The GDI Staff

CEO

David Bosshart

CEO

Dr. David Bosshart is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for Economic and Social Studies. Dr. David Bosshart holds a PhD in philosophy, is the author of numerous international publications and sought-after speaker worldwide. His work focuses on the future of consumption, societal transformation, digitisation (human-machine), management and culture, globalisation and political philosophy.

Ingrid Schmid

Assistant CEO
Business Development

Laura de Wolf

Director Conferences & International Projects

Silke Kröhnert

Coordinator Business Development
Research

Karin Frick

Head Think Tank, Member of the Executive Board

Karin Frick is Head of Think Tank and a Member of the Executive Board at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. As an economist, she researches trends and countertrends in business, society and consumption.

Marta Kwiatkowski Schenk

Senior Researcher, Deputy Head Think Tank

Marta Kwiatkowski is a Senior Researcher & Advisor at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and analyses social, economic, and technological trends.

Jakub Samochowiec

Senior Researcher

Jakub Samochowiec is a Senior Researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He analyses social, economic, and technological changes with a focus on decision, old age, media and consumption.

Detlef Gürtler

Senior Researcher

Detlef Gürtler is Senior Researcher at the GDI. Until 2016 he was editor-in-chief of the GDI Impuls magazine published by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. Gürtler analyses social changes with a focus on work, economics and finance.

Zhan Li

Senior Researcher

Zhan Li is an Associate Senior Researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. His main research topics include the future of globalisation, thought leadership and scenario planning.

Christine Schäfer

Researcher

Christine Schäfer is a researcher at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. She analyses social, economic and technological trends, with a focus on food, consumption and trade.

Stefan Breit

Researcher

Stefan Breit is a researcher at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. He analyses social, economic and technological trends, with a focus on living, infrastructure and environment.

Kristina Raymann

Project Manager & Documentation

Brigitte Fischer

Administrator Events

Daniela Fässler

Administrator Events
Communications

Alain Egli

Head Communications

Maria Schmeiser

Online Editor

Sabrina Storchenegger

Customer Experience Manager

Sandra Hürlimann

Trainee Communications
Events & Services

Peter Herzog

Head Operations, Member of the Executive Board

For over 25 years he has been involved in national and international leading management positions. Today he is head of operations at the GDI and working as a consultant.

Jessica Schüpbach

Head Sales & Events

Carla Koller

Manager Sales & Events

Minouche Mensah-Dadzie

Manager Sales & Events

Stephanie Schullerer

Manager Sales & Events

Gion Gambon

Manager F & B

Oliver Bösch

Assistant Manager F & B

Kevin Ashbrook

Executive Chef

Alexander Hauk

Sous Chef

Bruno Schneider

Cook

Mary Frener

Pastry Chef

Brigitte Strebel

Supervisor Service

Ruth Truttmann

Assistant Supervisor Service

Slave Stojanov

Supervisor Housekeeping

Mirjana Stojanova

Housekeeper

Piotr Auderset

Housekeeper

Kirsten Ehrensperger

Manager Front Office

Denise Heron

Assistant Front Office

Astrid Frey

Assistant Front Office

Judith Zobrist

Assistant Front Office
IT & Event Technology

Roger Pfändler

Head IT & Event Technology

Michael Zahno

Support IT
Administration

Jürg Schlatter

Head Finance & HR

Susanne Hanselmann

Assistant Events, Finance & HR