Nicola Thibaudeau

Entrepreneur/CEO of the year

Nicola Thibaudeau

CEO, MPS Micro Precision Systems AG

In 2003, Nicola Thibaudeau took over the management of MPS Micro Precision Systems AG.

When she joined MPS, the company was active at two sites: Biel and Bonfol. With 135 employees, the company achieved a sales of CHF 18 million in 2003.

As a graduate in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, she spent four years as a production engineer at IBM Canada before moving to Switzerland in 1990 to manage the Cicorel plant in La Chaux-de-Fonds, part of Câbles de Cortaillod (now Nexans).Together with Volker Gass, she bought Mécanex in Nyon, a company active in space and security sector.

In the past, she was a member of the Board of Directors of CSS Health Insurance and Swiss Post as well as a member of the Board of Innosuisse. She currently sits on the boards of Mobilière Holding, Banque Cantonale du Jura and Transports Publics Neuchâtelois AG.