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Andreas Richner

Switzerland, Farner Consulting


Andreas Richner is the Head of Governmental Relations for Farner Consulting. He was appointed to this position in 2016. Andreas brings to this role over two decades of experience as a public affairs professional.

Prior to his current appointment, Andreas held executive positions as Head of Communications and Public Affairs at Alpiq (2015 – 2016), Head of Corporate Affairs for Nestlé Suisse SA (2011 – 2015), and advised as a member of senior management at Farner between 2003 – 2011. Andreas also served as a UN Military Observer in Georgia/Abkhazia between 2001 – 2002.

He started his career as a Public Affairs Consultant/Senior Consultant with Farner in 1996.

Andreas holds an Executive Diploma in Commercial Law for Managers from the University of St. Gallen and a Master’s in Modern History, Political Sciences, and Constitutional Law from the University of Bern.