Yannick Heiniger

Yannick Heiniger’s passion is to foster collaboration between disparate ecosystems of innovation to drive social impact. Previously, as the senior technology diplomacy adviser at the General Consulate of Switzerland in San Francisco and deputy CEO of Swissnex in San Francisco, Yannick has been connecting Switzerland and the Bay Area on issues related to technology diplomacy, cybersecurity, digital trust, and the humanitarian implications of digital technologies.

Mr Heiniger earned a BA from the University of Lausanne and an MA from the University of Geneva. He is an alumnus of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, where he worked for over five years with a team of young leaders to amplify the voice of youth on global key issues.