Etienne Jornod is a Swiss businessperson who founded Optimus Holding Ltd. and Optimus Holding AB and who has been at the head of 7 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Chairman for Aktiengesellschaft Für Die Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Chairman-Supervisory Board at Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd., Chairman-Supervisory Board for NZZ Management AG and Chairman & President for Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG. Etienne Jornod is also on the board of Vifor Pharma AG (former Executive Chairman), Mutuelle Vaudoise Société Coopérative, Vifor Pharma Management AG (former Executive Chairman) and Walgreens Boots Alliance Ltd.
In his past career Mr. Jornod occupied the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Galenica AG and Junior Product Manager at Vifor Pharma AG.
He received a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from the University of Lausanne.