Christoph combines multiple roles: Next to his strategic and financial views, he brings an extraordinary deep understanding of the operational, regulatory and technological complexity, based on systemic and agile mindset and the combination of life experiences in the global corporate world, in consulting, as entrepreneur and in the digital-start-up world. This makes him extraordinarily versatile.
The strategist, innovator and unshakable problem solver with a keen sense for others and situations has experienced a wide variety of managers and situations. His realization: not endless meetings, unnecessary complications or hasty actions lead to results but a clear purpose and aims, an agile mindset, quality and speed of decisions and actions, collaboration and communication as well as sound skills in recognition and prioritization of opportunities and risks.
Christoph assumes mandates for transformation, transaction and sustainability projects - preventatively and in crisis situations, and board mandates.
Since more than 20 years, many times, he has formed transformation and shaped successful structures, e.g., he has transformed Airbus into a chance and risk competent company and has developed a high-performance culture. With this he built an important basis for the long-lasting positive development of Airbus. His methods enable to sharpen the focus for success and viability, strengthen strategy and decision making, realizing important opportunities while avoiding problems from arising.
Since more than 25 years, he has dealt with finance, business analysis, transaction business and audit. This includes structuring, accounting, business diagnostics, sell-side and buy-side M&A, due diligence, portfolio and investment assessments, transaction accounting and post merger integration.
Since more than 20 years, he is busy in projects. This includes experience in successfully steering (mega-) projects in the transformation business, (mega-) projects in the field of production, strategy and M&A projects, infrastructure and IT projects as well as critical small size projects.
Christoph is a thought leader for effective opportunities/risk management. He founded the SRI Strategic RIsk Institute, the technology advisor SRITec and the digital start-up Wappnet. He was EY Partner, Airbus Chief Risk Officer and worked in leadership finance positions, as a PwC Manager and in SME. He is engaged in boards and as lecturer. He is Diplom Kaufmann (equiv. to MBA), University of Augsburg, Germany, and Certified Public Accountant, University of Chicago, USA.
“the art of agile leadership is what gives it the extra for steering with certainty of success and less predictable surprises.“
- Christoph Schwager