At Schweizer Relocation, we have a few things in common: a rich personal experience we gained while spending part of our lives in another country; an above-average commitment to providing useful, top-quality services; and our passion for what we do – for you, every day.
Astrid incorporated Schweizer Relocation GmbH in 2001 and is the company’s Managing Director and owner. She is constantly on the lookout for new ideas and trends and passionate about bringing them to life with her team.
At present, her special focus is on digitalisation – a trend that has also been revolutionising the relocation industry. Astrid has a deep understanding of the requirements of relocation clients – not least due to the fact that she, too, slipped into the role of an expat when she and her family moved to Moscow for two years.
Astrid’s professional roots are in the hotel industry. She trained at the Business and Hotel Management School in Lucerne and has expanded her education on an on-going basis.
Astrid’s favourite place is the Hörnli mountain in Zurich Oberland – it has a fabulous 360° view and a restaurant that serves delicious traditional Swiss food.
Lena has a wonderfully light-hearted personality. Her natural and authentic ways make it very easy to get along with her. In her previous professional career, she was working in various world-renowned luxury hotels and has certainly learnt to go that extra mile. In this time, she also developed a distinctive sense for the requirements of clients.
Lena trained initially in the hotel sector and holds a degree in hotel management.
Lena’s favourite place is Chüele Grund (literally: cool ground) on the Commons in Zollikon - a place to wind down and relax and take in the fresh smell of the forest in deep, cleansing breaths.
Priska’s many years of dealing with people of the most diverse backgrounds help her to assess the needs of clients in a very short amount of time and address them in a targeted manner. She is a mother of two and thus also knowledgeable with regard to family and school matters. If you decide to relocate to Central Switzerland, Priska has many insider tips to help you settle in.
Priska’s professional roots are in hotel management and gastronomy. She also has many years of experience in tourism and PR.
One of Priska’s favourite places is Engelberg and its many hiking paths: For example, the scenic route from Ristis to Engelberg. This will take you past the Flühmatt restaurant, famous amongst hungry hikers for its scrumptious “Älplermagronen”. Or walk through the forest via Klostermatte to reach Engelberg Abbey. Of course, Engelberg is also famous for all its winter attractions.
Verena is our team’s specialist in all matters of social security. Our clients and HR officers benefit from her extensive knowledge and her many years of experience in the field. She analyses complex situations, suggest solutions tailored to the needs of every client, and looks into the best-possible options for retirement benefits. Not only is Verena our social security expert, she also passes her knowledge on in technical seminars on a regular basis.
Verena trained initially in the paramedical sector. She then engaged in further training and is now a Swiss certified social security expert.
Verena’s favourite place is the Engadin, and in particular St. Moritz, which has become a second home for her.
You are in good hands when you are about to settle into life in Switzerland. From insider tips on Swiss culture to advice on daily aspects of work and private life, to private coaching sessions for the big changes in life: Rahel will give you the professional advice and support you need. She, too, has lived abroad for many years and knows about the devil in the detail of settling into an unfamiliar culture.
Rahel started her professional career in education and added a Master degree in intercultural communication and management as well as coach and organizational consultant BSO.
Rahel’s favourite place is Greifensee lake near Maur. She loves to cool down in the lake in summer or treat herself to the delicious food served at the “Seerestaurant”, but then these are only two of the many attractions Greifensee offers its visitors.
Gundula arrived as an expat in Switzerland many years ago and has first-hand experience of the many hurdles you have to take when moving country. A German-British dual citizen, she has always been very familiar with living in different cultures. And now, Switzerland has become her new home.
Gundula initially trained in the economic sector. She obtained a diploma in European business management in London and Reutlingen and worked in controlling for a while.
Gundula’s favourite place is Lake Pfäffikon in Zurich Oberland, a lake that offers so much to its visitors, such as jogging around the lake in the morning, sunny afternoons in the public swimming area, and the big pumpkin show on Jucker Farm in autumn.
Urbi, a Tibetan terrier, is our little office spirit. He welcomes us enthusiastically every morning and loves being cuddled. Urbi’s presence has a balancing, relaxing effect on our workplace. His ancestors served as loyal guardians of monasteries and animal herds in Tibet. On the Tibetan plains - the “Roof of the World” - a Tibetan terrier is never sold but only ever given to someone as a gift – so that he may bring his new owner good fortune.
Urbi’s favourite playground is the extensive wooded area of Hardwald in the Glatt Valley.