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Charles Hubert Gerard Tavel, Swiss consultant. Co-founder, treasurer Museum of Science History, Geneva, 1953; member central committee Parti Liberal, 1951—1955; Member of Classe Industrie and Commerce Society des Arts (president 1973-1974, chairman), Swiss Chamber of Commerce (commission science & research 1971-1973), Geneva Junior Chamber of C. (founder, senator 1955).

Background

Tavel, Charles Hubert Gerard was born on November 13, 1918 in Basle, Switzerland. Son of Pierre-Georges Robert and Genevieve (de Muralt) Tavel.

Education

Student in chemical engineering, Federal School Technology, Zurich, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, 1946. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), 1984.

Career

Head production department Firmenich & Company, Geneva, 1946—1948. Freelancer, 1948—1950. Deputy general director Battelle Memorial Institute, 1953—1966.

Science counselor Swiss Embassies, Washington and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1967—1970. Head corporate planning Lonza AG, Basle, 1970—1971. Consultant in strategy Geneva, since 1973.

Director Groupement Electronique, Lausanne, 1974—1988, Granit SA, Lausanne, 1973—1983, CEPEC, Lausanne, 1964—1967. Chairman Organization of European Cooperation and Development Working Group on Industrial Innovation, Paris, 1971—1976. Member Standortgruppe, related to Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1976—1988.

Served to captain Swiss Army, 1940-1973.

Membership

Co-founder, treasurer Museum of Science History, Geneva, 1953. Member central committee Parti Liberal, 1951—1955. Member of Classe Industrie and Commerce Society des Arts (president 1973-1974, chairman), Swiss Chamber of Commerce (commission science & research 1971-1973), Geneva Junior Chamber of C. (founder, senator 1955).

Connections

Married Jacqueline Madeleine Hoch, June 15, 1957. Children: Olivier, Alec.

father:
Pierre-Georges Robert Tavel

mother:
Genevieve (de Muralt) Tavel

spouse:
Jacqueline Madeleine Hoch

child:
Olivier Tavel

child:
Alec Tavel