The guesswork about how the career of former Kuoni Switzerland CEO Marcel Bürgin continues is over. The 52-year-old Baselbieter rents with the Knecht tour group. From January 1, 2019, he will take over the management from SwissExpress AG. He is also a new member of the steering committee of the Knecht tour group. Marcel Bürgin reports to Thomas Knecht, who takes over the management of SwissExpress AG.
Philippe Oehler, former owner and current CEO of the holiday specialist, stays with the company. Marcel Bürgin has held various management positions at Kuoni Reisen AG for more than 25 years; most recently as CEO Switzerland. During his career, he was also responsible for the sales of travel agencies, all subsidiaries of Kuoni and managing directors of Manta Reisen.
"I look forward to joining the professional and successful team of SwissExpress and Knecht Reisen soon. In the same way, as a new manager and partner, I can contribute my varied experiences and ideas to different areas », quotes Marcel Bürgin in a statement.
Philippe Oehler, who sold SwissExpress AG 2016 to Knecht Reisen AG, remains with the company. The thoroughbred tourist expert will continue to focus his attention on caring for his large regular clientele and organizing special group tours. Oehler says: "I am very pleased that with Marcel Bürgin we have achieved an optimal follow-up solution for the management of SwissExpress, I have known and appreciated him for many years and I am convinced that with his CV and his roots in the Basel region he will be successful. the fate of the company will develop. "
"With Marcel Bürgin, one of the most experienced Swiss tourist managers participates in our professional team and we are very pleased with this reinforcement and are convinced that together with the old team he will have a positive influence on the future of the Knecht tour group. ", says Roger Geissberger, CEO Knecht Reisegruppe.