About Andreas

Andreas Widmer is the founder and director of the Art & Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business where he loves to teach and mentor students to find their true calling.

Previously, Andreas helped lead high-tech companies, bringing more than one hundred leading-edge technology products to market and also led several organizations focused on enterprise solutions to poverty. He is a former member of the Swiss Guard serving under Pope John Paul II and author of the book, "The Pope and the CEO", which describes the ten lessons he learned from the late pope about leadership and the centrality of the human person in work. Andreas’s biggest accomplishment in life is building a great marriage together with his wife, Michelle, and his biggest joy is seeing the character of their teenage son, Eli, develop and grow.

Andreas has a passion for helping professionals of all ages to find deeper meaning in their work and sustainable success in Principled Entrepreneurship. One way he does this is to discover and share the stories of successful Principled Entrepreneurs like Art Ciocca who overcame great challenges and built wonderful companies by never losing sight of their humanity. If you are interested to learn more about Andreas’s work, or would like to engage him to speak, coach, write, or simply to share your own Principled Entrepreneurship story, he would love to hear from you at Andreas-Widmer.com.

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About Art Ciocca & The Ciocca Center

The Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship aims to promote a new kind of entrepreneur: a person capable of integrating personal virtue, cutting-edge entrepreneurial tools and long-term perspective to launch and grow enterprises that harness human creativity at the service of individuals and communities.

The Ciocca Center brings together business professionals, academics and students to address current business issues and develop projects to grow companies, lift communities and allow individuals to flourish.