Urs Kessler

Chief Executive Officer


  • SKU management course
  • Swiss diploma in Marketing Management
  • Swiss diploma as Marketing Planner
  • Training as a sales trainer
  • Higher Commercial Business School
  • Operating Dispatcher

Professional career

  • 1987 Start at Jungfrau Railways
  • Various managerial functions at BLS with emphasis on marketing
  • Operational Dispatcher at train stations in Switzerland in dispatch and sales

Main occupation

  • Chief Executive Officer Jungfrau Railways since 2008

Companies / Committees

  • Chairman of the Executive Board at subsidiaries Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren AG, Firstbahn AG, Grindelwald Grund Infrastruktur AG, Harderbahn AG, Jungfraubahn AG, Jungfrau Gastronomie AG, Jungfrau Shopping AG, Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen AG, Wengernalpbahn AG

Management and supervisory activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken AG

Activities for stakeholders

  • Chairman of the Canton of Berne Trade and Industry Association
  • Board member Interlaken Tourismus (TOI)
  • Board member RAILplus
  • Member of the Direct Transport Strategy Committee (StAD)
  • Member of the Board of Directors BE! Tourismus AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors öV Preis- und Vertriebssystemgesellschaft AG
  • Advisory Board SNB

Previous positions at Jungfrau Railways

  • 1994 Head of the new Marketing and Operations department, elected to the Executive Board
  • 1990 Head of "Commercial Services"
  • Start as salesman