André Hoffmann

Personal Data

Nationality: Swiss
Year of Birth: May 31, 1958
representative of the shareholder group with pooled voting rights




  • 1979-1982
    St. Gallen School of Economics, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 1990
    INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France: MBA

Professional Career

  • 1983-1985
    Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat, Camargue, France 
    Acting Administrator
  • 1985-1989
    James Capel and Co., London, United Kingdom
    Manager, European Mergers & Acquisitions (latest position)
  • 1991-1993
    Nestlé UK Ltd. 
    Special Project Manager, Food division (latest position)

Directorships in listed Companies

  • since 1996
    Member of the Board of Roche Holding Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
  • since 2006
    Vice-Chairman of the Board of Roche Holding Ltd., Basel, Switzerland

Directorships in unlisted Companies

  • Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, USA, Member of the Board
  • GIST SA, Nyon, Switzerland, Member of the Board
  • Massellaz SA, Morges, Switzerland, Chairman
  • Restaurant de Hôtel de Ville de Crissier SA, Crissier, Switzerland, Member of the Board
  • SYSTEMIQ Ltd., London, United Kingdom, Member of the Board

Non-profit Activities

  • Capitals Coalition, London, United Kingdom, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Fondation Jan Michalski pour l'écriture et la littérature, Montricher, Switzerland, Secretary of the Board
  • Fondation MAVA, Gland, Switzerland, President
  • Fondation Tour du Valat, Arles, France, President
  • Givaudan Foundation, Vernier, Switzerland, President of the Board of Trustees
  • HGIBS Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, Fontainebleau, France
    Founder; Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland, Member of the Board
  • Peace Parks Foundation, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Member of the Board
  • Swiss Triple Impact (STI) , Geneva, Switzerland, Member of the EBF Executive Committee (Economic & Business Forum)
  • The B-Team, New York, USA, Leader
  • World Economic Forum, Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, Member of the Governing Board
  • W.A. de Vigier Fondation, Solothurn, President
  • Club of Rome, Member