Walter Boveri

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(businessman, banker)
Born6 December 1894
Died20 March 1972 (Age 77)
Zurich, Switzerland
Alma materOxford University
SpouseAnnemarie Frida Wydler
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee
Attended the Bilderbergs from 1959 to 1962

Walter Eugen Boveri Jr. was a member of the Bilderberg Steering committee.


Walter E. Boveri Jr. was born in 1894. His father founded Brown, Boveri & Cie on 2 October 1891. [1] He studied Economics in Oxford, Geneva and Zurich.[2]


In 1921 he began work in Brown, Boveri & Cie. There he was unsuccessful at building a market in the US and he left after his father died.

In 1932 he founded a private bank and management company in Zurich. In 1930, he returned after buying up a block of shares as a director to Brown, Boveri & Cie. After a renovation, he served as Chairman of the Board from 1938-66, consolidated the company and led it success. From 1966 onwards he was honorary president. After 1945 he was an industrial promoter of nuclear research in Switzerland. In 1955, he started and lead the research company Reaktor AG. He held various directorships, including Kreditanstalt from 1942-1966.[2]

He was given an honorary Doctorate from the University of Bern in 1955 and the ETH Zurich in 1956.[2]


From 1958-64 Boveri wrote various books of a philosophical nature. His autobiography, Ein Weg im Wandel der Zeit was published in 1964.[2]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/195918 September 195920 September 1959Turkey
The 8th Bilderberg and the first in Turkey. 60 guests.
Bilderberg/196028 May 196029 May 1960Switzerland
The 9th such meeting and the first one in Switzerland. 61 participants + 4 "in attendance". The meeting report contains a press statement, 4 sentences long.
Bilderberg/196121 April 196123 April 1961Canada
The 10th Bilderberg, the first in Canada and the 2nd outside Europe.
Bilderberg/196218 May 196220 May 1962Sweden
The 11th Bilderberg meeting and the first one in Sweden.