Board of Trustees

Decision-making bodies Board of Trustees

Arthur Decurtins, President of the Board of Trustees

  • January 2012-present: Senior Advisor on behalf of UBS Switzerland AG, supervisor of selected mandates
  • 1976-2011: leading positions with the Union Bank of Switzerland (SBG) and UBS AG
  • Former Member of the SBG Group Executive Committee
  • Former Member of the Group Managing Board of UBS AG
  • Former Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management at UBS AG

Countess Heidi Goëss-Horten, Vice President of the Board of Trustees

  • Widow of the entrepreneur and founder of the Helmut Horten Foundation
  • 1971-present: Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Helmut Horten Foundation
  • Thanks to the Countess’s generous contributions, the Helmut Horten Foundation has been able to implement sustainable projects vital for science
  • Supporter of numerous charities, health care facilities, and projects
  • Has received prestigious awards for her activities as a philanthropist

August von Finck, Member of the Board of Trustees

  • Training as a banker
  • German industrialist
  • Long-time Chairman of the Board of a renowned private bank in Germany

 

Prof. Hans Hengartner, Member of the Board of Trustees

  • Degree in Biochemistry and PhD in Molecular Biology from the ETH Zurich
  • Board and council member of research institutions and foundations
  • Emeritus professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich and the Department of Biology at the ETH Zurich
  • Former Head of the Institute for Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich
  • Former Head of the Department of Biology at the ETH Zurich

INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Countess Heidi Goëss-Horten
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Countess Heidi Goëss-Horten and the Foundation bodies have been supporting the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona since 1999 and the Department of Biology at the ETH Zurich since 2009. These are innovative and sustainable institutions working for the further development of research in the field of human immunology. Thanks to the support of the Helmut Horten Foundation, they are now in a position to significantly strengthen their leading international standing in the fields of life sciences and personalised medicine.

Foundation advisory Board and Management

 

Att. Antonio Galli (Legal Adviser)

  • Law degree from Berne and Neuchâtel
  • Attorney and Notary in the Canton of Ticino
  • Co-owner of a renowned law firm in Lugano
  • Former Mayor of Bioggio
  • Member of the Political Parliament of the Canton of Ticino
  • Member of recognised charitable foundations in the Canton of Ticino

Prof. Rudolf Aebersold (Scientific Consultant)

  • Is a cell biologist and devotes himself to the investigation of proteins
  • He has studied at the University of Basel and at the California Institute of Technology
  • He was professor at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver and at the University of Washington in Seattle
  • He was one of the co-founders of the Institute of System Biology in Seattle
  • Since 2004 Prof. Aebersold is professor of System Biology at the Institute of Molecular System Biology at the ETH Zurich and at the Scientific Faculty of the University of Zurich

Bernard Keller (Managing Director)

  • 2015-present: Managing Director of the Helmut Horten Foundation, since 28.06.2018  Member of the Board of Trustes
  • Council member of foundations and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA
  • 1985-2014: leading positions in private banking with the Union Bank of Switzerland (SBG) and Bank Julius Baer & Co. AG
  • Former member of management of Bank Julius Baer & Co. AG