Christian Pichler is the Chairman and Managing Director of GERBER-RAUTH Srl. He founded GERBER-RAUTH in 2015 as a private investment company focused on the Dairy Ecosystem™ leveraging his family’s 50+ years of heritage in the dairy industry and more broadly in agribusiness, commodities, consumer products and real estate.
From 2010 to 2015, Christian was an Executive Board Member at DELMO, his family’s investment company. While at DELMO, Christian and his family identified, acquired, and restructured L'INTERFORM, a leading distribution company for dairy products based in Italy with market presence in Europe, the US, Canada, and Latin America.
Previously, Christian worked at Nestlé in several international managerial roles with increasing responsibility in Switzerland, Mexico and Chile from 2005 through to the end of 2010. Among his achievements were guiding all marketing activities of Nestlé's food service business in Mexico and implementing a range of sales, marketing, and general management strategies.
Christian started his career in marketing at Adidas, gained experience in acquisition finance, special situations investing and fixed income sales at Goldman Sachs, and worked in venture capital & private equity investing at 3i and in auditing and assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from European School of Business, Reutlingen and Dublin City University. He has completed coursework at IMD in Switzerland and University of Miami. Christian speaks fluent German, Italian, English, Spanish and basic French.