Gaston Trauffler is the Head of Industrial Policy at Fedil and member of the Management Committee. He is in charge of projects and political actions related to supervising industrial investments and activities to help strengthening the competitiveness of the local industry.
Before joining FEDIL, Gaston was the Director of Communication, Marketing and Strategy and a member of the Management Committee at Luxinnovation, Luxembourg’s National Innovation Agency. Previously, Gaston held several positions with the Agency, among others as Head of Strategy, Department Head of Innovation Management, Design & Strategic Intelligence and as a Head of Start-up Support and SME Performance where he developed the programs Fit for Innovation and initiated Fit for Start.
Before re-joining Luxinnovation as the Head of Strategy, Gaston worked as a senior manager at Ernst & Young, EY Luxembourg’s business advisory practice in strategy, management and innovation. He also spent several years working in Tokyo, Japan as an industrial analyst in the field of foreign direct investment and as a consultant in Zurich advising technology-based companies in Switzerland, Austria and Germany in innovation management.
Gaston holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in business engineering and Industrial Management with a major in Biocompatible Material Sciences, and a
Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He authored articles on innovation and technology management and published a book on strategic
innovation management. He was appointed a member of the expert panel for the evaluation of the European Commission’s H2020 ERC PoC Grant Program in 2013, 2014 and 2017.
In 2018, Gaston was appointed an Adjunct Professorship at the Sacred Heart University’s MBA programme. He lectures in the subjects of Operations Management and Digital Transformation.