Robert Naville (1963) studied mechanical engineering at the ETH Zurich. After completing his master's degree, he worked for several years in South Africa and from there got to know the continent on various trips and expeditions. After further years in industry both in Europe and the United States and activities as a private equity investor, he is now an independent entrepreneur and holds several seats on boards of industrial SMEs and on boards of charitable foundations active in healthcare. Among others for MiracleFeet CH and the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation. Robert lives in the Zurich area.