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

After attending state schools, Christoph Blocher completed his agricultural apprenticeship. He then achieved his Matura and, as a working student, studied at the University of Zurich, including stays in Paris and Montpellier and obtained his doctorate in law.

Politics

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

Business

EMS CHEMIE HOLDING AG

  • 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

  • Member of the Board of Directors of several industrial enterprises

ROBINVEST AG

  • Since 2008 Chairman of the Board

Publisher of various free of charge newspapers since 2017

 

Military

Aerial Defense Regiment Commander and Colonel (retired)