Athena Center AG, a training and well-being institute, has named three members to its Board of Directors. As its home-base, it aims to purchase the Seminar Hotel Leuenberg in 4434 Hölstein in Canton of Baselland. It will also be the home-base for the programs and offerings of Athena Wisdom Institute AG.



Zurich, June 22nd, 2020

Athena Center AG has named three members to its Board of Directors: Gertrud Muralt, René Häusler, and Denis Georges André Marie von Sury d’Aspremont.

Simone Junod, founder and CEO of Athena Center AG and Athena Wisdom Institute AG: “I am very pleased and excited to have such knowledgeable leadership personalities to join the board. This was a decision that was carefully and strategically taken. The new members will highly contribute to materialize Athena Center AG’s vision and purpose.”

Gertrud Muralt (Swiss) has been a certified NeuroChangeSolutions Consultant since November 2016. She has more than 18 years of management experience from her work in public administration, is fluent in five languages (German, English, French, Italian and Swedish) and has acquired her 12 years of sales and marketing expertise in the automotive and airport industry in Switzerland, Sweden and the USA. Professional experience in a diplomatic environment completes her profile. She uses the processes and tools from neuroscience to bring about positive changes in companies, teams and individuals in order to successfully apply this new knowledge in an ever increasingly demanding business world. As a passionate horsewoman with over 40 years of experience in the equestrian field, Gertrud also conducts seminars for horse-based personality development.

René Häusler (Swiss) is a consultant for politics and economics. Today he is self-employed and mainly active in the field of investor relations, in particular with organization of presentations and financial procurement. He speaks fluent English, French and German. In the past he worked for the Swiss Delegation to Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Panmunjom/Korea, in the management of Bank Sogenal in Zurich and at the Medical Society (Society of Physicians) of the Canton of Zurich. In the 1990s he was a frequent guest lecturer at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and Managing Director of the International Research Institute for Paraplegiology (a specialized foundation for the research in the regeneration of nerve cells). Häusler holds numerous board and advisory mandates. He is also Chairman of L'Avenir Finanz AG and Vice Chairman of CannSol Holding AG. Häusler regularly appears on radio and television broadcasts in Switzerland as an expert on issues relating to the monarchy as a psychological form of state. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in newspapers and Trade Journals to this subject and to New Chinese History. He is an active networker.

Denis Georges André Marie von Sury d’Aspremont (Swiss) specializes in private equity for investment funds, management and investor relations, tax and wealth management, and asset allocation and asset management. He has a great interest in geopolitics and is bilingual in French and German. Sury has spear-headed numerous project financing and project management from business-to-business, business-to-customer, to customer-to-customer that have led to high-end and impactful realizations of real estate projects. His endeavors include Intereuropean sales and business in Switzerland as well as the rest of Europe. He is a specialist advisor for France and Switzerland for the economy finance industry for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, financial administrator of the Kirchgemeinde Reinach, auditor at the Synod of the Landeskirche Basel, member of the boards of foundations in Switzerland, member of the boards of management companies, and has strong relationships with chambers of commerce.

About Athena Center AG

Athena Center AG is a training and well-being institute. As its home-base, it aims to purchase the Seminar Hotel Leuenberg in 4434 Hölstein in Canton of Baselland. Athena Center AG signed a pre-emptive Purchase Right Agreement with the current owner and currently holds the exclusive purchase right to acquire the hotel, valid until June 30th, 2021. For the acquisition and the renovation, Athena Center AG is currently in the process of acquiring the necessary funds.

Athena Center AG’s future is an ambitious one: a neutral, non-confessional and independent institution for education in combination with well-being. An innovation center that will bring new forms of education, first for adults, then for children. A well-being space will be added to the regular hotel and restaurant operations. It will be the home-base for the programs and offerings of Athena Wisdom Institute AG, and other institutions and companies, as well as for scientific and cultural events. Lastly, it will also become an oasis for encounters and retreats.


Simone Junod

+41 79 330 19 08