Patrick Ilg

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 18

Patrick Ilg
Head of Cultural Communications
My pronouns are: he/him/his
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I am based in: Zürich

Born and raised in Switzerland, I've always lived around Zürich but worked throughout the country.

Culture has always played a significant role in my life: Classical music and literature have been constant companions and profoundly shaped my identity. Nevertheless, it was always clear to me that I never wanted to become an artist myself, but I would rather pursue a career in economics.

Today I am responsible for the largest private Swiss foundation’s cultural communications. The foundation belongs to Switzerland's leading retailer "Migros". I am fortunate to find myself at this exciting intersection between culture and business administration, where I can combine my passion for culture with a classical management career.

My passion for culture also dominates my private life. Off-work, I play the violoncello in a symphonic orchestra which offers an outstanding balance to my desk job. Whenever I am not working or meeting friends, I have my nose between the pages of a novel or a political magazine.