Katja Rieger

“I am most proud of my successes in organizational transformations that have been built on empowerment and inclusion of all involved. The input of diverse minds make such solutions inevitably better, and of course, the change is more profound and longer lasting.”

Business Experience

Katja is a a result-oriented entrepreneur with international corporate experience in Risk, Operations and Quality Management in the Financial Services Industry. Having worked in Europe, Asia, US and Africa, she has developed pragmatic road maps for change and ensured delivery. She is a strong strategic thinker with the ability to create buy-in across all organizational levels.

Katja is passionate about creating the kind of workplace that inspires people to give their best.

Having led diverse and multi-disciplinary teams in financial services helped her build up a strong track record in people and stakeholder management. With Six Sigma (GE-certified MBB), Lean and Change methodologies, she has built and managed project portfolios, quality programs and large change initiatives.

Her experience with Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Culture gave her the opportunity to develop a simple and effective approach to achieve the right balance between risks and opportunities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organisational Development: Design and Implementation of sustainable organisational change program including leadership training & coaching.
  • Corporate Governance: Development of programs, training & communication strategies towards a strong risk & compliance culture.
  • Diversity:  Design & delivery of workshop to combat unconscious bias and trainings to enhance women’s leadership effectiveness. Co-founder of WEP: Women’s Network at Swiss Re, Co-Founder of Blossom: Women’s Network Zurich, Switzerland
  • Innovation: Delivery of innovation workshops build on team experience, serious play and immersion in new way of working.

Recent Client Successes

Insurance Industry & Organisational Development: Design and Delivery of a Change Program for Senior Managers, Switzerland

Insurance Industry & Team Building: Design and Moderation of two Leadership Off-sites, Switzerland

Insurance Industry & Innovation: Design and Delivery of Innovation Workshop, Switzerland

Insurance Industry & Strategy: Design and Delivery of Risk Management Offsite, South Africa

Insurance Industry & Innovation: Moderator & Presenter of Executive Breakfast: Innovation in Insurance, South Africa

Insurance Industry & Risk Management: Key Note & Moderator for Risk Minds Insurance, Netherlands

Diversity & Risk Management: Hosting of Lunch for Women in Risk, Netherlands

Microfinance & Education: Design and Delivery of Workshop for Women’s World Banking, Jordan

Diversity & Education: Design and Delivery of a Training Presenting with Confidence, Switzerland

Risk Management & Education: Lecturer at ZHAW: Crisis Management & Communication, Switzerland

Financial Services & Compliance: Delivery of Leadership Workshops, UK

Mentor for University St. Gallen