Gabriela Winkler
Birchweg 13
8154 Oberglatt
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Since 1990 – Owner of a business consultancy for communications at Zurich-Oberglatt, Main areas: Internal Communication, (Leadership-Consultancy, Coaching, Crisis-PR) Political information (public affairs), Corporate Communication.

Managerial Chairperson of SSW Management GmbH, Co-owner, founded 1999.

Since 2013


Member of the Board of the “Electric power company of the Canton Zurich”,  Member Leading Committee since 2018, Member Strategic committee since 2016, Member Audit Committee 2015-2018

Since 2015


President of the Board of Foundation “Chance – Center of competence for professional integration”, Zurich

Since 2016


President of the Board of Foundation “gfz – what families ask for” since 2016

Since 2016


Member of the Board of Swiss Innovation Park, Zurich

Professional Career

1973 – 1976


Assistant positions at ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Tecnology Zurich)

1977 – 1980


Scientific employee at the ETH Zurich

1977 – 1980 


Scientific employee at the Tecnical University of Berlin

1977 – 1980 


Head of the staff unit Public Relations of the Swiss Electricity Industry

1977 – 1980 


Different Management Position at BBC Brown Boveri

1977 – 1980 


Deputy head of group Corporate Communication, 1988-1990 Head of communication of ABB Switzerland, deputy Vice-President

1977 – 1980 


Chairperson of the regional trade association, Dielsdorf

1977 – 1980 


Member of the Board of Directors, Migros Genossenschaftsbund

 Working Student (amongst other engagements: Journalist for the leading daily newspapers: „Zürcher Unterländer“, „Neue Zürcher Nachrichten“, „Neue Zürcher Zeitung“).-

Political Career

1999 -2015


Member of the Parliament of the canton of Zurich (Zurich-Oberglatt)

2007 - 2015


Member of the Commission “Energy, Transport, Environment” of the canton of Zurich

2003 – 2007


Member of the Business Audit Commission of the canton of Zurich (Counsellor to the Finance Directorate)

2003 – 2007


Chairperson of the Sub commission electronic data processing and human resources



Member of the Special Commission “organizational-law governing council and law about controlling and accounting”



Member of the permanent commission "planning and construction"



Member of the supervisory committee of the electric power company of the canton of Zurich (EKZ)



Member of the board of directors of the Swiss Association for Foreign Affairs. 1996 -2002 - Director of the working-group/association “women 20010”. 2001-2003 - Vice-Chairperson of the “FDP women” of the canton of Zurich.


Other political activities

Chairperson of the local-party FDP (Liberal Democratic Party), Kappel b. Olten and member of the commission of culture of the community, Kappel; 1992 – Foundress of the action committee "Swiss Women for the European Economic Area“. 1985 – 1998 - Director of the working-group "Woman & Economy", Member of different political committees of the FDP Switzerland (urban and regional planning, energy, gender). 1996 - Chairperson of the PR-Commission of the 5. Swiss Women Congress

How everything started

Born 1953, grown up in a business-household in Zurich-Oberglatt with a younger sister, Matura (General qualification for university entrance) Type B (with Italian) at the “Töchterschule (High-School/Grammar School) of the city of Zürich”.

Study of natural sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Tecnology Zurich (ETHZ), Earth Sciences, Geography, urban and regional planning, Diploma: Diploma thesis about the residential- and environmental political aspects of the Zurich-Airport, Extension studies at the International Management Institute in Geneva (IMI) and at the working- and education center in Basel, Additional education in systemic family and organizational constellation at Dr. med. Ilse Kutschera and Helmut Eichenmüller 2000-2002, cert. in systemic competence, cert. Master Practitioner DVNLP 2003.

Gabriela Winkler private

2 adult children, spends her leisure with her children and friends, reads a lot and is a music lover, as much interested in economical as in environmental questions, in history, natural science, culture and foreign countries.