swissnex Boston

swissnex Boston turns 20!

“swissnex was a breakthrough idea”

Xavier Comtesse, the founding Director of swissnex Boston/SHARE, talks with us about building the project from the ground up, its relevance 20 years ago, and what still makes it special today. Read the full interview.

“We wanted to invent a new diplomacy”

Former Swiss State Secretary Charles Kleiber reflects on 20 years of swissnex, and imagines a future Switzerland that tackles global challenges head-on. Read the full interview.

"The idea was to build bridges between science and business"

Former Managing Partner at Swiss private bank Lombard Odier, Thierry Lombard explores how the bank’s initial gift to acquire the grocery store that would become swissnex Boston led the development of a global network championing public-private partnership. Read the full interview.

“Something new and different could emerge”

Christoph von Arb, former Director of swissnex Boston/SHARE, recounts key moments in the organization’s establishment and development. Read the full interview.

“I hope there will be more swissnex-type initiatives”

Evelyn Lager, the first employee of swissnex Boston, talks about the early days at swissnex Boston, from her first meeting with Xavier Comtesse to implementing the first major projects at swissnex. Read the full interview.