Christian Bühlmann is Director, Centre Support and Development. He is seconded from the Swiss Armed Forces.
Prior to this assignment, he gained extensive experience in the area of defence policy, politics, and military strategy as Senior Advisor to the Chief of Swiss Armed Forces. He has over 30 years of combined civilian and military experience. His previous appointments include : Head of Sales Defense at a major Swiss company (as a civilian) as well as head of doctrine research and development (as a regular officer).
He has a PhD in political science from the University of Lausanne, a Master of Science from the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (Ingénieur informaticien diplômé), and a Master of Arts in International Studies (King's College, London) after attending the Royal College of Defence Studies, London. Christian also graduated from the Swiss Military Academy.
Christian Bühlmann co-authored a book on Colonel Daniel Reichel, a maverick Swiss military thinker, and has published numerous article on doctrine, strategy, defence policy, and history.
He is a Swiss national; his mother tongue is French and he is proficient in German and English