Christoph Spreng was born and brought up in Berne, Switzerland. His early career was in engineering and electronics which eventually led to the production of documentary films and newspaper editing.
In 1981 Christoph became a Member of Council with Initiatives of Change Switzerland, a role he continued in for 36 years. He was Caux conference coordinator for 10 years from 1998 to 2008 and has represented IofC at the Council of Europe.
In 2008 Christoph was appointed Special Advisor for Intercultural Dialogue for the Conference of INGO's (International Non-Governmental Organisations) and coordinated the INGO Dialogue Hub, 'From Polarisation to Participation.'
Christoph's activities outside Switzerland include developing Fellowships with students from Japan and Germany and Indian and Japanese industry. In 2009 he was a Convenor of the Middle East Peace Process Joint Venture.