|Residence||Neuhausen am Rheinfall|
|Education||MBA from Fordham University|
|Occupation||entrepreneur and politician|
|Known for||Initiative "against the rip-off"|
|Political party||Independent (sits with SVP)|
|Board member of||CEO of Trybol|
He is known in Switzerland for having filed an initiative entitled "against rip-off salaries", created on 31 October 2006 and submitted on 26 February 2008, which proposed that the remuneration of executives in public Swiss companies be more tightly controlled by the shareholders. The initiative, one of the world's most restrictive on corporate governance, was accepted by 67.9% of the population and all the cantons on 3 March 2013.
He is the initiator of a Federal law to better protect the concept of "Swissness".
Minder is single, an ornithologist and member of the World Wildlife Fund, Schaffhouse Bird and Nature Protection Association, Pro Natura, the Association for Transport and Environment and Greenpeace.
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