The Sandoz Family Foundation was established in 1964 by the sculptor and painter Edouard-Marcel Sandoz, the son of the founder of Sandoz SA of Basel (now Novartis SA).
The aim of the Family Foundation is to encourage entrepreneurial commitment through long-term holdings in companies in a variety of sectors. Apart from commercial criteria, the Foundation is dedicated to the encouragement of entrepreneurship and innovation as well as to the cultivation of Swiss entrepreneurial tradition. In addition, its investments are directed at a strategic objective concerned with preserving high quality and protecting fundamental social values.
The Foundation also encourages creativity and private initiative. Its commitment to art and culture, in the framework of the Fondation Edouard et Maurice Sandoz (FEMS), and to science counterbalance the commercial activities of the Foundation.
The Foundation is either directly or indirectly involved in the pharmaceutical industry and agribusiness, the hotel trade, the watch industry, telecommunications and the internet through a variety of organisations and holding companies. The philosophy underlying all its commitments focuses on innovative strength in technology, sustainable development and the creation of new jobs.
The operative leadership of the Foundation resides with the management and is presided over by Pierre Landolt as the representatives of the family. Other members of management are Maître Olivier Verrey and Gabriel Prêtre.
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The Sandoz Family Foundation would like to inform the public of the fact that the name and/or the logo of the foundation are being used illegally by persons of unknown identity in order to spread the information that the Sandoz Family Foundation is granting credits and various financing options. To add credibility to their claims, the impostors have taken to abusing the identity of the members of the management committee.
The Sandoz Family Foundation would like to clarify that it has to date not taken any such action. Consequently, the Sandoz Family Foundation urges any recipient of this or similar communication to proceed with greatest caution. The Foundation renounces all responsibility for any damage that may result from these offers for credit and financing or any other fictitious offers.
The Sandoz Family Foundation has initiated all necessary action to put an end to this ploy and has filed charges in order to have the origin of these messages investigated.