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Ernst Affolter

Senior Consultant next level consulting

My main duties

For over 25 years in the industry, I have led many medium and large projects in addition to my line activities. Now, I try to use the knowledge and experience I have gathered for the benefit of our customers. My main tasks lie in systems engineering and innovation/product development in regulated and unregulated environments. Today, I am particularly interested in approaches for dealing with complexity, whether from an organisational or cultural perspective or within the context of a project.

My qualifications

  • Degree in Physics ETH
  • Executive MBA
  • Several trainings in the fields of leadership and social skills

My experience

  • Managing a large international production facility
  • Building out a telecommunications network
  • Leading a large engineering company
  • Project management in an industrial environment, incl. training and developing the project team
  • Management of larger, more complex projects and programmes
  • Development of project management standards for various industrial companies
  • Development of holistic curricula for the training and development of project leaders
  • Establishment of systematic portfolio management for controlling major investments
  • Start-up support and crisis intervention in large projects

My private interests

In my spare time I love exercising in nature (skiing, running, hiking) and cooking (but not washing the dishes). I am passionate about operas. There is nothing better than Verdi (and his operas).

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Ernst Affolter
+41 41 740 04 55

next level holding GmbH.

Floridsdorfer Hauptstrasse 1, 1210 Vienna

Tel: +43/1/478 06 60-0

Fax: +43/1/478 06 60-60