Christian Speiser was a partner at McKinsey and Company and worked in Zurich, Tokyo and Taipei. His responsibilities included solving organisational, strategic and operational problems for European, Asian and American clients. Over time, his customer portfolio included the chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical and plant engineering companies as well as aviation and financial institutions. He also led the European post-merger management practice.
He left McKinsey to take over the management of a Swiss paper manufacturer. His task was to restructure the balance sheet of the paper company and to diversify the business within a certain period of time. All operational units were eventually sold to industrial buyers.
In 1997, he joined the leading reinsurance company Swiss Re as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Board Committee. In line with Swiss Re’s growing size and scope, he established the appropriate Group-wide financial governance. Over the years, his responsibilities have included strategic planning, strategic asset allocation and information technology for the Swiss Re Group. He was the initiator and founding chairman of an industry joint venture in the field of electronic risk exchange. In 2004, he left Swiss Re to become an independent investor and consultant.
Christian has a degree in economics and operations research from the University of St. Gallen. During his studies, he also worked as a systems analyst at Fides Informatik and IBM.
Christian has been advising Constellation for several years.