The Foundation Board Committee

Bastienne Joerchel Anhorn, Co-President SWISSAID, economist, Renens, since 2019

Fabian Molina, Co-President SWISSAID, MP, Zurich, since 2019

Martin Sommer, Vice President SWISSAID, MSc Geography, Managing Director of devolutions GmbH, Berne, since 2017

Peter Bischof, former ambassador, Bellach, since 2018

Dr Claudia Friedl, MP and environmental scientist, St. Gallen, since 2015

Thomas Kohler, Bern, since 2010

Emmanuelle Robert, lic.phil, Communications Officer, Lausanne, since 2017

Marianne Roth, consultant for intercultural communication, PR consultant, Zurich, since 2009

Members of the Foundation Board

  • Matthias Aebischer, Lecturer University of Fribourg, MP, Berne, since 2012
  • Sibel Arslan, MPr, lic. iur., Basel, since 2017
  • Claude R. Béglé, MP, Dr.oec., since 2016
  • Didier Berberat, MP, attorney at law, journalist, since 2016
  • Roman Berger, journalist, Zurich, since 2005
  • Urs Brändli, Chairman of Bio Suisse, Goldingen, since 2018
  • Edgar Ricardo von Buettner, Senior Consultant for strategic, participatory and sustainable community development projects, Brazil, since 1983
  • Mario Carera, socioeconomist, Berne, since 2002
  • Prof. Dr. Pierre Centlivres, former Director of the Ethnological Institute of the University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, since 1983
  • PhD. Rudolf Dannecker, former Deputy Director-General SDC, Hinterkappelen, since 2002
  • Dr. Walter Egli, historian and former Co-Head of Studies NADEL, ETH Zurich, Zurich, since 2005
  • Gaby Fierz, ethnologist, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Basel, since 2008
  • Dr. Rudolf Fischer, Dr. phil. I, former Head of the SWISSAID Development Cooperation Department, Wettingen, since 2014
  • Rémy Gogniat, journalist, La Chaux-de-Fonds, since 2009
  • Bernhard Guhl,former MP, Electrical Engineer HTL, Niederrohrdorf, since 2018
  • Bruno Gurtner, economist, Bern, since 2008
  • Barbara Gysi, National Councillor, Diploma as a teacher of biology and geography at the University of Zurich, since 2016
  • Martin Hürzeler, Fundraiser BR, Zurich, since 2009
  • Laurent Jimaja, Master in Economics, President of SWISSAID Geneva, since 2016
  • Odile Keller, economist, Belfaux, since 2019
  • Florianne Koechlin, biologist, author, managing director of the Blauen-Institut, Münchenstein, since 1996
  • Maud Krafft, consultant, Lausanne, since 2005
  • Werner Küng, former Head of the Information & Fundraising Department SWISSAID, Wabern, since 2014
  • Lisa Mazzone, National Councillor, lic. phil. I, since 2016
  • Origin Meyer, lawyer, Köniz, since 1996
  • Gian L. Nicolay, Dipl. Ing. Agr. ETH, Africa Coordinator FIBL, Ardez, since 2010
  • Isabel Perich, lic.rer.pol., organizational consultant, former Head of Cooperation SDC/EDA Belgrade, Wohlen BE, since 2018
  • Wendy Peter, organic farmer, member of the Bioforum Switzerland board, Willisau, since 2010
  • Chasper Pult, cantonal school teacher and cultural mediator, Paspels, since 1992
  • Ruth Rauch, lic. rer. pol., Team and Organizational Development, Bern, since 2004
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan C. Rist, Professor for Human Geography, University of Bern, since 2017
  • Daniel Roduner, Expert Development Cooperation, Berne, since 2007
  • Martin Lukas Rohner, lic. oec. HSG, Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Bank Switzerland, Basel, since 2017
  • Denis Ruysschaert, Dr. of Sociology and Ing.agr, Vice-President of SWISSAID Geneva Association, since 2015
  • Carlo Sommaruga, lawyer and National Councillor, Geneva, since 2010
  • Karl Vogler, National Councilor, Bürglen, since 2017
  • Christoph Wehrli, former NZZ editor, Zurich, since 2015
  • Felix Wirz, Managing Director of Ecopolitics GmbH, Bern, since 2012