SKO-Network group "International Managers"

Who we are

"International Managers" is a new group within the SKO network. We want to help promote understanding and build bridges between expat managers and life and culture in Switzerland.

Who should join us

Our group represents expat managers from around the globe who have moved to Switzerland and want to get to know more about life, politics and working in Switzerland as well as internationally active swiss managers who want to stay connected with an international community at home. We communicate in English.

Our mission

Get connected! We help you to discover Switzerland and learn more about how Switzerland works. And we support the mission of SKO. We believe that managers play a vital role both in the companies they work for and as facilitators of dialogue in society: it is about taking the right decisions to prepare a more sustainable and inclusive future. As the independent and autonomous voice of managers, SKO represents the interests of managers. We see ourselves as bridge builders between employees and employers. We bring leadership issues to the center of the public debate. We are concinved that the knowledge, experience and competence of our network can contribute to find comprehensive solutions to today's challenges.

Your benefits

With the Swiss Managers Organisation SKO there are lots of opportunities to improve your skills and to benefit from a comprehensive range of services:


Strengthen your business relationships and use the SKO-platform (in German, French or Italian) for exchanging experience and/or knowledge at our events or connect yourself online from Summer 2017 onwards.

The group International Managers will start to offer own events from Summer 2017 onwards.   

Career Services

Fit for the next stage of your professional career:  for the planning and development of your career we provide support with skills assessments career planning or potential re-orientation through our career consulting network.

Vocational training (in German, French or Italian)

Expand your skills: Benefit from our LeaderTraining seminars and management courses as well as our partnerships with renowned further education institutions such as University of St. Gallen, Kalaidos University or the University of Applied Science in Business Administration Zurich HWZ.

New: Management course «Digital Leadership» in cooperation with HWZ.

Legal advice

SKO-own legal service is at your disposal for any legal advice. The legal service represents SKO-members in all law proceedings in the areas of labour and social security law.

The attractive legal protection insurance (private, property, traffic law) by our partner CAP Rechtsschutz provides private, motoring as well as  property legal expenses cover at a very affordable price.

You also have access to our SKO-lawyers pool, a reliable network of lawyers specialised in various areas of the law. After an initial free 30 minutes telephone consultation the service will be charged at a reduced rate.


Stay informed with a free of charge subscription of the Handelszeitung (German), PME ( French) or Ticino Management (Italian) and our Newsletter in German or French as well as subscriptions of various magazines with up to 50% discount. We also publish from time to time articles and books in German and French, available in our newsroom.

Further benefits

As a member you also have further benefits, such as discounts for receiving REKA checks, discounts on Volvo cars and HP devices, etc.