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and two col­leagues founded Log­itech in 1981. The com­pany’s key­boards and mice be­came fa­mous world­wide. Hav­ing served as its CEO and board chair­man, Borel is now chair­man emer­i­tus. In 2017, Log­itech gen­er­ated more than 2.5 bil­lion dol­lars in sales. Born in Neuchâ­tel, Borel stud­ied physics (EPFL) and com­puter sci­ence (Stan­ford). Mar­ried and the fa­ther of three, he now calls Cal­i­for­nia home.

Martin Vet­terli ( 61) has been pres­i­dent of EPFL since Jan­uary of 2017. An elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer, he has stud­ied, worked and con­ducted re­search at the EPFL and ETH as well as in the United States at Columbia Uni­ver­sity, Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity and UC Berke­ley. His re­search yielded ap­prox­i­mately 50 patents that were of ben­e­fit to high-tech com­pa­nies and star­tups. He was a co-founder of Ares (later Dart­fish), a video anal­y­sis firm. From 2013 to 2016, he was the pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Re­search Coun­cil of the Swiss Na­tional Sci­ence Foun­da­tion. A na­tive of Solothurn, he is mar­ried and the fa­ther of two adult chil­dren.

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