Gian-Luca Bona is a Swiss businessperson who has been at the helm of 5 different companies. Dr. Bona holds the position of Chairman of Technopark Zuerich Foundation, Chairman at Technopark Allianz, Chairman at glaTec technology center and Chief Executive Officer & Director at Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs & Forschungsanstalt Empa. Dr. Bona is also on the board of Bobst Group SA, COMET Holding AG, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung and Switzerland Innovation and Chairman of Stiftung Technopark Zürich and Member of Commission For Technology & Innovation.
In the past he was Director-Tape Storage Solutions at International Business Machines Corp. Manager for IBM Research and Manager-Photonics Research at IBM Research GmbH (both are subsidiaries of International Business Machines Corp.), Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Professor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Dr. Bona received a doctorate and an undergraduate degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.