Wanda Mäder

Backoffice Manager

Half-Swedish Wanda completed her training as a restaurant specialist in Bern and later worked in the upscale gastronomy in Zurich. After her stay in Australia and various further training courses, it was time to take off the service apron and switch to the event industry. Wanda worked for 3 years as a congress & event coordinator until she moved to btov in mid September 2020 and is now responsible for the back office and events in St. Gallen.

“I am interested in the way of thinking and the history of people.”

  • With btov since: September 2020

  • Expertise in: Events, gastronomy and painting Swedish wooden houses 😊

  • Favourite quote: “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”

    “Man ångrar aldrig ett dopp» «You will never regret a dip» – Swedish wisdom of my mother

  • Your favourite futuristic technology: Environmentally friendly flight/travel

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
WM -Remain true to yourself and stand up for your values. To be curious about people and the environment.

"Stay curious" is actually more of a motto than a quality, but it is very close to my heart and drives me to try new things.
Q -Which SciFi "technology" are you missing in the real world?
WM -Beaming.
Q -What do you like most about your job?
WM -It has a lot to do with VC. I learn not only about VC but also about the different companies and personalities in the different industries. It is very diverse.
Q -Which professional or personal achievement are you particularly proud of and why?
WM -I am especially proud of the event planning of an international congress, because it required a lot of patience and good communication with the international guests.
Q -What did you want to be when you were little?
WM -I always wanted to become a policewoman on a horse.
Q -What are you good at? What is your superpower?
WM -My glass is almost always half full and I am a good listener.
Q -What is typical for you?
WM -I am very curious and like to learn new things. I am interested in the way of thinking and the history of people.
Q -What are your top 3 favorite podcasts/books?
WM -I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, Nordic crime thrillers and True Crime podcasts. Reading is less fascinating to me, but audio books are even more so.
Q -Where do you currently educate yourself further, what are you currently learning?
WM -As I have had little contact with the financial industry in my career so far, I am currently taking part in an online course to become a financial analyst.
Q -Do you have a person who has influenced you in your life in a special way, or one who has had a significant impact on you?
WM -It is not one person, but several. It is the stories that shape me and make me the person I am.
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