Mr Walter Steinmann
Mr Walter Steinmann
Director
Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE
Dr. Walter Steinmann has been Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) since 2001. After obtaining a degree in economics, he went on to complete a doctorate before undertaking a number of academic activities. From 1981 to 1994 he was responsible for economic development in canton Basel-Landschaft and then in canton Solothurn. From 1994 to 2001, Walter Steinmann was head of the Department of Economic Affairs and Labour in canton Solothurn. He was involved in the launch of various projects designed to actively promote Switzerland as a location for business and technology, and was also Secretary of the Conference of Cantonal Directors of Economic Affairs.