With a doctor degree in law from the University of Zurich and following post-graduate studies at Duke University Law School in North Carolina, Dr Christian Wenger is partner and Member of the Board of the law firm Wenger & Vieli AG in Zurich and specialises in commercial and business law with focus on private equity, venture capital and mergers & acquisitions. He serves as Chairman, Vice-chairman and Board Member of several listed and non-listed companies such as Breitling SA, Chemolio Holding AG, Hempel Special Metals AG, SIGNA Retail Selection AG, Trisport AG, Trüb Trading (International) AG, UCC Holding AG, UCC Immobilien AG and Xeltis AG. He is Chairman of the BlueLion Stiftung and the UZH Foundation and Member of the Zoo Stiftung Zurich. Furthermore, he is a member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. In 2003, he founded Swiss Startup Invest (formerly CTI Invest), the largest investor platform for growth companies in Switzerland, which he has chaired since its establishment.
In 2011, he launched the Blue Lion incubator for start-ups in the ICT and cleantech sector, with the City of Zurich, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Swisscom AG, the University of Zurich and ETH. In 2015, Christian Wenger founded the digitalswitzerland movement with universities and corporations with the aim of positioning Switzerland as a leading technology nation across Europe. He is member of the Executive Committee of this Association. In spring of 2017, Christian Wenger was elected to the Board of Trustees of the UZH Foundation of the University of Zurich. In 2019, Christian Wenger was elected Chairman of Swiss Entrepreneurs AG, which created the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, a Swiss fund for venture and growth capital focusing on improving the framework conditions for entrepreneurship.
Dr Christian Wenger represents the shareholdings of CHH FINANCIERE SA.
Dr Christian Wenger is Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee and member of the Strategy and Investment Committee of AEVIS VICTORIA.