Portrait Tobias Knechtle

Tobias Knechtle (1972)

Head of Group Executive Area Finance (CFO)

  • Member of the Group Executive Board since January 2022
  • With Geberit since November 2021
  • Swiss citizen
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee V-Zug, Zug (CH)

Tobias Knechtle completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Bern (CH) in 1995. He started his career in the Internal Audit department at Nestlé, first as assistant, then as team leader. He then worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich (CH) and São Paulo (BR), heading up projects focusing on business development and operational excellence in industrial and consumer goods companies. From 2005 to 2009, he was Managing Director of the German office of the private equity company Cinven in Frankfurt (DE). From 2009 to 2014, he held leading positions in the finance department at the Kudelski Group, a listed company based in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne (CH). From 2014, he was CFO and member of the Group Executive Board at the listed Valora Group in Muttenz (CH), and took on a wide range of responsibilities in addition to those of a classic CFO. The Board of Directors of Geberit AG appointed Tobias Knechtle as Head of Group Executive Area Finance (CFO) and as a member of the Group Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2022.