Manuel Emch works as independent consultant, board member and advisory council member in the luxury goods industry. He is a member of the academic council and the scientific council of the chair for watch design of Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), as well as the cultural council of the Foundation High Horology (FFH). As CEO and art director Manuel built up two premium watchmakers: Jaquet Droz and RJ-Romain Jerome. He was member of the extended executive board of the Swatch Group and the executive board of Swatch. He studied at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne (HEC) and at the Art Center Europe, Vevey.