Ernst Bruderer Launches New Vistage Group in the Savannah Market

San Diego, November 14, 2012 –  Vistage Chair Ernst Bruderer has recently launched a new Chief Executive Group in the Savannah area. The Vistage Group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Bruderer joins nearly 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 16,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Best Practice Chair Linda Gabbard applauded his success: “Ernst has done a wonderful job of selecting a team of strong CEOs in the new market of Savannah/Hilton Head! We are so pleased to welcome Ernst and his members to our Vistage community!”

Ernst W. Bruderer is an experienced multinational entrepreneur with an extensive background as CEO in various industries and different cultural environments. As EVP and GM for Italy he expanded the range of production for Jacobs-Suchard AG (today part of Kraft Foods International.) As Chairman/CEO of Burka Coffee Estates, Arusha, Tanzania (East Africa) he turned a family operation into one of the leading private farms in East Africa. They produce top rated coffee and research various seed beans in collaboration with a European seed research company. Bruderer has a B.A. (ie. oec. HSG) from the University of St. Gall Switzerland in business and economics, a JD (lic. iur) from the University of Zurich and postgraduate classes at Georgetown Law School.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International, headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading peer advisory membership organization, serving more than 16,000 CEOs and senior executives in 15 countries. Vistage members participate in Chair-led advisory board peer groups, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and interact among a global network of CEOs representing a broad range of industries. Its renowned Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been tracking CEO confidence and main street business issues since 2003.  

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