Switzerland Chapter Committee Members


Lidija Tislijar
Piret Kusche

I’ve been part of LEAD Network for almost 4 years now, and had more than 25 years of my professional career at PepsiCo. I’m a big believer in truly diverse teams delivering stronger results, and determined we can do more to champion and support the future of female talent in FMCG and retail industries. Being part of such passionate teams of inspiring leaders and role models, I’m confident we will get a lot done.

Transformation Director


Caroline Hoefsloot
Franca Mercurio

I’m Franca Mercurio, RD&E Director EU at SC Johnson & I am part of the LEAD Network Swiss Chapter. I love LEAD Network mission; being a mother of 3 young girls, I like to think that an organization like LEAD will pave their future working lives by making sure D&I will be a natural value in any organizations. I am happy I can play a role in it.

Research Development & Education Director Europe
SC Johnson

membership / CRM

Lidija Tislijar
Bilge Balci

I joined LEAD Network in 2014. I have mission to have positive impact on gender equality. I grew up in Turkey within a family supporting full equality, despite unconscious biases in the culture and have been living in Switzerland, where faced with challenges as a working mum. I truly believe in the diversity and equality driving better results for teams, corporates and communities. We all need to support and empower women to be at their best with confidence, give them the right possibilities and continue to show role models. I have two daughters and I hope all my efforts will enable them to reach their dreams with confidence and equal rights.

Global Consumer Business
Insights & Analytics Lead


Lidija Tislijar
Rosanna Summerville


Retailer Engagement

Lidija Tislijar
Olga Guerous

During 20 years in the global corporations I learned about the value that diversity and women development brings in the workplace. Today, as founder and CEO of Innopearl I continue to passionately promote hope and inspiration for all women to dream big, cherish their original thinking and serve as a force multiplier for societal advancement and freedom.



Lidija Tislijar
Sandra Kottenauer

I have seen throughout my career the power of truly diverse organizations in accelerating growth. I have also benefited from working for leaders who role modeled diversity and it has helped me a lot in advancing my own career. Now I want to give back and support women to grow!

Chief Product & Marketing Officer


Lidija Tislijar
Daniela Bottarelli

I’m Daniela Bottarelli – working in Sales @ Procter & Gamble since more than 25 yrs. I have been part of the Gender Equality journey inside P&G since end of the 90s, being many times the ‘1st & only’ woman sitting @ certain tables. I very soon realized that many of the elements impacting Women’s ability to reach true equality depend from external, cultural and societal factors which we can only address if we create a broader movement to drive awareness and then become very intentional on what needs to change. I also know that changing cultural norms and practices requires committment, strong passion and time. That is why I decided to become an active member of the LEAD Network: I hope in this way I can bring focus on WHAT needs to change to drive meaningful impact and also on HOW in terms of speed of action.

International Sales &
Management Senior Executive


Lidija Tislijar
Paul Brown

Senior Partner,
Consumer Industry Leader
IBM Consulting


Lidija Tislijar
Evgeniy Akulich

Partner, Head of Consumer Switzerland


Sylvie Noel
Sylvie Noel

I am a passionate believer that Diversity is a key driver of performance. Lead is a great platform to help us promote in our Industry, with our Managers but also with every women the power of Diversity

Head of Culture, Talent and Leadership, Europe
Mondelēz International


Oceane Menoud
Océane Menoud

Apart from being passionate about making an impact on the business by using finance & data to take better decisions, I am very involved in women’s empowerment and very active within Nestlé to create a favourable work environment built on gender diversity & inclusion, enabling women to thrive and develop their full potential. My personal focus regarding diversity and inclusion is to fight bias and change mindsets to influence the company and the society towards equal opportunities for women.

Factory Finance,
Master Data and Industrial performance Manager


Oceane Menoud
Ralph Gehlen

Country Leader Switzerland