Daniel Borel

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Daniel Borel in 2008

Daniel Borel (born February 14, 1950[1]) is a Swiss[2] businessman and co-founder of Logitech.

In 1973, Daniel Borel earned an engineering degree in Physics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland,[3] and in 1977 received a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.[1][3]

Borel co-founded Logitech at his father-in-law's farm in 1981 with Pierluigi Zappacosta and Giacomo Marini.[4] He served as Logitech's Chairman 1982 to 2008, and served as the company's CEO from 1982 to 1988,[2][3] and again from 1992 to 1998.[2] In 1988, he took the Logitech Group public on the Swiss stock market,[4][5] and on the Nasdaq in 1997.[3] He is currently serving on Logitech's Board of Directors.[2]

Borel currently serves on the board of directors of Logitech and Nestlé.[2] He also serves on the board of defitech,[2] a foundation that brings IT technology to disabled people and is chairman of swissUP,[2] a foundation dedicated to the promoting education in Switzerland.


  1. ^ a b "Daniel Borel Profile - Forbes". Forbes. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Daniel Borel - Nestle Board of Directors Bio". Nestle. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Daniel Borel - Businessweek Executive Profile". Businessweek. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Allen, Matthew (April 20, 2006). "Mouse maker reveals how niche players succeed". Switzerland: swissinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Borel - Executive Bios". Logitech. Retrieved 13 February 2010.