With 35 years of communications experience, Jan-Jesse Müller is one of the most experienced at C-Matrix. In our “three questions to”, he tells us all about how the communications industry has changed in recent years, what appeals to him most about communicating infrastructure projects, and how he enjoys his free time.
At C-Matrix, you mainly manage infrastructure projects and public sector contracts. What do you enjoy most about this work?
The variety and complexity of the tasks is what appeals to me: It ranges from providing information to residents and other interested parties, as well as answering their inquiries, organizing open construction site days, and designing exhibitions about the projects. The construction work itself is also very interesting, whether it’s tunnel construction for an ASTRA project or the Limmattalbahn, which we are supporting. In addition, there is the satisfaction of collaborating with the construction experts.
You already have 35 years of experience in the communications industry. How has the environment changed over the years and how do you react to such changes as one of our most experienced consultants?
Digitalization and the transformation of the media industry are the biggest changes. You must constantly adapt in terms of technology and changes in media behaviour on social media. I constantly learn a lot from my young, committed colleagues, but also from my grown-up sons. The most important is to stay curious.
Where do you find relaxation and a balance to your daily work?
Spending time with family and friends, with good food, wine and self-mixed drinks. Hiking or biking are also important activities for me. Unfortunately, yoga and choir singing came to a halt in Corona times. Fortunately, my singing lessons have now recommenced. I also look forward to traveling and going to the theatre. Last but not least: reading good books!
As a former journalist with extensive experience in the public sector, business, and media connections, Jan-Jesse Müller provides strategic communications advice on some of Switzerland’s largest infrastructure and development projects. This involves media relations, liaison at all government levels and key public sector organisations and interest groups.