Monika von Sury
Doctor of Economic and Social Sciences
Studied political science at the University of Geneva and at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (IUHEI) [University Institute of Higher International Studies], Geneva. This was followed by linguistic studies at the Geneva College of Interpreters, comprising German, English, French and Farsi. Other languages: Spanish, Ancient Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Polish, Swiss German (and since 2018, Arabic).
Three kinds of professional experience
Science Responsible for teaching and research at the University of Geneva, the University of the United Nations (UNU), Tokyo, and the Graduate Institute of Public Administration (IDHEAP, Institut de hautes études en administration publique) of Lausanne. Has authored scientific publications in various subject areas (public administration, alternative development and information policies).
Corporate management Marketing Director in two small-scale enterprises active throughout Europe. Founder and Managing Director of Royal Line.
Church responsibilities Co-Pastor of the Soukkah Evangelical Congregation, www.soukkah.ch
Olivier von Sury
Businessman and pastor
Studied Biology at the University of Geneva, followed by pastoral training at the Church of the Living Saviour, Geneva. Founded several businesses in his own right before joining his wife as executive director of Royal Line.
Olivier and Monika von Sury are members of the Association des Entrepreneurs Chrétiens Suisses [Association of Swiss Christian Entrepreneurs] www.ecs-net.ch.