Pierre Landolt

Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Way to Reduce Poverty?

29-31 May, 2012 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


Associate of Landolt & Cie, Swiss Private Bankers 

Pierre Landolt has been a member of the Board of Directors at Novartis AG since 1996. He qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director. He is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Mr. Landolt is currently Chairman of the Sandoz Family Foundation and oversees the development of the foundation in several investment fields. He is a Director of Syngenta AG. He is a partner with unlimited liabilities of the Swiss private bank Landolt & Cie. In Brazil, Mr. Landolt serves as President of the Instituto Fazenda Tamanduá, the Instituto Estrela de Fomento ao Microcrédito, AxialPar Ltda and Moco Agropecuaria Ltda. In Switzerland, he is Chairman of Emasan AG and Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA, Vice Chairman of Parmigiani Fleurier SA, and is on the Board of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Switzerland. He is a Director of EcoCarbone SA, France, and Swiss Amazentis SA. He is also Vice Chairman of the Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation in Switzerland. 

Mr. Landolt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Paris-Assas. From 1974 to 1976, he worked for Sandoz Brazil SA. In 1977, he acquired an agricultural estate in the semi-arid Northeast Region of Brazil and, over several years, converted it into a model farm in organic and biodynamic production. Since 1997, Mr. Landolt has been Associate and Chairman of AxialPar Ltda, Brazil, an investment company focused on sustainable development. In 2000, he cofounded EcoCarbone SA, France, a company active in the design and development of carbon-sequestration processes. In 2007, he co-founded Amazentis SA, Switzerland, a startup company active in the convergence space of medication and nutrition.