People that come together to work towards one goal can do anything. And inspire others along the way. For a better tomorrow, for our societies and cities, the next generations and our planet, our home. Until then, there is much to find out. Therefore, we strive to do our part together with our partners. 

These people are the driving power behind the TPF, from our founder Toni Piëch to our Board Members and the Head Office. Meet our team below. 


The Board

Deciding on overall strategy, the board may also be involved hands-on in the projects and programmes of the foundation.

Toni Piëch

Founder & Chair of Board

After graduating from Princeton University in East Asian Studies, Toni Piëch lived twelve years in China and co-owned a media agency before he returned to Europe and founded Piëch Automotive in 2016. Piëch lives in Lucerne.

Eva Piëch


Eva Piëch is Chairwoman and former Chief Executive Officer of Elysian Group (Elysian Holdings Limited), a next-generation pharmaceutical, health and wellness company that focuses on providing pharmaceutical and nutraceutical consumer health and wellness solutions to medical clinics and pharmacy retailers via its own consumer-facing medical platforms throughout New Zealand and Australia.

As an established international advocate and investor within the healthcare industry and a passionate adventurer, Eva’s entrepreneurial exposure has taken her across the globe on independent projects throughout South East Asia, the Middle East and Australasia. Eva is currently based in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Thomas Kottmann

Single Family Officer & Board Member

Thomas Kottmann is the Single Family Officer of Toni Piëch and oversees all private financial matters of the family. Before taking this role, he held different senior management positions in Swiss Banking for the past 30 years. Thomas is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and Swiss certified Wealth Manager and Financial Analyst. He lives in the Algarve where he runs the Swiss Consulate for the South of Portugal in his role as a Honorary Consul.

Michael Kloter

Lawyer & Board Member

Michael Kloter is a lawyer and based in Zurich. His focus is on contracts, corporate and real estate law. Michael is also member of the board of various companies and trustee of the Toni Piëch Foundation.

Soon to be announced

The Head Office

The secretariat of the Toni Piëch Foundation consists of the Managing Director and an administrative and programmatic support team.

Stefan Schurig

Managing Director

Besides serving as Managing Director of the Toni Piëch Foundation Stefan also was the Secretary General of the international Foundations Platform F20 until end of 2023
and serves on the Supervisory Board of the Hamburg Sustainability Conference (HSC) since January 2024. He is
an architect by training and has worked for some 30 years
on sustainability subjects with a focus on climate, energy
and Regenerative Cities.

Jonas Hiller

Research & Project Manager

Jonas Hiller is Research & Project Manager at the Toni Piëch Foundation. Besides obtaining degrees in Integrated Building Systems M.Sc. at ETH Zürich and Environmental Engineering B.Sc. at RWTH Aachen, he worked and studied in China for 1.5 years. His focus areas are the impact of sustainable building materials and building systems on embodied and operational emissions at the building and city level, as well as the impact of urbanisation on the global building stock and climate.

Priska Rüttimann

Administration Officer

Priska Rüttimann is responsible for the Administration within the Family Office. Before taking over the administration of the Toni Piëch Foundation she was working for other family offices and other foundations.