Stephan Brun

  • + "The Business Machine" Association
  • + Facilitator
  • + Nationality: Swiss
  • + Year of birth: 1977

„YEEP will change our current perception of African countries as poor and dependent beneficiaries of aid and help us to see them as partners for joint economic and social projects.” 


Role in the Project and Main Contributions

As president of the association “The Business Machine” I assume the role of a coordinator and facilitator on the Swiss side of the project. I lived and worked in Ethiopia and know the local culture and expectations well. 

This project is close to my heart and I am happy to use my skills and experiences to support other to take it one step forward every day. 


Professional Experiences

Current Occupation:

  • Project manager at the Tobacco Prevention Fund, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

Earlier Professional Experiences:

  • Head of the Swiss Coordination Office for YOUTH IN ACTION.
  • Country Representative „Ethiopia – Sport builds Bridges“, street children project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Junior statistician, Swiss Federal Office for Statistics, Neuchâtel


Basic Education:

  • Master in Economics (Lic. Rer. Pol.) from the University of Bern (2003), exchange student at Rennes University (France).
  • Major subjects: econometrics, development studies, social security. Minor subjects: history and sociology.

Further Education:

  • Post-grad studies „Intercultural communication and Mediation“, Institute for Communication Research, Lucerne.
  • Seif Professional Programme for Social Entrepreneurship, Zürich.


Personal Interests, Voluntary Work

Besides spending time my newly founded family, which gives me a lot of joy and energy, I love to do different kind of project work, mainly in topics like intercultural exchange, entrepreneurship and development of creative thinking. I interested in the question how we can use our personal energy efficiently in order to shape our environment according to our current needs and those of future generations. 




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