Markus Simmen was born on October 18, 1970 in Chur, Switzerland.

Markus Simmen, who has a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration, has been the MUMMENSCHANZ Foundation's new manager since Spring 2011. He is a professional with wide-ranging experience in the world of show business.

He ran the Marketing and Communication Department of Good News Productions AG, Zurich – the biggest Swiss concert agency – for four years. He has been in charge, amongst other engagements, of the show marketing of Riverdance, David Copperfield, Elvis - The Concert, Lord of the Dance, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bryan Adams.

He spent eight years as project manager with Freddy Burger Management in several fields: musicals such as Chicago, Mamma Mia!, Cats; theatre; dance; stage shows particularly for Blue Man Group, Stomp, Yamato, Pina Bausch, Béjart Ballet; happenings with Patricia Kaas, Roberto Benigni, to name just a couple of them.