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Team

Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton

Chair of Advisory Council

Baroness Ashton previously served as the Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Jack R. Williams

Jack R. Williams

President

Jack R. Williams is an Adjunct Professor and Consultant for UNITAR.

Francis Cheneval

Francis Cheneval

Board Member

Francis Cheneval is the Chair of Political Philosophy at the University of Zurich.

Vera E. Hauser

Vera E. Hauser

Head of Communications

Vera studies Political Science and Communications at the University of Zurich (UZH).

Alexandra Pintilie

Alexandra Pintilie

Project Fellow

Alexandra studies Creative Technology at the University of Twente, Netherlands.

Norbert G. Berger

Norbert G. Berger

Senior Teaching Fellow

Norbert is an experienced teacher of cross-cultural skills at the University of Graz.

Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan

Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan

Senior Fellow

Highly experienced diplomat and negotiator, Jérôme Bellion-Jourdan has notably led complex multilateral negotiations on behalf of the European Union in the United Nations, and engaged in several multistakeholder initiatives.

Nele Erdmann

Nele Erdmann

Senior Fellow

Nele Erdmann has been developing and managing international climate protection projects for 13 years.

Michael Ambühl

Michael Ambühl

Advisory Council

Michael Ambühl is former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and Professor Emeritus at ETH Zurich.

Maxime Schoch

Maxime Schoch

Secretary

Maxime Schoch is a Consultant and works on large transformation projects with the financial industry.

Christian S. Trenk

Christian S. Trenk

Head of Operations

Christian studied Philosophy, Theology and Political Studies in Germany and the UK and currently works at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Maria Gioia Zamburlin

Maria Gioia Zamburlin

Welfare and Compliance Officer

Maria Gioia is a Senior Counsel specialized in transactions in the chemical and tech industry

Ramona Traber

Ramona Traber

Strategy Fellow

Ramona is an experienced technology expert and advisor with a proven track record of launching state-of-the-art initiatives, and of successfully enabling organizations globally to become better at doing business.

Felix Addor

Felix Addor

Senior Fellow

Felix Addor serves as the Deputy Director General of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Swiss Ministry of Justice).

Randall Waechter

Randall Waechter

Senior Fellow

Dr. Randall Waechter is a cognitive neuroscientist and social entrepreneur who applies his formal training in brain, behavior, and higher cognitive processing to applied problems of global urgency and significance.

Mazlan Othman

Mazlan Othman

Advisory Council

Mazlan Othman is the former Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

Roman K. Brunner

Roman K. Brunner

Treasurer

Roman Brunner is currently pursuing his PhD in computer science at NTNU Trondheim.

Patrick Wall

Patrick Wall

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Patrick is an Independent Consultant working on a wide range of global affairs and international law. He is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland

Erika Zanellato

Erika Zanellato

Project Fellow

Erika is a Mediation Coach at the University of Ferrara and has previously studied Law in Italy, Malta and Austria.

Mina Marković

Mina Marković

Research Fellow

Mina is a PhD candidate in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, focusing on modern Japan.

Mikkel Gudsøe

Mikkel Gudsøe

Senior Fellow

Honorary Associate Professor in Negotiation at Aarhus University | Business and Social Sciences, Denmark and owner of the specialized negotiation, mediation and management company GUDSØE ApS

Jean-Jacques Subrenat

Jean-Jacques Subrenat

Distinguished Fellow

Jean-Jacques Subrenat, Ambassador (ret.). Areas of interest: global challenges, ethics, governance, public policy, public awareness, education, media.

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