Simone Kühn to take over as CEO of MOVU AG effective 1 October 2020.
Zurich, 3 September 2020 – After almost seven years, MOVU CEO and co-founder Laurent Decrue has decided to step down and hand over his responsibilities to Simone Kühn, who will take over as CEO of MOVU starting 1 October 2020. The 30-year-old has already been a member of the management team of Switzerland’s largest relocation platform for more than three years.
«I am very pleased that with Simone we could win a new managing director for MOVU, who is committed to help MOVU progress on its journey. This creates confidence, both among employees as well as the Board of Directors that the company can continue its positive growth trend. I wish Simone Kühn every success in her new role,» states Urs Bienz, CFO of Baloise Insurance and Member of the Board of Directors of MOVU AG.
Simone Kühn has already been working for MOVU since 2015, most recently in the position of COO and a member of the management team. Over the last few years she has been responsible for the expansion and professionalization of MOVU AG’s operational divisions.
Nicolas Bürer, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MOVU AG congratulates: «My co-founders Laurent Decrue, Nenad Nikolic and I are extremely pleased that with Simone Kühn, we have found the ideal successor. She has acted very successfully as COO in recent years and has been able to achieve significant growth every year. Simone stands for continuity and enjoys the trust of the entire company.»
«I am very much looking forward to this new challenge and the opportunity to help shape the future of MOVU as CEO. I am confident that with the experience I have accumulated over the last years, I will have a positive impact. I would like to thank Laurent Decrue for positioning MOVU as the largest relocation platform in Switzerland, creating the best possible conditions for me to continue to lead the company successfully,» emphasizes Simone Kühn.
Wolfgang Prasser, Member of the Board of Directors of MOVU AG adds: «With Laurent’s departure, we see one of MOVU AG’s founding fathers leaving the business in order to embark on a new journey after seven years of building the company from scratch. Both MOVU and Baloise intend to continue their successful collaboration by extending it to the strategic level within the Board of Directors. We would like to thank Laurent Decrue for his outstanding commitment over the last few years and wish him every success on his way off to new shores».
MOVU is the largest relocation platform in Switzerland, based in Zurich and was founded by Laurent Decrue, Nenad Nikolic and Nicolas Bürer. Since its founding in 2014, MOVU has supported more than 35,000 customers in moving. MOVU offers its customers a relaxed moving experience while bringing transparency to the Swiss moving market. MOVU has been part of Baloise Insurance since 2017.