Laetitia Philippe is appointed to the SNSF Executive Management
The SNSF Executive Management will be joined by Laetitia Philippe as the new Head of Research Development at the beginning of 2022.
A specialist in materials science, Laetitia Philippe studied in France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands before coming to Switzerland in 2004. She is an experienced researcher and manager who has worked in innovation, research and teaching for 20 years in the public and in the private sector, both in Switzerland and abroad. During her career, she has held positions at Empa and Rolex, where she managed large teams.
With her in-depth knowledge of Swiss research, she will be able to support the SNSF's efforts to anticipate major trends in science and to secure Switzerland's leading position in research. Her remit will include long-term research, thematic research and equal opportunities.
"Promoting excellence and internationality in scientific research as well as fostering the autonomy of young scientists are exciting goals that I am passionate about," says Laetitia Philippe.