Dr Besmer obtained his MBA and PhD in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. In addition, he was awarded a one-year scholarship at the University of Oregon as part of the Swiss Government Graduate Exchange Program.
After his postgraduate studies he worked three years as a Management Consultant at Stanford Research Institute in California.
Subsequently, he spent seven years at American Express Headquarters in New York and towards the end in the London office as
Before returning to Switzerland, Dr. Besmer was engaged to build up the international activities for a large Brazilian Group, based in Sao Paulo.