Hansjörg Wyss

Co-Founder at PeaceNexus Foundation

Hansjörg Wyss

Hansjörg Wyss

Co-Founder at PeaceNexus Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Schappe Burlington AG
Synthes, Inc.
PeaceNexus Foundation

RelSci Relationships

1840

Primary Location

Paoli, PA, United States

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1935 - Bern, Switzerland

Age

85

Number of Awards

20

Estimated Net Worth

$5.5B

Interests

Hiking

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President at Wyss Foundation

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Commissary at People & Nature Consulting International

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Former Surgical Technician at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center LP

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Owner at Twirl Toystore & Playspace

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Founder at Center for American Progress

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Center for American Progress

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Treasurer & Director at The Wilderness Society

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President at The Wilderness Society

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Treasurer at Wyss Foundation

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Governing Council Member at The Wilderness Society

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Education
Master of Science in Civil & Structural Engineering
Class of 1959

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

MBA in Economics

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Memberships
Member

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Co-Founder
2008 - Current
Founder
1998 - Prior

The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land. Climbing and hiking the Rocky Mountains as a young man, Hansjorg Wyss developed a lifelong love for America’s open lands and a passion for discovery and innovation. With a successful career in life-saving medical science, Mr. Wyss created the Wyss Foundation in 1998 to help ensure that the iconic Western landscapes that inspired him are protected for everyone to experience and explore. Today, the Wyss Foundation’s philanthropy supports projects in areas from conservation and education to economic opportunity and social justice. Each philanthropic investment seeks to encourage new ideas and new solutions that expand the reach of human possibility and compassion.

Chief Executive Officer
1974 - 2012

Synthes, Inc. engages in the development, production, and marketing of instruments, implants, as well as biomaterials for surgical fixation, correction, and regeneration of the human skeleton and its soft tissues. The company was founded in June 1999 and is headquartered in Solothurn, Switzerland.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
1977 - 2012

Synthes, Inc. engages in the development, production, and marketing of instruments, implants, as well as biomaterials for surgical fixation, correction, and regeneration of the human skeleton and its soft tissues. The company was founded in June 1999 and is headquartered in Solothurn, Switzerland.

Member-at-Large, Governing Council
1993 - Current

The Wilderness Society operates as a land conservation organization that is dedicated to protecting natural areas and federal public lands. The company was founded by Robert Sterling Yard, Robert Marshall, Harvey Broome, Harold C. Anderson, Ernest Carl Oberholtzer, Bernard Frank, Benton MacKaye and Aldo Leopold in 1935 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau and Utahs West Desert, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans.

Board Member
Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K +
2018

Grand Canyon Trust operates as a non-profit organization. It focuses on Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau conservation and environmental advocacy. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Flagstaff, AZ.

$1M +
2018

The Wilderness Society operates as a land conservation organization that is dedicated to protecting natural areas and federal public lands. The company was founded by Robert Sterling Yard, Robert Marshall, Harvey Broome, Harold C. Anderson, Ernest Carl Oberholtzer, Bernard Frank, Benton MacKaye and Aldo Leopold in 1935 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

$10K +
2016

Grand Canyon Trust operates as a non-profit organization. It focuses on Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau conservation and environmental advocacy. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Flagstaff, AZ.

Political Donations
$10K
2006

Governing Council Member at The Wilderness Society

$2,000
2003

Seattle Campus President at Antioch University

$1,000
2002

Seattle Campus President at Antioch University

Investments
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ReadCoor, Inc. develops sequencing platform. The firm develops Fluorescence In-situ Sequencing technology, which enables integration of high throughput sequencing, morphometric analysis, cellular location and three dimensional spatial imaging. The company was founded by Richard Terry, Marcell M. Shawn, Evan R. Daugharthy, and George M. Church in 2014 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc. provides customized solutions for sticky problems in materials. Its techniques can be applied to metals, plastics, optics, textiles, and ceramics. The company was founded by Philseok Kim and Joanna Aizenberg in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Ultivue, Inc. provides biotechnology services. The company offers super-resolution imaging, single-molecule and diagnostics services. Ultivue was founded by Peng Yin, David Walt and Ralf Jumgmann in 2015 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #281
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #196
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #240
2015
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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