Dr. Otto Bruderer
Chair of Investment Commission
Dr. Otto Bruderer is Chair of the Investment Commision, and has had a long career working within the finance and investment sector. He joined the board in 2004 and lives in Uitikon-Waldegg, Switzerland.
Dr. Flavia Bustreo
Board Vice Chair
Dr. Flavia Bustreo was elected to the Board in September 2018, and appointed Vice Chair in February 2020. She is an international expert and advocate for child rights, health and wellbeing and previously the Assistant Director-General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health for the World Health Organization (WHO). She currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Martin Lenz
Dr. Martin Lenz is a senior partner in a law firm, and learned his trade in New York and Paris. He joined the board in 2004 and lives in Basel, Switzerland. He is the President of the board of Basel Zoo.
Dr. Peter Lenz
Honorary Founding President
Dr. Peter Lenz is the former President of the Fondation Botnar board. He is a retired lawyer from the Basel area and previously served in the Swiss military under the rank of colonel. He joined the board in 2004 and currently lives in Basel, Switzerland.
Amalie Molhant Proost
Board member (Rep. founder’s family)
Amalie Molhant Proost sits on the board as the family representative for the Botnar family. She was elected in 2018 and has a background in journalism and communications. She lives in Rougemont, Switzerland.
Elsbeth Müller is the former CEO of UNICEF Switzerland. She joined the board in 2015 with a wealth of experience in child and human rights. She currently lives in Zug, Switzerland.
Florian Schweitzer was elected to the Board in February 2019. He is the CEO and co-founder of btov Partners AG, and an expert in early stage investments in digital technology companies. Mr. Schweitzer lives in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Prof. Marcel Tanner
Prof. Marcel Tanner was elected to the Board in November 2018. Prof. Tanner is an epidemiologist and public health specialist. He was previously the Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and currently the President of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. He lives in Basel, Switzerland.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutzwiller
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutzwiller is Board Chair of the Fondation Botnar board; joining the board in September 2019. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Galler Kantonalbank and Professor for Executive Education at the University of St. Gallen. He is the Member of the Board of the Ernst Göhner Stiftung and of Swisscontact. Prof. Dr. Gutzwiller currently lives in St. Gallen, Switzerland.