Christoph Tschumi

Member of the Board

Christoph Tschumi studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and thereafter worked at F. Hoffmann-La Roche for five years, where he held different functions. During this time, amongst others, he was responsible for planning, budgeting and licensing procedures at Roche Bioscience, Palo Alto (CA/USA).

From 1999 to 2006 Christoph Tschumi managed the Division for Accounting & Controlling at the Department of Finance of the Canton Basel-Stadt (BS). In addition to managing and supervising the financial development of the Canton, he was also responsible for numerous projects of the Canton. As a member of the core team responsible for the partnership negotiations between the two Cantons, Basel-Stadt and Basel-Land (BL), he played a key role in the elaboration of the BL/BS-Standards on the one hand, and on the other in the negotiation process for expanding the University of Basel’s funding body to include the Canton of Basel-Land.

From 2007 to 2009 Christoph Tschumi held the position of Director for the Division for Services within the Department of Justice and Security of the Canton Basel-Stadt. He built up this new division and, together with a team of 120 staff, was responsible for all matters related to human resources, finances, IT infrastructure & support, facility management and the Department’s acquisition efforts. Furthermore, from 2005 to 2009, he acted as the official Employer’s Representative and as Head of the Advisory Board’s Examination Board of the Basel-Stadt’s Pension Fund institution. Since 2009 Christoph Tschumi has been the Director of Administration for the University of Basel responsible for the porfolios of finances & controlling, human resources, staff strategic real estate planning, building maintenance, equipment, logistics and security, legal service as well as for other University provision of services.