About

Jean-Marc Hensch

Business Angel
Director
Crosslinker

“I am looking for active roles with a mission motivating and challenging me. I bring in my competencies and my network, but I don’t want to be integrated into an operative corset. The most important thing for me is to get together with impressive personalities who – in whatever way – enrich my life.”

– Jean-Marc Hensch
10+Current mandates
13Earlier mandates
9+Start-up investments

Current mandates

“I am particularly interested in the strategic aspects of corporate management and the communicative issues – from investor relations and public affairs to crisis management.”

Zurich Convention Center
Chairman of the Board

Gasversorgung Romanshorn AG
Chairman of the Board

Smeetz SA
(Lausanne)
Board Member

Recht Clever AG
(Uster)
Advisor

Bounce Event GmbH
(Lachen)
Advisor

Boomerang Ideas GmbH
(Zurich)
Advisor

Footsnap AG
(Freienbach)
Board Member

And further confidential mandates for strategic development, policy consulting and crises management.


Start-up investments

“I invest in companies whose business cases I fully understand and where I can add value; preferably in an early phase and away from the hype topics.”

As well as further engagements in projects in the founding process and silent partnerships.


Earlier mandates

“Thanks to my broad experience in various roles and industries, nothing can really surprise me anymore in business.”

2012 – 2019 Swico
Managing Director (60%)
2012 – 2019 Swico Recycling
Chairman of the Recycling Board
2016 – 2019 Schweizerisches Informatik-Zertifikat SIZ AG
Board Member
2016 – 2017 Hofrat Suess AG
Board Member
2012 – 2014 Fatzerimbach AG
Chairman of the Board
2009 – 2013 Hauswirth Immobilien GmbH
Partner
2004 – 2012 Gasmobil AG
Board Member
2003 – 2012 Verband der Schweizer Gasindustrie
Chief Executive Officer
2003 – 2012 Swissgas AG
Board Member
2000 – 2003 Farner Consulting AG
Co-owner, Board Member, Member of the Managing Board
2000 – 2003 FTC Communication SA
Board Member
1997 – 2004 Casino Zürich Spiele AG
Chairman of the Board
1986 – 2000 Lauffer, Hensch & Partner AG
Co-owner, Board Member


Media activities

“I have a sharp tongue and am pugnacious columnist, I often hear. Writing and talking, presenting and discussions, that’s one of my passions.”

Monthly column “Von Hensch zu Mensch” on Inside IT
(since 2012)

Blog hens.ch (since 2009)

Speaker (D/F/E) and moderator (D/F/E).


In private

“Zurich was and is my centre of life because the city offers so many possibilities. But that’s exactly why I’m always drawn back to the far away countries, cities and museums.”

– Jean-Marc Hensch

Hobbies

My background

  • MAS Applied History; University of Zurich (2020 – 2022)
  • Master of Law (lic. iur.); University of Zurich
  • Federal Diploma as PR Consultant
  • Born in Zurich in 1959
  • Swiss and French citizen
  • Married with Theresa Hensch
  • Living in Zurich