Carlo Lamprecht's Biography
Born in Lugano on the 26th of October, 1935, Carlo Lamprecht moves to Geneva in 1951. He follows an apprenticeship in Geneva’s industrial sector, and in 1963 he starts taking evening classes at Geneva’s engineering school, while working as a draughtsman. He graduates in 1968 and is rapidly recruited by CERN, where he will work for the next 15 years. In 1983 he becomes industrial risk analyst for a big Swiss insurance group, then general agent in Geneva. During this period, he’s elected Administrative Councillor and mayor of Onex in 1987, a tenure that will last ten years. In 1989 he becomes president of the Association of the Communes of Geneva, a position he holds until 1993. In 1997 he is elected to the Council of State, of which he becomes president in 2000 and 2001. In charge of the department of economy, employment and foreign affairs, his mandate also includes chairing the Board of Directors of Geneva’s International Airport, the Palais des Expositions and the Regional France-Geneva Committee. After two four-year terms, he relinquishes his political mandates towards the end of 2005. Happily married and grandfather of two, Carlo Lamprecht remains highly active in the economic circles of Geneva and in various foundations.