Pascal Frei to become new CEO of Energy Group Switzerland

On 1 August 2020, Pascal Frei will become the new CEO of the Energy Group, Switzerland’s leading entertainment company, which is active in the areas of radio, events and digital. Mr Frei took over the management of the Group on an interim basis several weeks ago, replacing Dani Büchi, who has decided to leave the company.

Patrick Vogt, Chair of the Board of Directors of Energy Schweiz Holding AG: ‘An intensive, externally assisted search process determined that Pascal Frei was the best candidate for the position of CEO of the Energy Group. In him, we have found the ideal leader: he knows the company extremely well thanks to various management roles, and we have every confidence that – even in this challenging time – he will continue to achieve exceptional performance together with the Energy team. I look forward to working with Mr Frei.’

Pascal Frei: ‘I am looking forward to continuing the development of the Energy Group together with my team. I plan to focus on expanding our innovative capacity and the synergies between the radio, event and digital divisions. Coronavirus has had a particularly strong impact on the event sector. However, Energy nonetheless remains one of the best-loved brands in Switzerland. I value the trust that our listeners place in us very highly, and have every confidence that we will succeed in building on it.’

Mr Frei has a Master of Science in Communications Management from the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. He has occupied various management roles at the Energy Group Switzerland since 2005 – most recently Chief Marketing Officer and interim CEO. Previously, he gained agency experience as an account executive at Euro RSCG Switzerland and McCann-Erickson in Zurich.

Energy is a leading Swiss entertainment company with activities in radio, events and digital. With around 670,000 listeners daily, Energy is the most successful private radio network in Switzerland on FM and DAB+ as well as the leading Swiss media brand on social media – with up to 93 million contacts, 15 million video views and around 4 million interactions per month.

The Board of Directors and the Energy shareholders congratulate Pascal Frei and wish him every success in his new role.

Ringier AG, Corporate Communications