Dr. David Bosshar is the CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for economic and social studies. GDI is an independent European think tank, founded by the European Retail Pioneer Gottlieb Duttweiler (1888-1962). The institute specializes in trend research, retail, economic and social issues, strategic workshops, lectures, and conferences. Main topics of emphasis include changes in consumption patterns and behavior and innovation in the retail and service industry.
Previously, Dr. Bosshart was the head of strategic development and director of the cultural and social section of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives . Before that, he was head of the department for consumer research and social change at GDI. Bosshart holds a Ph.d. from the University of Zurich in philosophy and political theory.
David Bosshart is the author of numerous publications and a speaker at international events in Europe, America and Asia. His expertise is focused on consumption and retailing, management, social change, and political philosophy.