Oliver Durrer

Intrapreneur, Business Coach, and Lean Startup Mentor in Zürich, Switzerland

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Do you want to build a thriving business? To be disruptive rather than get disrupted? To be agile like a startup even within a larger corporation? Embrace and drive change, leveraging it successfully rather than resisting it? De-risk it?

Then let's talk!


Colleagues and business partners describe me as a results-oriented, persistent, authentic business enthusiast with entrepreneurial drive, team spirit, strong values and a passion for people.


Passionate about creating shared-value, I empower entrepreneurs to grow sustainably successful businesses with a purpose, building products and services that matter.


Respect, trust, integrity, compassion and empowerment. A strategic, systemic and analytical thinker, I act in a structured, focused and pragmatic way.


Business Leader: design and deploy vision&strategy, drive effectiveness and efficiency of operations through lean continuous optimisation and excellence in execution.

Growth Driver: consistent profitable revenue growth - up to 100% in 3 years.

High-Performance Motivator: built, led and developed multi-functional and multicultural teams to award-winning performance through a pragmatic can-do attitude and coaching.

Multilingual: (Swiss-)German (native), English, French, Italian and Spanish.

10 years F&B in global matrix organisation Nestlé in Switzerland and Asia:

Country Head of Marketing in Myanmar – white spot-entry

Business Manager for NESCAFE Dolce Gusto – leading a corporate Startup

Key Account Manager having worked with all major retailers in Switzerland

Product Manager driving end-to-end product launches and initiating brand turnaround

Various Channels: Food retail, electro retail, wholesale, as well as e-commerce and B2B.

5 years as Member of the Board of a high-tech small business

Feel free to get in touch:

+41 76 385 15 39 - oliver.durrer(at)gmx.ch - Twitter: @OliverDurrer

  • Education
    • HEC, University of Lausanne
    • London Business School