Born in 1949, Mr. Braginsky has more than 40 years of experience in banking. He currently runs his own boutique finance office in Zurich. Together with his wife he founded the René and Susanne Braginsky-Foundation 28 years ago, which supports social and cultural projects in Switzerland and Israel.
As a past president of Keren Hayesod Switzerland and Yakir award winner, he also headed the Swiss Society of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science for many years and was awarded an honorary degree from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2012. He is also known for his fine collection of old Hebrew manuscripts and illuminated books, the most exquisite of which were showcased in Amsterdam, Berlin, Jerusalem, New York and Zurich.