I was born in Lausanne, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, in the early ’70s.
I am married to a wonderful, energetic woman, and we are the proud parents of two children who are our source of happiness and inspiration. I also have another daughter, now an adult, from a previous union.
Since 2010, we live in the sunny Ascona-Locarno area, in the Italian part of Switzerland.
My mother tongue is French, I speak Italian in my everyday life, and English at work. In addition, I work for a Federal Institute of Technology based in Zurich, in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. All this in a country that can be crossed by train in less than five hours. Amazing, isn’t it?
After compulsory school, I did an apprenticeship in electronics, then a year later, a specialization in computer networks.
I’ve been working in IT and telecommunications for more than 25 years. But I also had several other professional experiences, when I was a student or later, by passion or interest in learning. Such as paperboy, gardener, warehouse storekeeper, soldier, electrician, technician for arcade games and pinball machines, freelance photographer, amateur web designer, and content creator.
I played basketball from the age of 7 to 27 at Pully Basket. First, in the different youth leagues of Swiss Basketball, then in an adult’s minor league. Now, I play tennis with my son, ski and snowboard in the winter, and since a couple of years, I am playing golf. I am also passionate about music, cooking, and of course computers and IT networks.
My philosophy is life is a constant learning process. A day without learning is a lost day, so I try to always keep an open mind!