Michael Hengartner, President of the ETH Board, and André Kudelski, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kudelski Group join the SDI Foundation Board.
A strong backing for Swiss Digital Initiative
The Swiss Digital Initiative is proud to welcome Michael Hengartner, President of the ETH Board, and André Kudelski, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kudelski Group to the SDI Foundation Board of Directors. Michael Hengartner is replacing Martin Vetterli, President EPFL, as representative from academia, while André Kudelski brings his expertise in cybersecurity and the private sector to the organisation. The Swiss Digital Initiative reiterates its commitment to a multi-stakeholder approach and gives experts even more weight for the continued development of the Label.
Profile Michael Hengartner
Michael O. Hengartner is the president of the ETH Board and served as Rector of the University of Zurich (UZH) from February 2014 to January 2020. From 2016 until his resignation as Rector of the UZH, he also served as President of swissuniversities. In addition to a doctoral degree in biology from MIT, he holds an Executive MBA from IMD Lausanne. His global experience and his relentless efforts to advance research and education in Switzerland make him a valuable representative of academia in the Foundation Board.
Profile André Kudelski
André Kudelski is Chairman and CEO of Kudelski Group. He is also President of Innosuisse, the Swiss Federal Agency for Innovation, and Vice-Chairman of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. He sits on the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe and on the Strategic Advisory Board of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He previously served on the boards of Nestlé, Aéroport International de Genève, HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse), Edipresse and Dassault Systèmes. André Kudelski has an MSc in Applied Physics from EPFL.