Executive Management

Dr Daniel Liedtke

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Daniel Liedtke joined Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna in 2001. He has held various clinical and managerial positions at Hirslanden prior to his appointment as Hospital Manager of Klinik Hirslanden in 2008, and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group in April 2015. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Hirslanden in 2019.

Qualifications: Dr Liedtke is a qualified car electronic engineer (Diploma), Physiotherapist (B.Sc.) and Osteopath (D.O.). He holds a Master of Health Administration as well as a Doctor of Business Administration (Charles Sturt University).

Dr Stephan Pahls

Chief Operating Officer East

Dr Stephan Pahls held the position as Head of Business Development at Klinik Hirslanden from 2008 to 2013. After a period of self-employment as management consultant, he rejoined the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group as Head of Business Development in early 2015. In addition he was responsible, as Hospital Manager, for the post-acquisition integration of Hirslanden Klinik Linde from 2017 to 2018. In 2018 Dr Pahls has been appointed Regional Operating Officer East and has been Chief Operating Officer East since May 2019.

 

Qualifications: Dr Pahls is a medical doctor and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) as well as a Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Financing.

 

Dr Christian Westerhoff

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr Christian Westerhoff joined Klinik Hirslanden in 2005 as Head of Corporate Development. He has held various managerial positions throughout the group, and was appointed as Chief Clinical Officer of the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group in April 2015.

Qualifications: Dr Westerhoff is a specialist for surgery and holds a Ph.D. in Medicine as well as a Master of Business Administration. He has also completed post-graduate studies in Hospital Management (M.B.A.).    

Stéphan Studer

Chief Operating Officer West

Stéphan Studer joined Hirslanden Clinique La Colline in 2015 as Hospital Manager. In 2018 Mr Studer has been appointed Regional Operating Officer West and has been Chief Operating Officer West since May 2019. Prior to joining the group, he served as Administrative Director of the Department of Muscoskeletal System and the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV).

 

Qualifications: Mr Studer is a qualified physiotherapist and holds a Master in Social Sciences as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA). He also holds a certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Health Care Administration.

Pierre-Antoine Binard

Chief Financial Officer

Pierre-Antoine Binard joined the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group in September 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the group, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Manor, a chain of 63 department stores in Switzerland, and before that was Chief Financial Officer at Carrefour Malaysia and Singapore, a multinational retailer consisting of 26 hypermarkets and 18 shopping malls.

Qualifications: Mr Binard is a Certified Accountant and graduated from the ISG Business School in France.

Charl Goosen

Chief Information Officer

Charl Goosen joined the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group in April 2019 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the group, he worked as the SAP Group General Manager for Mediclinic Group Services. Before that, he was an Associate Director in IT Risk Assurance for PricewaterhouseCoopers South Africa.

 

Qualifications:

Mr Goosen holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Auditing cum laude from Stellenbosch University as well as a Business Degree and Honours Degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg. He furthermore is a registered Chartered Accountant South Africa and a registered Information Systems Auditor.

Markus R. Bechtiger

Chief Human Resources Officer

Markus R. Bechtiger joined the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group in September 2018 as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining the group, he worked for the Zurich Insurance Company as Head of HR Switzerland and member of the Swiss Country Executive Committee. Before that, he held various positions as HR Business Partner at UBS AG. From 2015 to 2018, he was member of the Board of Zurich Insurance’s Swiss Pension Funds.

Qualifications: Mr Bechtiger holds an Executive Master in Human Resources Leadership from the Rutgers University/SDA Bocconi in New Jersey/Milan and has completed the Diploma Executive Program at the Swiss Finance Institute.