Our AiduAmbassadors

Aiducation created an ambassador program to further increase awareness and enhance Aiducation's capabilities to maximize impact.

Our Aiducation Ambassadors support Aiducation as highly esteemed individuals by promoting and sharing the core idea and vision of the organization within their network. They are committed to our cause and willing to raise awareness of education and mentoring as the most important lever for the development of individuals, societies and economies.

The Aiducation Ambassadors share the following common values:
-          passion for education as personal & social lever
-          strong conviction by the concept and pro-active promoters of Aiducation
-          willingness & potential to give back to society
-          successful & exposed personality (business, education, politics, etc.)

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Christoph Schmid – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
dipl. Ing. ETH, S.I.A., lic oec. publ., CEO CGZ Consulting Gruppe Zürich AG

Shares and carries the core idea of Aiducation into his network and supports us in acquiring the means to full fill our vision of providing access to education to young, bright and needy students in developing countries.

Education is the most important resource to enable sustainable economic and social development in developing countries and the necessary prerequisite for more humanity, democracy and peace."

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Cristian Pappone – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Head Wholesale & Kooperationen Schweiz, Asset Management Zürcher Kantonalbank

“Day by day Aiducation creates a sustainable path out of poverty, by awarding scholarships to talented students in developing countries. Education is the only way to give young people in those countries a chance for self-actualisation. Well educated citizen are the basis for economic growth, drop in criminality and increased independence. This is why I am supporting Aiducation not only financially but also actively and with absolute conviction as Ambassador."

 

 

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Alice Šáchová – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Partner Vendbridge AG

"My relationship with Aiducation started with the celebrations of my 50th birthday. I wanted to support an organisation, which focuses on education for non-privileged, young people but with the student's performance as key criteria. Aiducation is the perfect fit for this – the concept is convincing and well thought trough, and on top the implemented is fast and pragmatic.  The more I see the team and how their ideas are growing and evolving, the more I want to become a partner  in their journey and make developing countries a better place from within."

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Michel Kleisli – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Owner & CEO AseTechnik AG

“I was looking for the opportunity to support an organisation, which I can trust and identify with in regards to it’s team and long-term goals. The way Aiducation engages its donors and supporters convinced me from the first moment. Although I have been travelling a lot across the world, sub-saharan Africa has not been on my radar so far. Discovering Kenya from various angles has been a real benefit for me offered by Aiducation and I am truly grateful for it.

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Gerald Gonzenbach – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Chairman Clarmond Investment Solutions Ltd.

“Education is a human right – but developing countries need more than just access to 
education. The several years we lived in South Africa led to the conclusion, that successful education is built on three critical pillars: quality, ongoing tutoring during the curriculum, 
and sustainability, ultimately requiring the build-up of proprietary educational capabilities 
and resources within each country. Aiducation in my opinion contributes in a unique form 
and with amazing commitment to all three criteria: It supports access to quality secondary 
and ultimately tertiary education, it fosters the success of its pupils with ongoing mentoring, 
and it finally it aims to strengthen through its alumni network the commitment and responsibility 
of each graduate towards the development of her or  his own country.

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Silvio Inderbitzin – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Investor, Entrepreneur & Board Member in various companies

“My wife and I did have the chance and luck to benefit  from the excellent education possibilities in Switzerland. We believe that education is on of the most important requirement for a sustainable development and prosperity of a peoples and society. Aiducation is just exactly putting into practice what we feel has to be done to support not only young bright individuals but thus helping to develop a whole nation over time in a very sustainable way. Therefore, we support Aiducation International financially with our own Foundation and would like to further help by transferring the idea to other potential future supporters  as an Amabassdor.

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Peter C. Böhni – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Dr. phil. II, Managing Director EPFL Innovation Satellite, Bühler Group

“Knowledge unlocks! Like good food unlocks the energy in your body, education unlocks your
brain and thus creates talents in any country anywhere on this planet. It is an honor for me to
support such unlocking of healthy bodies with my work at Bühler and of smart brains as an Aiducation Ambassador.

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Ian Roberts – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Chief Technology Officer at Bühler

“Access to good education is a basic requirement for social and economic
development. In many countries limited access to education serves to
maintain inequality and prevent equitable growth. Aiducation provides smart
but financially disadvantaged children with the opportunity to gain a good
high school education. I am proud to support Aiducation in providing access
to education.

 

 

 

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Yves von Ballmoos – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Investor, Entrepreneur & Board Member in various companies

“During my one week stay at an Aiducation Academy in Malindi in spring 2015 I could personally experience the long term commitment that Aiducation has in Kenya. I met and got to know highly motivated, very willing to learn and highly intelligent young people who eagerly take up the chance offered by Aiducation. I am convinced that improved access to education is a - if not the best - path to offer a solution to the big challenge Africa is facing. Aiducation offers a truly sustainable approach which I happily support with my expertise as well as through financial means here in Switzerland as well as in Africa.

 

 

 

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Kim Johansson – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Managing Director Sales Ahead

I met Florian, the Co-Founder of Aiducation, many years ago and I was truly inspired by his spirit and enthusiasm of making a difference in the World. Aiducation is an organisation that is trusted, transparent and dedicated to change the World. It has a significant impact on highly talented individuals with a long term, sustainable focus. That is why I am part of the Ambassador team.

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Anne & Guido Schlegel – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Relationship Manager Private Banking Switzerland

We have been supporting children in Kenya from primary school to university graduation for many years. Once we learned about Aiducation and had the chance to see their work in Kenya we have been very impressed with their professional set-up which is thought through and focusses the efforts on where it creates the highest sustainable impact. We have since teamed up with Aiducation to support and promote this great organization and its concept. It is a blessing for us to share ideas and to implement actions together with people who are doing this wholeheartedly and professionally.

 

 

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Doritt Härtel – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Culture Manager

Many people can’t follow their talent when it comes to education, due to lack of financial means. Aiducation closes this gap and awards scholarships based on a strict application process to talented, motivated, young high school students. This is a unique chance to change someones life for the better. I am convinced that Aiducation’s work is focusing exactly at the right issue and which is the strong motivation for my support."twww
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heinz Karrer – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

President of Economiesuisse

Access to education is the prerequisite for the sustainable development of a society."

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Peter Friedli – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Unternehmer

"I support Aiducation, because the program is able to transform the life of many young people, directly on th ground, by means of an entrepreneurial approach in a sustainable way."‘‘

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Dominic Hofer – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

CEO & Founder of Loylogic

"Personally I got inspired by the young, selfless and highly dedicated Aiducation team and, of course, by the superiority of the charity concept. Aiducation focuses on students that have the potential to make a difference for their countries, maximizing the impact of those limited funds available."

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Peter Jaeger – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz (Basel)

Independent Healthcare Business Consultant, Investor & Entrepreneur

"Evidence is overwhelming that education can break the cycle of poverty, halt the spread of AIDS, and create more stable and prosperous nations around the world; the biggest gap clearly lies in providing secondary and tertiary education to those students who do have the capability but lack the means. It is exactly this group that Aiducation targets for its scholarship programs in Kenya and in the Philippines. To my wife an me this was the reason to become AiduMakers and for myself to become an Ambassador for Aiducation International. Let’s join forces and share some our own resources for this excellent cause - together we can make a big difference!"

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Markus Rieffel – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Eidg. dipl. Wirtschaftsinformatiker, CEO Quantis Information Management AG

"Education is an important gateway for an individual’s independence and self sufficiency. A 3 months long trip through South America opened my eyes to the fact with how little support people in emerging countries can find their way out of poverty and into an independent life. Aiducation excites me, because it offers support to young people on an individual development level, as well as professionally. Granting access to the job market, to well paid, better qualified jobs, grants access to a healthy, sustainable and dignified life. The Alumni network and the Mentorship Academies train personality traits as well as professional skills needed. Engaged, motivated and well educated young people are a great starting point to move a society forward. As Ambassador I am looking forward to do my share."

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Christoph Frei  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz

Universität St.Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science

"Aiducation makes a remarkable, indeed a most valuable contribution in an issue area that actually allows for meaningful external help. Every girl and every boy should have, must have access to a quality education. What other investment will ever yield the same return?"

 

 

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Victoria Chu Pao  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Former President, S&P Global Platts
 
"Education has always defined and shaped the many opportunities along the way in my life journey. Through Aiducation, I can now make an impact on the lives of highly talented students, and help them shape their society and lead their country for the future. To give back to society, education is perhaps the richest present that one can offer and leave behind."
 
 
 
 
 
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Hans Frey – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Dr. iur. Attorney-at-Law LLM, Partner BDO AG

"In my role as mentor for the Financial Literacy Academy with Aiducation in Kenya I was deeply impressed how fast the students could absorb new subjects and put them into action. It was amazing to see the passion and joy for participation from everyone and how grateful each student was for this chance to learn. I am more then happy to continue my support for Aiducation in its activities, offering quality education an mentoring to young talents."

 

 

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John Atkin  – Ambassador Aiducation International Schweiz
Chairman and Board member in various companies in the Agriculture and Food
Sector, including the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture 
 

"With my wife, Beverley, we created a small foundation to support disadvantaged children in Africa. We have projects in South Africa and Kenya, and have become very aware of the impact of programs targeting theeducation of children who would otherwise have little chance of realizing their potential. We are impressed with the focus of Aiducation on helping students that have the potential to make a significant difference in their countries of origin, and with the professional and ambitious approach they are taking. I am very pleased to be able to contribute as an Ambassador."

 

 

 

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