The BRAINFORCE Advisory Board

Hans-Jörg Bärtschi

Entrepreneur and owner ov b-capital Baertschi. President of the Swiss Federal Armaments Commission.
Member of various Boards of Directors. Former Owner and Chairman of Omnisec AG.


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Dr. rer. pol. Mario Bonorand

CEO and Owner of the BonIDEA-Group (i2R). Member of numerous Boards of Directors.
Previously CEO of Hotelplan, CFO of the Migros Group and Managing Director of Globus.


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Gerold Bührer, lic. oec. publ.

Former National Councillor (1991-2007), former president of economiesuisse, the umbrella organization representing the Swiss economy (2006-2012), Chairman of the Board of Directors at FehrAdvice&Partners.
Previously Vicepresident of the Board of Directors at Georg Fischer & Swisslife.


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Prof. Dr. jur. Karl Eckstein

Attorney-at-Law. Professor. Former Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Switzerland. Management Consultant to the Russian Market (since 1982 up to now).


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Peter Egli

Formerly Country Manager Brainforce Thailand and Country Head of Ciba Speciality Chemicals in Thailand. Asia Expert for Industry and consumer goods.

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Peter von Elten

Internationally experienced bank manager. Former CEO of JPMorgan in Germany and Switzerland and Schroder & Co. Bank AG, Switzerland.


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Thomas Hippele

Attorney at law and owner of a consulting company.
Lobbyist on behalf of multi-nationalcompanies at various governments in southern Africa.


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Dr. Wolfgang Humbertz-Droz

Independent lawyer and Board Member of the Julius Baer Foundation. Former Managing Director of Bank Julius Baer and Member of the Executive Committee Region Asia. Overall responsibility for Market Japan. Previously CEO and Chairman of GAM (Switzerland) preceded by senior positions at UBS Tokyo, Zürich and New York in Corporate Finance, Investment and Private Banking.


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Heinrich M. Lanz

Professional Director and independent entrepreneurial activities as a business coach. President Swisscontact.
Chairman of the Board of Conzzeta AG until 2009. Previously partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


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Peter Leupp

enior Executive in Switzerland. Currently Chairman of the Board of the Gurit Group and advisor to Accenture.
Previously Member of the Executive Committee of ABB.


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Peter Lustenberger

Former Vice-President of the Board of Management / Supervisory Board of Rapid Holding AG; independent board with entrepreneurial interests. 2003-2013 CEO Rapid Group. Previously 8 years experience in the restructuring and restructuring of industrial enterprises.


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Martin A. Messner

Entrepreneur. Member of numerous supervisory boards (Industry, Aviatik).
Former CEO of Roll and former owner & Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nüssli Group.


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Bangying Ren

Formerly CEO Chinaust Group (JV of the Georg Fischer Group in China).
Advisor of the Chinese government and professor at Tongji University in Shanghai.
Previously working for Agie/Charmilles, Intech EDM, Bernina Electronic.


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Cornelia Ritz-Bossicard

Entrepreneur and founder of 2bridge. Various Board mandates, including Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Valora Group (Retail).
President of the Swiss Board Member Association SwissVR. Former director with PwC in Switzerland and the USA.


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Frances Yao

Built Brainforce Shanghai into the leading interim management service provider in China and led it as Country Manager until 2019.
Certified Executive Coach.
She previously worked for Honeywell and Daikin.



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