Roman Sonderegger named as new CEO of the Helsana Group

The Board of Directors of the Helsana Group has named Roman Sonderegger (47) as the new CEO of the Helsana Group. He will take over the role from Daniel H. Schmutz (55), who is leaving the company after ten years of successful leadership.


After ten years of successful leadership, CEO Daniel H. Schmutz (55) has decided to leave the Helsana Group at the end of February 2021 to seek out a new professional direction. Until then, he will ensure an orderly handover to his successor, Roman Sonderegger (47), who will take over leadership of the Helsana Group immediately.

Schmutz has been leading the Helsana Group since July 2010. The Board of Directors would like to thank him for his many years of commitment and wishes him all the best for the future, both personally and professionally. Chairman of the Board of Directors Prof. Thomas D. Szucs says: “Under the leadership of Daniel Schmutz, Helsana has established a successful position on the market during the last ten years. With Roman Sonderegger, an experienced successor from within the company is ready to further develop the company with new vigour.”

The Helsana Group will continue pursuing Strategy 2020+

The new CEO Roman Sonderegger, who will continue to drive forward Strategy 2020+, has been a member of the Helsana Executive Board for three and a half years and previously led the Finance & Insurance division. He has many years of expertise and experience in a range of insurance areas. Among other roles, he was CEO and interim CFO at Assura and was also Deputy Head of Benefits at the CSS Group. During his time at PWC, he was responsible for the health insurance department, and acted in an executive capacity and as an audit and investigation officer for FINMA.

Alongside the change of CEO, Jürg Stupp (51), Head of Marketing & Sales, has also decided to leave the Helsana Group. The Board of Directors also thanks him for his commitment and wishes him all the best for the future, both personally and professionally.

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