as an executive) and outside (as a consultant and attorney) of domestic and foreign companies at the interface between business leadership, technology and lawt. Over 25 years of experience as scientist, head of institutes and lecturer at the trans­disciplinary interface of science and industry for business, economics and law students at Swiss universities and as visiting professor at universities abroad, last part-time professor for economics, business and law.

Core tasks were and core competences are

  • business leadership, governance, strategy, innovation and finance;
  • design of business and governance models;
  • management of stress and change situations;
  • to govern national and international conflict situations, proceedings and lawsuits;
  • financial engineering, financial markets and financial infra­structures, such as wealth management, family offices, private banking, asset management, collective investment schemes, insurances, investment banking, retail banking and stock exchanges;
  • digitization and technology; setting of digital business models and design of digital platforms connecting specific eco-systems, i.p., finance and health eco-systems;
  • corporate and contractual engineering; design, i.p., of corporate, network and cooperative business models and structures, merger & acquisition, national and inter­national contract design and contract risk management;
  • risk management (incl. legal, regulatory and technical compliance as well as legal management) and external and internal performance and control systems (incl. audit), entrepre­neurial handling of opportunities and risks under uncertainty.

This, i.p., with the view to and in connection with

  • companies and their stakeholders as well as their business environment, i.p., the respective company-specific business environment and the area of conflict of different stakeholder interests;
  • companies as process-oriented value chains and corporate management functions as cross-sectional functions;
  • companies with individual business models going through specific business live cycles and the respective changing impact on the requirements for corporate management functions;
  • companies and their management cycles and the respective role of corporate management functions;
  • leading front business lines with high complexity.

References, detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications upon request.

International Competence

International and multi-cultural living and professional experience in New York, Geneva, Zurich and Vaduz (LI). Languages: German (native speaker, mother tongue), Rumantsch (native speaker; father tongue), English (main business language besides German) and French.

References, detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications upon request.