Trustee Martin Hilti Family Trust, Schaan FL,
Präsident Hilti Foundation, Schaan FL
Generalsekretär, Union Industrielle Genevoise (UIG), Genf
Alt Schweizer Botschafter, Bern
Co-Founder and CEO, getAbstract AG, 6005 Lucerne
Co-Founder and Member of the Board, Amphasys AG, 6039 Root
Member of the Board of Trustees, Stiftung für die Klöster Einsiedeln und Fahr, 8840 Einsiedeln
Thomas Bergen got his business and economics degree from the University of St. Gallen and was vice president of Migrosbank, the fifth largest bank in Switzerland. Since 1999, he is co-founder and CEO of getAbstract, a multinational company that provides compressed business knowledge to managers around the world.
In 2016 Thomas joined Swisscontact’s Committee of the Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the foundation council of the famous monastery in Einsiedeln. Thomas supports businesses in their start-up phase and engages as lecturer on business relevant topics at diverse institutions and conferences, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Board Member, Banque Cramer & Cie SA, Geneva
Board Member, Klingelnberg AG, Zurich
Arthur Bolliger, a Swiss citizen born in 1948, has been with the Maerki Baumann Group, Zurich, for almost a quarter of a century. From 1989 – 2008 as CEO Maerki Baumann Private Bank and from 2009 to 2011 as Chairman of its subsididary InCore Bank AG. Bolliger retired a the end of 2011. Today, he is a non-executive board member of a number of financial and industrial companies, e.g. Banque Cramer & Cie SA, Geneva, Klingelnberg AG, Zurich and a Family Office. He is also committed as a trustee to Swisscontact, and as member oft he Advisory Board oft he Zurich University oft he Fine Arts.
Bolliger is a member of CEO (Chief Executives’ Organization) and of Rotary. His hobbies include modern literature, art, history and classical music. His mother tongue is German. He also speaks English, French, Italian and has some knowledge of Spanish.
Verwaltungsrätin Forbo Holding AG und Swisscontent AG;
Stiftungsrätin/Vizepräsidentin Orpheum, Stiftung zur Förderung junger Solisten, Zürich;
Mitglied Human Rights Watch Komitee, Zürich
Head of Department and Member of the Executive Management, Agridea, 1001 Lausanne
Founder and Consultant, CRC4change, 1005 Lausanne
Anna Crole-Rees is a member of the executive Board of Swisscontact since October 2007.
She currently works as head of Department «Rural Development, Markets and International Cooperation» and member of the management team at Agridea, Lausanne. Prior to that, she held senior positions at CRC4change, a consultancy firm active in international development, at Agroscope as head of a research programm and Prometerre as head of Department. She is also a lecturer at ETHZ on development economics. She holds a Dr. es natural sciences from the Swiss Federal lnstitute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, a MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading, England and a Diploma in Change Management from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Honorary President of Senarclens, Leu + Partner AG, 8032 Zurich
Founder of IngCH Swiss Engineers Shape our Future, 8032 Zurich
Co-founder of the Group of Fifteen, 8032 Zurich
Marina de Senarclens founded her own company in 1983. Since then, the company has focused on strategic communication and projects in technology, science, education and promotion of engineering studies at Swiss High Schools. Her team has carried out several studies on education and economic subjects related to energy as well as gender issues. She is founder of the association “Engineers Shape our Future” (1987), the association of women engineers (1991) as well as “Natech Education” (2006). In the eighties, she founded the national policy association “agir pour demain” and contributed to the foundation of “Group of Fifteen”, a think tank focussing on the real estate economy.
Marina de Senarclens is member of the executive board of Forum VERA (responsible for the enabling disposal of nuclear waste) and member of the board of the foundation Enterprise. She is author of several publications on communication, social responsibility (Sozialbilanzen) and lCT as well as of the book “Software Szene Schweiz” (1984). She was granted the title of “Ehrenrätin der ETH Zürich” in 2007 for her commitment to the promotion of engineering studies.
2016 Marina has been elected as Honorary President of Senarclens, Leu + Partner AG, Zurich.
Managing Director, Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG
Inhaber und Geschäftsführer der Max Ditting AG, Zürich;
Initiator Projekt LokalesWasser.ch, Zürich
Managing Director Chairman’s Office, Swiss Re Management Ltd, Zürich
gwpartner AG, Gutzwiller, Wachsmann Partner, St. Gallen
Verwaltungsratspräsident Dätwyler Holding AG, Altdorf und Sika AG, Baar
Präsident Hanesco AG, Pfäffikon SZ
Präsident Swissmem, Zürich
Verwaltungsratspräsident COMET Holding AG, Flamatt und R&M Holding AG, Wetzikon
Managing Director, Hilti Foundation, Schaan
Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestec Ltd., Vevey
General Counsel, Mitglied der Konzernleitung F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel
Member of the Advisory Committee on International Cooperation, 3003 Bern
Board Member of various mid-sized industrial companies
Heinrich M. Lanz became President of the Board of Trustees of Swisscontact in 2012. Since beginning of 2016 he is a member of the Consultative Commission on International Cooperation, an extra-parliamentary committee consulting the Federal Council in matters of Switzerland’s International Cooperation activities. Heinrich Lanz is also member of various Boards of Directors in mid-sized industrial companies. Before taking early retirement in 2009 he was Group CEO of Conzzeta, a stock-listed industrial conglomerate. He received his management education at IMD Lausanne, holds a Post-Graduate degree in International Development from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH.
Chairman of the Board of Schindler Management AG, 6030 Ebikon
Vice-President Swissmem, 8005 Zurich
Member of the Committee of the Board of Directors, economiesuisse, 8032 Zurich
Chairman/Member of various Boards of Directors
Christoph Lindenmeyer, Dr. iur., MBA INSEAD; born in Switzerland in 1953.
He has been active in Swiss Economic Politics for many years and he is Chairman of the International Economic Relations Commission of economiesuisse, Vice Chairman of Swissmem (Association of the Machining Industry), Member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Innovation Park and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Swisscontact. Professionally Christoph joined the Schindler Group in 1983 and held many different positions since, among others CFO North America and President EMIA, which includes India. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Schindler Management AG. He is also Chairman of the Board of three other Swiss Corporations, among others of the Ammann Group, which is present in India with Ammann Apollo India. Christoph is married and has two sons. He lives in Zug Switzerland.
Vizepräsidentin Sustainability Partnerships
Firmenich S.A., Meyrin
Geschäftsführer Boyden global executive search Switzerland, Zürich
Verwaltungsratsmitglied von Zug Estates Holding, Kibag, Ameos und weiteren Verwaltungsräten
Verwaltungsratsmitglied von der Schweizerischen Post AG, Lufthansa Technik AG, Wienerberger AG, Bedag Informatik AG.
Vizepräsidentin der Kommission für Technologie und Innovation (KTI), Bern
Partner BLR & Partners AG;
Past President Helbling Unternehmensgruppe;
Verwaltungsratspräsident Georg Utz Holding AG und Riri-Gruppe, Verwaltungsrat der Forbo Holding AG und weiterer Firmen
Direktor FHO, Fachhochschule Ostschweiz, St. Gallen;
Mitglied swissuniversities – Rektorenkonferenz der schweizerischen Hochschulen, Bern
Leiterin Forschungsbereich Bildungssysteme, KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle ETH, Zürich
Konsulent, Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte, Zürich
Verwaltungsratspräsident ESIMAG Immobilien AG, Zürich;
Verwaltungsratsmitglied PrognosiX AG, Zürich und Lüchinger+Schmid Gruppe (L+S Holding AG), Kloten
Präsident des Verwaltungsrates der Peter Steiner Holding AG, Zürich
Mitglied des Verwaltungsrates der Steiner AG, Sogelym Dixence, Lyon (FR)
ETH Zürich, Materialwissenschaft, Zürich
Head Sponsoring & Donations, Novartis International AG, Basel
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@ swisscontact.org