Didier Barthe was born in Bordeaux, France. He is Swiss-married, with two children. He is a mechanical engineer and a Business Economist. He has been the Section Head, then Department Head, at SGS (General Superintendence Company) in Italy then in Taiwan, respectively. Additionally, he has been the Administrative Director of a start-up company active in electrical network transmissions, the Assistant to the President of a trade finance company active in non-food consumer goods and premium wines, and Founder and Director of his own company active in medical imaging and consultancy in implementing technologies for improving buildings' energy savings. Mr. Barthe founded and is a member of non-profit associations in student, sports, and humanitarian areas. Currently, he is President of GIWEH.