Reto Grubenmann

Director, Head of Certification & Attestation

KPMG Switzerland

After his studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Lucerne, Reto started his professional career in 1988 as a software engineer for digital signal processing / telecommunication engineering in an international German engineering company.

After 3 years he moved to a large Swiss telecommunication company as a Product-/Pre-Sales Manager for Cordless PABX systems.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economies (Dipl. Wirtschaftsingenieur FH), post-graduated the Swiss Banking School, and achieved the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Finance and Banking at the SFI in Zurich.

Furthermore he successfully completed the Advanced Executive Program (AEP) in Banking at the SFI.

He moved to the largest Swiss international wholesale Bank as a Business Solution Manager (Vice President) for 6 years to advise various solutions of informatics and security projects in business areas of Switzerland and America.

Reto joined the Information Risk Management at KPMG in 1998, where he became a Director in 2004.

He overseas the certification services of KPMG Switzerland to execute compliance projects based on various standards, norms and regulation:

  • OpRisk
  • Data compliance / records management
  • Data privacy & data protection
  • Information security
  • Digital signature platform compliance
  • AI management system standard ISO/IEC 42001

Reto has broad experience as a subject matter expert within the opRisk requirements, implementation of MiFID II regulation and anti-money laundering application security (GWG-FINMA).

In addition, he leads bank specific FINMA regulation compliance assessment such as: 

  • FINMA 2008/07
  • FINMA 2008/21
  • FINMA 2016/07
  • ISAE 3402/SOC1
  • ISAE 3000/SOC2
  • SOC3 outsourcing projects

Reto is responsible for e-Invoicing (GeBüV, EIDI-V), e-Voting (VEleS-TAV), e-Government as well as electronic patient record compliance projects (EPDG-TOZ) within the e-Health Sector Switzerland.

As a local lead partner, Reto is also the trusted business advisor for all issues of his clients in Switzerland.

  1. Education and Qualifications
    • University Lucerne: Bachelor of Science in Economies FH
    • Swiss Finance Insititute, Zürich (SFI)
    • DAS in Swiss Banking & Finance, (SFI)
    • Post graduated Advanced Executive Propram Swiss Banking School
    • Universities Berne/Geneva: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in the law and economics of financial regulation
  2. Accreditations
    • CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional)
    • CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance)
    • Project Management: Prince2 Practitioner Programme
    • Lead Auditor ISO/IEC 27001