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MA Public Policy Management

Michael Derrer

Entrepreneur
Lecturer for Economics, Business and Sociology
Honorary judge

Business Consultant

I have specialized on the countries of Eastern Europe since 1990.

My company ASCENT has been supporting Swiss companies in their expansion to Eastern Europe for 15 years.

Our branche offices are in Bucharest, Kiev, Moscow and Warsaw.

We are the exclusive purchasing agent of LANDI Switzerland for all Eastern European countries.

Assistant Professor

My lectures at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences include:

  • Introduction to Economic Sociology
  • Economic Ideologies
  • Heterodox Traditions of Thought in Economics
  • Succesful Internationalization of Swiss SME
  • Study Tours to Eastern Europe

I do sociological research on the topic of corruption in Russia and Ukraine.

Legal Interpreter

For the Swiss Federal Prosecutor, the Federal Criminal Court and the Federal Criminal Police, I interpret between my native language German, and the foreign languages

  • Russian, Romanian, Polish, Italian, French, English, Spanish

I also do written translations from Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak and Serbo-Croatian into German, English and French.

Political Engagement

As a part-time district judge in Rheinfelden, I am committed to a modern judicial system.

I have launched innovative political initiatives in the fields of law enforcement, education and SME development.

I am a board member of the political party ‘glp’ in my canton.

I see myself as a cosmopolitan who doesn’t want to lose his roots.

What moves me more: an old Swiss film, or a political breakthrough in a country where I spent some time?