Emil Barell

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Emil Barell (left) and Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche 1898
Share certificate of F. Hoffmann La Roche & Co dated October 3, 1950, signed by Emil Christoph Barell

Emil Christoph Barell (born January 13, 1874 in Schaffhausen , Switzerland ; † March 18, 1953 in Basel ) was a Swiss chemist and entrepreneur.


Barell was the son of the cloth merchant Benjamin from Gressoney-Saint-Jean ( Aosta Valley ) and Anna Hügi . After studying chemistry at the universities of Zurich and Bern , Barell was hired by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche in 1896 in his newly founded chemical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche , from which today's global corporation “ Roche ” later developed Has. Barell held various positions in the company for over 56 years, most recently as Chairman of the Board of Directors until 1952 . Barell was very interested in architecture. He had his private house built by Otto Rudolf Salvisberg , who also worked for the company.


On March 21, 1947, he and his company “F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. AG "the" Emil Barell Foundation for the Training of Chemical Engineers " " with special knowledge in apparatus engineering (chemical engineers) at the ETH Zurich " with starting capital of SFR 500,000. There is also the “Emil and Viktoria Barell Foundation” based in St. Gallen , which pays out an annual amount of SFR 3,000 to “support organizations for the upbringing of children and the care of the elderly” .


  • Honorary doctorate (Dr. med. Hc) from the University of Zurich
  • Honorary doctorate (Dr. phil. Hc) from the University of Basel
  • Honorary doctorate (Dr. rer. Pol. Hc) from the University of Basel
  • Honorary doctorate (Dr.-Ing.hc) from ETH Zurich
  • The German branch in 79639 Grenzach-Wyhlen has its headquarters in Emil-Barell-Straße

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