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Since April 2007, I have been working with the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace in Geneva. I graduated from the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (France) with a Masters in Political and Social Analysis (Specialization in International Organizations' Management and Expertise) and from the University of Burgundy with a Masters in International Communication Strategy.
I grew up in a Swiss Alp valley, but visited school and college in Zurich. At age 20 I started my first Tofu factory in Switzerland. Sport: I ran from 1983-2003 50 Marathons under 3 hours. Currently I organize 4 sport events in Switzerland like a track meet for master athletes. Development: Through my contacts with Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe I got interested to do something for orphaned children in Africa.
Gertrud Pfister has gained a PhD in history and sociology and an Honorary Doctorate at the Semmelweis University, Budapest. From 1980 to 2000, she worked as professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. Currently she is professor at the University of Copenhagen. In Germany and in Denmark, Pfister conducted several national and international research projects, among others funded by the IOC. The results of her projects are published in numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and several books. From 1983 to 2001 Gertrud Pfister was President of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. In 2004 she was elected as President of the International Sport Sociology Association.
Athlete from 1984-1990 in AC."Red Star"- Belgrade, Serbia, Founder and CEO from 2002 - "OK.SMECH"-Beach volleyball club. From 2005 - MArketing and International cooperation Consultant for ASMS (Association of Sport Managers of Serbia), currently live in Porto, Portugal.
After a first degree in Economics at the University of Freiburg (Switzerland), Rolf Schwery went on to do an MA at the University of Manchester, UK and a PhD in Sociology at the Russian Academy of Science. During his studies in Russia he also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Russian Federation’s Chamber of Commerce and for F. Hoffmann-La Roche. From 1999 Rolf Schwery worked for the Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) which he headed from 2001 to 2006. 2007 he became a social entrepreneur (sole proprietorship) supporting international organizations and companies to develop a comprehensive CSR strategy. Rolf Schwery has project management experience in various countries, with special focus on Eastern Europe. He speaks fluent German, English, Russian, and French.