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Team

Carsten Sudhoff
Carsten Sudhoff

Chairman of the Board

Carsten believes in the power of collaboration because he has seen the incredible results of collaboration in the global HR organizations he transformed, in the company he founded and the communities he built and chaired. His broad industry and functional experience have helped him understand how companies are run and his role as lead the World Economic Forum’s think tank on Dz New Models of Leadership dz has driven his thought leadership in this domain. In 2013 Carsten founded CircularSociety helping organizations fuse economic and societal sustainability. He is a business school faculty with an ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) leadership program and an international keynote speaker. Carsten holds an MBA from HEC Paris and has lived in eight countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Marcel Gasser
Marcel Gasser

Managing Director

Marcel does not see himself as a classic business guy, although he created many own ventures in international context and different industries. He tries to live his own passion in various projects and start-ups and motivate others to do so. He is convinced that there is no stupid; only the lazy. Even some setbacks (positive fuckup stories) did not take him off his path, which he goes convinced but not stubborn. His motivation and impetus is to promote projects with impact creation and being a connector all over the world. Entrepreneurship and, above all, work with young entrepreneurs inspire him every day. Marcel holds an eMBA/MBA in international business, has lots of international experiences and is highly motivated to enlarge entrepreneurship in Switzerland with Global Entrepreneurship Network and also building the bridges internationally. He is proud to work with a highly motivated and experienced board. All engagement of current and future member of GEN Switzerland is highly appreciated.

Stefano Caldoro
Stefano Caldoro

Board Member

After many years as a lawyer in law firms and in-house counsel in a multinational company, I have followed my dream to become independent and to move on to a path of entrepreneurship. I exited the culture of established structures and, having a strong background in international business and corporate law, acquisitions and succession planning, I opened my own private practice for supporting entrepreneurs in realizing their own dreams. Entrepreneurship is not only the engine of a healthy economy, but it is also the philosophy of a fulfilling life by taking up challenges, taking risks, broadening horizons and developing new visions.

Dov Bar-Gera
Dov Bar-Gera

Board Member

Serial Entrepreneur, combining geographical challenges with technological innovation Dov has co-founded, built and successfully exited numerous start-ups in the field of telecommunications, internet and technology prior to YooMee Africa. YooMee founded in 2009, is a Pan-African 4G/LTE mobile broadband mobile Internet operator in Cameroon and in Côte d’Ivoire. He recently sold the majority in Cameroon to local investors. YooMee was the first 4G LTE operator in West Africa. In the 2000, he founded WiMAX Telecom – the only cross border, wireless broadband operator in Emer ging Markets in East Europe. The company deployed over 200 base stations, gaining more than 12’000 customers. WiMAX Telecom was successfully sold to a US Nasdaq quoted company in 2007. During the late 90th as co-founder he served as the Chairman of SurfEU Inc. – a pan European free ISP and a joint - venture with the MediaMarkt Group, Europe largest electronic retailer. SurfEU generated more than 1.4 million subscribers and was acquired by Tiscali in 2001. Prior to the liberalization of the European telecom markets in 1998, Dov was part of the founding team of RSLCom Austria – one of the first private fixed line operators in Austria. Today, the company is part of Telekom Austria. His first start - up was Airpage Ltd., the first private paging operator in Austria. The company was sold to Telenor, the Norwegian incumbent, in 1997. Dov holds an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree in land - surveying. Dov is married to Anat and together they have 3 children. They live in Switzerland. Dov and Anat were chosen as one of the Leading Entrepreneurs of INSEAD. Dov and Anat are actively involved in different social projects, among other an orphanage in Douala and Cameroon.

Barbara Rübel
Barbara Rübel

Board Member

Barbara is excited about the goals of GEN as she strongly believes that entrepreneurship, like in the late 1800’s, will be key to the long-term economic success of Switzerland. Barbara has over 20 years of corporate brand and marketing experience at the country, regional and global level which she is now using as a freelancer helping companies and startups grow their business internationally. She is active in the entrepreneur scene as a board member of the ETH Entrepreneur Club, a coach for the Winterthur Runway startups and a brand expert for the Kickstart Accelerator program. Barbara has a multinational background having lived or worked in Asia, Europe and the United States and has both Swiss and American citizenship. She has a MBA from Northwestern University / Kellogg in Marketing and Finance and a B.S. in Industrial Management.

Fiorina Mugione
Fiorina Mugione

Board Member

Economist with MBA in international trade. She leads since 2006, the Entrepreneurship Programme at UNCTAD. It aims to inspire entrepreneurship, strengthen the supply capacity of small and medium enterprises through entrepreneurship development and business linkages. Fiorina coordinates the EMPRETEC programme – the one stop agency for small and medium sized enterprise development- in 40 countries around the world (www.empretec.net). Main skills: More than 20 years of experience in international organizations, establishing and leading programmes for private sector development; Designed and coordinated the implementation of more than 30 technical cooperation programmes as team leader. Fluent in English, French and Spanish

Event

Advancing Swiss Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

GEN-Switzerland is hosting a round table discussion on “Learning From Global Innovation Hubs?”

In order to solve our global challenges and build sustainable economies and societies, we need to connect entrepreneurs around the world. GEN Switzerland is dedicated to building bridges between the local and global entrepreneur ecosystems.

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