Educational Background

1989 – today

Various professional courses in general management of international business. Various courses for Board members (University of St.Gallen, ZfU, etc.)


Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (USA)


Stanford Executive Program (SEP), a 6 weeks executive program for 150 international top managers on global business issues


University of Wuhan, Wuhan, China


Honorary Professor (Prof.h.c) for his contribution to surveying and mapping industry and education in China.


Ferris State University, Michigan, USA


Honorary Doctor (Dr.h.c.) of Business and Industry from for his contribution to the surveying education in the US and his contribution to the development of the surveying and mapping industry.

1988 – 1989

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Major in General Management, International Business, New Venture.

1976 – 1981

Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Dipl Werkstoff Ingenieur ETH (Masters Degree in Material Science and Engineering of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).

1969 – 1974

Gymnasium Winterthur, Switzerland


Matura Typ B