Is there something unique about Leadership – The Swiss Way?
We interviewed 24 Swiss executives to learn why Swiss excellence is world class across so many sectors.
Developed for the the Schweizer Kader Organisation – Zürich, a storied national management organization, a selection of the campaign’s content may be viewed below. The campaign in full, inclusive of video interviews, social media clips, quarterly articles, and a portrait exhibition that will travel throughout Switzerland can be found on a custom site, swissleaders.org.
La voie de l’exigence
Didier de Courten
“The destiny of nations depends on the way they feed” said Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in his Physiology of taste. If that is true, the fate of the Swiss nation rests with Didier de Courten, head of the Terminus restaurant in Sierre, two-star Michelin and 19-points Gault & Millau. This Valais child, voluble, demanding and passionate, tells us about his Switzerland: made of terroir, solidarity and transmission.
The Diplomat for Humanity
President, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
In his own words, Peter Maurer has “always been interested in the wider world and not the small world.” That is why he enrolled in the diplomatic service after completing his PhD in history, later becoming the ambassador and permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York. He has been President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) since 2012 and is responsible for over 17,500 employees around the world.
Leadership is a Matter of Balance
Dr. Fana Asefaw
Chief Medical Officer, Psychiatry & Psychotherapy for Children & Adolescents
If Eritrea is Dr. Fana Asefaw’s country of origin, it is only through her work that she has come to know it. In the early 80s she fled the Ethiopian regime with her parents to settle in Germany. Having lived in Switzerland for over 10 years, Fana Asefaw is a Doctor in pediatrics and child psychology, mother and wife, head of the Swiss Support Committee for Eritrea.
The Sun is the Limit
Founder and Pilot, SolarStratos
When Raphaël Domjan receives you in the shed of SolarStratos, you first notice his light blue and piercing eyes. They seek your gaze, plunge deep into yours and awaken the child’s soul that you tried to bury. Raphael is a mixture of humanity and determination, kindness and seriousness. His project is the anti-Icarus: use solar energy to fly to the edge of space. This is how this eco-explorer intends to prove to the world that we can get rid of fossil fuels.