After his studies in Bern and Basel, Adrian Lobsiger, born on 27 December 1959, obtained a master's degree in European law from the University of Exeter (GB). In 1992, he began his career in the field of international private law at the Federal Office of Justice. In 1995, he joined the Federal Office of Police (fedpol), where he became deputy director. As head of the Staff Section and of the Legal Affairs and Data Protection Service, he was responsible for ensuring that personal data was processed in conformity with the law in exchanges with national and foreign authorities. From 2000 - 2005, he established and was part-time director of the postgraduate course of studies on combating white-collar crime and the Competence Centre for Forensics and Business Crime at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Adrian Lobsiger was elected by the Federal Council in November 2015 and confirmed by Parliament in March 2016. He has been in office since June 2016.