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Board of Trustees


Committee of the Board of Trustees

Dr. Anna Crole-Rees;
Dr. Christoph Lindenmeyer
(Vice President);
Marina de Senarclens;
Arthur Bolliger;
Heinrich M. Lanz (President);
Thomas Bergen
(from left)

Egbert Appel

Trustee Martin Hilti Family Trust, Schaan (FL);
President Hilti Foundation, Schaan (FL)

Nicolas A. Aune
General Secretary, Union Industrielle Genevoise (UIG), Geneva

Rudolf Bärfuss
Former Swiss Ambassador, Berne

Thomas Bergen (Committee of the Board of Trustees)
Co-founder and CEO, getAbstract, Lucerne;
Co-founder and Board Member, Amphasys AG, Root

Arthur Bolliger (Committee of the Board of Trustees)
Board Member, Klingelnberg AG, Zurich

Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski
Member of the Board of Directors, Forbo Holding AG
and Swisscontent AG; Member of the Board of Trustees/
Vice President, Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement
of Young Soloists, Zurich; Member of the Human Rights
Watch Komitee, Zurich

Dr. Anna Crole-Rees (Committee of the Board of Trustees)
Founder and Consultant, CRC4change, Lausanne;
Head of Department and Member of the Executive Management, Agridea, Lausanne (until 15/07/2017)

Marina de Senarclens (Committee of the Board of Trustees)
Honorary President Senarclens, Leu + Partner AG, Zurich;
Founder of IngCH Swiss Engineers Shape our Future;
Co-founder of the Group of Fifteen, Zurich

Béatrice Fischer
Head Communication & Marketing, Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG, Zurich

Marc Furrer (Resignation 18/05/2017)
(Committee of the Board of Trustees)
Senior Partner of Monti Stampa Furrer Partners, Zurich;
Former President of the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) in Berne (2005-2016)

Dr. Urs Grütter
Owner and CEO, Max Ditting AG;
Initiator project «LokalesWasser.ch», Zurich

Prof. Dr. Fritz Gutbrodt
Managing Director Chairmain’s Office,
Swiss Re Management Ltd, Zurich

Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Gutzwiller
gwpartner AG, Gutzwiller, Wachsmann Partner, St. Gall

Dr. Paul Hälg (Entry 01/12/2017)
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dätwyler Holding Inc., Altdorf, and Sika AG, Baar

Hans Hess
President, Hanesco AG, Pfäffikon SZ, President, Swissmem, Zurich; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, COMET Holding AG, Flamatt, and R&M Holding AG, Wetzikon

Wilhelm B. Jaggi (Resignation 18/05/2017)
Swiss Ambassador to the OECD 2001-2006, Executive Director of Switzerland at the EBRD 1997-2001

Hans Jöhr
Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestec Ltd., Vevey

Dr. Gottlieb A. Keller
General Counsel, Member of the Corporate Executive Committee, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel

Heinrich M. Lanz (Committee of the Board of Trustees)
President Swisscontact; Member of the Advisory Committee on International Cooperation, Berne; Vice Chairman / Member of various Boards of Directors

Dr. Christoph Lindenmeyer

(Committee of the Board of Trustees)
Vice President Swisscontact; Chairman of the Board of Schindler Management AG, Ebikon; Vice President Swissmem;
Member of the Committee of the Board of Directors, economie­suisse, Zurich; Chairman / Member of various Boards of Directors

Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
Vice President Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich S.A., Meyrin

Armin Meier
Managing Director Boyden global executive search, Zurich;
Member of the Board of Zug Estates Holding, Kibag, Ameos and other Boards of Directors

Dr. Myriam Meyer Stutz
Member of the Board of Swiss Post Ltd, Lufthansa Technik AG, Wienerberger AG, Bedag Informatik AG; Vice President of the Commission for Technology and Innovation (KTI)

Dr. Reto Müller

Partner BLR & Partners AG; Past President of the Helbling Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Georg Utz Holding AG and Riri Group, Board Member of Forbo and other companies

Dr. Albin Reichlin-Boos

President, University of Applied Sciences, Eastern Switzerland (FHO), St. Gall; Member Swissuniversities – Rectors conference of Swiss Universities, Berne

Prof. Dr. Ursula Renold
Head of research division Education Systems, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

Dr. Thomas Sauber

Of Counsel, Lustenberger Attorneys-at-Law, Zurich

Rudolf Schmid
(Entry 01/12/2017)
Chairman of the Board of Directors, ESIMAG Immobilien AG; Zurich; Member of the Board of Directors, PrognosiX AG, Zurich and Lüchinger+Schmid Gruppe (L+S Holding AG), Kloten

Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter
(Resignation 18/05/2017)
National Councilor, Canton of Basel-Landschaft

Peter K. Steiner
Chairman of the Board of Peter Steiner Holding AG, Zurich;
Member of the Board of Directors of Steiner AG, Sogelym Dixence, Lyon (F)

Prof. em. Dr. Ulrich W. Suter
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Department of Materials Science, Zurich

Georges Theiler
Entrepreneur, Lucerne

Leopold Wyss
Head Sponsoring & Donations,
Novartis International AG


PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Zurich

Management Board

Urs Bösch,
Director Business Administration;
Samuel Bon,
CEO and Executive Director;
Peter Bissegger,
Director Market Development;
Florian Meister,
Director Field Operations
(from left)

Departments and Affiliate Office

Markus Kupper, Head of Monitoring and Results Measurement

Gabriella Crescini, Head of Client and Partner Relationships

Martin Koppa, Head of Acquisitions

John Meyers, Swisscontact North America

Annette Altvater, Head of Knowledge and Content Management

Francine Thurnher, Head of Communications

Adrian Stauffer, Head of Controlling

Stefanie Hosse, Head of Human Resources and Services

Béatrice Horn, Head of Finance

Anne Bickel, Head of Partner Programmes

(from left)

Regional Directors

Henry Leerentveld, Eastern Europe

Manish Pandey, South Asia

Ulrich Stucki, North- and Westafrica

Prashant Rana, South East Asia

Veronique Su, Central-, East- and Southern Africa

Benjamin Lang, South America

Philippe Schneuwly, Central America

(from left)

About Swisscontact

Swisscontact’s work focuses on inclusive growth, driven by an innovative private sector that creates employment and income.

Skills Development

Productive employment and earning an income through market-oriented vocational training and improved labour market access.

Enterprise Promotion
Strengthening productivity and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises through sustainable value chain interventions, improved market access and local economic development.

Inclusive Finance
Empowering entrepreneurial people by improving their access to financial products, services and financial literacy trainings.

Climate-Smart Economy
Creating green jobs through efficient use of natural resources and clean production.

In this way, Swisscontact creates the conditions for a socially and ecologically responsible private sector, contributing to poverty reduction.

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