President of the ETH Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee
«Digitisation will lead to far-reaching changes to the economy, society and science in the years ahead. It represents a great opportunity for Switzerland. The necessary preconditions have to be created to make successful use of this. The institutions of the ETH Domain will play a key role in this»
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, the Swiss Science Center Technorama in Winterthur, and the Swiss Innovation Park.