Mike Abson, Canadian and Swiss, completed a BA in Communication and Marketing at the Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada).
During his early career, Mike spent 13 years in the professional international freestyle skiing competition world: 6 years as a competitor (he was Canadian national champion in 1973), then 4 years as Head Coach of the national Canadian team and 3 years as technical delegate at the International Ski Federation.
He then joined the Swatch group to enter the world of special events management before moving to country general management and international marketing with Swatch first and a clothing company afterwards.
In 2000, he went back to large events management for international sports (Footbal World and European Associations, America’s cup and Alinghi team – sailing) and international corporate “blue chip” clients.
Mike Abson has added regular lecturing in Swiss business schools on the subjects of event planning and financing to his large events management activity.