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The Board

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 Switzerland.

Dr. Flavia Bustreo

Interim Board Chair

Dr. Flavia Bustreo was elected to the Board in September 2018 and appointed Vice Chair in February 2020; as of February 2024, Flavia is the Interim Board Chair. 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 Switzerland.

Dr. Martin Lenz

Board member

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 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 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 the United Kingdom.

Elsbeth Müller

Board member

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 Switzerland.

Florian Schweitzer

Board member

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 Switzerland.

Prof. Marcel Tanner

Board member

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 Switzerland.

External Experts

Susanne Haury von Siebenthal

Deputy Chair, Investment Commission

Stefan Beiner

Member, Investment Commission

Frank Juliano

Member, Investment Commission

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