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swiss-list: Job opening for an Executive Director of Le Reseau, Geneva Switzerland

From: Laurent Vuilleumier <click for textversion of email address >
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 10:33:46 -0700
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Hello everybody,

I received the following message that might be interesting to some
of you.

> I am President of a non-profit organization "Le Reseau which
> is made up of several Multinationals, three venture capital firms and

> several high powered Swiss personalities. Our Mission is as follows:
> Mission
> Le Reseau is a non-profit group of global companies and several highly

> skilled individuals with global business knowledge and experience,
> in Western Switzerland. Its purpose is to offer experience and support
> the local economy in the creation of new high-tech startup
enterprises, so
> as to create wealth and new jobs for the Region.
> It will do this by supporting fundamental change in how Technology is
> transferred from Universities and offer suggestions how to encourage
> startup of new companies by changing currently uncompetitive tax,
> incentive and legal structures.
> This is done through discussion with political, press and other
contacts of
> influence.
> Its members will also act as Business Angels to a few carefully
> startups by accepting assignments as Advisors, Board Members and/or
> Investors.
> The Reseau is financed by its members. During the start-up phase until

> December 31, 2000, the 10 founding members guarantee a determined
> for its operation. These contributions will diminish as other members
> As of 2001 the Reseau will be self-supporting.
> Members are:
> Hewlett, Packard
> DuPont
> Ares Sorono
> Silicon Graphics
> Reuters
> Medtronc
> Index Securities (venture capital investor)
> Lombard, Odier & Cie (operate largest venture capital fund in
> Switzerland)
> Jean Louis Fatio, Venture Capitalist
> Honorary Members:
> Prof. Badoux, President EPFL
> Prof Mach, University of Geneva, President of Immunology Fund (partly
> venture capital), Member Academie Francaise
> Jean-Claude Peterschmitt, Former President of Digital Europe, Business

> Angel for several USA start-ups
> Below Document is the Position Description for the Executive Director
> Reseau:
> I would appreciate it if you circulated this opening to your members.
It is
> absolutely necessary that the candidate be tri-lingual, English,
> German and if at all possible of Swiss Nationality and fully familiar
> peculiarities of our system. Unfortunately this is not California yet,
> we want to push it in this direction.
> Looking forward to hearing from one or several of you
> Mark Schriber, Tel 41 22 758-1944, e-mail schribmg_at_bluewin.ch

Laurent Vuilleumier               e-mail: L_Vuilleumier_at_lbl.gov
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory      phone : (510) 486-6108
1 Cyclotron Road, 29C             fax   : (510) 486-7303
Berkeley, CA 94720

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Received on Tue Jul 07 1998 - 10:24:30 PDT
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