OST is managed on the strategic level by the Board of Trustees, which consists of 15 members from business, society, science and education in OST’s seven founding regions.

Board of Trustees

[Translate to English:] Michael Auer, Hochschulratspräsident der OST


Michael Auer

Founder and partner, Parrtner AG

[Translate to English:] Luzia Truniger, Vize-Hochschulratspräsidentin OST

Vice President

Luzia Truniger

Owner, Hochschulconsulting

[Translate to English:] Markus Bänziger, Hochschulrat OST

Markus Bänziger

Director, Chamber of Industry and Commerce St.Gallen-Appenzell

[Translate to English:] Markus Bollhalder, Hochschulrat OST

Markus Bollhalder

Member of management, Bollhalder + Eberle Architektur AG

[Translate to English:] Silvio Breitenmoser, Hochschulrat OST

Silvio Breitenmoser

Department Secretary of the Department of Education and Head of the Cantonal Office for Middle and Higher Education Appenzell-Innerrhoden

[Translate to English:] Ruth Breu, Hochschulrätin OST

Ruth Breu

Professor in Computer Science Department, University of Innsbruck

[Translate to English:] Fabian Frick, Hochschulrat OST

Fabian Frick

Co-CEO, Hoval AG

[Translate to English:] Peter Kistler, Hochschulrat OST

Peter Kistler

Country Manager, Bruker AXS Schweiz

[Translate to English:] Agnes König, Hochschulrätin OST

Agnes König

Director of Nursing, Münsterlingen Cantonal Hospital

[Translate to English:] Annina Marti Croset, Hochschulrätin OST

Annina Marti Croset

Member of management, marti engineering AG

[Translate to English:] Bernhard Merki, Hochschulrat OST

Bernhard Merki


[Translate to English:] Edith Rehli-Wolfinger, Hochschulrätin OST

Edith Rehli-Wolfinger

Executive Doctor, Grabs Hospital

[Translate to English:] Urs Schwager, Hochschulrat OST

Urs Schwager

Head of the Cantonal Office for Middle and Higher Education Thurgau

[Translate to English:] Claude Stadler, Hochschulrat OST

Claude Stadler

Head of Corporate Services, SFS Group

[Translate to English:] Hanspeter Thür, Hochschulrat OST

Hanspeter Thür

Regional Director, UBS Eastern Switzerland

Nancy Eckert


Head of the Office of the Founders' Conference and the Board of Trustees

[Translate to English:] Carlo Höhener, OST

Carlo Höhener


Director of Administration

[Translate to English:] Daniel Seelhofer, OST

Daniel Seelhofer