Corporate development is an important aspect of the strategic management of the Group. It manages and assists with the content of the strategy process of SBB and its business units.
In addition, it provides support to the CEO and the Management Board in drafting and developing the Group's strategy based on integrated long-term plans from divisional and business area strategies, with the aim of optimising the Group. Corporate Development manages projects with particular importance to the further development of the SBB Group, with high strategic relevance, or with objectives which cross business areas. Furthermore, Corporate Development coordinates and develops Group-wide innovation management. Its activities also include the further development and coordination of strategic relationships with neighbouring countries' railways at Group level. Corporate Development develops SBB's sustainability strategy, ensures SBB's exemplary environmental sustainability performance and assumes cross-SBB tasks in the environmental and sustainability areas. In addition, it is responsible for the further development of mobility scenarios and for defining the assumptions that guide SBB's actions.
As part of Corporate Development, Organisational Development provides effective procedural and organisational structures to support various units in achieving their individual objectives, to exploit Group synergies and to optimise interactions across the Group as a whole.
Moreover, this area is responsible for the expansion and development of internal management consulting and for exploiting and retaining knowledge within SBB.
Nicolas Ecoffey (1970, CH)
Head of Corporate Development (since 2022)
As a long-standing and experienced executive in both a national and an international environment, Nicolas Ecoffey has extensive knowledge in corporate controlling as well as in financial management. In his career, he has held various senior positions, including Head of Finance at SBB Infrastructure or Head of Corporate Controlling at Implenia INC.
In 2020, he took over as Head of Strategy and Long-Term Planning in the Corporate Development Division. Today, he heads the Corporate Development Division.
Nicolas studied business economics and financial management and completed the International Executive Program at INSEAD in Paris.