Antonio Togni, born 1956 in Switzerland, studied chemistry at ETH Zurich and obtained a PhD in 1983 (L. M. Venanzi). After a postdoctoral stay (1983-84) at the California Institute of Technology in John E. Bercaw’s group, he returned to ETH as a research associate. In 1985 he joined the Central Research Laboratories of Ciba-Geigy Ltd., where he worked as a research scientist and group leader in the field of asymmetric catalysis. He returned to ETH in 1992 as an Assistant Professor and became Full Professor of Organometallic Chemistry in 1999. His research interests are in the field of asymmetric catalysis, organometallic chemistry, and organofluorine chemistry. Antonio Togni has served as a member of the National Research Council with the Swiss National Science Foundation and since 2016 as Vice-Rector for Doctoral Studies at ETH. He is married and father of three grown-up children.