Career Development

mChats with Yves Guntern

In this episode of mChats, meet Yves Guntern, CEO, Millennium Switzerland. He shares his thoughts on Millennium’s presence in Switzerland, his role and advice for young professionals.

What’s important to know about Millennium in Switzerland?

Millennium is proud to have grown our Swiss presence over the last decade. We just opened a new office in Zug, continuing towards our goal of expanding to recruit and retain the industry’s strongest talent here in Switzerland.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The people and the fast-paced environment are what I enjoy the most. Our industry attracts highly talented individuals, and I consider myself lucky to be in a position to interact with many of these interesting people. Great ideas come from great minds working together.

What career advice would you give your younger self?

Make decisions. Every decision you make adds to your experience. Even if you question your choices at the time, your experiences will lead to the right role for you. The more experience you have, the more you should give space to intuition, because it is cultivated by knowledge, experience and instincts.

How do you define success?

True success can only be achieved over time. It’s the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment, where technology is always evolving, that demonstrates true success.

If you could choose any country, where would you live and why?

It’s hard to beat the quality of life that we have here in Switzerland, but if you know of any other countries offering high mountains, a Mediterranean climate and Italian food as part of their national cuisine, I’d be interested to hear about them.

How do you pass the time when traveling?

I always travel by train between our two Swiss offices which are Geneva and Zug. The quiet atmosphere on the train presents a great opportunity to do work that requires more focus.

What is your favorite way to stay active?

I spend a lot of time skiing in the winter and cycling in the warmer months. Earlier this year I completed a stage of the Tour de France in the Alps.