Executive Management

Robert Straubhaar

Vice Chairman of the Board/CEO

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Robert Straubhaar founded River Advice in 2004. He is CEO of the Group, shareholder and Vice Chairman of the Board.

Previously, Robert Straubhaar worked for Grand Circle Cruise Line, GRC Global River Cruises/Uniworld, Viking River Cruises, KD Triton and Natural van Dam in executive management positions.

Robert Straubhaar has a captain’s license (river) and attended advanced training in the areas of Board & Strategy, as well as Business Management.

He is Swiss Army Lieutenant Colonel A.D. and holds various Supervisory Board positions with ship owner companies.

Biography

Felix Ammann

Member of the Board/CFO

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Felix Ammann is since 2006 at River Advice.

Previously, he worked in senior positions in international logistics and transport sector: at Via Mat, at KD-Triton as head of the shipping company and Deputy General Manager, at warehouses Aarau AG, at Alpina Container Service and at the Schweizer Reederei.

Felix Ammann has a captain's license (river) and a diploma as a federal Freight Manager.

 

Biography

Daniel Buchmüller

CSO

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Daniel Buchmüller started in April 2011 at River Advice and became 2016 CSO of the company. Before River Advice, he worked in a leading position for Europe Cruise Line and Viking River Cruises. He gained valuable management experiences at KKL Luzern Management AG, where he worked as a member of the executive committee until 2011.  

Daniel Buchmüller has an MBA from the University of Salzburg and a postgraduate degree in Marketing & Communication of the HSG University of St. Gallen. 

He is president of IG RiverCruise.

Biography

Frank Reisenbichler

Executive Vice President Hotel Operations

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Frank Reisenbichler took over the Food & Beverage Department after joining River Advice in January 2006.

Since 2014 he is EVP Hotel Operations. Previously, he was F&B manager at Global River Cruises/Uniworld und Corporate Executive Chef at Viking River Cruises, KD Triton and Leisure Cruises.

He has a degree in F&B Management.

Biography

Andreas Blaim

Vice President Operations

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Since March 2016, Andreas Blaim is responsible for the entire Hospitality HR and purchasing area, as well as the operation of several vessels within our managed River Advice fleet.

Prior to joining, Andreas Blaim held senior positions in the river cruise industry, most recently as Director Shared Services at Global River Cruises/Uniworld.

Andreas Blaim has a degree of LBS Landeck in Hotel and Catering and attended among others training in the areas of HR management, leadership and communication , as well as accounting at the Danube University Krems / Donau .

 

Biography

Günter Becker

Vice President Nautic

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Günter Becker is since January 2016 at River Advice as VP Nautic. Previously he worked as Operations Manager for the German Tour Operator nicko tours, known today as nicko cruises in Stuttgart.

Günter Becker graduated from the Harz University Wernigerode and completed a tourism degree.

Biography

Axel Ryll

Vice President Technic

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Axel Ryll started his career at River Advice in 2009. Having supported the construction supervision for the new building vessels in the area of machinery/electronics, he was promoted Technical Corporate.

He subsequently became technical manager and finally in July 2015 VP Technic at River Advice. Previously, Axel Ryll was employed by Grand Circle Cruise Line.

He has a degree as master electrician.

Biography