Swiss Post, the national postal operator of Switzerland, has appointed Roberto Cirillo as the new CEO, effective from April 2019. He will succeed Ulrich Hurni who has led Swiss Post on an interim basis since June 2018
Hurni, head of PostMail, took the helm on a temporary basis after the departure of Susanne Ruoff as CEO in June 2018.
Urs Schwaller, chairman of the board of directors, Swiss Post, said, “Roberto Cirillo possesses many years of management experience at various large and medium-sized companies which he has led through transformation processes, while always maintaining ties with Switzerland. I therefore firmly believe that he will successfully lead Swiss Post into the future.”
Cirillo is currently a board member at Croda International, a British specialty chemicals manufacturer. Cirillo, who holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, spent four years as CEO of the Optegra hospital group and eight years as a member of executive management at Sodexo, most recently as CEO of its operations in France. He began his career in Zurich at McKinsey & Company.
Cirillo was born in Zurich and grew up in the southern region of Ticino. He holds Swiss and Italian citizenship and speaks German, French, Italian, Spanish and English fluently.
“As a native of Ticino, I have had the opportunity to obtain international management experience,” said Cirillo. “I am now really looking forward to developing and shaping – together with the staff – a piece of Switzerland’s identity.”