Valtech Appoints Kamales Lardi as New Managing Director in Switzerland
June 09, 2022
Today Valtech announced that it has appointed Kamales Lardi as Managing Director of its Swiss operations. A pioneer in business consulting and digital transformation projects, Lardi not only strengthens the leadership team of Valtech Switzerland but across markets as well, as the company experiences exponential growth in all regions. Lardi’s extensive knowledge and global background will help Valtech Switzerland reach a new, exciting chapter in the company’s growth story.
Kamales Lardi has over 22 years of experience in management consulting, particularly in digital business transformation and technology implementation, both at her own consulting firm and at global acting Swiss companies like Deloitte Switzerland and Zurich Insurance Schweiz. At Valtech, she will oversee growth operations in Switzerland, while also providing unique perspective to support Valtech’s broader global strategy and ambitions.
“We are thrilled to have Kamales on board,” says David Gompel, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager for Valtech Europe. “Kamales’ knowledge of transformation consulting, her clear vision and exceptional drive align well with Valtech’s culture and DNA. She brings a global perspective and will be an incredible addition to our European senior leadership team.”
“Switzerland is a key market for Valtech,” comments Marc Maret, former Managing Director at Valtech Switzerland. “We have already achieved great success and growth in the region, but we see tremendous opportunity for further growth with Lardi at the helm of the business.”
“I’m looking forward to inspiring the Valtech Swiss team towards the next stage of growth to create a significant impact in the market,” says Lardi. “My ambition is for Valtech Switzerland to cement itself as a trusted partner and go-to expert for business transformation and digital innovation. We will focus on strengthening and growing client relationships, diversifying Valtech’s offerings as well as providing our local and global team with the necessary resources and support.”
Valtech has been operating in Switzerland for over 15 years and is recognised as one of the leading agencies in the country. It offers end-to-end support, from consultation to technical implementation and management, for clients that include Hitachi Energy, Sika, Axpo and Clariant. The company has a total of 130 employees spread across its three local offices in Baden, Bern and Geneva and more than 5000 on a global scale.
With combined global and local expertise, Valtech is able to partner with Swiss companies, known for being quality-oriented and long-term thinkers to mitigate the challenges that come with the pressing need for globalisation and digitalisation.
Marc Maret, who has successfully held the position of Managing Director for the last 15 years, will be stepping down and taking a new role as a board member at Valtech.
About Kamales Lardi
Kamales is an award winning expert in digital and business transformation and business consulting. She combines over 22 years of deep cross-industry experience, both in Switzerland and globally. She moved to Switzerland in 2005 and has worked at Accenture, Zurich Insurance CH and Deloitte Switzerland before establishing her own consulting firm Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH in 2012. Kamales believes in the transformative impact of emerging technologies. She has developed deep knowledge and practical experience in a range of emerging technology solutions, such as blockchain, AI, virtual and augmented reality, 3D-printing, IoT and sensor technologies, and robotics process automation among others.
Among the positions held by Kamales :
- Teaching Fellow and Chairperson of the MBA Advisory Board at Durham University Business School
- Chair of the FORBES Business Council Women Executives.
- Listed in the “Top 10 Global Influencers & Thought Leaders in Digital Transformation” (Thinkers360), among the 40 Over 40 Most Inspiring Women in the World (2022) and Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers 2021 (The Awards Magazine).
- Experienced key-note speaker who regularly speaks and presents at global and local Swiss corporate and industry conferences. On June 28th Kamales will be presenting with peers and experts in the upcoming Squirro webinar ‘Mastering Virtual Selling for B2B’.
- Author of the recently published book "The Human Side of Digital Business Transformation" (Wiley, 2022). The book illustrates Kamale's dedication to the people side of transformations, and underlines its importance for successful digital business transformations.