Benno is a mechanical engineer living in Switzerland. He is specialized on renewable energies and has been working in the energy sector for over ten years.
Convinced, that the bicycle is the most energy efficient mode of transport he cycled in 2006 and 2007 from Switzerland to Australia, in order to visit his former host family and friends. This journey allowed him to closely encounter many different people and cultures on his way.
Since 2013 he is a member of the City Council of Berne and the Commission for transport and city planning, where he is committed to improving the conditions for cyclists in the city.
Holding an international skipper license for pleasure crafts he is a board member of the Boatsharing Cooperative Sailcom and enjoys sailing on the Swiss lakes as well as on coastal and offshore waters.