is CEO of DIE INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAT (The Innovation Society),
a research and consulting company specialised in Innovation
- & Risk-
and Communication-management in new technologies. He is
a senior lecturer at the university of St.Gallen teaching
studied biotechnology and molecular biology at the Federal
Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich and economics
at the university of St.Gallen, where he received a Ph.D
He was working for several years as a senior
consultant and researcher at the institute of insurance
economics of the university of St.Gallen heading a competence
center dealing with risk-topics and new technologies (Nano-,
Biotech, genetic engineering).
He initiated several stakeholder
technology pl atforms (food-risk, genetic-engineering,
He lives with his family near St.Gallen in Switzerland.