Andreas Widmer is the founder and director of the Art & Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business, where he loves to teach and mentor students to find their true calling. Previously, Andreas helped high-tech companies bring more than 100 leading-edge technology products to market and led several organizations focused on enterprise solutions to poverty. He is a former member of the Swiss Guard serving under Pope John Paul II and author of the book The Pope and the CEO, which describes the 10 lessons he learned from Pope St. John Paul II about leadership and the centrality of the human person in work. Andreas’ biggest accomplishment in life is building a great marriage together with his wife, Michelle, and his biggest joy is seeing the character of their teenage son, Eli, develop and grow.
Director of the Art & Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship
The Catholic University of America