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Jean-Philippe Amstein

Jean-Philippe Amstein

Director of the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Personal data
Born in 1952
Married, two children


Schools and professional training
1971 Swiss high school diploma obtained in Lausanne
1971 – 1976 Studies as graduate agricultural engineer and land surveyor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne; obtained the certificate as Engineer-Geometrician in 1978

Professional experience

  • 1976-1980 Engineer in a private office of civil engineers and land surveyors in the Tessin. 
  • 1980-1991 Senior Desk Officer at the Federal Office of Cadastral Surveying 
  • 1992-1996 Head of Department ad interim at the Federal Office of Cadastral Surveying 
  • 1996-1998 Deputy Head of the Federal Office of Cadastral Surveying and Head of Department 
  • 1999 Head ad interim of the Federal Office of Cadastral Surveying 
  • 2000-2004 Head of the Federal Office of Cadastral Surveying 
  • 2001-2002 Vice-Director of the Federal Office of Topography 
  • 2002-2005 Head of the Topography Division within the Federal Office of Topography 
  • 2003-2005 Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Topography 
  • since 2005 President of the Steering Committee e-geo.ch 
  • since 2006 Director of the Federal Office of Topography

 

Advanced training 

  • 1980-1996 Various courses offered by the Federal Office of Personnel 
  • 1995-1996 Post-graduate courses "Geographical Information Systems“ at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich 
  • 2001-2002 Course for economy and public finances at the University of Neuchâtel 
  • 2004-2005 Specialised course for senior executives and managers (CSM) at the Centre romand de promotion du management (CRPM) in Lausanne.
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Director Jean-Philippe Amstein
Federal Office of Defence, Civil Protection
and Sport DDPS
armasuisse
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
Seftigenstrasse 264, 3084 Wabern
Tel. +41 58 469 02 69 
Fax +41 58 469 04 59 
Switchboard +41 58 469 01 11
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