Dr. Rudolf K. Sprüngli
Strategy Consulting

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Dr. Rudolf K. Sprüngli
Strategy Consulting


Founded in 1994, RKSSC is an internationally oriented strategy & marketing consulting boutique, based in Zürich Switzerland, serving clients in the areas of:

  • Strategy Development & Implementation
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Corporate Identity & Design
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Operative & Financial Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Venture Capital Financing
  • Board Memberships

The mission of the firm is to add value to client businesses and improve business performance through:

  • creative application of state of the art strategy development- and management tools & techniques
  • operative implementation & management support
  • strategic investments

Extensive experience gained during a long and successful career in the consumer goods industry as well as in international strategic consulting and numerous board mandates, combined with high creativity and sensitivity, allow the development of tailormade and effective solutions for demanding clients.



Dr. Rudolf K. Sprüngli

  • Born in 1952 in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Graduation at Freies Gymnasium Zürich
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration & Social Sciences from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • PhD from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Career in international marketing with Lindt & Sprüngli AG, an international premium chocolate company (Vice President Marketing Switzerland & Exports, Member of Group Management, Deputy CEO)
  • CEO and Board Delegate of an international specialty food trading conglomerate
  • Senior Advisor for Bain & Company, an international strategy consulting firm
  • Dr. Rudolf K. Sprüngli Strategy Consulting (RKSSC) since 1994, active in the following industries:
    Premium & Specialty Food, Financial Services, Media, Biotechnology, Ecology & Recycling, Nuclear & Alternative Energy, Healthcare & Wellness, Information Technology, Real Estate, Education, Fashion, Textiles, Travel Food Service, Business, Science & Technology Promotion

Member of various Boards & Committees, among them:

  • Chocolade­fabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG (Member of the Board since 1989, Chairman of the Sustainability Committee, Chairman of the Compensation & Nomination Committee, Member of the Audit Committee until 2014) www.lindt.ch
  • Freies Gymnasium Zürich (Chairman, Member of the Construction Committee, Member of the Pension Committee) www.fgz.ch
  • Bank Leu AG, now part of Credit Suisse Group (Member of the Board 1991–1996)
  • IfW, Institut für Wirtschafts­beratung, Niggemann Fischer & Partner GmbH (Member of the Board) www.ifwniggemann.ch
  • Communicators AG (Member of the Board 2009–2014) www.communicators.ch
  • Peter Halter Liegenschaften AG (Member of the Board) www.halter-liegenschaften.ch
  • Zürcher Handelskammer (Zurich Chamber of Commerce) (Member of the Board 1989–2011, Chairman of a Pension Fund, Member of the Arbitration Committee) www.zhk.ch
  • Rotary Club Thalwil (Zürich) (President 2010–2011) www.rotary-thalwil.ch
  • Verein für Volks­gesundheit Zürich (Member of the Board and Member of the Construction Commitee, 2000-2011) www.vgz-zuriberg.ch
  • Fabric Frontline AG (Member of the Board 2008–2012) www.fabricfrontline.ch
  • Zentrum für Neuro­wissenschaften Zürich (ZNZ) (Member of the Patronage) www.neuroscience.ethz.ch
  • British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (Member of the Marketing Committee 2002–2005, Member of the Council since 2016) www.bscc.co.uk

Personal Interests

  • Asian Martial Arts (3rd Dan black belt in Aikido, Tai Chi, Chi Gung)
  • Performing Jazz Musician (Guitar Professional Certificate from Berklee College of Music, Boston)
  • Science, Literature & Art
  • Languages (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese Basics (JLPT N4))


Dr. Rudolf K. Sprüngli
Strategy Consulting
Auf der Mauer 1
CH-8001 Zürich

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Tel: +41 (0)44 262 61 21
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Cell: +41 (0)79 227 21 02



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