Patrick Mathys

Phone: +41 (0)32 426 88 88

Citizenship: Swiss citizen with long-term residence in Asia

Senior executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region with a broad entrepreneurial track record.

2020 founder and owner of 3i Business Solutions AG, Solothurn, Switzerland


Founder and owner of 3i Business Solutions AG, Solothurn

A company specialized in projects in the Far East and Europe, interim management, market development, sales, logistics and procurement.


Head of Sales, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for a Swiss company

Leading employees in 37 EMEA markets. Distribution of products in the area of «Liquid Tool Solutions» for industry in over 60 countries. Management of direct (subsidiaries) and indirect markets (business partners). Implementation of strategy and reorganization of the subsidiaries Russia, Germany and the Czech Republic.

2007 - 2019

Head of APAC in Hong Kong for a Swiss company, Member of the executive board

  • Lead of employees through 14 APAC countries, responsible for growth and operational development over 11 years. These included: Building cross-border functional teams such as management, sales, customer service, SCM, Finance and HR for the efficient implementation of the corporate strategy
  • Subsidiaries and indirect sales channels established in several Asian countries
  • Establishment of a competence center to support the Asian markets as part of the business strategy
  • Continuous increase in profitability by implementing a value-based sales approach with a variety of sales channels in APAC
  • Overcoming operational and cultural differences in the Asian markets
2004 - 2007

CEO / Head of Procurement in the Far East, China, Shenzhen, for a Swiss watchmaking company with procurement services, quality assurance and other business areas for brands and manufacturing companies worldwide

This also included:

  • Maintaining profitable operations with full P&L responsibility, taking into account the strategic direction of the company
  • Cost savings and capacity gains through the significant increase in procurement volume
  • Further development of the organization with increasing demand
  • Successful establishment of a test center / laboratory
  • Development of the development center for private labels
1999 - 2004

Product Manager - Watch Case, Hong Kong, China, Head of procurement projects in the Far East at the headquarters of a multi national Swiss watchmaking company

  • Corporate procurement and SCM projects
  • Implementation of management and audit systems for suppliers in all Asian countries including India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Korea and Taiwan
  • Management and support of key group projects, e.g. Production transfers to the Far East, brand reorganizations and procurement coordination.
  • Foundation of Technical Services Ltd. in Shenzhen, China
  • Selection, recruitment and training of local department heads, establishment of a subsidiary in mainland China
  • Implementation of the strategy for the new organization
  • Significant increase and diversification of the customer portfolio
  • Achieving and maintaining operational profitability through efficient project management, professional handling of cultural and ethical differences and challenges
1995 - 1999

Purchasing Manager in a company in the Swiss watch industry

Other Mandates

2013 – 2017 Member of BoD, Swiss Chamber of Commerce Ltd., Hong Kong
2008 – 2012 Member of BoD Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Guangzhou CN


2019 IMD Lausanne, high-performance leadership program
2001 – 2004 Executive MBA (FH), International Logistics Management, University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland
1995 – 1998 Purchasing Manager, Swiss Federal Diploma
1991 – 1994 Business studies Economics, Swiss Professional Certificate
1988 – 1991 Electrical Engineering, Swiss Professional Certificate


  • Swiss (-German) native proficiency
  • German bilingual proficiency
  • English business fluent
  • French professional working proficiency
  • Chinese (Putonghua) working proficiency

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