The foundation is supervised by a council of three members. The council is responsible for the different activities and projects of the foundation with the support of an international advisory board and scientific committee.
Alexis Kaiser was born in France and move to Switzerland in 1998 to pursue his studies at the university of St. Gall after graduating from the Sorbonne university. He worked as a lawyer for many years in the financial sector in London, Geneva, Zurich and Moscow. Since 2009 he has been working as legal counsel and lawyer for clients advising them on international business law with an emphasis on tax law and regulations of investments funds.
In 2012 he got involved in regulations and public health policies regarding controlled substances (psychedelics) and harm-reduction policies in Europe and Switzerland. He’s actively working on how to reform drugs policies in a meaningful manner and how to better protect and inform the public about these substances. Alexis is a passionate mycologist, eager to promote knowledge about medicinal mushrooms and their amazing properties.
Alexis speaks English, German and French.
Mark Stüttler, is an Austrian mycologist and entrepreneur. With over 24 years of experience in the industry, he has established himself as a prominent figure in the field of mushroom cultivation and research in Europe and beyond. Mark’s journey in the world of mushrooms began early on during his academic years when he developped an interest for fungi. After completing his education in Bregenz in the 90’ he started a biology research project on mushroom cultivation, specifically higher fungi, which led to the establishment of a temporary test laboratory for mushroom breeding in Vienna. He started his first mushroom venture Myco-Labs in Vienna in 2005 with the help of his brother, Manuel Stüttler a microbiologist also specilized on mushrooms.
They did research and production of edible and medicinal mushrooms until 2007, when Mark moved to Innsbruck and founded the Mushroom Research Center Austria GmbH (MRCA) to develop his research on the cultivation of mushrooms. Building upon his experience at MRCA, Mark went on to establish the Mushroom Production Center GmbH (MPC) in 2012, where he has assumed the role of CEO. He launched the brand “Tyroler Glückspilze” which is a now an established brand in Europe for medicinal mushrooms.
Over the years, Mark has participated in numerous conferences, workshops, and training programs worldwide, including events in the Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Colombia, Serbia and Austria and possesses today an extensive network with the most renowned individuals and institutions in the field of mycology, such as Dr. Paul Stamets, Dr. John Holliday or Prof. Solomon Wasser along with several universities and research organizations around the world.
Since 2012 he has been instrumental in developing and delivering lectures and training programs for mycotherapy and mushrooms cultivation in Europe and Africa with the view to promote food safety and production techniques using local resources (decentralization). He is regularly consulted for projects involving the cultivation of mushrooms or about mycotherapy and mycoremediation.
Mark is married and lives in Innsbruck, Austria with his five children.
Dominik Risch is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in legal and financial sectors. As the Geschäftsführer (Managing Director) and Treuhänderrat (Trustee Council) of IGT IntergeSTions Trust Reg. since 2012, he has showcased his expertise in advising international clients and building a strong global network. His career journey includes notable positions such as Rechtskonsulent (Legal Consultant) at IGT Intergestions Trust Reg. from January 2007 to February 2012, and Juristischer Mitarbeiter (Legal Associate) and Rechtskonsulent at VP Bank AG from February 2000 to December 2006. Dominik Risch’s professional expertise extends beyond the legal and financial domains. He possesses a deep understanding of the life science, cybertechnologies, and media sectors. This breadth of knowledge allows him to provide comprehensive and insightful advice to clients operating in these industries.
Education has played a vital role in Dominik’s professional development. He obtained the Treuhänderprüfung (Trustee Examination) in Liechtenstein in 2011 and pursued a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, specializing as an academic expert in European law, at the Universities of Innsbruck, Austria, and Passau, Germany, from 2001 to 2003. Prior to this, he completed his studies in law (Lic. Iur.) at the University of Zurich from 1992 to 1998. Additionally, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Zurich from 1990 to 1992.
With a dynamic skill set encompassing legal expertise, financial acumen, and a deep understanding of diverse industries, Dominik Risch has established himself over the year as a highly respected advisor. He enjoys an outstanding reputation as a service provider and trusted adviser that sets him apart in the field and brings a tremendous level of expertise to the Mycoverse foundation.
Dominik lives in Vaduz, Liechtenstein with his wife and his 5 children.