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In partnership with the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, we hosted a virtual event to discuss the findings of our Switzerland needs global talent study: Winning the ‘War for talent’ and ensuring Switzerland remains competitive on 9 December 2020.

The panel discussion, moderated by Martin Naville, CEO Swiss-American-Chamber of Commerce, was joined by engaging guest speakers: Bettina Schaller, Head Group Public Affairs at Adecco, Thomas Landolt, Managing Director at IBM Switzerland, Valentin Vogt, President at Swiss Employers Association and Jackie Hess, Managing Partner and member of the Swiss Executive at Deloitte. Main topics of the discussion was the current situation around global talent availability, the key issues Swiss-based companies are confronted with and concrete proposals to help strengthen the competitiveness of the Swiss economy in this crucial field.

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Switzerland needs global talent - about the study

One of the central challenges in Switzerland is that our business location is among the best worldwide, but we risk losing ground compared to other attractive locations.

Deloitte and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce have come to the conclusion that better framework conditions are needed for international top talent in order for the Swiss economy to remain world-class. Therefore, we decided to jointly analyse the current situation, work out proposals for solutions and present them in this study. The study is based on comprehensive data analysis and on a number of face-to-face interviews with companies, institutions and individuals based in Switzerland.


If you would like to discuss more on this topic, please get in touch with our key contacts below. 


Key contacts


Jackie Hess -  Partner, Member of the Swiss Executive

Jackie is the Partner and a member of the Swiss Executive team. She has more than 20 years of experience serving some of Deloitte’s largest multinational clients. Her areas of focus include business model optimization in the BEPS era, Swiss ruling and tax holiday negotiations, tax controversy, and audit defense. In addition, she has extensive experience in cross-border tax planning including substance reviews, IP structuring, and finance planning. Jackie’s industry focus is life sciences where she advises predominately US-listed companies in the biotech and medtech space that have their European headquarters in Switzerland.



Renaat Van den Eeckhaut – Partner, Global Employer Services leader Switzerland

Renaat leads the Global Employer Services (GES) Practice for Deloitte Switzerland. He specialises in international assignment and cross-border employment matters and advises on tax, social security and international mobility policies. Renaat has nearly 20 years of experience with Deloitte Belgium and Switzerland and has worked with many companies across a broad range of industries. Renaat holds a Master in Law and Accounting Law and has authored many publications on international taxation.



David Wigersma - Partner, Global Employer Services

David has 20 years of experience in the area of international corporate and individual taxation planning. He specialises in addressing the complex compliance needs of a cross-border workforce with varied elements of compensation.

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Julia Stutzer - Director, Immigration

Julia is an Immigration Director at Deloitte in Switzerland. She has been supporting both global companies as well as medium and small sized enterprises with their immigration needs for more than 10 years. Julia puts her focus on immigration advisory services, advising clients on best practice and coordinating complex interdisciplinary requests with the tax and social security teams.



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