The Renaissance PME Investment Foundation has made a long-term commitment to the capital of ekspert SA. The founder, Tarek Almagbaly, will remain a shareholder in the company and will also continue to act as Chairman. Jean Bochud, who has been the company’s COO for the past two years, will take over as CEO. The Board of Directors will also be strengthened by Jean-Jacques Suter, former CEO of the Sage Group in Switzerland, as an independent member, and Xavier Paternot will represent the Renaissance Foundation. Renaissance is positioning itself alongside the management and all the teams to continue the successful development of the company. Customers must be able to continue to benefit from high quality services.
Tarek Almagbaly, founder of ekspert: « With its solid experience, Renaissance is the ideal partner for us. Its local focus guarantees the company, its employees, as well as its customers and suppliers, the security and stability they are looking for. We look forward to continuing the success of ekspert’s business together. » Tarek Almagbaly remains associated with the company as Chairman and shareholder.
Jean Bochud, CEO of ekspert: « We are delighted to be able to count on a solid and reliable partner to support the very significant growth that our company expects to see in the coming years, thanks to our customers’ strong desire for outsourcing. »
Xavier Paternot, Managing Partner of Renaissance: « Renaissance is delighted to have invested in ekspert. Since it was founded, ekspert has established itself as a key service provider for international companies and Swiss SMEs. Its focus, the high degree of automation of its operations and the exceptional know-how of its teams make it one of the market leaders. There are also significant opportunities for growth in the area of payroll, which more and more companies are looking to outsource to specialists. »