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Our team

  • Dr. Peter A. Wuffli
    Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees

    Dr. Peter A. Wuffli
    Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees

    Peter Wuffli obtained a PhD in economics from the University of St. Gallen with a dissertation on Swiss direct investments in Mexico. Ever since that time he has been interested in themes around globalization, ethics and leadership, and he has published regularly on these subjects (his latest book: "Inclusive Leadership - A Framework for the Global Era").

    From 1984 to 1993, Peter Wuffli worked at McKinsey & Company. In 1994 he joined Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) as Group Chief Financial Officer. He was President of UBS from 2001 and Group CEO from 2003 until summer 2007.

    Peter Wuffli is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Partners Group in Zug (Switzerland), a leading global private markets investment management company. Further, he chairs the Foundation and Supervisory Board of the Lausanne business school IMD and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Zurich Opera House.

  • Andreas R. Kirchschläger
    Chief Executive Officer

    Andreas R. Kirchschläger
    Chief Executive Officer

    Andreas R. Kirchschläger is the CEO of the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization and the President of the Max Schmidheiny Foundation. He serves as a board member of the HSG Foundation, Altium Capital AG, PG Impact Investments AG and some of elea Foundation’s portfolio companies. Andreas is a visiting lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. As Managing Director and President of the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies, he led the annual International Management Symposium St. Gallen for more than one decade. Andreas holds a Master’s degree in Law and Economics from the University of St. Gallen.

  • Nicole Adler
    Associate

    Nicole Adler
    Associate

    Nicole Adler studied International Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and completed the postgraduate diploma course at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. She then worked for one year at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations Office and specialized institutions in Geneva, before joining the humanitarian arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, where she managed donor relations for seven years.

  • Adrian Ackeret
    Project Leader

    Adrian Ackeret
    Project Leader

    Adrian Ackeret graduated with an M.A. from the School of Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). From 2005 to 2009, he was with the St. Gallen Foundation for International Studies, where he shared responsibility for the thematic and strategic development of the annual St. Gallen Symposium. Subsequently, he worked as a research associate in the field of strategy and entrepreneurship with RISE Management Research at the University of St. Gallen and as assistant to the board of trustees of the Max Schmidheiny Foundation. Adrian Ackeret joined the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization in September 2013.

  • Myrtha Bohni
    Chief Administration Officer

    Myrtha Bohni
    Chief Administration Officer

    Myrtha Bohni began her career in the pharmaceuticals industry, and headed the offices of the executives of various trading and financial companies. From 1989 she was assistant to the Area Head Economics and Business Management at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) and, from 1994 onwards, to the then Group CFO and later founder of elea, Peter Wuffli. The two worked together at UBS until 2007, after which she assumed her current responsibilities at the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization.

  • Aleksandar Buneta
    Head IT

    Aleksandar Buneta
    Head IT

    Aleksandar Buneta studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the ETH Zurich and switched to Computer Sciences after a year. 2015 he finished his Master of Science in “Distributed Systems”. From 2014 until 2015 he supported a Swiss construction company with the implementation of an ERP system. Aleksandar Buneta is working since February 2012 for elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization, part-time as a student, and in August 2015 he assumed responsibility as Head IT.

  • Anne Decker
    Associate

    Anne Decker
    Associate

    Anne Decker completed her Master of Science in Market-oriented management (MARKT) and Business Ethics at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Ingolstadt School of Management). During her Master thesis, she acquired profound knowledge in the topic of Impact Investing. After different internships at family owned and multinational companies Anne Decker started working with a start-up firm in the coffee sector for more than three years, where she was responsible for Project Management in Ethiopia and International B2B Sales in Berlin. Since January 2016 she is a team member of the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization.

  • Stefan Kappeler
    Project Leader

    Stefan Kappeler
    Project Leader

    Stefan Kappeler completed his Master of Science at the University of Zurich where he studied Geography. After his graduation he worked for Esri Switzerland Ltd., both in Eastern Africa and in Europe. From 2006 until 2009 and in collaboration with a local university, he built up an office in Kigali and a flourishing business in Rwanda. Before joining the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization in September 2011, Stefan Kappeler successfully completed his MBA at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

  • Myrta Meichtry
    Assistant to the CEO

    Myrta Meichtry
    Assistant to the CEO

    Myrta Meichtry worked over 20 years in different departments of Swissair. Thereafter she worked as an Executive Assistant for Sulzer Medica, Contract Media, Greiner Packaging, SR Technics and eBay International Marketing. Since many years she is a board member of the Swissair Staff Foundation for Children in Need. She joined the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization in February 2016.

  • Janik Porzelt
    Associate

    Janik Porzelt
    Associate

    Janik Porzelt holds a B.A. in International Affairs and an M.A. in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Additionally, he graduated with an M.Sc. in International Management form the Global Alliance of Management Education (CEMS). Besides his studies, he has gained professional work experience in international environments. From 2010 to 2011, he was a member of the organization team of the 41st St. Gallen Symposium, where he was entrusted with network development in China and India. Later he has served as an intern in different multinationals, lastly with Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. Janik Porzelt joined the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization as a Junior Associate in June 2015.

Our Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Peter A. Wuffli, Founder & Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Susanna Wuffli, Founder & Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Harold Grüninger, Member of the Board of Trustees

Our Comité de Patronage

  • Former Federal Councillor Pascal Couchepin
  • Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach
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