Board of digitalswitzerland

digitalswitzerland is a cross-industry association, created from the shared vision of the founding members to make Zurich a leading location in Europe for digital innovation. Marc Walder, President of the Steering Committee and the initiator of digitalswitzerland, emphasized at the founding meeting: «Virtually every industry and every business is challenged by digitization. Zurich has an historic opportunity to develop into a center for digital innovation in Europe. This is the goal of this initiative.»

Members of the Executive Committee

Christian Wenger

Wenger & Vieli, President of the Executive Committee

Detlef Günther

Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich

Fathi Derder

National Council FDP

Marc Walder

CEO, Ringier

Marcel Stalder

CEO EY Switzerland

Martina Larkin

Head of Europe and Eurasia, World Economic Forum

Pascale Vonmont

Stv. Direktorin, Gebert Rüf Stiftung

Patrick Warnking

Country Director Google Switzerland

Patrizia Pesenti

Head Business Development, Ringier AG

Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler

Chief Digital Officer, Swisscom

Roland Siegwart

Professor of Autonomous Systems at ETH Zurich

Ruedi Noser

ICT entrepreneur and Council of State (FDP, ZH)

Stefan Schöbi

Head of Engagement, Migros development fund

Urs Häusler

CEO, DealMarket

Christoph Brand

Head of Digital Division, Tamedia

Daniel Küng

CEO Switzerland Global Enterprise

Members of the Steering Committee

Marc Walder

CEO Ringier, President of the Steering Committee

Lino Guzzella

President ETH

Heinz Karrer

President economiesuisse

Ruedi Noser

ICT entrepreneur and Council of State (FDP, ZH)

Patrick Warnking

Country Director Google Switzerland

Susanne Ruoff

CEO Post

Andreas Meyer


Urs Schaeppi

CEO Swisscom

Ivo Furrer

CEO Swiss Life

Lukas Gaehwiler

President UBS Switzerland

Philipp Rösler

Member of the Managing Board, Word Economic Forum

Christoph Tonini

CEO Tamedia AG

Martin Vetterli

President EPFL

Veit Dengler

CEO NZZ-Mediengruppe

Walter Thurnherr


Domenico Scala


Why digitalswitzerland

Members of digitalswitzerland