Our new Board Members

Updated: Mar 9

Global Swiss Learning is proud to introduce our new additions to the member of boards. We are building a dream team of professionals that believe in our mission and will bring unique expertise to our project.

Please welcome Peter F. Weibel and Philipp Ries as they join our remarkable team!

Peter F. Weibel

First-time election


Year of birth | Nationality

1942 | Switzerland

Professional career and education

Peter F. Weibel studied business administration at the University of Zürich and worked for many years in management positions for leading internationally active companies in Switzerland, including as CEO of PwC from 1988 to 2003 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group from 2004 to 2012. For 18 years now, Peter Weibel has been professionally committed to education, social issues and culture. He has shaped the development of various foundations, including the Pestalozzi Foundation. He was awarded the City of Zürich's “city medal“ for his many years of service as President of the Zürich Festival Foundation. Until 2020, he chaired the UZH Foundation, the foundation of the University of Zürich, for which he was appointed honorary senator of this university. And at EDUCA SWISS, the Swiss Foundation for the Promotion and‑ Financing of Education, Peter Weibel is a member of the Board of Experts. There he contributes his extensive experience in professional governance, sustainable fundraising and impact-oriented leadership.

Other activities and vested interests

  • Board of Trustees - Asia Society Switzerland Foundation in Zurich

  • Member of the Senior Advisory Council - Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in Zürich

  • Board of Directors - Achro AG in Steinhausen ZG

  • Advisory Board - Superlab Swiss AG in Zurich and Lausanne

Philipp Ries

First-time election


Year of birth | Nationality

1974 | Switzerland

Professional career and education

Philipp Ries graduated from the University of Zurich with a Master's degree in Business Information Systems and completed the Stanford Executive Program in California in 2014. His professional career included a stint at HP as Sales Manager for Eastern Europe and he has now been working at Google Switzerland for ten years in various management positions, since July 2018 as Head of EMEA Assistant Distribution Partnerships. The tourism and digital expert also invests in start-ups and coaches them in the initial phase.

Other activities and vested interests

● Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hapimag AG in Steinhausen

● Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ries PromoPrint AG in Wettswil

● Advisory Board of the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden in Chur in the field of tourism

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