Stefan Germann

CEO, Fondation Botnar

Dr Stefan Germann is the CEO of Fondation Botnar, a Swiss-based foundation which champions the use of AI and digital technology to improve the wellbeing of young people in urban environments. To achieve this, the foundation supports research, catalyses diverse partners, and invests in scalable solutions around the world.

Dr Germann has spent over 25 years working in various leadership roles n Africa and Asia, focusing on health-related development for children, relief and advocacy work. He was previously the Senior Director of World Vision’s International Sustainable Health Partnership, Innovation and Accountability unit based in Malaysia. His work focused on a complex relief and reconstruction program in response to the Asian Tsunami.

He has previously held several board and advisory board memberships. These include for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), UBS Optimus Foundation, REPSSI in Africa, the Global Health Program and The Graduate Institute in Geneva, where he focused on the role of NGOs in global health diplomacy.