AWK Group welcomes former Sunrise CFO on board
The Swiss-German dual citizen Uwe Schiller will hold the position of CFO of the management and technology consulting company AWK Group.
AWK has grown considerably in the past two years, both organically and through acquisitions and mergers with companies such as TALOS in the financial services sector, Ginkgo Management Consulting and the Quint Group, both in Switzerland and internationally. As part of its 2025 corporate strategy, the Group is aiming for further expansion in Switzerland and internationally. The position of Group CFO is being created to manage the resulting challenges in terms of corporate governance, controlling, taxes or international group-wide accounting.
Dr. Uwe Schiller possesses the outstanding expertise, international experience and leadership skills needed for this role. He holds a PhD in information technology and was most recently CFO of the telecommunications company Sunrise, which had annual sales of CHF 1.9 billion and a market capitalisation of CHF 5.0 billion before the merger with UPC. During the 20 years he worked for Switzerland's second largest telecommunications provider, he held various positions such as Deputy CFO, Director Treasury & Investor Relations, Corporate Finance & Accounting as well as Controlling & Corporate Controlling. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Sunrise's Luxembourg subsidiaries.
He will take up his position as of 1/1/2022 and report directly to Group CEO Oliver Vaterlaus.
Oliver Vaterlaus comments: “We have big ambitions. With our organic growth and the addition of three new partner companies bringing the total number of consultants to over 800 in seven locations in Europe and Asia, we have proven in the last two years that the market has a lot of potential for us. Consolidation and preparation for further growth from our own resources as well as through mergers make it necessary to continue professionalizing the Group structures. Dr. Uwe Schiller is the best possible candidate for the newly created position of Group CFO. He brings a wealth of market knowledge, technology background and CFO experience that will be of great value to us as we move forward with our strategy”.