André Hurter is the current Director-General of Geneva’s utilities company (Services industriels de Genève) following his appointment by the Geneva Government in 2007. He was formerly CEO of the Fotolabo Group and Vice-President and Head of Management Consulting at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Prior to that, Dr. Hurter gained a great deal of commercial and industrial experience while serving as Director of IBM for the French part of Switzerland.
Aside from his professional activities, Dr Hurter is as a Member of the Advisory Board to the Zermatt Summit and a Committee Member of the Swiss Venture Club, the Bruno Boscardin Foundation and the Association of Economy and Conscience. He also conducted a military career, during which he reached the rank of Colonel. An avid and adept practitioner of endurance sports, he has also been playing classical piano for some 17 years. He was awarded his doctorate for economic sciences at the University of Neuchâtel.