About Speaker Raymond Hofmann…
Raymond is a management designer, advisor, educator and speaker.
All of Raymond’s work focuses on his mission to make management simpler, more human and above all more effective. He dreams of a world where more people truly enjoy their work. Where more organisations let people thrive, delight their customers and make meaningful contributions to society. In this world, management is a force for good, realises its full potential as the technology of human accomplishment and ranks among the noblest of professions.
As a keynote speaker, Raymond challenges his audience to re-discover management as the most fundamental – and at the same time most under-appreciated – determining factor of any organisation’s success. What ultimately makes an organisation successful is not its business model, not its technology, not even its people. It is management. Without good, competent management none of these other things make a difference. The good news, of course, is that good management isn’t rocket science and can be learned. The bad news, however, is that most organisations are not very well managed, and thus do not even come close to realising their full potential. Raymond challenges his audience to re-think their approach to management and offers specific advice for how to unleash performance currently trapped inside people and organisations. Whether it’s general points that apply to pretty much every organisation, or more specific, tailored approaches for an in-house audience, Raymond’s material is insanely practical, ready to be applied to your own work the very next day.
Raymond has more than 20 years of experience as a C-level manager and as an advisor. He’s lived and worked in 10 countries on 4 continents. He’s served as an engagement manager for McKinsey & Company and was a member of the senior management at Credit Suisse. He also served as COO for Avaloq, a Swiss-based software company and a global leader in core banking systems.
As an independent advisor, Raymond focuses on working with senior management teams on improving the performance of their organisations through better management. He’s worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and startups. Public and privately owned companies are among his customers, as well as public institutions and intra-governmental organisations.
Raymond is also the creator of Management Model Design, a revolutionary approach and toolset to turn management into an organisations’s best source of competitive advantage.
A long-time critic of business schools, Raymond recently joined one of Europe’s leading business schools, the University of St. Gallen, where he leads an initiative to develop a unique new general management degree program for the 21st century.
Raymond is also an associate of the Peter Drucker Society Europe.