About us

100 years of experience

About us

Know-how, experience and best references single out our core team. With a wealth of expertise and reliable partners, we achieve safe returns for our customers.

The company

The Team

Lilia Wernli

CEO | Management | Partner
CEO | Management | Partner

 

Lilia is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Maxwer Group AG. She has spent 17 years working as a commodities trader and held seats on several management committees and boards of directors. Lilia worked for the Swiss arm of Russia’s largest steel and coal producer, SeverStahl, Mechel and Kolmar Mining Company, as well as several European petrochemical companies. Her career has seen her progress from head of sales to head of the entire export business and later to CEO and member of the Board. In her most recent position, she was responsible for building up export and trading operations with metallurgical and thermal coal.
Lilia holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology with distinction and is an active speaker at the world’s largest coal conferences. She is a fluent speaker of Russian, English, German and Swiss German.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” 

(Nelson Mandela)

Joerg A. Wernli

COO | Management | Partner
COO | Management | Partner

 

Joerg is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Maxwer Group AG. Over the past 35 years, he has been active in commodities trading and ship chartering and held various executive positions and directorships. He founded and ran various export companies for major commodities producers and a shipping company in Singapore. Joerg has wide-ranging experience in commodities such as aluminum, steel, coal, petroleum products, iron ore and in bulk and tanker chartering. He completed commercial education.

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“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” 

(John D. Rockefeller)

Yulia Boeva

Accountant
Accountant

 

Yulia Boeva holds two diplomas with distinction from the State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics in Moscow and The Peoples’ Friendship University in Russia. After three years of professional experience in Russia, she spent eight years managing the accounts receivable department of a luxury yacht company in Monaco. She followed this with a project for a family office and a move to Zug, where she worked in a corporate accounting department.

“If you want something you never had you have to do something you’ve never done.”

Lisa Borodina

Operator
Operator

 

After an internship in the in-house control department of Philip Morris, Lisa Borodina spent two years as a representative of the cash service department at Credit Suisse. She then became assistant to the CEO and traffic assistant at KSL AG in Zug.

“Go beyond, create opportunities and make the world go round.”

Julia Illeis

Senior Operator
Senior Operator

 

Julia Illeis is a cargo/freight operator and post fixture analyst with proven theoretical knowledge and practical experience in commodities trading.

“Stay curious and wishful for continuous challenge and status Quo improve.” 

board of directors

Joerg A. Wernli

Chairman | Partner
Chairman | Partner

 

Joerg is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Maxwer Group AG. Over the past 35 years, he has been active in commodities trading and ship chartering and held various executive positions and directorships. He founded and ran various export companies for major commodities producers and a shipping company in Singapore. Joerg has wide-ranging experience in commodities such as aluminum, steel, coal, petroleum products, iron ore and in bulk and tanker chartering. He completed commercial education.

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“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” 

(John D. Rockefeller)

Lilia Wernli

Board Member | Partner
Board Member | Partner

 

Lilia is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Maxwer Group AG. She has spent 17 years working as a commodities trader and held seats on several management committees and boards of directors. Lilia worked for the Swiss arm of Russia’s largest steel and coal producer, SeverStahl, Mechel and Kolmar Mining Company, as well as several European petrochemical companies. Her career has seen her progress from head of sales to head of the entire export business and later to CEO and member of the Board. In her most recent position, she was responsible for building up export and trading operations with metallurgical and thermal coal.
Lilia holds a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology with distinction and is an active speaker at the world’s largest coal conferences. She is a fluent speaker of Russian, English, German and Swiss German.

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” 

(Nelson Mandela)

Bernhard Vogel

Board Member | Partner
Board Member | Partner

Dr. Bernhard Vogel studied law at the University of Zurich and was appointed to the Supreme Court of the canton of Zurich. He founded CRANTEC AG, which he now heads as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is Managing Partner of VOGELNÄGELI Attorneys at Law and, as co-founder of the Maxwer Group, holds a seat on the Board of Directors.

“I am where I want to be.” 

Hans Wadsack

Board Member
Board Member

 

After two positions as Chief Accountant/CFO in Switzerland and abroad, Hans Wadsack studied at the School of Auditing in Zurich and graduated as a Swiss CPA. He was initially an assistant with, and later manager of, a large auditing firm in Zug and Zurich. In 1983, he founded his own firm, the Wadsack Trust Company. In 2015, Hans Wadsack took on three partners with a view to reducing his workload. From then on, he began to focus on areas of specific professional importance.

“Time is limited, therefore use it!” 

Lukas Wadsack

Board Member
Board Member

 

Lukas Wadsack obtained his master’s degree in law at the University of St. Gallen. He subsequently worked with two prominent law firms in Zurich and Zug. He has been a partner at Wadsack since 2015, where he is responsible for the tax and legal department as well as running the Zug office.

“In order to seize the opportunities, you have to be ready and present.”