Sunvesta Team


Sunvesta Team


CEO and Chairman of the Board

Hans Rigendinger graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1969 with an MA in Civil Engineering, majoring in Structural and Foundation Engineering.


Member of the Board

Dr. Max Rössler studied Mathematics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). After graduating with a PhD, he received a research assignment from NASA at Harvard University.

Humberto Pacheco-Alpízar, M.C.L.

Member of the Board

Until December 2017, Humberto Pacheco was the Chairman and largest shareholder of Pacheco Coto, the oldest Costa Rican law firm, with offices in eleven countries on four continents, specializing in international asset planning.

Thomas Schmid

Executive Project Manager

D +41 43 388 40 68
M +41 79 460 47 46

Thomas Schmid has already accompanied several challenging strategic and architectural redesigns of unique hotel projects and been active in the management of various Swiss luxury hotels.

Fabricio Bianchini

Project Manager Engineering

M +506 8835 2503

Fabricio Bianchini Murillo graduated from the University of Costa Rica as a civil engineer in 2010. He subsequently obtained his MASc in Engineering from the University of British Columbia, majoring in Construction and Project Management.


Project Coordinator

D +41 43 388 40 67
M +41 79 693 68 48

Daniela Fölmli studied at the Hotel Management School in Lucerne and, in December 2018, successfully graduated as Dipl. Hotelière-Restauratrice HF.

Since 2013, Ms Fölmli has acquired valuable and varied experience in the hotel and catering industry, including in positions at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa and Hotel Coeur des Alpes Zermatt as well as at the Diamonds Mapenzi Beach Resort of Planhotel Group in Zanzibar (Tanzania).

In January 2019, she joined the Sunvesta project team as Project Coordinator and Assistant to Executive Project Manager Thomas Schmid.

Andrea Beck

Executive Assistant

D +41 43 388 40 64
M +41 79 629 41 47

Andrea Beck has been Executive Assistant to the CEO of Sunvesta Holding AG since 2007. In 2001, she completed her law studies at the University of Zurich. She then worked for AIG Europe Versicherungsgesellschaft and later for the Zurich District Court. In 2009, while working for Sunvesta Holding AG, Andrea Beck also completed her training as an HR specialist.

Violeta Reithaar

Head of Accounting

D +41 43 388 40 70
M +41 76 376 19 76

Violeta Reithaar has been Head of Accounting at Sunvesta Holding AG since 2016. In 1998, she completed her studies with a BA, majoring in Tourism/Hotel & Restaurant at the University of Economics in Varna (Bulgaria). In the following years, she acquired a lot of experience in the hotel and catering industries. In 2014, Violeta Reithaar completed her continued education and training at NBW Zurich as an Accounting Clerk and in 2015 at the STS Swiss Fiduciary School as Specialist Salary Administration.