President: Richard BeswickRichard is a British/Swiss citizen born and raised in the UK, lived, worked and studied in multiple countries and resident in Zug for over 20 years. Richard is married with a teenage daughter, who attends the Kantonsschule Zug.
Following education in Life Sciences and Business Studies, Richard held management positions at various multinational corporations, including Gira, Biogen and Dow Chemical, before setting up a marketing and market research consultancy, bms AG in Zug in 1995. In parallel with establishing his consultancy, Richard became adjunct faculty at various universities in Switzerland and abroad, lecturing and mentoring on marketing and related fields. In 2007, he received a professorship from the Zürich Universities of Applied Sciences.
While continuing to teach and consult at a reduced level, Richard is gradually transitioning to retirement. This is affording him more time to devote to leisure activities and associations.
A long-standing irregular member of the IMCZ, Richard is now regularly and actively participating in club events and social gatherings. This year Richard was appointed to the IMCZ Board, as well as assuming the role of Co-Events Coordinator and has already organised 4 special events for the club and plans to continue playing an important role in our excellent club.
Richard’s numerous hobbies and pastimes include cycling, swimming, hiking, winter sports, mushrooms, gastronomy, drinking, socializing and just enjoying our wonderful Kanton.
Treasurer: Jens KordetzkyJens was born and raised in Zug, Switzerland. He completed a BA degree from the University of Applied Science in Luzern and later passed the Swiss Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. He grew up professionally with Ernst & Young in Zurich in the assurance (audit) department. After receiving his Swiss CPA license, he relocated to Ernst & Young in San Francisco and eventually worked for SonicWALL, a software company in the Silicon Valley as a Finance Director. After 11 years in the US, he moved back to Switzerland with his family and has been working for Landis+Gyr AG ever since as VP Finance and Head of Group Accounting & Controlling. He is married and has two grown children. Jens enjoys winter sport activities and is an off-ice official for the local ice hockey club EV Zug.
Webmaster: Bill LichtensteigerBill is a British/Irish/Swiss citizen who was born in London and first came to Switzerland at the age of 7. Since then Bill has moved back and forth between Switzerland and UK more times than he cares to remember but has now been in Steinhausen, Zug for the past 18 years. Bill is married with four grown-up kids and 5 grandkids who all live on the South coast in the UK, apart from his daughter who lives in Switzerland. Bill's background is in Electronics and Software Engineering but his career has also included many commercial and marketing roles. Bill holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Diploma in marketing. Bill recently retired from Landis+Gyr, the leading Smart Metering and Smart Grid solutions provider, where he spent 8 years as global Director of Communication Technology. Bill is hoping to remain active as a Consultant with his newly formed Company ComIoTech GmbH. Bill enjoys many sports activities including all forms of winter sport, water sport, golf and racket sports.