Matthias Furrer will head up the newly created business area Destination Operation at the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group starting 1 January 2022. Furrer is currently acting general manager of the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun. In his new position, he will be in charge of strategic management of the new business area, which includes the business units Cableways Operations, Catering, Ski School, Golf, Retail, Sport & Leisure, Logistics & Operations and Property Management.
Furrer, who is 34, joined Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun) in January 2018 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Since February 2021, he has served as deputy CEO, and since June 2021, he has been temporarily in charge of the business unit Lifts/Ski, a position that will be taken over by Igi Zopp on 1 January 2022.
Prior to joining the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group, Furrer worked as a manager at KPMG in the forensic unit (white-collar crime), as well as in the area of financial reporting at Credit Suisse. In his new position, he will run the new business area and be in charge of decisive strategic projects and investments for the continued development of the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group.
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, with registered office in Andermatt, plans, builds, and develops the year-round destination of Andermatt. In 2009 Andermatt Reuss came into being, with apartment buildings, hotels, and chalets. The Andermatt Swiss Alps Group also owns Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG with its cableways, the catering brand Mountain Food, the Swiss Snowsports School Andermatt, an 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, and the Andermatt Concert Hall. With the hotels, the sports infrastructure, the wide range of events on offer, and the properties, Andermatt Swiss Alps is pursuing the vision of becoming the prime Alpine destination. In doing so, it is committed to an intact environment and a sustainable future that will enable coming generations to have an extraordinary home. During high season, the Andermatt Swiss Alps Group has more than 1,000 employees working at the locations in Altdorf, Andermatt and Sedrun.