berlin.minds

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Rolf Dobelli

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN

Rolf Dobelli (1966) is an avid admirer of science. He is a best-selling novelist, thinker, entrepreneur and founder of ZURICH.MINDS. 

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Christoph Franz

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Christoph Franz (1960) is Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa. Franz joined Lufthansa in 1990. In 1994 he changed to the German railway «Deutsche Bahn».

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Gerd Gigerenzer

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Gerd Gigerenzer (1947) is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin. He has taught at the Universities of Munich, Constance, Salzburg, and Chicago. 

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Tim Guldimann

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Tim Guldimann (born 1950) is the Swiss Ambassador to Berlin since May 2010. He entered Swiss diplomatic service in 1982, with assignments in Bern and Cairo.

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Thomas Ladner

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Thomas Ladner (1968) is one of the most influential business lawyers in Switzerland (according to Switzerland’s leading business publication Bilanz). In 2009 he joined Exigen Capital as a partner to build up their European operations. Exigen Capital is a US based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, New York and Zurich. 

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Roger Köppel

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Roger Köppel (1965) is owner, publisher and chief editor of Die Weltwoche, one of the most influential weekly magazines in Switzerland. 

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Hans-Jürg (Schoscho) Rufener

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Hans-Jürg Rufener (1964) is the founder of Switzerland’s largest event agency, Rufener events Ltd., with offices in Zurich, Buenos Aires, Hamburg, Barcelona and London.

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Frank Schirrmacher

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Frank Schirrmacher (1959) is a German journalist, doctored literature expert and essayist, writer, and since 1994 co-publisher of the national German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). 

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Tobias Trevisan

MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD

Tobias Trevisan (1959) is CEO of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). He studied economics at the University of Basel, where he graduated in 1984. Tobias completed management training at Harvard Business School. 

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