Your sparring partner for strategy and innovation processes; experienced, systematic, consistent and empathic.

Dr. Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter, Zürich.

With over 20 years of experience and expertise in the national and international energy industry and in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, transportation, telecom or police and justice, I provide valuable advice in strategic issues of highly regulated industries.

Clemens Hasler, CEO SN Energie AG, summed up my work well: «Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter structures strategy processes building strong cooperation between the board of directors and the management. She analyzes thoroughly, gets to the important points quickly, and comprehends the delicate or unspoken issues. She leads discussions driving for solutions but understands when a topic has been covered in depth. I have had very good experiences with her as a companion and moderator of strategy processes.»

I am dedicated to broadening my experience and exploring new topics and love to get to the bottom of things. My drive is the "Search for Excellence"; learning new things, discovering and never stopping to become even better - for me personally and for the organizations I work for as a sparring partner.


  • Expert knowledge in strategy processes of highly regulated industries
  • International management experience at management and board level
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the political processes
  • Brings complicated issues quickly to the point
  • Open and honest, can question things critically


Dr. sc. ETH Zürich, PhD thesis "Innovations in the Swiss electricity industry in the area of conflict between security of supply and liberalisation".

lic. oec. publ. Universität Zürich, Economics and political science. 

eidg.dipl. Tourism Expert HF, Siders VS.


PhD thesis  CV

Professional experience

«I got to know Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter in various mandates as a competent and independent personality. She quickly gets to the essential points, has a good judgement, a sound knowledge of human nature and asks the right questions. It leads a committee to well-founded and easily implementable bases for good actionable decision bases.»

Dr. Thomas Hefti, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SN Energie AG

«In view of the Energy Strategy 2050, the development of sustainable strategies for the energy industry will be crucial. Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter brings the necessary knowledge in accompanying the energy utility: focused, systematic, competent and likeable.»

Michael Frank, Managing Director, VSE

«Dr. Wohlfahrtstätter has supported us several times at investor events. As a panel discussion leader, she focused on our goals as clients and the needs of investors and industry representatives. Her expertise, professionalism and likeable manner contributed significantly to the success of the events.»

Dominik Meyer, Head Sell Side Credit Research, Bank Vontobel AG

«Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter was a very good sparring partner for me; solution-oriented and with a good feeling for both factual and human aspects. She listens, questions critically and is capable of changing perspectives. All this at eye height with the people involved at all levels.»

Cyrill Weber, Managing Director, Zuger Verkehrsbetriebe ZVB

«Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter supported our strategy process in a methodically clear way. She inspired us to break new ground and led us successfully within the framework of our specific needs. In the future we will be able to react more quickly to market changes.»

Ernst Uhler, Managing Director, Energie Zürichsee Linth AG

«Claudia helped us to analyze our options in the liberalization of the electricity market for large customers. Her reports provided clarity to define the procurement strategy. If you are looking for honest and highly competent energy strategy advice, you have come to the right place.»

Ladina Gilly, Associate Director, CSCS Swiss National Super Computing Centre

«The board of directors, the members of the cooperative and the management were impressed by Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter's workshop moderation on our strategy days. The result was a strategy that we all worked out and on which we can now build.»

Dr. René Jenni, Chairman of the Board of Directors, TopPharm Genossenschaften

«Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter's strength lies in her ability to keep track of complex, novel and multilateral tasks, to steer the various processes and to guide all those involved in a friendly, caring but always calm and determined manner.»

Dr. René Burkhard, Managing Director, Pronovo AG

«As part of the Novartis culture change «Un­bossed Leadership», Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter gave a lecture on entrepreneurship and risks to around 100 managers. The participants were enthusiastic and appreciated above all the authentic way in which she responded to questions.»

Andy Tran, Head Strategic Portfolio Management, Novartis Pharma Stein AG

«Claudia Wohlfahrtstätter offered us a reflected outside view of our company. Within a very short time, she has familiarized herself with our unusual business model and helped shape our strategy process with the necessary distance and yet with great competence.»

Philip Gassner, Managing Director, SwissFarmerPower Inwil AG