Prof. Dr. Georges-Simon Ulrich was appointed Director General of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) by the Federal Council on 1st October 2013. He studied Business Administration in Switzerland, the USA (University of Virginia, Darden Business school) and Australia, where he obtained his PhD at the University of Southern Queensland with a thesis on Stakeholder management and communication. He is also Professor in strategic management and research methods at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich.
Between 1992 and 2010, Mr Ulrich worked as entrepreneur, holding various management positions in market, social, and opinion research. From May 2011 to September 2013, he was Director of the LUSTAT, a statistical office in Lucerne. Georges-Simon Ulrich represents Switzerland for the FSO's areas of responsibility (official statistics, data stewardship and data science) in various national and international committees at Eurostat, OECD and EFTA and since 2022 has been a member of the UN Statistical Commission's Bureau and its Vice Chair.