A purveyor of agile development, he is changing the landscape of Swiss firms and federal cantons’ web and mobile platforms

Gerhard Andrey

Co-Founder, Liip, Fribourg, Switzerland

Why you should listen

Liip is known for its highly unconventional self-organized, non-hierarchical business set-up. The 180 employees of Liip are scattered all over Switzerland but work together in a well-linked network that is optimized for remote team collaboration.

The digital agency creates, designs and develops web and mobile solutions for Switzerland’s leading companies.

Together with his colleagues, Gerhard shaped Liip in the creation of long-lasting social, environmental and economic values. Sustainability is added by purpose over profit and the agile mindset support the company on it path to self-organisation.

Hear Gerhard speak at Worldwebforum 2020 about agile work and collaboration in the Future of Work Track.

About Liip

Liip stands for digital progress. Wherever innovative precision work is called for, Liip can be found – winning over customers from the private and public sectors alike. It has even been working with some of these clients for more than a decade.

Liip’s work is focused on managing challenging web and mobile software projects, and its projects have regularly won Best Of Swiss Web, Le Meilleur du Web and Best Of Swiss Apps accolades. Liip has long been committed to an open source approach, and open standards and agile development are part of our DNA.

The latter has shaped the web agency’s philosophy: 180 employees work without a traditional hierarchy, right where customers need them. Local proximity is very important to Liip, with offices in Zurich, Lausanne, Bern, Fribourg and St. Gallen. Because Digital Progress is nothing without people.



Gerhard is co-founder and partner of Liip. He studied Wood Engineering and Computer Science for his postgraduate studies, making him a carpenter and computer scientist rolled into one.

He is a member of the Boards of the Alternative Bank and LerNetz and member of the start-up foundation Seed Capital Freiburg. He is also a politician under the National Council of Greens and Vice President of Greens Switzerland.