Individual qualities, collective knowledge

Our team comprises experts in business administration and economics, political and natural sciences and possesses project, management and leadership experience in various roles and sectors.

Partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hanser Consulting AG

The focus of his activities is on business development and corporate restructuring and refinancing.  René Goetz's core areas of expertise also include the management and control of challenging reorganisation processes in industrial, service and commercial enterprises as well as public administration units.

Thanks to his years of experience in assisting with restructuring programmes as well as purchase and sale transactions, René Goetz possesses in-depth knowledge of corporate financing, making him a expert contact partner for assessing projects from the viewpoint of investors.

René Goetz performs various Board mandates, including some as a result of investment holdings in companies.

René Goetz joined Hanser Consulting AG in 1997. Prior to that, as Head of the Procurement, Logistics and Controlling Division and from mid-1994 as Member of the Management Board, he worked in a medium-sized, multinational industrial company (OERTLI Werkzeuge AG, Höri ZH).

Partner and member of the Board of Directors of Hanser Consulting AG

In addition to providing support for companies, organisations and administrative bodies of political institutions on strategic, organisational and macroeconomic issues, the focal areas of his portfolio also include acting as moderator and the management of complex projects. The various stages in his political career have given Lorenz Bösch an in-depth understanding of the political processes and the player groups involved.

After gaining his B.Sc in Agricultural Engineering, Lorenz Bösch held various senior positions and worked as Project Manager for agricultural organisations (Farmers’ Federation Canton of Schwyz, Farmers’ Federation of Central Switzerland, Swiss National Farmers’ Federation).

His comprehensive business experience is also based on various mandates on the Boards of Directors in different sectors and sizes of companies (media, retail, education). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of BLS AG.

In October 2010, Lorenz Bösch returned to Hanser Consulting AG, having already worked as Project Leader at Hanser Consulting AG between 2000 and 2002. In the interim period he served as Cantonal Councillor for the Canton of Schwyz. During this period he was Chairman of the Building Department and President of the Conference of Cantonal Governments and member of the board of other government conferences (infrastructure, public transport, energy).

Partner and member of the Board of Directors of Hanser Consulting AG

His theme-based areas of focus in management consulting lie in the formulation and discussion of the bases for decision-making for the Management of Swiss SMEs in various sectors. He provides support for management personnel in both the development and implementation of business plans and possesses in-depth knowledge in the assessment of the potential, profitability and risks of product and service ideas as well as the associated investment projects.

In the public sector environment, Peder Plaz lends support to our clients on business administration and economic issues by providing concepts, bases for decision-making as well as by acting as moderator for processes.

Peder Plaz is heavily involved, amongst other things, in the specific challenges faced by tourism in the development of business plans, investment projects, models of cooperation and with regard to the associated political issues.

Peder Plaz is also Managing Director of the Economic Forum Graubünden; an economic policy orientated think-tank in the Canton of Graubünden.

Before joining Hanser Consulting AG, he held various positions in the Cantonal Bank of Graubünden, primarily in the lending business, as well as in risk and product management.

As a member of the Board of Directors, he has a commitment to the ÖKK Sickness Insurance Company in Landquart as well as to the Belvedere Hotels in Scuol.

Alexander Burkhard ist bei Hanser Consulting (Thun) AG als Senior Consultant für die öffentlichen Verwaltungen in betriebswirtschaftlichen Fragestellungen tätig

Der Hauptfokus seiner beruflichen Tätigkeit lag in den letzten Jahren in der Begleitung von Energieversorgungsunternehmen für die Entwicklung von zukunftsorientierten Strategien in Bezug auf die grossen Veränderungen des Energiemarkts. Dabei entwickelte er zusammen mit Fachexperten eigene Tools für die Kostenrechnung und Preisbildung im Strommarkt. Alexander Burkhard entwickelte zudem für den Branchenverband umfangreiche und praxisorientierte Schulungen. Er gilt in der Energiebranche als einer der fundiertesten Kenner von regulatorischen Prozessen und dem Marktmodell Schweiz.

Sein Universitätsstudium der Betriebswirtschaft absolvierte Alexander Burkhard an der Université de Fribourg. Zwischen 2001 und 2005 war er bei der BKW Energie AG als Business Consultant in den strategischen Services des Vertriebs tätig. Danach wechselte er zu Galexis AG (Pharmagrosshandel), wo er bis 2008 für die Preisbildung verantwortlich war. Alexander Burkhard ist seit 2008 als Senior Consultant und stellvertretender Geschäftsführer bei der Hanser Consulting (Thun) AG (ehemals Eichenberger Beratung & Unterstützung AG) tätig.

Im Rahmen unseres Schulungsangebotes vermittelt Alexander Burkhard in seinen praxisorientierten Schulungen anschaulich die Veränderungen des Energiemarkts.

Patricia Fritschi is a project leader and has been working at Hanser Consulting AG since 2011 

Patricia Fritschi primarily advises companies and public institutions on economic policy, regional and business administration issues. She also provides support for companies, administrations as well as for regions as part of the organisational development, reorganisation and restructuring programmes, as well as in the areas of organisational and financial business planning.

As a management and personality trainer, she provides support for individuals and teams in their individual development processes, the aim being to strengthen their personal leadership skills and organisational effectiveness. 

Patricia Fritschi gained professional experience with, amongst others, a Zurich private bank where she was responsible for process management projects, as well as for the organisational development on the management level.
As a mediator, she assist organisations, teams as well as private individuals in finding viable solutions.
In the finance sector, she was also responsible for strategy and corporate development in various roles with different companies.

As product manager for pension products she was responsible for the development and market launch, as well as for marketing and training. Patricia Fritschi also gained practical knowledge in training where she worked in Key Account Management to ensure the efficiency of the training.

Rainer Grundler has been a project leader at Hanser Consulting AG since 2002

He has more than fifteen years experience in advising small and medium-sized enterprises, with the focus on corporate financing, Mergers & Acquisitions as well as restructuring and reorganisation. His core areas of expertise lie in the management of complex restructuring projects in industry and the construction sector. He is also a financing specialist, particularly for special financing situations such as start-ups, expansion financing or in the event of reorganisation.

Rainer Grundler has in-depth knowledge of corporate valuations and company succession arrangements, as well as in the handling of M&A projects. He performs Board of Director and coaching mandates in various companies.

Rainer Grundler acquired his practical expertise, amongst others, as Head of the SME and Sector Specialist Department at CREDIT SUISSE. Prior to this, he was Head of the Training Centre of the Swiss Association of Master Plumbers and Fitters (SSIV) where, in addition to running the training and hotel business, he also taught on the business management courses. As Head of the Business Management Department, he offered the members of the SSIV advice on business management, designed business comparisons as well as theme-based publications and acted as moderator for knowledge sharing between discussion groups.

Since 1 April 2017, as Senior Consultant, Rainer Grundler has been providing support to Eichenberger Beratung & Unterstützung AG - a subsidiary of Hanser Consulting AG - on business management issues of energy supply companies.

Jürg Kuster is a Project Leader and has been working for Hanser Consulting AG since 1987

During his many years acquiring experience as a consultant, Jürg Kuster gained a deep insight into the subjects of business, energy, the environment, transport, regional planning, education and finance. In this context, he provides support for public corporations and the public sector in the development of strategies on a dialogue-driven basis, as well as in monitoring and controlling for the implementation of programmes and measures.

His core areas of expertise include support for and producing comprehensive evaluations of the execution and impact of programmes and projects of political bodies, as well as specific topics with a national or regional economic background.

Before joining Hanser Consulting , Jürg Kuster worked as an assistant in the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich and as a secondary school teacher in Zurich.

From 1997 to 2013 Jürg Kuster was also a lecturer on regional economic and regional policy matters at the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at the University of Zurich.

Brigitte Küng is head of the Chur branch office and has been with Hanser Consulting AG since 2019

Her thematic focus lies at the interfaces between innovation management, regional development and tourism.

Before joining Hanser Consulting AG, Brigitte Küng was head of the KMU-Zentrum Graubünden. In this function, she accompanied and supported innovative start-ups and SMEs from the canton of Graubünden in their innovation projects. Brigitte Küng als worked as a lecturer for Entrepreneurial Marketing at the University of Applied Sciences in Chur and as a project manager at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship. She initiated and developed innovative problem solutions and led challenging applied research and development projects in the field of sharing economy and tourism. At her previous professional stations, she was able to gain experience in the start-up environment.

Brigitte Küng teaches Entrepreneurial Marketing at the HTW Chur.

Gabriel Chavanne is a consultant and has been with Eichenberger Beratung & Unterstützung AG - a subsidiary of Hanser Consulting AG - since 2016

Gabriel Chavanne works as a consultant for local and regional energy supply companies (EVU). In the field of energy supply companies, he deals with the regulatory process and other topic-specific business analyses. Development of Excel-based tools as well as the evaluation of IT systems and system mergers also belong to his fields of activity. For the parent comapny - Hanser Consulting AG - Gabriel Chavanne is involved in public administration in the areas of business analysis and project office.

With a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management and a subsequent MSc in Business Administration in Corporate / Business Development, he completed his training at the interface between technology and business. With his certification as a project manager (IPMA Level D) and his previous professional experience, including at SBB, Gabriel Chavanne was also able to train and gain experience in project and energy management.

Valeria D'Amico is a consultant and junior business analyst and has been with Hanser Consulting AG since 2019

Valeria D'Amico advises public administrations, institutions and companies on economic policy and business management issues. She also advises energy supply companies at Eichenberger Beratung und Unterstützung AG - a subsidiary of Hanser Consulting AG.

Before joining Hanser Consulting AG, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FHZ), specialising in tourism and mobility. Valeria D'Amico gained professional experience at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs in Bern, where she worked as an IC consultat during ther part-time studies. During this time, she was able to gain practical knowledge in advising and supporting clients in technical and professional matters relating to specialist applications of unemployment insurance. Another focus was the development and continuous optimization of the IT service desk. Valeria D'Amico has obtained the certificates Hermes 5 Foundation and ITIL Foundation.

Severin Geisseler is a consultant and has been with Hanser Consulting AG since 2020

As part of the team at the branch office in Chur, he advises companies and associations on strategic, political and communicative issues.

Before joining Hanser Consulting AG, Severin Geisseler worked for Farner Consulting AG in Zurich as a public affairs consultant. In this position, he supported his clients in strategic and communicative challenges in the context of political decision-making processes. His work focused on the planning and implementing of high-profile campaigns, in particular election and voting campaigns, and the setting-up and management of interest groups. Before working as a consultant he completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the ZHAW in Winterthur and an apprenticeship as a carpenter.

Severin Geisseler is also active as a politician. He has been a member of the Grand Council of the Canton of Graubünden and the Commission for Education and Culture since 2018.

In addition to serving as president of the CVP regional party Landquart and board member of CVP Graubünden, he is also a member of the board of the association for sport Graubünden and a member of the board of trustees of the Chur city library.

In business for more than 30 years

Hanser Consulting AG is an independent Swiss company.


  • 1984: Founding of Brugger, Hanser und Partner AG by Prof. Dr. Ernst A. Brugger and Dr. Christian Hanser
  • 2000: BHP – Brugger, Hanser und Partner AG split off into two operating companies. BHP – Brugger und Partner AG and BHP – Hanser und Partner AG
  • 2013: Takeover of BHP – Hanser und Partner AG by the current partners Lorenz Bösch, René Goetz, Peder Plaz
  • 2017: Takeover of Eichenberger Beratung und Unterstützung AG, a service provider specialising in energy suppliers
  • 2017: Opening of branch office in Chur, Graubünden
  • 2018: Change of name from BHP – Hanser und Partner AG to Hanser Consulting AG

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