After the departure of Stephane Essade who headed the EPFL Alumni Chapter Tokyo since its inception in 2010, Mr. Olivier Rumley will now take over. Thank you, Stephane, for all your work!!
“Dear friends and fellow EPFL alumni,
My name is Olivier Rumley. My first long stay in Japan was in 2001 at Mitsubishi Electric as an intern after graduating from mechanical engineering, (sadly) shortly after the architecture department was integrated into the campus.
I lived a few years in Switzerland, where I married my wife (born in Himeji), and we eventually found a way back to Japan. And, if it’s any indication of how long I have been living here, few of my recent photos are without a peace sign ^v^)
Now I am working for a global company in the field of energy and temperature control. My work requires me to travel relatively frequently, but I do enjoy the weekends with my family, usually with short (higaeri) outings with our two children. Eight years in Japan and I’m still discovering marvelous places to go, many of which are a delight for children as well. The Obon period (August) is notoriously hot and humid, so I reserve it for my annual leave to Switzerland – precious time to visit family and catch up with friends. Surprisingly, it never seems to be too hot to make up for the cheese-deprived past 11 months, and have a good raclette and moitie-moitie fondue.
I look forward to get acquainted with new alumni and touch base with other alumni met under the auspices of Stephane Essade. I am happy to carry on his work.
Thank you, Stephane, and all the best in Switzerland! ”
— Olivier Rumley, April 2015