André Hoffmann

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Person.png André Hoffmann LinkedInRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(billionaire, businessman, deep politician?)
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BornMay 31, 1958
Alma materSt. Gallen School of Economics, INSEAD
Parents • Daria Hoffmann-Razumovsky
• Luc Hoffmann
SpouseRosalie Coombe-Tennant
Founder ofWeidenfeld-Hoffmann Leadership Programme
Member ofChatham House/Governors, Club of Rome, Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy, WEF/Board of Trustees
Interests • Big Pharma
• stakeholder capitalism
Relatives • Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche
• Vera Michalski
• Maja Hoffmann
Multi-billionaire big pharma and environmental conservation activist, Bilderberg, World Economic Forum Board of Trustees

Employment.png Vice-Chairman

Dates unknown

Employment.png Vice president

In office
2007 - 2017

André Hoffmann is a multi-billionaire[1] Swiss businessman and heir and Vice Chairman of the pharmaceutical giant Roche. He sat at the Board of Trustees of the deep state think tanks World Economic Forum and Chatham House.

He was International Vice-President of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from 2007 to 2017,[2] and has been active in many similar conservation initiatives.

In June 2020 he wrote about how the Great Reset would be implemented:

Unlike previous recent disease outbreaks, COVID-19 has spurred unprecedented state intervention, with governments worldwide developing and implementing comprehensive recovery strategies. This provides a golden opportunity to entrench environmental protection and restoration in our economic systems.
Two principles should shape recovery strategies. First, stimulus alone is not enough; better environmental regulations, conceived with the active participation of business and investors, are also crucial. Second, public spending should be allocated in ways that support a better balance between the health of societies, economies, and the environment. This means investing in green industries, especially those that move us closer to a circular economy.[3]


He is the great-grandson of Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche who founded the drug company Roche Holding in 1896[4].

Born on 31 May 1958 in Basel, Switzerland,[5] André Hoffmann is the son of Daria Hoffmann-Razumovsky and Luc Hoffmann, co-founder the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 1961,[6], member of the 1001 Club[7]

He studied economics at the University of St. Gallen,[8] and holds an MBA from INSEAD, completed in 1990.[9]

As of November 2020, his estimated net worth is US$5.71 billion[10]


He is Honorary Chair of the Global Footprint Network, which has developed the concept of the Overshoot Day, the day of the year when "humanity has exhausted nature's budget for the year".

“Thirty years ago, the fact that our consumption patterns were endangering nature and, by extension, our human system, was always discounted rather quickly,” Hoffmann stated 2021 interview. “But today the realization that nature is indispensable to life on Earth and that we will not survive very long if a natural system becomes dysfunctional, has become mainstream."[11]

"We need to slightly change the approach we have to nature. Nature is not a 'nice to have'. It’s a 'must-have.' Because it’s a must-have, we need to protect it."[11]

In 2021, he declared that he would stop funding individual conservation projects, stating that the wealthy donating money into charitable activity is senseless as a long-term strategy. “The traditional form of philanthropy has failed.” He and his children would continue to support projects, Hoffmann said. However, these must be based on a business model that ensures survival. “The success of a project must not depend on the donor.”[12]


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Events Participated in

Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting
WEF/Annual Meeting/200421 January 200425 January 2004Switzerland2068 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.
WEF/Annual Meeting/201126 January 201130 January 2011Switzerland2229 guests in Davos, with the theme: "Shared Norms for the New Reality".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201225 January 201229 January 2012Switzerland2113 guests in Davos
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013World Economic Forum
2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014World Economic Forum
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World Economic Forum
Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017World Economic Forum
2950 known participants, including prominently Bill Gates. "Offers a platform for the most effective and engaged leaders to achieve common goals for greater societal leadership."
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019Switzerland
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.
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