Olle and Doris Larsson-Rosenquist, whose heritage this foundation is, were both born in the late 1920's and brought up in southern Sweden where they later met and got married. In 1955 they moved to Zug/Switzerland where Olle, an engineer and inventor at heart, had been offered a position as head of the design department of a renowned Swiss company. In 1955 and 1958 respectively their two sons Göran and Michael were born and made their happiness complete. They settled well in their new home country and became Swiss citizens in 1969.
Ever an entrepreneur, Olle Larsson soon left his life as an employee behind him and set up his own business for medical and electronic devices in the early 1960s. This company would, decades later, become the market leader in its field. Over the years Olle Larsson added more companies to his portfolio. These not only manufacture a wide variety of products, but also invest a great deal of capital and effort in research and development. All his businesses were grouped under the roof of Olle Larsson Holding AG, which was founded in 2001.
All through those years of professional ups and downs and big decisions, Doris had always been a great supporter and encouraged Olle wholeheartedly. Sadly, Doris Larsson-Rosenquist passed away in the year 2000.
Early on in their entrepreneurial activity, the Family Larsson-Rosenquist came into contact with the topic of human milk and breastfeeding and recognised the importance and positive influence of human milk nutrition on the development of newborns and for the long-term health of mother and baby.
This developed to a matter of the heart and vision, which, in 2013, led Olle Larssson and his sons Michael and Göran to transfer part of their family fortune into an independent, charitable foundation. This foundation advocates for human milk and breastfeeding at an international, sustainable and high level and invests its means and knowledge for the benefit of the community.
Portrait of 17 year old Olle Larsson (1945)
Photograph of Doris Rosenquist (1940's)
Engagement of Doris Rosenquist and Olle Larsson, in Vàrnamo/Sweden (1952)
First family picture with their sons Göran and Michael, in Zug/Switzerland (1959)
Göran and Michael, the two sons of Doris and Olle Larsson-Rosenquist (1960's)
Olle Larsson in his first very own office at Bleichimattweg 12 in Zug/Switzerland (1961)
Doris and Olle Larsson-Rosenquist visiting Vienna (1990's)
Olle Larsson with his first grandchild, Laila (1997)
Olle Larsson at a business event in 2004
Olle Larsson at the Citypark opening in Zug/Switzerland in 2008, now 80 years old