President Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Patrick Aebischer has been a non-executive member of Logitech's board of directors since September 2016 and serves on Logitech's Nominating and Governance Committee and Technology and Innovation Committee.
Dr. Aebischer is the former president of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of the world's most renowned universities, a position that he held from 2000 through 2016. He was also a professor of neuroscience at the EPFL and director of the EPFL's Neurodegenerative Disease Laboratory at the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL from 2000 to 2017. Before taking on these responsibilities in 2000, Dr. Aebischer was professor and director of the Surgical Research Division and Gene Therapy Center at the University Hospital of Lausanne. He was also chairman of the Artificial Organs, Biomaterials and Cellular Technology Section of Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine.
Dr. Aebischer is the founder of three biotechnology companies and serves on the board of directors of Nestlé S.A. and as vice-chairman of PolyPeptide Group AG. He is also chairman of the Advisory Board of Novartis Venture Fund and is a Senior Partner of ND Capital.
Dr. Aebischer holds a M.D. from the University of Geneva and University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He also holds four honorary doctorate degrees.