Hans Ulrich Maerki

Profile Updated: August 6, 2016
Hans Ulrich Maerki
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: Zuerich Switzerland
Spouse/Partner: Isabelle Maerki, married since August 1971
Occupation: Senior Fellow of Advanced Leadership at Harvard
Children: three, Philip (1975), lives in Z├╝rich, Patrick (1977) lives in Hong Kong and Cornelia (1979) lives in More…Bolzano, Italy.
no grandchildren in sight yet
Military Service: Mechanized Infantry, Lt Colonel at the end  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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finished school in Switzerland, ending with MBA in '72
joined IBM and worked with the company for 35 years until April 2008 when retiring as Chairman of Europe,Middle East, Africa. 124 countries, 100'000 employees., a 35 B$ complex company but a great job out of Paris.
While active on several corporate boards that bring me to the US often, I also spent two years at Harvard in 2009/10 becoming a Senior Fellow of Advanced Leadership at Harvard University.
So clearly my year in '64 as a Bison had influenced my life to a large extent.
I am still serving on a number of Corporate boards that bring me around the globe and in addition I have been serving pro bono on several boards of institutions caring about health, culture such as art and music and sports.
Right now we are enjoying the 60th Menuhin Festival in Gstaad where we have a little Chalet used in summer and also during Christmas and New Years, skiing in the winter and hiking and golfing in summer.

School Story:

Having been the first foreign Exchange Student to McCook Senior High School it is obvious that I can call this one of the most decisive years of my life. It had more impact on me than anything before and clearly shaped my life.
Having been back at Harvard as a Fellow of Advanced Leadership in 2009 and 2010 kind of rounded up my experience as a student in the US.

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That was the peak we climbed, called Allalinhorn, not far from the more famous Matterhorn

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I am trying to stay in shape, not really like in '64 but at least good enough to climb two of the higher peaks in Switzerland with my sons recently. Man, was that tough at the end, not the going up but the coming down was getting into my knees!!

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