Program 2012

Christopher Wasserman

Christopher Wasserman (born February 7, 1958 of Swiss nationality) is the father of 4 children, 1 son passed away in 2012. He is married to pianist Elizabeth Sombart.
Christopher has an MBA from New York University and began his career in the Eutectic Castolin family group, as a member of the Board. This multinational company was one of the first in the world to adopt the concept of sustainable development.
Christopher is now President and Founder of the Swiss based TeroLab Surface Group, a European company offering services and manufacturing expertise in the technology of surface protection by thermal spraying.
He is convinced that it is possible to successfully create sustainable business through partnerships with all key stakeholders (employees, suppliers and customers). In the context of the current economic crisis, he began to develop some of the most progressive and visionary HR strategies in the sector. These strategies are aimed at transforming management practices so that employees feel more responsible in their work and act accordingly.
In addition to his core business, Christopher co-founded the Zermatt Summit in 2009, an annual event run by the Zermatt Summit Foundation. Held for the first time in 2010, Its role is to inspire, connect and empower high profile entrepreneurs, economists, political and spiritual leaders and NGO representatives who strive to be catalysts of a more inclusive and human globalization. The purpose of the enterprise is not only economic but also social, societal and environmental.
He is also President and co- founder of the Ecophilos foundation, a Think Tank which works on the social doctrine of the church applied to businesses. The Foundation organizes a summer school in Fribourg (CH), which annually brings together young professionals, as well as circles of reflection for business leaders.

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