The Owner

Matthias Neuenschwander, born 1960, achieves his diploma as a civil engineer (M.Sc.) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in 1984, and for three years works at the Geotechnical Institute of ETHZ as a scientific assistant, mainly on projects in Niger, Africa. After two more years overseas as a project manager and coordinator with Swissaid in N’Djamena, Chad, and as an engineer with Losinger USA Inc., Bellevue WA, USA, he settles in Switzerland and gains valuable experience in underground and infrastructure works during five years as a project manager with the contractor Losinger Ticino SA.

He then becomes co-owner of the engineering firm NN Ingegneri SA, before joining Lombardi Engineering Ltd. as an Owner’s Engineer at the Bodio sector of the Gotthard Base Tunnel (AlpTransit).


From 2004 to 2013 he is a director and member of the management board, and from 2012 he is the managing director of Lombardi. From 1996 to 2010 he is also a professor for project management with the University of Applied Sciences (SUPSI) and with the University of Italian Switzerland (USI). Since 2008 he serves as a member of the Committee of the Swiss Tunnelling Society.


In march 2014 he leaves Lombardi in order to establish his own engineering company. Matthias Neuenschwander is married and has a son and a daughter, both adults.

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