Industrials & Engineering
Manuel Aschwanden is Chief Executive Officer of Optotune, a Swiss manufacturer of industry shaping active optical components that allow customers around the globe to innovate. Manuel holds an MSc in electrical engineering and a PhD in nanotechnology from ETH Zurich. Besides his excellent engineering skills he also gained a broad knowledge in economics during his business education at Imperial College London and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to founding Optotune in 2008, Manuel has gained experience in engineering at Avalon and ABB.