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Our consultancy

Founded in 2008 in Switzerland as Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company, Faber provides its clients with research, business & strategy development and corporate communications. We pursue a market-focused approach dedicated to the risk transfer and financial services industry, where clients trust in our understanding of their business model. We operate globally, supporting clients in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Timeline

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2020

Faber Consulting AG is launched

2019

Simone Lauper joins as partner

2017

Virginie Parotte joins as associate

2016

Steffi Schanz joins as senior associate

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2008

Founded in Zurich by Dr. Kai-Uwe Schanz and Henner Alms

2011

Expansion into the Middle East and launch of the first MENA Barometer report

2013

  • Andreas Bollmann joins as partner
  • Expansion into Asia and launch of the first Asia Reinsurance Pulse

2015

Expansion into Africa and launch of the first Africa Insurance research

 

Timeline

2008

Founded in Zurich by Dr. Kai-Uwe Schanz and Henner Alms

2011

Expansion into the Middle East and launch of the first MENA Barometer report

2013

  • Andreas Bollmann joins as partner
  • Expansion into Asia and launch of the first Asia Reinsurance Pulse

2015

Expansion into Africa and launch of the first Africa Insurance research

2016

Steffi Schanz joins as senior associate

2017

Virginie Parotte joins as associate

2019

Simone Lauper joins as partner

2020

Faber Consulting AG is launched

Team

Complex and long-term projects require profound industry and business expertise. Our services are based on our partners’ in-depth sector knowledge and experience built in Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe.

Henner Alms - Partner
HENNER ALMS
PARTNER

«Communication is first and foremost about connecting people. We support our clients in building durable relationships with their stakeholders.»

Andreas Bollmann - Partner
ANDREAS BOLLMANN
PARTNER

«Successful strategy implementation is as important as designing a strategy, but often more difficult to pursue. We help our clients making their strategy work.»

Simone Lauper - Partner
SIMONE LAUPER
PARTNER

«We support our clients in developing a unique positioning strategy based on strengths that truly differentiate them from their competitors.»

Virginie Parotte - Associate
VIRGINIE PAROTTE
ASSOCIATE

«We help our clients to effectively communicate their distinct strategic profiles, raising awareness, building credibility and strengthening their reputation in the market.»

Steffi Schanz - Senior Associate
STEFFI SCHANZ
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

«Insurance and investment competence are the foundation of our client proposition. Our edge is the ability to translate it into meaningful communication content tailored to a broad spectrum of recipients.»


Henner Alms - Partner
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HENNER ALMS
PARTNER
+41 44 256 1082
ha@faberconsulting.ch

COMPETENCE

  • Develops and implements communication strategies and measures, which contribute to clients achieving their business objectives.
  • Well-connected in a large network of long-standing international contacts in the financial and trade media.
  • Experienced in utilizing a vast repertoire of proven and creative solutions, which help clients to build a distinct profile for their stakeholders.

EXPERIENCE

Henner Alms is a founding partner of Faber. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and marketing communications, gained primarily in financial services and also in the consumer goods and the medtech industry.

Until 2007 Henner was Head of Media Relations at Swiss Re, in charge of the firm’s media communications and financial reporting. Before that, he was a spokesperson at Sulzer Medica, a global leader in medical devices. Henner started his career in communications with Kraft Foods, first in Germany and later in Switzerland.

Henner holds a masters degree in arts from the University of Hamburg.

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Andreas Bollmann - Partner
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ANDREAS BOLLMANN
PARTNER
+41 44 256 1085
ab@faberconsulting.ch

COMPETENCE

  • Supports clients in developing and implementing their business strategies
  • In-depth non-life reinsurance underwriting expertise
  • Financial analysis
  • Broad intercultural experience
  • Offers a robust network in the international reinsurance industry as well as with regulators and other public sector entities
  • Provides market research and competitor analysis

EXPERIENCE

Andreas Bollmann is a partner of Faber and has more than 20 years of experience in international reinsurance, gained in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

In 2013, he joined Faber from Saudi Re, a Riyadh-based reinsurer, where he served as Chief Underwriting Officer. Until 2010, he worked at Swiss Re where he held several senior management positions, mainly in Asia.

Andreas started his reinsurance career as Account Executive for Japan, first based in Munich and later in Zurich and Hong Kong. In 2004 he was appointed to Head of Swiss Re’s Korea branch in Seoul before moving to Singapore as Head of the Public Sector Business Development Team Asia.

Before joining the reinsurance industry, Andreas served in the German Army as a helicopter pilot and Public Relations Officer. He is a German national who holds a MSc from Duisburg University in East Asian Studies with majors in economics, political science and Japanese.

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Simone Lauper - Partner
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SIMONE LAUPER
PARTNER
+41 44 256 1081
sl@faberconsulting.ch

COMPETENCE

  • Supports companies in finding their unique strategic positioning promoted through corporate communication tailored to stakeholders
  • Established experience in the reinsurance and banking sector
  • Designs communication strategies and campaigns
  • Assists change processes through effective internal and external communication
  • Has a proven track record in reputation, issue and crisis management
  • Further areas of expertise include executive positioning, brand management, financial reporting, intranet/web design, marketing communication

EXPERIENCE

Simone Lauper is a partner at Faber. She spent more than 20 years in senior management positions in leading financial services institutions, working in Switzerland and abroad.

Simone joined Faber from Tokio Millennium Re, where she was the firm’s Head of Corporate Communications since 2015, in charge of the company’s repositioning before the company was acquired in 2019.

Previously, Simone worked at Swiss Re as Head of Media Relations & Financial Reporting during the financial crisis and later as their Head of Internal Communications. Before joining the reinsurance industry, Simone was a Private Banking client advisor at UBS in Switzerland, USA and Brazil.

She speaks six languages and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Lausanne.

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Virginie Parotte - Associate
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VIRGINIE PAROTTE
ASSOCIATE
+41 44 256 1083
vp@faberconsulting.ch

COMPETENCE

  • Writes and edits articles, performance reports, presentations and marketing materials for asset management companies in English, German and French
  • Writes audited annual reports of investment funds
  • Writes and edits website content

EXPERIENCE

Virginie Parotte is an Associate at Faber and has 15 years of experience in investment communication gained in the financial services industry in Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Before joining Faber, she served as a Senior Investment Writer at Vontobel Asset Management AG in Zurich.

Virginie is a French national and holds a Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Germanic Studies from Université de Lorraine (France) and a CAS in Marketing- & Corporate Communications from ZHAW, Switzerland.

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Steffi Schanz - Senior Associate
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STEFFI SCHANZ
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
+41 44 256 1086
ss@faberconsulting.ch

COMPETENCE

  • Conducts market research and data analysis on international insurance and reinsurance topics
  • Provides support to customers in creating annual reports, newsletters and other marketing materials
  • Performs editorial work on various specialist publications and presentations
  • Other areas of professional experience include investment writing, financial reporting, peer group analysis and investment communications

EXPERIENCE

Steffi Schanz is a Senior Associate at Faber. She has more than 12 years of experience in investment communication gained at a renowned Swiss private bank.

Steffi joined Faber at the beginning of 2016 from Vontobel Asset Management AG, where she served in various roles including Head of Investment Content Support, Senior Business Analyst (Competitor Research) and Senior Investment Writer.

Steffi is a Swiss and German national and holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and German Literature from the University of Hagen, Germany.

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Clients

We support our clients from the risk transfer and financial services industry with market research and analysis, developing and implementing a distinct strategic profile and effectively communicating with their stakeholders. This is where we add value, based on our expertise and a profound understanding of their business model and market environment.

Our clients are reinsurers, insurers, brokers, service providers, government agencies, think tanks, associations, asset managers and accounting firms.


Careers

Experience and expertise in action.

At Faber, we combine experience, expertise and teamwork to create distinct solutions in research, business & strategy development and corporate communications for our partners in the risk transfer and financial services industry.

From our base in Switzerland and Germany, we serve clients around the world, predominately based in Europe and the emerging markets of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Our strength rests with our team. We built our expertise in senior management positions at global corporations and support our clients with a deep understanding of their market.

Are you interested in joining us? Please contact us.