Urs Kessler

Chief Executive Officer


  • 2003 SKU management course
  • 1997 Swiss diploma in Marketing Management
  • 1992 Swiss diploma as Marketing Planning
  • 1986 training as a sales trainer
  • 1982 operational dispatcher

Professional career

  • 1987 Start at Jungfrau Railways
  • 1984 - 1987 various managerial functions at BLS with focus on marketing
  • 1982 - 1984 operational dispatcher at train stations in Switzerland in dispatch and sales

Main occupation

  • Chief Executive Officer of Jungfrau Railways since 2008

Mandates within the group/membership in committees

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 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 of Kursaal Interlaken Holding AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors of öV Preis- und Vertriebssystemgesellschaft AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Made in Bern AG
  • Member of the Board of Directors of RAILplus
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Travel System AG

Permanent management and consulting functions for major stakeholder groups

  • Member of the Board of the Trade and Industry Association of the canton of Bern
  • Member of the Board of Interlaken Tourismus (TOI)
  • Member of the Direct Transport Strategy Committee (StAD)
  • Advisory Board SNB

Previous activities for Jungfrau Railways

  • 1994 Head of the new Joint Marketing and Operations division, elected as member of the Executive Board
  • 1990 Head of Commercial Services
  • Start as a sales promotion employee