Silvia von Gunten
- Director, Head of Technology Pioneers Programme and North America Membership, World Economic Forum USA
BC in International Business, Concordia University; Japanese Studies Bekka Programme, Reitaku University. 1994-98, Associate Manager, Electronic Media Department, Nihon Keizai Shinbun Europe (Nikkei Europe), responsible for strategy, marketing and account management. 1999-2008, Associate Director and Head of Telecommunications Industry, World Economic Forum, Switzerland. Launched and developed industry sector and, subsequently, Industry Partnership programme for the global telecommunications industry; project manager, Digital Ecosystem initiative. Since 2009, with World Economic Forum USA, responsible for North American membership; launched and developed Global Growth Company Industry Shapers programme.