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Stephan Bergamin studied economics at the University of St. Gallen and completed his education as a Dr. oec. HSG with magna cum laude on the subject of «succession planning and private equity» as part of Credit Suisse Academic Research. Further training followed at the Swiss Board School, University of St. Gallen/HSG, AMP Harvard Business School, Boston (USA) and at CUREM, University of Zurich.


Stephan Bergamin has a track record of more than 20 years as Group CFO and Executive Manager in listed companies and large family companies. His experience and expertise includes the execution of growth strategies, M&A, IPO, turnarounds and restructurings as well as complex refinancing projects. He has a solid background in the real estate and infrastructure industry (CFO, CEO and Board of Directors, including at the Steiner Group) and from his time as Group CFO in the transport sector – including Airline (Swissair Group) and Shipping (Gearbulk and G2 Ocean) – as well as in the technology sector (VAT Group) the challenges of global companies. He has led companies to a higher level in terms of performance and profitability thanks to successful transformation.


Today, Stephan Bergamin supports companies in growth, transformation and performance issues and is a member of the board of directors of various companies, where he is particularly involved in the fields of «Financial Management», «Transformation» and «Digitization». He is also a lecturer at various universities, preferably on the topics of «Agile Finance», «Transformation Management», «M&A and Integration Management» and «Real Estate Management». His professional experience is also reflected in the publication of various books as an author on the topics of «M&A» and «integration management» «Globalization and Digitization» and «Ordering Competence in Facility Management».

Industry focus

  • Real Estate / Infrastructure

  • Technology & Industry

  • Transportation & Logistics

  • Corporate Finance / Investment Banking / Private Equity

Corporate finance

  • Financing

  • Capital Market / IPO

  • Private equity


  • Startup

  • Turnaround

  • M&A and Integration Management

Performance management

  • Introduction of high-performance organizations

  • Exploitation of value creation potential

  • Growth strategies

  • Implementation of digitization strategies


Since 2021

Owner & Managing Director

BE Forward

2019 – 2021

Group CFO

Member Group Executive Management
VAT Group

2015 – 2018

Group CFO

Member of Global Executive Management Gearbulk Group


Group CFO

Member of the Executive Board
Goldbach Group

2009 – 2011

CFO & CEO interim

Member of the Executive Board
Cofely AG

2002 – 2009

Group CFO

Member of the Executive Board
Steiner Group

1996 – 2001

Business Unit CFO
Strategic Controlling / M&A

Swissair Group


Assistant/Project Manager

Credit Suisse Corporate Finance department


Since 2022

SIX Exchange Regulation –

Member of the Regulatory Board

Since 2017

City AG, real estate portfolio company – board of directors

CLAVES Investments, start-up investor club, including Oviva, Anapaya, Healios – Chairman

Since 2000

Lectureships at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), the University of Basel and at various universities of applied sciences

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