Simon Greuter-Puzderliski was born in Basel in 1974. He is a lawyer, ecologist and political scientist. He co-founded yep! youth environment participation in partnership projects, worked as a Confidence Building Officer at Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Macedonia, was Head of Project at Deutsche Welthungerhilfe in Tajikistan, Political Adviser on Belarus at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, and Human Security Adviser at the Embassy of Switzerland in Kiev, Ukraine. He is married and has three children.