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Dr. Christoph Blocher, born 11 October 1940 in Schaffhausen, married, 3 daughters, 1 son, 12 grandchildren.

After attending state school, Christoph Blocher completed his agricultural apprenticeship. He then studied for his Matura and, as a working student, which included periods of study in Paris and Montpellier, gained his doctorate in law from Zürich University.


As a working student:

  • Founding member of the Student Association of Zürich University
  • President of the law student representative body
  • Member of the Board of Students

After his studies:

  • Member of the Meilen Community Council, 1974-1978
  • Member of the Swiss National Council, 1979-2003
  • President of the SVP (Swiss Peoples Party) of the canton of Zürich, 1977-2003
  • Member of the Zürich Cantonal Parliament, 1975-1980
  • President of AUNS (Campaign for Swiss Independence and Neutrality), 1986-2003
  • Elected onto the Swiss Federal Council, 10.12.2003
  • Director of the Federal Justice and Police Department, EJPD, 2004-2007
  • Voted out of the Swiss Federal Council, 12.12.2007
  • Vice-President of the SVP (Swiss Peoples Party), since 01.03.2008
  • Member of the Swiss National Council 2011-2014
  • President of the committee NO to the sneaky joining of the EU since 2014



  • Employment in the Law Department of EMS-CHEMIE AG (formerly Emser Werke AG) 1969
  • President and Delegate of the Board of Directors of EMS-CHEMIE AG, Domat/Ems and member of various Boards of Directors of the Emser-Group, from 1972
  • Acquisition of the majority of shares of the EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING AG 1983
  • Present and Delegate of the Board of Directors of EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING AG. Mandates on the Boards of Directors of the EMS-Group from 1984-2003

Member of the Board of Directors of several industrial enterprises

Robinvest AG

  • Since 2008 Chairman of the Board

Takeover of a 33% and a seat on the board of the newspaper "Basler Zeitung" as from June 2014


Aerial Defense Regiment Commander and Colonel (retired)