About me

Roberto Rivola

I grew up in the canton of Ticino, spent my professional life in the various language regions of Switzerland and settled in the Engadine area in 2013. This is where I find inspiration, live my passion for nature and apply my communications and language skills.

Mountain, desert, stage races: for years I have been constantly exploring the world and preparing myself in the Engadine area, where I benefit from the altitude and the countless trails. My hobby has taught me endurance and attention to detail.

My professional life has always been characterized by perseverance and passion with multilingual communications for national and international organizations (including the Swiss Federal Council and the UN), for international sports events (including a UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, a UCI Road Bike World Championships and a FIS Ski World Cup and World Championships) and for Engadin St. Moritz Tourism, one of the world's most renowned tourism organizations

These areas and my expertise come together in Movimentor: I look forward to be your mentor, helping you move your body, your mind and your business forward.

Running

Selected results

  • Mayrhofen Ultraks 2020, 50 km, 1st Age group
  • Swissalpine 2020, 68 km, 2nd Age group
  • Swisspeaks 2019, 170 km, 2nd Age group
  • Irontrail 2019, 88 km, 2nd Age group
  • Irontrail 2018: 127 km, 2nd Age group
  • Engadin Ultraks 2018: 46 km, 2nd Age group
  • Namibia Race 2018: 250 km, 1st Age group
  • Irontrail 2017: 133 km, 1st Age group
  • Mauna to Mauna Ultra 2017: 250 km, 3rd Age group
  • Grand to Grand Ultra 2016: 250 km, 1st Age group
  • Irontrail 2016: 91 km, 1st Age group
  • Grand to Grand Ultra 2015: 250 km, 2nd Age group
  • Swiss Alpine 2015: 78 km, 4th Age group
  • Engadin Ultraks 2015: 46 km, 3rd Age group
  • Racing the planet Iceland 2013: 250 km, 3rd Age group
  • Gobi March 2013: 250 km, 1st Age group
  • Sahara Race 2012: 250 km, 1st Age group
  • Atacama Crossing 2012: 250 km, 3rd Age group
  • Ultratrail Trans Aquitaine 2011: 230 km, 4th Age group

Link results

Communications

Training

  • 1989 Dr. Phil. I in linguistics and communications sciences, University of Zurich
  • 2003 Executive Master of Sciences in Communications Management, University of Lugano / University of Rotterdam / University of Memphis

Professional career

  • 1985-1987 Translator Swiss Federal Administration
  • 1987-1989 Information Officer Swiss Federal Administration
  • 1989-1992 Deputy Head of Media Federal Department of Home Affairs, media spokesman for Federal Counsillor Flavio Cotti
  • 1992-1997 Local and regional media, Federal Office of Communications
  • 1998-2013 Head of Communications, Member of the Executive Board Federal Office of Communications
  • 2002-2003 Head of Communications, UN World Summit on the Information Society (part-time)
  • 2003 Head of Communications, UCI Bike World Championships Lugano-Monte Tamaro (part time)
  • 2007-2009 Head of Communications, UCI Road Cycling World Championship in Mendrisio (part time)
  • 2013-2014 Head of Communication FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and Ski World Championships St. Moritz (part-time)
  • 2013-2020 Head of Corporate Communications, Member of the Executive Board, Vice Director of the Engadin St. Moritz Tourism Organization

Lectureships

  • Corsi di giornalismo della Svizzera italiana
  • Institut de journalisme, Université de Fribourg
  • Nachdiplomstudium Telecom, HTA Chur
  • Höhere Fachschulen Schwyz Zürichsee, Pfäffikon

Tourism

  • 2013-2020 Head of Corporate Communications, Member of the Executive Board, Vice Director of the Engadin St. Moritz Tourism Organization