Andreas Jäger Fontana studied Economic Sciences at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel. In 1998, he obtained his PhD for his research in the area of Science Studies on the mathematization of modern economics in the 19th century.
In parallel to his doctorate at the University of Basel, he started his professional career in Human Resource Management at Roche where he held different positions. Since October 2010, he works at Roche Diagnostics International Ltd in Rotkreuz.
In parallel to his role in HRM at Roche, Andreas Jäger Fontana has been teaching Economics at the Gymnasium Laufental-Thierstein in Laufen/BL (from August 1999 to January 2001) and the „History of Economic Thought" at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel (from Autumn 2001 to Summer 2008).
At Roche, Andreas Jäger Fontana led a project to design and introduce an innovative approach of individual and organizational development, with scientific monitoring provided by Prof. Dr. phil. Theo Wehner, Full Professor at the former Institute of Work Psychology, which later has become part of the Center of Organization and Work Sciences (ZOA) (from 1999 to 2001).
Andreas Jäger Fontana has been an active member of the research team in the research project „Führung im Spiegel“ (leadership self-concepts of leaders in the German-speaking part of Switzerland) led by Prof. Dr. Werner R. Müller at the Department of Organization, HRM and Leadership at the University of Basel (from 2003 to 2005).
While working for Roche in Madrid for 2 years, Andreas Jäger Fontana participated in the IE Business School and IE Foundation applied research project “Changing the Culture”, led by Custodia Cabanas, Professor of „Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources“ (from July to December 2010). The project resulted in the development of a business case study for the IE Business School that has been incorporated in the teaching materials for HRM related courses.