Dr Fritz Schiesser, President (Photo: Elisabeth Real/ETH Board)

Born 1954, Swiss citizen, Dr iur.

President of the ETH Board (80 %), Chairman of the Executive Committee since 2008.

Lawyer at "RHS & Partner Rechtsanwälte und Urkundspersonen" since 1998 (part-time).

Fritz Schiesser obtained his doctorate in law at the University of Zurich and has been a lawyer and notary in the Canton of Glarus since 1998. From 1990 to 2007, he was a member of the Swiss Council of States, where he served as President from 2003 to 2004, and he was President of the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) from 1999 to 2007. Today, Fritz Schiesser is a member of the Foundation Council of the SNSF, and member of the board at the Sandoz Family Foundation, the Development Foundation Glarus Süd, Proto Chemicals, Schweizerische Mobiliar and Hefti AG. He is also member of the Foundation Board of the think tank Avenir Suisse and the Swiss Innovation Park.