A change will take place at the end of the year at the head of Swiss Ski. The Director Markus Wolf has decided to leave the Swiss Federation after six years. His successor will be Bernhard Aregger.
Markus Wolf had already informed the Swiss-Ski Presidium a few months ago that he wanted to take up a new medium-term professional challenge. Wolf and the Presidium have sought together an optimal succession solution and they found it in the person of Bernhard Aregger.
"The period leading up to a winter without big events and in a stable situation in terms of organization and financial, thanks to multi year contracts with very important partners, suited Swiss-Ski and me to take such a decision,"says Wolf. "The decision to leave Swiss-Ski was very difficult and it was crucial to find the right moment. This period of my life at Swiss-Ski has been very intense, stimulating, successful and filled with incredible emotions. I am now looking forward to new professional challenges. "
"Markus Wolf has done a great job for Swiss Ski and he has significantly improved our Federation. Swiss-Ski is doing very well both in sporting and economic sides, which is largely due to the work of Markus Wolf, "says Urs Lehmann, President of Swiss Ski. "At Swiss-Ski we regret very much this decision, even though we can understand it. On behalf of the Presidium, I would like to thank Markus Wolf for his unwavering commitment and excellent work in recent years. "
Wolf joined Swiss-Ski in autumn 2013 after leaving the Federal Office of Sport as Technical Director, and a year later, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Bernhard Aregger, Markus Wolf's successor, will start the 1st of November. The 47-year-old from Lucerne has been a member of the Swiss-Ski Presidium since 2016 and he has been heavily involved in snow sports since his youngest age. Aregger is currently Technical Delegate of the FIS for Alpine Skiing and Grass Skiing.
"I am very happy to be in this new position and will do everything I can to continue on the path of success that the Presidium has pursued with Markus Wolf," says Bernhard Aregger. "I am aware of the challenges that this position has to face thanks to my work so far as a member of the Swiss-Ski Presidium. Snow sports have always been important to me. It is therefore for me a pleasure and an honor to assume the operational direction of Swiss-Ski organization in snow sports."
Release courtesy of Swiss-Ski