About Bertrand Piccard

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A pioneering spirit and an influential voice to encourage the implementation of efficient solutions.

One of the first, as early as the 2000s, to consider ecology through the lens of profitability, Bertrand Piccard is considered an opinion leader on the themes of innovation and sustainability. Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, he promotes qualitative growth by demonstrating the economic potential of clean technologies. Denouncing the absurdity of polluting and inefficient systems that are still too often used today, he advocates for the modernization of the legal framework in order to facilitate access to the market for efficient solutions.  

His voice is heard within the largest institutions, such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the World Economic Forum... and his commitment has earned him several nominations, such as Champion of the Earth, and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

2016 to today
Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. Launch of the 1000 Solutions Challenge
2015 to today
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Environmental Program UNEP
2003 to 2016
Initiator, Chairman and Pilot of the Solar Impulse project. First round-the-world solar flight
2000 to 2012
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Population Fund UNFPA
1999 & 2000 to today
Initiator and President of the Winds of Hope Foundation and the NoNoma Federation
1994 to 1999
Initiator and Captain of the Breitling Orbiter project. First non-stop round-the-world balloon flight
Winner of the first transatlantic balloon race Chrysler Challenge
1974 & 1985
Pioneer of hang-gliding and microlight flying in Europe; European hang-glider aerobatics champion
Doctor specialized in psychiatry and psychotherapy for adults and children; specialized in hypnosis
Medical doctor

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