Professor and Chair of the Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory at EPFL and the Head of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) FURIES (Future Swiss Electrical infrastructure). He published over 300 scientific papers and received the IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award. At Swisspod, he advises the CEO and mechanical team on all technical aspects, Power Electronics and Optimization Processes and plays a key role in the Innosuisse-funded project at EPFL.
Finance and Strategy expert with 20 years experience in Financial Executive roles within the global biopharma industry. Current Head of Pharma at Novartis Latam & Canada and former CFO Pharma at the global headquarters in Basel. Prior to that role, he served as CFO of Alcon and was VP of finance, International, for Medtronic. He sits on the Board of Cellestia Biotech and holds a PhD in Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University.
Currently acting as the Global Strategic Sourcing Director at McDonald’s Corporation, Diana has over 20 years of strategic management experience. She has been responsible for developing and managing reliable, efficient, and sustainable supply chains as well as leading multibillion-dollar sourcing decisions around the world. She leads with innovative thinking, focuses on delivering results, and is a believer in driving positive impact through forward-looking decisions.
In the past 25 years, he helped start-ups move their manufacturing from a garage to a custom-built plant and Fortune 500 companies improve their processes using Lean and 6-Sigma tools. His career spans across the Automotive, Aerospace and Renewable Energy industries. As the former VP of Dragon Innovation, he solved manufacturing challenges and brought products to market. At Swisspod, he advises the mechanical team on Risk Management and the Optimization of Manufacturing Processes.