Stefan Pfister

Chief Executive Officer / Head of Real Estate EMA

KPMG Switzerland

Stefan Pfister studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and also completed a degree in Corporate Real Estate Management at the European Business School (EBS). He is an accredited FINMA assessor with over 15 years of experience in the financial and real estate industries. He has helped many global acting Sovereign Wealth Funds to develop their Global Real Estate Strategy. He has managed the process of various large national and cross-border Portfolio-Transactions and share-deals for private equity and corporate clients in Central Europe, UK and Scandinavia. Stefan Pfister joined KPMG in 2005 as Head of Real Estate and Partner. In 2009, he took over the leadership of Transaction and Restructuring, and in 2011, he was appointed Head of Advisory and member of the Executive Committee. Stefan Pfister has been CEO of KPMG Switzerland since 2014.

Education and qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Economics (lic.oec.HSG)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Real Estate Management, European Business School (EBS), Oestrich-Winkel, Germany

  • Accredited valuation expert (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA)


  • KPMG's Global Board

  • KPMG's Global Council

  • KPMG's EMA Regional Board

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

  • Member of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA)

  • Board member of economiesuisse

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