Executive management

Patrik Ducrey Direktor

Patrik Ducrey
Director

Born on 16 July 1963. Studies in law at the University of Fribourg, title of Dr. iur in 1991 with a doctoral thesis on competition law. Admitted to the Bar in Zurich in 1994. Before joining the Secretariat, he worked as attorney in a Zurich law firm and as an advisor to a trade association. Entered the Secretariat of the COMCO on 1 April 1997. Vice- Director and Deputy Director of the Secretariat of the COMCO. Since 1 August 2018 Director of the Secretariat of the COMCO. Titular professor in Swiss and European competition law at the University of Berne.

Frank Stüssi Stellvertretender Direktor

Frank Stüssi
Deputy Director, Construction

Born on 7 August 1971, Frank Stüssi is a graduate of the University of Bern (economics, social psychology and general ecology). Frank joined the Secretariat on 1 September 1999. He was formerly an economist, Senior Economist and Head of Management Affairs in the Secretariat. Since 1 September 2012 Vice-Director of the Secretariat of the COMCO and since 1 October 2018 Head of the competition centre Communications. Since 1 January 2019 Deputy Director in the Secretariat of the COMCO.

 
Andrea Graber Cardinaux Vice-Director

Andrea Graber Cardinaux
Vice-Director, Product Markets

Born on 7 April 1976. Studies in political economy at the University of Fribourg, doctoral degree and title Dr. rer. pol. in 2005. Postgraduate education in competition law at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Before joining the Secretariat of the COMCO, research assistant at the University of Fribourg. Since 1 October 2004 as economist, since July 2009 Senior Economist at the Secretariat of the COMCO. Vice-Director since 1 October 2018.

Olivier Schaller Vizedirektor

Olivier Schaller
Vice-Director, Services

Born on 10 January 1966. Studies in law at the Universities of Fribourg (Dr.iur.), Freiburg-im-Breisgau (LL.M.) and San Diego (CA/USA). He worked as a senior research officer at the Secretariat of the COMCO and then as head of the Market Control Section at the Money Laundering Control Authority. Since 1 February 2003 Vice-Director of the Secretariat of the COMCO.

Carole Söhner-Bührer Vizedirektorin

Carole Söhner-Bührer
Vice-Director, Infrastructure

Born on 14 June 1970. Studies in law at the University of Bern. Admitted to the Bar of Bern in 1996. She worked as an associate in a Bern law firm before joining the Secretariat of the Competition Commission. Since 1 March 2009 Vice-Director of the Secretariat of the COMCO.

René Brunner Leiter Ressourcen

René Brunner
Head of Resources

Born on 3 June 1974. Certificate of Competence in human resources. Before joining the Secretariat of the COMCO, he worked as a part-project manager in the division HR, Finances and Buildings for the project New Federal Courts (Swiss Federal Criminal Court and Swiss Federal Administrative Court). Afterwards he was deputy personnel manager at the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP. Since 1 April 2016 Head of Resources of the Secretariat of the COMCO.

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