Andreas Richner is a member of the IGP global team and has been the head of government relations for Farner Consulting, a Zurich-based marketing and communications firm, since 2016. Andreas brings to this role over two decades of experience as a public affairs professional.
Prior to joining Farner, Andreas held executive positions as head of communications and public affairs at Alpiq, head of corporate affairs for Nestlé Suisse SA, and provided advice as a member of senior management at Farner, where he began his career as a consultant. Andreas also served as a U.N. Military Observer in Georgia/Abkhazia between 2001 and 2002.
Andreas holds an executive diploma in commercial law for managers from the University of St. Gallen and a master’s in modern history, political science, and constitutional law from the University of Bern.