Jessica List to become Chief Corporate Officer of SMG Swiss Marketplace Group


SMG Swiss Marketplace Group have further strengthened their leadership team by announcing Jessica List as Chief Corporate Officer.

As Chief Corporate Officer she will be responsible for post-merger integration, Legal & Compliance, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Communications.

Zurich, February 18, 2022 – Jessica List, currently Integration Leader of the Executive Leadership Team at SMG Swiss Marketplace Group, will become Chief Corporate Officer effective from 1st March 2022.

As well as taking corporate functions under her wing, she will also lead future Special Projects for the Executive Leadership Team. These include heading a future cross-organizational IPO task force, being responsible for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Policy projects.

Before joining SMG Swiss Marketplace Group, Jessica List held key leadership positions at Ringier Group, including Head of Group M&A and Strategic Projects.

Gilles Despas, Group CEO, said about the appointment: «Jessica is a transformation leader with a wide range of experience in leading group-wide strategic projects. Combined with her track record in managing large-scale, complex strategic projects in the media and classifieds businesses as well as her finance background, she is the perfect fit for the role. The appointment will allow me to better focus on running the newly formed company and the overall SMG Swiss Marketplace Group strategy.»

The move further cements the organisational leadership structure of SMG Swiss Marketplace Group and paves the way for the future planned IPO.

In addition to CEO Gilles Despas, the Executive Leadership Team of SMG Swiss Marketplace Group includes Chief Financial Officer Boris Gussen, Chief Corporate Officer Jessica List, Chief Technology Officer Jens Paul Berndt and the heads of the three largest business units Pierre-Alain Regali (Managing Director Automotive), Martin Waeber (Managing Director Real Estate) and Francesco Vass (Managing Director General Marketplaces).

About SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG is a pioneering network of online marketplaces and a leading European digital company that simplifies people’s lives with breakthrough products. SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG offers its customers digital solutions to make some of their most important life decisions. Its portfolio includes Real Estate (,,,,, Automotive (,, Car For You), General Marketplaces (,, and Finance and Insurance ( The competence network also includes the real estate valuation specialists IAZI AG and the developer of innovative real estate software CASASOFT. The company is owned by TX Group AG (31%), Ringier AG (29.5%), Mobiliar (29.5%) and General Atlantic (10%).


Daniel de Carvalho, Group Director Corporate Communications
SMG Swiss Marketplace Group
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