Henner Alms

«Communication is first and foremost about connecting people. We support our clients in building durable relationships with their stakeholders.»

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Henner Alms
Phone: +41 44 256 1082
Mobile: + 41 79 248 4091

Competence:

  • Develops and implements communication strategies and measures, which contribute to clients achieving their business objectives.
  • Well connected in a large network of long-standing international contacts in the financial and trade media.
  • Experienced in utilizing a vast repertoire of proven and also creative solutions, which help clients in building a distinct profile towards their stakeholders.

Experience:
Henner Alms is a founding partner of Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and marketing communications, gained primarily in financial services and also in the consumer goods and the medtech industry.

Until 2007 Henner Alms was Head of Media Relations at Swiss Re, in charge of the firm’s media communication and financial reporting. Prior, he was spokesperson at Sulzer Medica, a global leader in medical devices. Henner Alms started his career in communications with Kraft Foods, first in Germany and later in Switzerland.

Henner Alms holds a masters degree in arts from the University of Hamburg.

Simone Lauper

«We support our clients in developing a unique positioning strategy based on the strength that differentiates them from their competitors.»

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Simone Lauper
Phone: +41 44 256 1081
Mobile: +41 79 234 4606

Competencies:

  • Supports companies in finding their unique strategic positioning promoted through corporate communication tailored to stakeholders
  • Brings along many years of experience in the reinsurance and banking sector
  • Designs communication strategies and campaigns
  • Assists change processes through effective internal and external communication (e.g. restructuring, mergers, acquisitions)
  • Has a proven track record in reputation, issue and crisis management
  • Advises on company positioning and brand management
  • Has a broad intercultural understanding and speaks six languages
  • Further areas of expertise include executive positioning, financial reporting, intranet/web design, marketing communication

Experience:
Simone Lauper is a Partner at Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company. She spent more than 20 years in senior management positions in leading financial services institutions, working in Switzerland and abroad.

Simone joins Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company coming from TMR, Tokio Millennium Re where she was the firm’s Head Corporate Communications since 2015, in charge of the company’s repositioning before the company was acquired in 2019. Previously, Simone was with Swiss Re, serving as their Head of Media Relations & Financial Reporting during the financial crisis and later as their Head of Internal Communication.

Before joining the reinsurance industry, Simone was a Private Banking client advisor at UBS in Switzerland, USA and Brazil. She speaks six languages and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Lausanne.

Steffi Schanz

Steffi Schanz 2015

«Insurance and investment competence is the foundation of our client proposition. Our edge, however, is the ability to translate it into meaningful communication content tailored to a broad spectrum of recipients.»

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Steffi Schanz
Phone: +41 44 256 1086

Competence:

  • Writes and edits investment commentaries, articles, performance reports, presentations and marketing materials for asset management companies
  • Authors and edits RFPs and RFIs based on data and content provided by the client
  • Compiles quantitative and qualitative reports based on peer group analyses for investment funds
  • Composes investment content for web pages
  • Provides interim management in investment writing teams

Experience:
Steffi Schanz is a Senior Associate at Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company. She has 12 years of experience in investment communication gained at a renowned Swiss private bank. Steffi Schanz joined Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company on January 1, 2016 from Vontobel Asset Management AG, where she served in various roles, such as Head of Investment Content Support, Senior Business Analyst (Competitor Research) and Senior Investment Writer.

Steffi Schanz is a Swiss and German national and holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and German Literature from FernUniversität Hagen, Germany.

Andreas Bollmann

«Successful strategy implementation is as important as designing a strategy, but often more difficult to pursue. We help our clients making their strategy work.»

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Andreas Bollmann
Phone: +41 44 256 1085
Mobile: +49 172 896 3897

Competencies:

  • Supports clients in developing and implementing their business strategies
  • Adds a broad intercultural experience
  • Offers a robust network in the international reinsurance industry as well as with regulators and other public sector entities
  • Provides market research and competitor analysis

Experience:
Andreas Bollmann is a partner of Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company and has 15 years of experience in international reinsurance, gained in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Early 2013, he joined from Saudi Re, a Riyadh-based reinsurer, where he served as Chief Underwriting Officer. Until 2010, he worked at Swiss Re where he held a number of senior management positions, mainly in Asia. Andreas Bollmann started his reinsurance career as Account Executive for Japan, first based in Munich and later in Zurich and Hong Kong. In 2004 he was appointed to Head of Swiss Re’s Korea branch in Seoul before moving to Singapore as Head of the Public Sector Business Development Team Asia.

Prior to joining the reinsurance industry Andreas Bollmann served in the German Army as a helicopter pilot and Public Relations Officer. He is a German national who holds a degree from Duisburg University in East Asian Studies with majors in political sciences, economics and Japanese.

Virginie Parotte

Virginie Parotte

«We help our clients to effectively communicate their distinct strategic profiles, thus raising awareness, building credibility and strengthening their reputation in the market.»

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Virginie Parotte
Phone: +41 44 256 1083

Experience:
Virginie Parotte is an Associate at Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company and has 13 years of experience in investment communication gained in the financial services industry in Luxembourg and Switzerland. Before joining Dr. Schanz, Alms & Company, she served as a Senior Investment Writer at Vontobel Asset Management AG in Zurich.

Virginie Parotte is a French national and holds a Master degree in German from Université Paul Verlaine (France), a diploma in cultural science from Universität des Saarlandes (Germany) and a CAS in Marketing- & Corporate Communications from ZHAW, Switzerland.