Bertrand Piccard is a humanistic adventurer, psychiatrist, aeronaut and lecturer and also chairman of a charitable foundation and a UN goodwill ambassador. He is the first to fly around the globe in a balloon.
During 2015, the objective was to accomplish the first round-the-world solar flight in history. The voyage consisted of multiple flights started on March 9 and scheduled to conclude about five months later. In order to switch pilots, stopovers were scheduled at locations in India, Myanmar, China, United States, and southern Europe or northern Africa. Bertrand Piccard piloted the ninth segment of the round-the-world trip and landed the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) in Moffett Field in California on 24 April 2016 after three days of flying from Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii.
André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard completed their circumnavigation of the globe with the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse on 26 July 2016. On the same day, they announced the creation of the International Committee of Clean Technologies.
Developing his humanist perception of adventure, Bertrand has become a sought-after speaker with the business world. Taking his balloon flights as a metaphor of life, he examines motivation and the spirit of adventure, the psychology of communication and of team-working, and the management of stress and the unknown.
His topics are team spirit, crisis and stress management, a sustainable future and adventure: a state of mind.