it wasn’t easy at the start, says Romeo Christen. After many years as head of the Service Center at Swiss Life Select, the 57-year-old gave up his job to a man less than half his age: David Windlin. “It was important for me to step back from decisions right from the beginning, and leave them up to David. Otherwise I wouldn't have really passed the baton”, says Romeo Christen.
Romeo Christen is now a project manager in David Windlin’s team. For his part, Windlin prizes his colleague’s wealth of experience. “I can really benefit from his know-how”, he says. As well as learn how to keep my cool.” Both men view cooperation between the generations as a big plus. And with their different personalities they complement each other well. Or, as David Windlin says: “Opposites attract.”