Business development strategy consulting and end-to-end implementation.
Includes providing advisory services and project management on how to develop businesses from setting the strategy up to its implementation, making it happen and generating clearly defined impact.

Transformation management and management ad interim.
Includes elaborating together the key focus of the required transformation, supporting the management team in getting there - and if the situation asks for - taking an active leadership and managerial role on an ad interim base.

Board and advisory mandates.
Includes mandates for advisory boards in professional areas of expertise such as communication, education, HR plus board mandates for firms searching for one of the professional or industry expert areas of my profile.

Dr. Gabriela Maria Payer

Dr. Gabriela Maria Payer



Almost three decades of multiple business development and transformation engagements. Several Board mandates.

Most of my career in Financial Services, plus Travel and Information Technology businesses. Experience and sustainable achievements in most key business functions.

Driven by business growth with people and talent development.
Proven results on strategic and execution levels. Led initiatives and projects from end-to-end.

Bio Dr. Gabriela Maria Payer

Professional experience
2012 onwards PAYERPARTNER, Creative Business Development
2012 – 2017 Swiss Finance Institute
1993 – 2012 UBS AG
1990 – 1993 American Express
1988 – 1989 Scheller Informatik Gruppe
1984 – 1987 IBM Schweiz
Achievements and expertise
Expertise: Strategy and business development
  Human resources and talent development
  Information technology and digitization
Current Mandates  
2016 onwards Member Board of Directors, VP Bank AG
2015 onwards Different Advisory Boards and Lecturing Engagements
2015 onwards Chair acbe - Association of Compensation and Benefits Experts
2014 onwards Member Board of Directors, Helvetia Group AG
Former Mandates  
Member Board of Directors, Nationale Suisse AG  
Chair Executive Education Advisory Board, Swiss Finance Institute  
Member Foundation Board, UBS Pension Fund  
Member Board of Directors, Wolfsberg and Seepark AG  
Member Chapter Board “Doing Business in Switzerland”, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce  
Board Management, University of St. Gallen
Executive Education at IMD, Michigan Business School and Kellogg University
PhD University of Zurich, Languages and Business Economics, Universities of Zurich and Paris-Sorbonne
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish – all fluent

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