Jean-Claude Biver Receives 2010 Entrepreneurship Gaia Award

Jean-Claude Biver wins Gaia Award

On September 16, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver received the “2010 Entrepreneurship” Gaia Award for “his career as a whole and his qualities as a visionary businessman and marketing genius”. The award ceremony was held at the La Chaux-de-Fonds International Watchmaking Museum, and the award was presented by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Chairman of the Jury and Curator of the Museum.

About 300 people attended the event, including a number of personalities from the Swiss watchmaking industry. Outstanding figures among the attendees included Mr. Jean-René Bannwart, Chairman of the MIH commission, Mr. Gérard Triponez, Chairman of the Le Locle Watchmaking Museum Committee, Mr. Marc Pfister, Director of the La Chaux-de-Fonds School of Applied Arts, and Mr. Philippe Gnaegi, State Councillor of the Republic and Canton of Neuchatel, Mr. Didier Berberat, Member of the Council of States, Mrs Francine John Calame and Mrs Sylvie Perrinjaquet, National Councillors.

Below, Jean-Claude Biver (right) receives his award from Dr. Ludwig Oechslin.
Jean-Claude Biver and Ludwig Oechslin

Rest assured most Swiss watch CEOs would not have done this, let alone sent images of it to the press.
Jean-Claude Biver lights up the stage

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