Dr. Urs Lehmann

Athlete - Entrepreneur - Sports Executive

Athlete

  • World Cup athlete Alpine 1988 – 1997
  • World Champion Downhill 1993
  • Junior World Champion Downhill 1987
  • Swiss National Team 1992 – 1997

Sports executive

Swiss Ski President since 2008 / member of the Board of Directors since 2006

  • Financial turnaround and establishment of strong financial structure / growth
  • Boosted organization to around 200 employees and 300 athletes
  • Overseeing 11 existing disciplines - integration and revival of Freeski
  • Enabling outstanding sporting performances in Freestyle, Snowboard, Cross Country and Alpine

For the love of skiing & sport

  • Eurosport: Co-commentator since 1997
  • Salomon: Race Director Switzerland (1997 – 2002) - Managing the Swiss Salomon team with athletes such as Didier Cuche, Corinne Rey-Bellet, Franziska Aufdenblatten, Nadia Styger etc. and Service Team
  • Member of the Board of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation Switzerland

Entrepreneur

CEO and shareholder of Similasan Group

Significant growth of revenue (> +50%)
Launched new product lines
Drove global strategy, establishing 10+ new countries in LatAm, Europe, Asia


Owner of Lehmann transportation company since 2018

A snowsport family

  • Married to Conny Kissling (former Swiss freestyle skier and world champion in combined 1986)
  • Daughter Nina (16 year old ski racer at FIS level)
  • We like to spend our time together in the snow, especially in the beautiful Swiss Alps near our home in Oberwil-Lieli.

Education & language

  • Master’s in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in 2001
  • Postgraduate studies at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (France) in 2005
  • PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich in 2008
  • Fluent in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish

Current project

Sustainability and CO2-Footprint - big and important topics. I want to learn from the good and the best, because I (we) still have a lot to do.

  • SwissBeam AG from my home village Rudolfstetten shows how it can be done: CO2-free and 100% climate-neutral production thanks to photovoltaics in the field of electron beam welding.
  • More about the project
  • Check out the video

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