About GSL

Learn more about Global Swiss Learning​
About the brand

What do we
stand for?

Our vision

We believe there are no borders in education. And to promote transformation, knowledge needs to be shared. That’s why we are the enablers between Swiss education, institutions, and people around the world who want to build and advance careers.

Our Mission

Globalizing Swiss vocational programs

Our Values

We believe education is more than a tool: it is a way to empower life. We believe in empowered careers because, above all, we believe in people’s potential to transform their lives and the world.

We believe in equal opportunities through vocational education. We believe good partnerships can connect people with a greater objective: reaching for higher achievements.

Meet the team


We are an international team, with diverse backgrounds, from all over the world, who transform education into lifelong changes. We have skin in the game, because we believe in our mission to bring Swiss vocational courses to the world.

Alexandra Oliva
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER​
Alexandra Oliva
+ Bio
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER​

Alexandra Oliva

Bernhard Beutler
Senior Advisor
Bernhard Beutler
+ Bio
Senior Advisor

Bernhard Beutler

Brigitte Hänggi​
Head Instructional Design​
Brigitte Hänggi​
+ Bio
Head Instructional Design​

Brigitte Hänggi​

Brigitte Weber​
Training and Course Coordination​
Brigitte Weber​
+ Bio
Training and Course Coordination​

Brigitte Weber​

Carlo Möckli​
Master Trainer​ - Brazil
Carlo Möckli​
+ Bio
Master Trainer​ - Brazil

Carlo Möckli​

Cayla Casares
Visual Designer and Content Creator
Cayla Casares
+ Bio
Visual Designer and Content Creator

Cayla Casares

Daniel Bertschinger​
Client Delivery Executive​
Daniel Bertschinger​
+ Bio
Client Delivery Executive​

Daniel Bertschinger​

Daniela Mares​
Marketing Manager​
Daniela Mares​
+ Bio
Marketing Manager​

Daniela Mares​

Dr. Barbara Fontanellaz​
Board of Directors
Dr. Barbara Fontanellaz​
+ Bio
Board of Directors

Dr. Barbara Fontanellaz​

Dr. Peter Weibel​
Board of Directors President​
Dr. Peter Weibel​
+ Bio
Board of Directors President​

Dr. Peter Weibel​

Dustin Schiele​
Instructional Designer​
Dustin Schiele​
+ Bio
Instructional Designer​

Dustin Schiele​

Gabriela Schultz​
Head of Marketing​
Gabriela Schultz​
+ Bio
Head of Marketing​

Gabriela Schultz​

Gilmar Chagas​
Managing Director Brazil​
Gilmar Chagas​
+ Bio
Managing Director Brazil​

Gilmar Chagas​

Janise Chow​
Asia Management​
Janise Chow​
+ Bio
Asia Management​

Janise Chow​

Juan Gonzalez-Martinez​
Instructional Designer​
Juan Gonzalez-Martinez​
+ Bio
Instructional Designer​

Juan Gonzalez-Martinez​

Karim Federizzi​
Local Representative Brazil​
Karim Federizzi​
+ Bio
Local Representative Brazil​

Karim Federizzi​

Lynn Räbsamen, CFA​
COO​
Lynn Räbsamen, CFA​
+ Bio
COO​

Lynn Räbsamen, CFA​

Marcelo Urfer​
Local representative Argentina​
Marcelo Urfer​
+ Bio
Local representative Argentina​

Marcelo Urfer​

Marco Mehr​
Global Culinary Expert​
Marco Mehr​
+ Bio
Global Culinary Expert​

Marco Mehr​

Marshall Pang​
Asia Management​
Marshall Pang​
+ Bio
Asia Management​

Marshall Pang​

Martina Yao
Delivery Executive Asia
Martina Yao
+ Bio
Delivery Executive Asia

Martina Yao

Nadya Barry ​
Instructional Designer​
Nadya Barry ​
+ Bio
Instructional Designer​

Nadya Barry ​

Patrick Diethelm​
Head Culinary Excellence
Patrick Diethelm​
+ Bio
Head Culinary Excellence

Patrick Diethelm​

Philipp Ries​
Board of Directors
Philipp Ries​
+ Bio
Board of Directors

Philipp Ries​

Samuel Notz​
CEO and Founder​
Samuel Notz​
+ Bio
CEO and Founder​

Samuel Notz​

Tina Tian
Master Trainer - China
Tina Tian
+ Bio
Master Trainer - China

Tina Tian

Xiao Tang​
Training Coordinator Greater China​
Xiao Tang​
+ Bio
Training Coordinator Greater China​

Xiao Tang​

Yara Ledergerber​
CFO and Market Head Latin America​
Yara Ledergerber​
+ Bio
CFO and Market Head Latin America​

Yara Ledergerber​

How do we
make it happen?

1

We build a strong foundation


We have partnerships with Swiss educational institutions and hold the right to distribute their courses content and brands internationally. ​

We produce digital courses based on the most advanced pedagogical concepts and didactics.

We select and build up local markets by implementing the ideal strategy.


2

We create
and maintain content


We digitize our course content in collaboration with our Swiss partners, using renowned tools and platforms.

We run the entire operational process from start to finish​.

We ensure that teachers in local countries are properly trained, to ensure quality standards are met.

3

We market to reach a wide audience


We do local and global marketing, with the endorsement of our Swiss partner institutions, to attract local and global customers.

We help create a higher brand value for local schools, companies and governments through the quality of our content and our Swiss partner institutions’ brand recognition.​

Our history

2017

Start of “Swiss VET” with project investment of CHF 1.5mn over 3 years​

2018

> China BP & setup​
> IT setup in China​

2019

> Sourcing Swiss Partner Schools
> Market Studies: Brazil & China​

2020

> Company Foundation​
> Agreement Richemont Centre of Excellence​​
> Raised CHF 1 mn​

2021

> Agreement Swiss Chefs Association
Production start - bakery, pastry, confectionery, and chef courses​
1st Pilot Richemont courses
> Raised CHF 2mn​​

2022

> 2nd Pilot Richemont in China and Brazil​
> Sales pipeline buildup: Schools & Corporates in China & Brazil​, Corporates in Switzerland
> Signed with the 1st schools in China
> 1st revenues in Brazil
> 1st revenues in Switzerland

> Negotiation with Government of Kazakhstan​
> Switzerland​ opportunity
> Initial contact with the USA
> Raised CHF 0.8mn​​

A word from Our CEO

Everybody should have access to education, and education should no longer be a luxury good.


The world has this tendency to democratize luxuries one by one. We believe that education is next, thanks to digitization, and we will accelerate it.

Learn more about our CEO Samuel Notz →