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Lesley Spiegel
Managing Director

Phone: +41 44 635 43 92

In March 2020 Lesley Spiegel was appointed Managing Director of the Head Office of DIZH – the Digitalization Initiative of the Canton of Zurich’s Institutions of Higher Education. From 2015 until 2019 she headed the Institute of Design Research at the Zurich University of the Arts and was member of the Digital Council of ZHdK. Lesley acted as CEO of the Foundation Technopark Zurich from 2004 – 2009. She worked for Ernst & Young Corporate Finance and was many years active as Management Coach building innovation-oriented Start-ups and as Expert for Innosuisse. In addition, she acted as Advisory Board member of the Impact Hub Zurich and the ETH Entrepreneur Club, promoted innovation as Jury Member of the Falling Walls Lab competition and acted as lecturer at ETH Zurich dedicated to innovation and academic start-ups.

Sabine Dani
Communication & Administration

Phone: +41 44 635 45 03

Lisa Dörrer
Innovation program 

Absent from March to September 2024


Daniel Prontera
Innovation program 

Deputy Lisa Dörrer


Dr. Helge Johannssen
Coordinator office Innovation program 


Dr. Silvia Passardi
Controlling & Finance