Luc Hoffmann

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Hans Lukas "Luc" Hoffmann (born January 23, 1923 in Basel ; † July 21,  2016 in the Camargue , France ) was a Swiss patron and entrepreneur .

Family and life

Luc Hoffmann's grandfather Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche was the founder of the Hoffmann-La Roche company . His father was the manufacturer Emanuel “Manno” Hoffmann (1896–1932), his mother was his wife, the sculptor Maja Hoffmann, née Stehlin (1896–1989). His sister was Vera Oeri-Hoffmann (1924–2003), the wife of Jakob Oeri-Hoffmann . From 1953 to 2002 Hoffmann was married to Countess Daria Razumovsky (1925-2002) from Ukraine . He has four children: Vera Michalski , Maja , André and Daschenka.

Hoffmann studied zoology at the University of Basel and received his doctorate in 1952 . In 1954 he set up the "Biologique de la Tour du Valat " research station in the Camargue in France. He was a founding member of the WWF and its Vice President from 1961 to 1988. From 1960 to 1969 he was Vice President of the World Conservation Organization IUCN . In 1994 he founded the nature conservation foundation MAVA. Hoffmann has been awarded several honorary doctorates and he is the author of over 60 mostly ornithological books.

Luc Hoffmann has made a great contribution to international nature conservation. During his life he fought for the preservation of threatened bird refuge areas; be it in the mouth of the Guadalquivir (southern Spain), on Lake Neusiedl, in the Hungarian Puszta or on the coast of Mauritania. Together with Peter Scott, the son of the famous polar explorer, Lukas Hoffmann founded the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 1961.

From 1953 to 1996 he was a member of the board of directors of Hoffmann-La Roche, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, based in Basel , and from 1990 vice -chairman. In 2004 he left the shareholder pool of the Roche founding families. He died at his home in the Camargue in July 2016 at the age of 93.

honors and awards


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Hans Lukas Hoffmann's obituary notice (NZZ). Retrieved July 23, 2016 .
  2. Roche press release. Retrieved July 22, 2016 .
  3. a b Farewell to a great environmental visionary. In: of July 22, 2016, accessed on July 23, 2016.
  4. Obituary , Neue Zürcher Zeitung
  5. ^ IUCN mourns the loss of environmental champion Luc Hoffmann
  6. About MAVA ( Memento of the original from July 23, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. The founder of the WWF. (PDF; 408 kB) from June 2004
  8. André Hoffmann -. Retrieved October 22, 2019 .
  9. Tom Metcalf, David de Jong: Seven Cancer Drug Billionaires Unmasked as Roche Surges , Bloomberg, February 22, 2013
  10. The International Who's Who 2004. Routledge, 2003, ISBN 1-85743-217-7 limited preview in the Google book search
  11. »Dr. Luc Hoffmann »Business School Lausanne (BSL)
  12. WWF co-founder Luc Hoffmann honored for life's work. September 24, 2007