I am an entrepreneur.

I managed companies with passion in dynamic markets ,

experimenting new ways.

Peter Pauli
Former CEO, Meyer Burger Technology

“Andréas led Meyer Burger’s flagship division and worldwide market leader. He successfully initiated and conducted major changes. The new approaches he implemented in the fields of product management, sales development and time-to-market product development achieved outstanding performance standards with high customer satisfaction.”

Jean-Louis Monnier
CEO, TrackNet Group

“We have fully reoriented a start-up belonging to our group thanks to Andréas’s involvement. I was personnaly impressed by his sharp strategic thinking and the doors he was able to open for the business development. I really recommend him on full trust.”

Hans Ruedi Schweizer
President, Ernst Schweizer AG

“Andreas von Känel has strongly supported our sales team in Western Switzerland  in the sales strategy and the development of the customer network.

Thanks to his positive way and strong methodological competence, the organisation was set on positive track again. “

Strategy, product, markets

  • Analyze the company and its market, identify the constraints
  • Define the value proposition and the competitive advantage, position the product
  • Search the opportunities, assess the business plan, optimize sales
  • Improve profitability


  • Focus on the customer and the value creation
  • Streamline market, company, product management, R & D, supply chain, sales and after-sales flows
  • Reduce development time, increase product relevance, focus resources
  • Increase throughput, optimize flows, reduce WIP and stock

Change management

  • Identify constraints and cultural changes
  • Communicate the vision and the goals, empower people
  • Define the steps and the KPIs
  • Lead the change

Professional experience

  • C-positions in industrial SMIs, big companies and international groups in Switzerland and abroad
  • Recently, lead of a Meyer Burger Group division with two worldwide leading companies. Market development at international level.


  • Board member (Swiss Board School and Start-up Board Academy)
  • MBA HEC Lausanne
  • EPFL Engineer


  • French
  • (Swiss-) German
  • English
  • Spanish