Gottlieb Dutweiler Prize – The Awardees

Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize – the Awardees

Watson GDP 2019

Watson AI

GD Awardee 2019

Watson performs invaluable services, notably in the fields of healthcare, transportation, retail and more.


Sir Tim Berners-Lee

GD Awardee 2015

Sir Tim not only invented the basic technologies of the WWW. Rather, he has worked tirelessly for a Web that is open to all people.

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Ernst Fehr

GD Awardee 2013

The Vorarlberger, who teaches at the University of Zurich, was honored for his groundbreaking research on the role of fairness in markets, organizations and individual decisions.

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales

GD Awardee 2011

The founder of Wikipedia invented the free online encyclopedia to democratize access to knowledge.

Kofi Annan

Kofi A. Annan †

GD Awardee 2008

The Ghanaian diplomat was UN Secretary-General between 1997 and 2006. In 2001 Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his commitment to a better organized and more peaceful world".

Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

GD Awardee 2004

The Green Party politician was vice-chancellor and foreign minister in the government of Gerhard Schröder from 1998 to 2005.

Roger Schawinski

Roger Schawinski

GD Awardee 1998

In Switzerland he is known as a media pioneer and television presenter. He invented numerous programmes on Swiss television and founded the first national private television channel.


Esther Afua Ocloo

GD Awardee 1993

The Ghanaian entrepreneur and co-founder of the Women's World Bank made a significant contribution to the fight against hunger and to the promotion of independent women in Africa.


Václav Havel †

GD Awardee 1990

Czech writer and politician. From 1989 - 1992 President of Czechoslovakia. Havel accepted the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize in Rüschlikon in 1992.

Award-Winners since 1970

1988 Lisbeth and Robert Schläpfer, St. Gallen, entrepreneurs in the textile sector

1975 Dr. Paul Fabri, nutritional scientist, efforts to combat obesity

1972 Prof. Egon Kodicek, Cambridge, nutritional scientist

1970 Prof. Bramstedt, Würzburg, nutritional scientist, efforts to combat dental decay