Alain Carrupt has been a member of the Swisscom Board of Directors since 2016. After completing a commercial management qualification, he continued to study alongside his work; a particular focus was the Organisation of Non-Profit Organisations at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), University of Lausanne, and at the Institut für Verbands-, Stiftungs- und Genossenschaftsmanagement (VMI), University of Fribourg. He began his professional career in 1978 in the telecommunications department of the PTT. For 16 years, he held various roles, most recently as Head of Administration at the telecoms directorate in Sion. From 1994 to 2016, he worked in managerial positions for staff associations, most recently as chairman of the syndicom trade union, which resulted from a merger between the communications and comedia unions.