Andreas Cantoni becomes new CEO

Elbit Systems Switzerland has a new CEO. Andreas Cantoni takes over the overall operational responsibility for the country unit. The 55-year-old from Zug joins Elbit Systems Switzerland from Ti&m on August 1, 2023. As a proven expert in defense and security technology and a long-standing leader, Cantoni brings with him a broad range of experience.

Andreas Cantoni is the new CEO of Elbit Systems Switzerland. The 55-year-old from Zug will take over the position as overall operational head of the country unit as of August 1. Cantoni has over 25 years of experience in the public sector as well as in the defense and security technology environment and is currently Senior Client Executive Government at Ti&m.
Cantoni holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from ETH Zurich and is a graduate of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA program. Andreas Cantoni: “Elbit Systems has become a relevant player in the Swiss defense and security technology market over the past years. I am very pleased to be part of the leadership team to implement the strategic goals of Elbit Systems in Switzerland and to steadily expand the country unit.”

With the appointment of Andreas Cantoni as CEO of Elbit Systems Switzerland, the company reaches another milestone in its efforts to establish a comprehensive and independent country unit in Switzerland. This underlines Elbit System’s strategic efforts to be closer to its Swiss customers, suppliers and partners. Jakob Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elbit Systems Switzerland: “I am very pleased to be able to gain a proven and committed professional in Andreas Cantoni. Thanks to his background and rich experience, he is the right person to successfully tackle the upcoming challenges in expanding Elbit Systems Switzerland.”
Furthermore, the Board of Directors would like to thank Yehuda Cohen for the valuable development work he has done for the newly founded Elbit Systems Switzerland AG during the past two years.


About Elbit Systems Switzerland
Elbit Systems Switzerland was established in 2019. The establishment of a Swiss country unit is part of the company’s long-term growth path in this market. Over the last decade, Elbit Systems has been successfully active in the Swiss market, especially in programs such as Ersa Mob Komm, INTAFF, ADS15 and others. Elbit Systems Switzerland aims to expand the transfer of advanced technologies and know-how to the Swiss market, build local development capacity, further deepen cooperation with Swiss high-tech companies and facilitate relations with scientific and technological research institutions.



  • Jakob Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Elbit Systems Switzerland
    Tel: +41 79 313 37 55


  • Thomas Huggler, Media Relations Elbit Systems Switzerland
    Tel: +41 79 575 81 48