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Christian Petit and Adrian Walti join the Board of Directors of Creaholic

Two new members, Christian Petit and Adrian Walti, have joined the Creaholic Board of Directors. We look forward to working with them both and briefly introduce them here.

Christian Petit, born in Paris in 1963, has been working in Switzerland and at Swisscom since 2000. He occupied various posts there: he has been a member of the group management team since 2007, between 2007 and 2013 he was Head of the Residential Customers division and, from 2013, he was Head of the Enterprise Customers division. He has been a proponent of human-centred design for many years and played an important role in introducing those skills at Swisscom.

“I am looking forward to working with the management team at Creaholic very soon so that, together, we can make Creaholic an outstanding powerhouse of innovation in Europe. For me, it is a unique opportunity to combine Swisscom’s expertise in human-centred design with the existing skills and people at Creaholic.”

Christian Petit lives in Lausanne and has two children. He has an MBA from the ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) – Cergy Pontoise – in France.

Dr Adrian Walti was born in 1963 in Roseville, California (USA). After studying at the University of St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG), he took a doctorate at the Institute for Technology Management under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Walter Eversheim. Adrian Walti worked for 14 years for the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich and Chicago and was the partner responsible for global industrial and consumer goods clients. His core competencies include not only strategy and business development but also innovation management, branding, restructuring and aspects of finance and the supply chain. From 2007 until 2013 he was Vice-President Strategy and M&A for Philip Morris International. Since 2013 he has been an active, independent director and advisor for various global family-owned companies. He draws inspiration for innovation and disruptive developments partly from his involvement with the Abundance 360 group, set up by Peter Diamandis, founder of the Singularity University think tank.

“Together with his two partners, Swatch inventor Elmar Mock and his restless creative spirit have permanently defined the DNA of Creaholic. For over 30 years, the special Creaholic approach to innovation, its corporate culture and its staffing mix have created disruptive solutions for clients in all kinds of industries. The merging of Creaholic with the Silicon Valley-inspired human-centred design team offers a unique opportunity to create a new and distinctive centre of innovation. To be able to take part in that is an enormous challenge and pleasure for me.”

Adrian Walti lives in Uetikon am See, and is married with two daughters. He enjoys spending his leisure time by the lake and in the mountains.

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