After serving as the president of SAI in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for seven years, Patrick Stoup became the company’s CEO in 2014. When he is not working, Patrick Stroup enjoys traveling and counts Singapore and Switzerland among his favorite destinations. In Switzerland, he has made the trek to Jungfraujoch, an attraction built on a mountain peak in the Bernese Alps.
Known as the “top of Europe,” Jungfraujoch sits between the mountains Jungfrau and Monch. Accessible by railway, the area is home to the Monchsjoch Hut, the highest-altitude mountain hut in the world, and the Sphinx Observatory, which provides a 360-degree view of the mountain range. From there is Alpine Sensation, a 250-meter-long moving walkway of lights and music. The walkway leads to the Ice Palace, a cave full of majestic ice sculptures. In the summer, Snow Fun Park provides opportunities for skiing and snowboarding.
Several restaurants are available, as well as Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, for those with a sweet tooth. In addition, there are several exhibitions and multimedia shows open to visitors.