Pascale Vonmont manages the operational side of the foundation. She supports the board of trustees in its strategic activities.
Since joining Gebert Rüf Stiftung in 1999, she has been heavily engaged in the promotion of Swiss startups. She also coordinates GRS support programmes in the area of technology and natural sciences.
Since 2007, she heads the "Venture Kick" strategy board, a pre-seed fund for early stage start-ups. She has been President of the Board of the Startupticker Foundation since 2015, in which capacity she supports efforts to strengthen science entrepreneurship at Swiss universities. Pascale Vonmont was a key driver behind the establishment of "digitalswitzerland" and was a member of the Executive Committee until 2020.
From 2006 to 2014, she was responsible for coordinating the «Rare Diseases – New Approaches» programme. Under the new «Microbials» programme she connects all of Switzerland’s research activities in this area.
As a member of the board of SwissFoundations, the association of Swiss grant-making foundations, Pascale Vonmont is committed to Switzerland’s position as a liberal location for foundations. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Philanthropy Studies, which provides university research and professional education for the Swiss foundation sector.
Since 2018 she has been a co-opted member of the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
Address and availability
You can reach Pascale Vonmont by telephone from Monday to Friday:
Dr. Pascale Vonmont
Gebert Rüf Stiftung
Haus der Stftungen
St. Alban-Vorstadt 5
Direct line +41 61 270 88 24
Mobile +41 79 667 91 88