Ralph Panoff

Professional Experience of Ralph Panoff


2013 – present Panoff Consulting – Founder/CEO
2011 – 2013 AMAG Automobile AG Managing Director AMAG RETAIL, Member of the Executive Committee, Group Management of 70+ locations, 3200 employees, 650 clients, and 2.5 billion CHF in sales. Overall responsibility for the strategy, design and implementation of the business strategy of AMAG RETAIL Group.
2008 – 2011 AMAG Automobile AG Head of Technology, Director and member of the Group Executive Committee. Overall responsibility for the strategy, design and implementation of information and performance issues in the AMAG Group.
1997 –2007 IMG AG, Information Management Group, St.Gallen Information Management Group, St. Gallen. Executive Vice President. Overall responsibility for the consulting business in Europe. Management responsibility for approximately 130 employees and 70 million CHF turnover with earnings contribution of CHF 15 million. Responsible for large-scale consulting contracts with key customers, including the full project life-cycle from strategy development to system implementation and transformation, Change Leadership & Change Management.
1990 –1997 Unisys (Schweiz) AG Head of Systems Integration Unit (30 MA in Public Administration, Public Safety, Office Automation & Networking).


Business Know-how Develop business and functional strategies (z. B. purchasing, sales strategies, IT strategies). Development and successful implementation of new business models and processes. Structuring and monitoring extensive business transformation projects (change management projects). Conception of restructuring programs and growth plans incl. transformation belonging to management measures. Introduction of standard application software (SAP R/3), taking into account business process redesign principles, cost-benefit analyses (business case). Project management of large projects and complex project structures. Program management for large business projects (eg. As customer management / sales management, etc.). IS/IT strategy development and planning (strategic orientation of computer science to the business strategy). Migration planning. Extensive expertise in logistics, sales (CRM), and procurement processes, and controlling these businesses.
Management Know-how Management of independent earnings and business units (up to 130 employees). Implementing an overall organization of 3,300 employees. Overall project management of large-scale projects. Transformation Management and leadership of organizations during extensive restructuring and growth phases. Design of management seminars and leadership training throughout.
Industry Know-how Automotive, Wholesale, Retail, Catering/Gastronomy, Telecommunications, and Life Sciences.
Location Specific Switzerland, Germany, UK, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, United States.