Head of Cleantech, Switzerland Global Enterprise
David Avery leads the group within Switzerland Global Enterprise that focuses on promoting Swiss cleantech.
David has extensive expertise and proven leadership in both technical and business fields gained working in private industry. Previously, David worked at Cleantech Fribourg where he was responsible for developing cleantech within SME’s, for promoting innovation in cleantech though private-public partnerships and for analysis of opportunities for companies to implement cleantech. He managed programs to promote and support certification and encourage energy efficiency, has worked closely with academia, associations and local government and has set up and run further education courses related to the European Energy Award and building efficiency (CECB®/ GEAK®).
David has worked in Switzerland since 1993, he began his working career in the UK as a research scientist. He holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.