This page highlights portraits of EPFL Alumni! You will discover here a diversity of profiles and careers, and the achievements that our former students reach: in Switzerland or abroad, at large or small enterprises, at a university or when founding start-ups.

Silvio Napoli: Master’s degree in Materials science EPFL 1989, CEO of the Schindler group

A Master of Science in Materials Engineering (EPFL 1989), Silvio Napoli is today Chief Executive Officer of the Schindler group, a Swiss company specialized in escalators and elevators. 

What Silvio Napoli treasures from his time at EPFL is the large range of scientific knowledge this curriculum provides: « it gives you the confidence to master complexity » he explains.

In the days he graduated, EPFL international outreach was still comparatively limited but Schindler’s CEO has witnessed the rise of the school’s reputation during his many trips.

According to Silvio Napoli, EPFL students should cherish their degree and be proud of their school: « it’s an amazing institution ».