About Manpower

Our management team

Leif Agnéus“In the human age, skills and expertise are the future forces of the world of work.” 

Leif Agnéus has accrued almost 25 years’ experience in leadership and management roles at major groups. In 2000, he joined a prominent recruitment services provider as General Manager for Switzerland, before moving on to become Head of European Market Operations and ultimately General Manager for the EMEA and APAC regions. He holds a Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business from the Ecole Hôtelière in Lausanne.

Leif Agnéus
General Manager, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 2121


 

Herbert Beuchat“It’s also fascinating to look at what’s behind the figures.” 

Herbert Beuchat has been sharing his expertise with Manpower Switzerland since April 2008. He previously worked as a finance director for several companies in Switzerland and France. He started his career in the role of Account Manager Commercial Banking at UBS, before working as a financial controller at CWS. He has a Master's in Economics from the University of Zurich and an E-MBA from the University of Geneva.

Herbert Beuchat
Finance Director, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 2170


 

Vital Bigler“You have to adapt quickly to respond to the changing needs of companies.” 

Vital Bigler joined Manpower Switzerland in August 2017. He started his career as a hotel manager, before spending the next 20 years working in several influential positions in Human Resources. This included a 12-year stint at a leading agency in the sector, where he was Director for German-speaking Switzerland. He subsequently opened his own HR consultancy for the Zurich region. Vital Bigler holds a Masters in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) in Zurich, and he was recently awarded a diploma in SME management from the University of St. Gallen.

Vital Bigler
Regional Director Zurich – Eastern Switzerland, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 3792

 

Vincent Chevalley“We have been in the running since Manpower was formed in Geneva in 1960.”

Vincent Chevalley has been contributing to the success of Manpower Switzerland since April 2006. He began his career in IT sales at IBM, then worked as a sales manager at MCI WorldCom, before becoming Director of French-Speaking Switzerland and finally CEO for Switzerland at PSInet. He has a degree in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Geneva. 

Vincent Chevalley
Regional Director Geneva - Neuchâtel, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 2161



 

Sophie Escand“Market changes create new competitive advantages. These are also generated through innovate processes. ”

Manpower Switzerland has been boosted by the arrival of Sophie Escand in June 2016. As Digital & Operations Director, she is responsible for managing the digital transformation. In doing so, she is able to draw on the experience she has built up in telecommunications, digital advertising and chip technology while working for both start-ups and established service providers in France, Italy and Switzerland, including local.ch or Swisscom. She has studied at universities in the USA and France and gained a Master’s degree in Business Administration. 

Sophie Escand
Digital & Operations Director, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 2220

 

Olivier Kunz“Your skills are what you can do. Motivation determines what you do. Your attitude determines your level of success. Either we succeed or we learn.”

Olivier Kunz joined Manpower in September 2017 with over twenty years’ experience as a human resources director in Switzerland and abroad. He has mainly worked in companies such as Silversea Cruises, Alcon, Ferring and Sicpa. He has a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Geneva and he strengthened his HR knowledge by completing training courses at CRQP (an institution specialising in HR management) in Lausanne.

Olivier Kunz
HR Director, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 2224

 

Sandra Peiti“Success begins on the transfer market – even in business.”

Sandra Peiti has been part of the Manpower Switzerland management team since July 2015. Before then, she held a variety of sales and marketing roles in the sport, events and media industry, including positions at Axel Springer Switzerland. She graduated from a hotel management college and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ) . 

Sandra Peiti
Regional Director Northwestern Switzerland - Central Switzerland - Tessin, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 3854



 

Peter Unternährer“We are facilitators, our mission goes far beyond that of a simple intermediary.”

Peter Unternährer joined Manpower Switzerland in September 2001. He previously worked for Swiss Post for 23 years in executive roles, particularly as a trainer and key account manager. He is a marketing specialist with a Federal Professional Education and Training Diploma and an Advanced Federal Professional Education and Training Diploma in Sales Management.

Peter Unternährer
Regional Director Bern - Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 3672



 

Laurent Vacelet“Working is important, but working together as a network and a team is essential.” 

Laurent Vacelet joined Manpower Switzerland in September 2001. He started his career as Regional Director of Tyco Fire & Security, before becoming Account Manager for Switzerland. He has a degree in Law from the University of Besançon and a Master’s degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from the University of Kent. 

Laurent Vacelet
Regional Director Fribourg - Jura - Vaud - Valais, Member of the Executive Committee
E-Mail - +41 58 307 2326



 

Jérôme Vallat“The companies at the forefront of talent management will have a competitive edge in the future.”

Jérôme Vallat joined Manpower in 2007 as a project manager. In 2013, he moved to head up the “Solutions” team where he manages and rolls out complex strategic projects and designs and implements service solutions that generate significant added value. He started his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini and was also a management controller for the City of Geneva. He has a degree in political science and a Master’s in the management and analysis of public policy from the University of Geneva.

Jérôme Vallat
Solutions Director, Member of the Executive Committee
E-mail - +41 58 307 2171