Alan Hutchison (Switzerland)
Co-founder and CEO of ProsFit Technologies, Founder of ClusterBridge, Board Member of Europe Unlimited, Oxford Graduate
Alan Hutchison is a co-founder and CEO of ProsFit Technologies. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981 with an engineering degree, and is an experienced business development professional. After five years in engineering and production management in the UK, he moved to Switzerland, gaining an MBA from IMD Business School, Lausanne.
Alan then worked for seven years with a major international consulting company, developing business, operations and information technology strategies for multinational companies active in industrial goods, medical and pharma products, consumer products and financial services. He headed corporate development for an equipment marketing company in Asia, refocusing the business on investors’ needs, and set up joint ventures in Singapore and India.
He returned to Europe in 1997 and joined the executive team of a global industrial products company that was turned around from losses to profit within 12 months. In 2002 Alan founded ClusterBridge in Switzerland, a consultancy specializing in international business development, supporting clients to define and implement innovative and profitable business models.
The Hutchison family relocated to Bulgaria in 2012, where they founded ProsFit with the vision of “A World where innovation provides limb wearers a choice of affordable, reliable and desirable prosthetic products and services”, and a Mission to “Leverage knowledge and technology to enable confident mobility”.
Alan is also in the board of Europe Unlimited. Founded in 1998, the organisation provides a Community that facilitates investment in world-class entrepreneurs and their companies through events and online matching platforms across borders, regions, sectors and stages.