Born in 1957 in Bellinzona. Attendance of compulsory schools in Bellinzona and Lugano, graduation with type D Bac.
Start of the academic training at the Institut de Police Scientifique in Lausanne. After a long period of military service, law studies in Lausanne and Bern and graduation as Lic. iur. 1985.
Start of the professional career in the human resources department of a Swiss Universalbank, where I learned the trade from scratch. After three years and training as a commercial specialist, I switched to the credit department, but my main focus remained in human resources. That’s why I took the first step into industry as HR manager in a production plant of an international food company.
This was followed by several years as a member of the management of a medium-sized international SME and as the regional HR Director of a Swiss Universalbank. After my stay in the USA, I took over the HR management for the Financial Services, Corporate Finance and IT departments of an international technology company. I also worked for an international retail group as Head Corporate HR and as HR Manager in the public sector. Most recently as Head of Human Resources for an international banking group.
In my professional career I have dealt with all the essential processes of modern human resources management and have been significantly involved in several significant reorganisations and mergers. My activities were not limited to Switzerland, but extended to all European countries, the USA, India and China. Thanks to my origins, I speak five languages fluently.
Married since 1985, I live with my family (two adult children) in Männedorf.