Change in management at Rufener

Published on 5/2/2016 by Kathrin Ebner, Corporate Communications
Robert Erhart

After eight years' successful work at the head of Rufener, Jennifer Somm has taken the decision to leave the agency at the end of August 2016 in order to take on a new professional challenge. Jennifer Somm has been part of the Rufener team since 2008 and, since 2013, has been managing director of this nationally and internationally active creative agency.

Roberto Lazzari, who has been in charge of Events and Project Management at Rufener since September 2013, as COO and a member of the management, will similarly be pursuing a new career path. He will be available to the agency until the end of 2016 still.

On 17 May 2016, Robert Erhart will be taking over as the new managing director of Rufener. Robert Erhart is an experienced event professional who founded Triebwerk Event AG in Basel 17 years ago and has managed it as CEO and as a Partner. Before that, Robert Erhart worked as a brand manager and product manager for various eminent Swiss companies, including Feldschlösschen Getränke AG.

"We very much regret the departure of the two event experts", stresses Jean-Marc Devaud, CEO Live Marketing Solutions at the MCH Group. "Live marketing is a very young, dynamic sector and we can readily understand that ambitious professionals such as Jennifer Somm and Roberto Lazzari wish to take up new challenges again." At the same time, Jean-Marc Devaud is looking forward to the designated successor: "With Robert Erhart, we have been able to take on an event specialist who is known within the sector and who has been working highly successfully for more than 20 years." Jean-Marc Devaud is convinced that, together with the team, the new managing director will successfully strengthen and further develop Rufener's position as an innovative live marketing agency.  

Rufener is an internationally active agency offering creative and consultancy services that occupies a leading position on the Swiss market. With around 30 employees, it creates individual, sustainable experiences for people and brands, including for UBS, FIFA, IWC Schaffhausen and other companies. Rufener has been a subsidiary of MCH Group since 2009.

Media contact

Jean-Marc Devaud
MCH Group AG | MCH Global AG
CEO Live Marketing Solutions
Jean-Marc Devaud
+41 52 354 74 74


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