Executive Board

The Chief Executive Officer, in collaboration with the other members of the Executive Board, is responsible for the executive management of the company. He is responsible for elaborating and implementing the entrepreneurial goals of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd.

The Executive Board of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd comprises the Chief Executive Officer and tree other members.

Renzo Simoni

(Swiss, 1961)

Dr Renzo Simoni has been Chief Executive Officer of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd since 2007. A graduate in civil engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), he was formerly from 2006-2007 Co-CEO, and from 2002-2005 a member of the Executive Board, of Helbling Beratung + Bauplanung AG. From 1995-2002, Renzo Simoni was Head of Principal Consulting at Ernst Basler and Partner. At the ETH Zurich from 1992-1998 he was a Lecturer and from 1989-1995 a Scientific Assistant. He began his professional career in 1985 with Gruner AG in Basel. Renzo Simoni is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH (PSU) Project Company of Deutsche Bahn DB (Stuttgart 21).

Toni Büchler

(Swiss, 1958)

Toni Büchler has been Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Board of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd since 2002 and since 2006 is also its Deputy CEO. From 1999-2001 the MBA was Head of Finance and Controlling of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. From 1985-1999 Toni Büchler worked in various managerial functions for Swiss Federal Railways. He was Head of the Regional Passenger Traffic Business Segment, Head of Regional Traffic Projects and Head of Development Financial and Management Systems Passenger Traffic Division.

Stephan Aerni

(Swiss, 1969)

Stephan Aerni has been Head of Commissioning and Technology and a member of the Executive Board of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd since January 1, 2017. A graduate electrical engineer FH / NDS UF, he was formerly with ATG from 2012 – 2016 in the Commissioning Business Segment as Head of Preparation, and from 2008 – 2012 as Project Leader Commissioning in the Railway Systems Business Segment. From 2002 – 2008 Stephan Aerni worked for SBB as Project Leader in Rollout GSM-R Network Development and from 2005 as Head of Planning in the Telecom Division. As Project Leader Mobile Telephony Network Development, between 2000 and 2002 he was employed by the companies Network 41 AG and Telestrom AG. Following his electrical engineering studies, from 1995 to 2000 Stephan Aerni was globally active for Rockwell Automation in the area of industrial automation as a commissioning and project engineer and as a product manager.

Marco Ceriani

(Swiss, 1964)

Marco Ceriani has been Head of Tunnel and Track Construction and a member of the Executive Board of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd since 2012.
With a University of Applied Sciences Degree in Civil Engineering, he was formerly from 1997-2012 with Swiss Federal Railways as Deputy Overall Project Leader of the Zurich Cross City Link, Section Leader Weinberg Tunnel, and Project Leader Tunnel Construction, Construction Department District III. From 1995-1997 Marco Ceriani worked as Product Manager Geotechnics and Head of Construction Prestressing Systems with StahlTon AG and from 1991-1995 as Civil Engineer with Werner Höhn Engineering Consultants. From 1988-1991 Marco Ceriani was Project Leader Tunnel and Railway Construction with Werner Galli Engineering Consultants.