Rudolf Krauer becomes COO of the River Advice Group

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:23

Effective May 1, 2017 Rudolf Krauer will strengthen the Board of Management of the River Advice Group. The Dipl. Ing. ETH will assume the overall responsibility for the operational passenger ship management of the River Advice Group based in Basel.


The River Advice Group gained an experienced manager with Rudolf Krauer. Until today, he has led larger companies in the industrial sectors infrastructure, transport and security, both in the private sector and in state-owned enterprises. Most recently, Rudolf Krauer worked in the railway engineering sector, as CEO of the Sersa Group in Zürich.

Rudolf Krauer is a Swiss citizen. At ETH Zürich, he completed his training as a graduate engineer. The engineer started his career as department head at the Sihltal Uetliberg Bahn in Zürich. From there he moved to Zürich-City, where he was responsible until 2011 as Director/Commander Protection and Rescue. Prior to the appointment to the River Advice COO, Rudolf Krauer headed as CEO the Sersa Group, which he successfully developed and expanded.

„We have deliberately given time in the search of a COO successor. We can continue the successful business history of the River Advice Group with Rudolf Krauer and his exceptional leadership and process management performance record and welcome him as valuable addition to the executive management” said Robert Straubhaar, Group President and CEO.


River Advice is the world’s leading and globally operating Management Company for the river cruise industry. With around 2‘000 employees, River Advice offers the complete range of customized passenger ship management services to its customers.

As a market leader, River Advice currently operates 82 river cruise ships and 12 day-trip vessels at its branch offices in Basel (Switzerland), Cologne (Germany), Limassol (Cyprus) and Luxembourg.


Should you have any question, please contact Rudolf Krauer and Robert Straubhaar as following:

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, 13:30 – 14:30 (CEST) - Phone +41 61 205 15 30

For further information, please contact