Arthur Waser was born in Lucerne in 1930, where he spent his entire life. Immediately after graduating from college in Schwyz, he founded his first company in the mineral oil trade at the age of just over twenty. In the 1970s, he started investing the assets he had built up in the real estate sector, with a focus on commercial real estate. Today, his diversified investment portfolio includes real estate in Switzerland as well as securities and investments worldwide.
In 2000, Arthur Waser established his foundation, which is designated to become the sole heir of his fortune. As the founder, he sees himself as being in long-term partnerships with organizations, which themselves have the intention and ability to make a long-term commitment to their causes. Arthur Waser regards as essential the promotion of networking, synergy and cooperation amongst the supported partner organizations as well as the joint learning processes between the foundation and its partners.
As a visionary thinker and restlessly active person, Arthur Waser, together with his competent teams, still directs the fortunes of his companies and acts as the president of his foundation.