With the ICV Mentoring Program, we ensure that our members develop further - exactly where it is most important to you. As a participant, you benefit significantly from the exchange between mentee and mentor, tailored to your needs. And that in the widely recognized, internationally oriented and renowned ICV network. The different perspectives on current challenges and trends (e.g. the new role of controllers, automation in the financial sector) as well as the different approaches to tasks and projects open up new exciting perspectives and possibilities for action for the partners in the mentoring team.

We bring together what together will be even better! For example, controlling newcomers (shortly before starting their careers or with little work experience) with silver professionals (very experienced), industry newcomers with industry experts or professionals who are more than 50 years old with silver professionals to plan the last phase of their career.

We compare your profile, which you create for us in the registration form, with the profiles, interests and expectations of all other interested parties and find your mentoring partner. After a phase of getting to know each other, the mentee and mentor decide whether they want to continue their work together or whether we should repeat the matching. The mentoring couples organize their meetings according to their needs (on site, online, different frequencies).

To support you, you will receive the ICV Mentoring Guide and, if necessary, tips from the ICV Mentoring Team of Experts. Participation in the ICV Mentoring Program is free of charge for ICV members.

The ICV Mentoring Team of Experts

Markus Steiner

Markus Steiner

Board Member


Detlev R. Zillmer

Detlev Zillmer



Albert Mayr

Albert Mayr

Delegate Austria


Dragica Erčulj

Dragica Erčulj

Delegate Southeast Europe


Tomasz M. Zieliński

Tomasz Zieliński

Delegate ICV Poland


Dieter Meyer

Dieter Meyer

Delegate Germany East


Rainer Grossenbacher

Rainer Grossenbacher

Silver Professionals Switzerland


How you benefit as a MENTOR

According to a study by the ATD (Association for Talent Development) from 2017, 59% of mentors reflect on their own professional career through discussions with the mentees, discover new perspectives and open up new horizons for themselves.

Mentors develop and strengthen leadership and social skills. Forming bonds and strengthening them is one of the successes as a mentor.

The feeling of being needed and recognized with one's experience and knowledge strengthens one's self-esteem. The more recognition and appreciation the mentor receives from the mentee, the bigger the satisfaction.

The mentor seeks and reinforces the good qualities, skills and competencies of his protégé. This basic attitude of focusing on the positive carries over to the basic attitude - of mentor and mentee alike - when dealing with tasks.

Working with controlling newcomers, mentees from other departments or hierarchical levels is a challenge that is gladly taken, because it brings variety to one's everyday life. Anyone who supports others and can actively participate in their successes feels confirmed and satisfied.

How you benefit as a MENTEE

When it comes to mentoring, one thing is clear from the outset: Listening is needed whenever a job or career is at stake. Because only those who listen can respond to others, answer their questions and fulfill their wishes.

In the mentoring team, people meet without prejudice or prior knowledge about the other. The focus is clearly on the status quo and professional interests. This goal-oriented, neutral approach without blinkers also helps to recognize a possible discrepancy between self-perception and perception of others.

Instead of struggling alone in a quiet little room through jobs, new tasks and requirements or simply the perfect résumé, you get tips, tricks and support from the other person.

Anyone who lives in the current age of information and data overload sometimes no longer sees the forest for the trees. Or they have never thought about what could actually be waiting behind the forest. Mentoring sharpens the view and opens new horizons.

Changes are always associated with effort. That is why they are postponed so easily. Also because of the fear of failure. Asking questions or asking for help are tasks in everyday working life that also need to be learned. This is exactly where the mentor is an important aid in their function as a reminder and motivator.

The partner in the mentoring program may have exactly those contacts who are the right, important, decisive ones right here and now. And the good thing about it is: Using the other person's network of relationships is expressly encouraged!


The ICV Mentoring Program is starting from scratch and is looking for participants. Apply as a mentee or mentor based on the priorities and wishes. A Team of Experts prepared a questionnaire for the right match. Fill in, send - and you will receive a suggestion for a mentoring partner from us.

Your participation is free of charge as part of the ICV membership.

Fill in, submit, done!

Giving your data in the form (also online) for the ICV Mentoring Program, you commission the Team of Experts (free of charge) to suggest a suitable partner for you.


The following information is requested:

  • What role do you want to take on?
  • Contact details
  • ICV membership number
  • Company and position
  • Work experience (in years)
  • Industry experience (in years)
  • Your expectations
  • Your input
  • Language
  • Max. effort per month
  • Comments, requests

Becoming an ICV member is worth it!

As an ICV member - whether individual or corporate member - you receive exclusive participation options as well as attractive special conditions in various areas at the ICV, but also from our cooperation partners.

More information at the ICV Membership page