André Hoffmann

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André Hoffmann (born 31 May 1958), is a Swiss billionaire businessman, the vice-chairman of Hoffmann-La Roche, and great-grandson of Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche who founded the drug company Roche Holding in 1896.[1]


  • St. Gallen School of Economics, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1979-1982.
  • INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France: MBA, 1990.[2]


  • 1983-1985
Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat, Camargue, France
Acting Administrator
  • 1985-1989
James Capel and Co., London, United Kingdom
Manager, European Mergers & Acquisitions (latest position)
  • 1991-1993
Nestlé UK Ltd.
Special Project Manager, Food division (latest position)[2]

Directorships in listed Companies

  • since 1996
Member of the Board of Roche Holding Ltd., Basel, Switzerland.
  • since 2006
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Roche Holding Ltd., Basel, Switzerland.
  • since 2009
Member of the Board of Inovalon Inc., Bowie, USA (listed since 2015).[2]

Directorships in unlisted Companies

  • Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, USA, Member of the Board.
  • Massellaz SA, Morges, Switzerland, Chairman.
  • SYSTEMIQ Ltd., London, United Kingdom, Member of the Board.[2]

Philanthropic Foundations and Charities

  • Fondation Auxiliaire du Conservatoire botanique de la Ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland, Member of the Board, Treasurer.
  • Fondation Hoffmann, Morges, Switzerland, President.
  • Fondation Jan Michalski pour l'écriture et la littérature, Montricher, Switzerland, Secretary of the Board.
  • Fondation MAVA, Gland, Switzerland, President.
  • Fondation Pro Valat, Basel, Switzerland, Chairman of the Board.
  • Fondation Tour du Valat, Arles, France, President.
  • HGIBS Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, Fontainebleau, France, Founder; Chairman of the Advisory Board.
  • Givaudan Foundation, Vernier, Switzerland, President of the Board of Trustees.
  • Institute for Strategic Dialogue, past member of the Board of Trustees.[3]
  • Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland, Member of the Board.
  • Peace Parks Foundation, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Member of the Board.
  • Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom, Member of the Board of Trustees.
  • World Economic Forum, Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, Member of the Governing Board.[2]


  1. Our History, Roche website. Last accessed 10 March 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 André Hoffmann, Roche website. Last accessed 10 March 2020.
  3. ISD Board of Trustees, Institute for Strategic Dialogue via the Internet Archive. Last accessed 10 March 2020.