Pascale Vonmont manages the operational side of the foundation. She supports the board of trustees in its strategic activities and is an advisory, non-voting member of the Chairman’s Committee.
Since joining Gebert Rüf Stiftung in 1999, she has been heavily engaged in the promotion of Swiss start-ups. She also coordinates GRS support programmes in the area of technology and natural sciences.
As coordinator of the Kick Foundation, a new foundation established in 2015 with the aim of networking and accelerating innovation in Switzerland, Pascale Vonmont was a key driver behind the establishment of «digitalswitzerland» and represents GRS on the Executive Committee of this location-based initiative, which is organized as an association and foundation. She also heads the «Venture Kick» strategy board and is a member of the jury of the “venture leaders” programme. 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.
From 2006 to 2014, she was responsible for coordinating the «Rare Diseases – New Approaches» programme (currently being phased out). 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.
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