A leading financial lawyer of extraordinarily keen business perception, breadth of knowledge, and astute analytical skills, Eric Stupp is also a steadfast friend of the Weizmann Institute and its scientists and a key leader within the Institute’s global family.
Mr. Stupp received a law degree from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, in 1989 and an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago in 1996.
In recent years, he has regularly advised financial institutions in connection with internal investigations initiated by the US Department of Justice, the New York Department of Financial Services and other US or European authorities. He co-heads the practice group Financial Services and the internal investigations team of the law firm Bär & Karrer in Zurich, Switzerland. He also acts as trusted advisor for a select number of private clients.
Mr. Stupp is listed as a leading lawyer in the publication Legal 500 in the category Hall of Fame. He is the vice-chairman of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs Bank AG, Zurich and a member of the boards of other financial institutions and industrial companies.
Mr. Stupp currently serves on the Weizmann Institute’s Executive Board and as Chair of the Swiss Society of Friends of the Institute. Founded in 1974 by a small group of scientists, the Swiss Society aims to make the Institute better known in circles of research and industry in Switzerland and enhance public awareness of its scientific research conducted for the benefit of humanity. Over the years, the membership base of the Swiss Society has gradually increased, and today, Mr. Stupp leads more than 650 Swiss friends, many of whom are Institute supporters.
To realize its objectives, the Swiss Society supports PhD and postdoctoral fellowships in a reciprocal program through which Israeli PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are also exposed to Swiss institutions. The Society also provides funding for talented Swiss students to participate in the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI). The visiting PhD students, postdocs, and high school graduates from Switzerland return to their country as true ambassadors of the Weizmann Institute and of Israel.
In his exemplary stewardship of the Swiss Society of Friends of the Weizmann Institute, Mr. Stupp has also played a prominent role in raising support for the Swiss Society Institute for Cancer Prevention Research at the Moross Integrated Cancer Center. This unique Center works to unravel the complexity of cancer by harnessing the power of basic research to facilitate translation into the clinical arena in the quest for cancer prevention, early diagnosis, and, ultimately, a cure.
Mr. Stupp and his wife Danielle have a son and a daughter.