At the end of the year, Swiss-Ski CEO Markus Wolf will leave after six years in the position. His successor will be Bernhard Aregger.
Wolf had already informed the Swiss-Ski Presidium a few months ago that he wanted to take up a new professional challenge. In cooperation, Wolf and the Presidium searched for a successor and they found it with Bernhard Aregger.
"The period leading up to a winter without big events and the stable situation in terms of organisation and finances, thanks to multi-year contracts with our important partners, suited Swiss-Ski and me to take such a decision," Wolf explained the timeline. "The decision to leave Swiss-Ski was very difficult and it was crucial to find the right moment. This period of my life at Swiss-Ski has been very intense, stimulating, successful and filled with incredible emotions. I am now looking forward to new professional challenges. "
"Markus Wolf has done a great job for Swiss Ski and he has significantly improved our federation. Swiss-Ski is doing very well both on the sporting and economic side, which is largely due to the work of Markus Wolf, " said Urs Lehmann, President of Swiss Ski. "At Swiss-Ski we regret his decision very much, even though we can understand it. On behalf of the Presidium, I would like to thank Markus Wolf for his unwavering commitment and excellent work in recent years. "
Wolf joined Swiss-Ski in autumn 2013 after leaving the Swiss Federal Office of Sport as Technical Director, and a year later, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Bernhard Aregger will start on the 1st November. The 47-year-old from Lucerne has been a member of the Swiss-Ski Presidium since 2016 and has been heavily involved in snow sports from a young age. Aregger currently holds a FIS Technical Delegate licence for Alpine Skiing and Grass Skiing.
"I am very happy to be in this new position and will do everything I can to continue on the path of success that the Presidium has pursued with Markus Wolf," Aregger said. "I am aware of the challenges that this position brings thanks to my work as a member of the Swiss-Ski Presidium. Snow sports have always been important to me. It is therefore a pleasure and an honour for me to assume the operational direction of the Swiss-Ski organisation."