Philomena Colatrella

Philomena Colatrella

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2016.

Professional history

Philomena Colatrella joined CSS in 1999, starting out as a lawyer. She later worked as General Counsel / Compliance Officer before being appointed General Secretary and Deputy CEO of the CSS Group in 2012. Four years later, she took over as Chief Executive Officer.

As the industry leader, affordable premiums are our top priority. That's why we champion a financially viable and high-quality health­care system, drive digitalisation and inno­va­tion forward and network with partners shaping the future of medical care.
Philomena Colatrella

Other key functions

  • Swiss Insurance Association SVV, Board Member
  • curafutura Association of Health Insurers, Vice-Chair
  • Digital Switzerland, Member of the Executive Committee
  • economiesuisse, Board Member and Delegate of the Swiss Insurance Association SVV
  • Swiss Life, Member of the Board of Directors


Philomena Colatrella studied law at the University of Fribourg, was admitted to the bar of the Canton of Lucerne in 2000, gained a CAS in Finance and Accounting at the Institute of Financial Services in Zug and completed a Senior Executive Programme at the London Business School in 2014. Born in 1968, she is married and lives in Lucerne.

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