Urs Kessler

Chief Executive Officer

Education / Degree

  • Railway Operation Manager
  • Qualified at Advanced College of Commerce
  • Qualified sales trainer
  • Diploma as Marketing Planner
  • Federal Diploma as Marketing Manager
  • SKU course in Company Management


  • Operational management and sales at several Swiss railway stations
  • Various managerial functions by BLS with emphasis on marketing
  • Joined Jungfrau Railways in 1987

Main occupation

CEO of Jungfrau Railways

Affiliated companies and committees

Executive Board President of the subsidiaries Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-Mürren AG, Firstbahn AG, Grindelwald Grund Infrastruktur AG, Harderbahn AG, Jungfraubahn AG, Jungfrau Gastronomie AG, Mürrenbahn AG, Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen AG and Wengernalpbahn AG

Mandates of significance

Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken AG Board of Directors

Administrative and advisory activities for vested interests

  • Executive Committee of Trade and Industry Union of the canton of Bern
  • Executive Committee Member of Interlaken Tourismus (TOI)
  • RAILplus Board of Directors
  • Member of strategic committee Direkter Verkehr (StAD, Direct Traffic Strategy Committee)
  • Board of Directors BE! Tourismus AG
  • Board of Directors öV Preis- und Vertriebssystemgesellschaft AG

Previous activities for Jungfrau Railways

  • Joined as employee in sales promotion
  • became Head of "Commercial Services in 1990"
  • 1994 Head of the new Marketing and Operations department, elected to company Management