Dr. Jürg Wittwer
CEO at Touring Club Suisse
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Dr. Jürg Wittwer is CEO of the Touring Club Suisse, the leading automotive club in Switzerland with 1.5 million members. Next to providing road side assistance, the club is a leading force in all aspects of todays individual mobility – from providing cargo bikes to teaching road safety at schools and to providing driving trainings at its centers. The Touring Club Suisse also a major political voice participating in shaping the future of mobility in Switzerland.
He completed his studies at the University of St. Gallen with a doctorate. During and after his studies he worked as a freelance journalist. In 1995 he was appointed assistant to the Executive Director of ELVIA Travel Insurance Group, world’s leading travel insurance provider. In 1997 he took over as head of the subsidiaries in Spain and Portugal and, in 2000, he was appointed member of the board of directors of the USA and Canada subsidiaries. On returning to Switzerland in autumn 2002 he took over as CEO of Mondial Assistance (Switzerland) the leading provider of consumer speciality insurance and assistance. In 2010 Jürg Wittwer joined the executive board of Allianz Switzerland as head of distribution of all channels, managing a sales force of over 1000 representatives.
In addition to his activities at TCS, Jürg Wittwer is involved in the field of education with presentations and lectures on the subject of intercultural communication at, among others has lectured at the Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond USA), the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the International Institute of Higher Education of Morrocco and the Executive School of the University of St. Gallen.