Our Foundation

Eos Entrepreneur Foundation was founded in 2012 with the purpose to promote Social Entrepreneurs in Latin America and in Switzerland. Like the Greek Goddess EOS who brings light into the new day, so does the Foundation support Social Entrepreneurs with their initiatives that generate a positive impact. Social Entrepreneurs address social and/or environmental issues with a sustainable and entrepreneurial approach.
Eos Entrepreneur Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation and donations are thus tax-exempt at the municipal, state and federal level in Switzerland.

Effective Governance

Board Members: 
Erna Karrer-Rüedi, Dr. sc.nat. ETH, Co-Founder and President of the Board
Urs Karrer, Dr. oec., Co-Founder and Vice-President of the Board
Regina Ledergerber, Member of the Board
Tina Zybur, Member of the Board

Principal: Erna Karrer-Rüedi
Project Advisors: Harry Allmendinger, Andrea Nardone, and Ivo Schmidt 

Regulatory Supervision and External Auditing: The Eos Entrepreneur Foundation is a registered-non-profit foundation under Swiss Law and is controlled by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Authority of Foundations. The external audit is provided by Kern Treuhand AG

Reports and Updates


We sincerely thank all our volunteers for their commitment to the success of our Foundation as well as our donors and shared value partners for their continued contribution and support