Michael Liebi hands over to Yves-Alain Gueggi
Bern/Zurich, 23rd February 2021
Around two years after the takeover of United Security Providers AG by Swisscom, Michael Liebi is moving from his current position as CEO of the company to the board of directors. At the same time, he is handing over the operational management of the Swiss cyber security specialists to his successor, Yves-Alain Gueggi, who is currently head of sales for cyber security services at Swisscom.
About two years ago, the takeover of United Security Providers AG by Swisscom led to the emergence of the largest security competence cluster (over 300 security specialists) in Switzerland. Michael Liebi has since continued to run the business as CEO of the independent company and brand. In April 2021, Michael Liebi will join the company's board of directors and hand over his operational management responsibilities to Yves-Alain Gueggi.
«After 27 years in a managerial position, a job I did passionately, I see my new challenge in further advancing United Security Providers from a strategic perspective. We are determined to actively shape the current changes in the provider landscape», says Michael Liebi. «Finding a culturally appropriate and top qualified successor as CEO is sometimes a challenge. However, I found my ideal candidate in Yves-Alain Gueggi.»
In his current position as the head of sales for Cyber Security Services, Yves-Alain Gueggi is responsible for the development of the corresponding B2B sales and market performance at Swisscom. In various specialist and leadership roles, he was able to acquire a valuable wealth of experience related to the development of complex IT transactions in the ICT consulting and provider market over a period of more than 20 years.
«I am really looking forward to this challenge. United Security Providers is an excellently managed company that, with a history of over 25 years, has a very exciting service, customer and competence portfolio. To be able to further advance United Security Providers together with a highly qualified team in the cyber security market is a unique opportunity. I am very motivated and will enthusiastically tackle this exciting task», says Yves-Alain Gueggi.
As a strategic growth area, cyber security requires continuous further development, which will be actively lived with this change of CEO. After his move to the board of directors in April 2021, Michael Liebi will start the handover process and support the new CEO Yves-Alain Gueggi.
«I know that Yves-Alain, with his long-standing background in security, fresh ideas and a broad-based network, will lead the company down new paths and successfully advance it further», says Michael Liebi.