Foundation Council

The Foundation council is responsible for the economic and financial management of Idiap. It defines the institute’s structure, appoints its director, and – more generally – ensures Idiap’s development and defends its interests.


Olivier Dumas

Independent manager and business consultant


Marc-André Berclaz

Operational Director of the EPFL Valais-Wallis Cluster


Stefan Bumann

Head of the "Service des Hautes Ecoles (SHE)"

Anne-Laure Couchepin Vouilloz

President of the City of Martigny


Patrick Furrer

Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, HES-SO

Jordi Montserrat

Managing partner Venturelab Ltd


Dominique Perruchoud

President of the Board of Cimark SA

Pierre Vandergheynst

Full Professor EPFL
EPFL Vice-President for Education


David Watrin

Head of the product unit Security & Intelligence at Swisscom