Master’s degree in international economic history (2011); UBS Wealth Management Diploma (2007); Mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, including a PhD with a dissertation on the safety of nuclear power plants (1999); Postgraduate diploma in risk and safety from ETH/EPFL and the University of St Gallen (1998).

Professional experience:

Management role at UBS (2005-2009), lastly as private banking officer for Biel-Seeland; Strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, primarily on the topic of insurance (2000-2005).

His areas of focus so far at Avenir Suisse have been the need to reform the pension system, and funding social security.

External publications:

The Islamic Development Bank: a historical perspective. How Islam can both promote and hinder the growth of a Multilateral Development Bank. Masterarbeit an der Universität Genf, Departement für internationale Wirtschaftsgeschichte. 2010. 111 Seiten.