Anja Wyden Guelpa and Katia Murmann now in the board of directors



The Board of Directors of Farner Consulting is being expanded with two new female board members. Anja Wyden Guelpa and Katia Murmann were elected to the Board at the end of September and will support Farner in its strategic development.

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Anja Wyden Guelpa
The political scientist Anja Wyden Guelpa headed the State Chancellery of the Canton of Geneva as State Chancellor for almost nine years. In 2018, she founded the think tank civicLab, a consulting firm for innovation, corporate culture and leadership development. Wyden Guelpa applies her proven management experience from the private and public sectors to numerous board mandates. As a former consultant at IBM Business Consulting and as a member of various organizations in the digital and innovation sector, Anja Wyden Guelpa stands out as an expert in “digital leadership” as well as sustainability topics. She teaches innovation at the University of Lausanne and is president of the Geneva Film Festival.

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Katia Murmann

For more than 10 years, Katia Murmann held executive positions at Ringier, with the focus on digital transformation in relation to product, data and technology. As a member of the Blick Executive Board, Chief Product Officer of Blick and Ringier Global Media, and as Editor-in-Chief of, she played a key role in developing the Blick brand both on an entrepreneurial and strategic level. Due to her expertise in the field of digital transformation, Katia Murmann holds various mandates of board of directors. Murmann is a graduate of the renowned German School of Journalism in Munich and studied politics and oriental studies in Europe, the USA and Iran. As a founding member of two initiatives (EqualVoice and Edit-a-thon), Murmann is committed to the media visibility of women.

“We are delighted to have Anja Wyden Guelpa and Katia Murmann, two experienced, entrepreneurial female strategists, join our Board of Directors. The two new Board colleagues strengthen our skills in the growth areas that are important for Farner,” says Martin Zahner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Farner Switzerland. Guelpa and Murmann expand the Board of Directors consisting of Dr. Beat Brechbühl, Regula Bührer, Roman Geiser, Michel Grunder, Dr. Daniel Heller, Philippe Moser, Roland Oberhauser and Martin Zahner.