The Foundation Board is the highest body within SAD. It provides guidance to the organisation and its head office, while taking strategic decisions regarding policy.

 

Dr. Ernst Schläpfer

Neuhausen
President of the Foundation Board
Former Principal of the Vocational Education and Learning Centre Canton Schaffhausen
Board member since 2016

 

Regina Bühlmann

Bern
Vice president of the Foundation Board
Scientific officer at the Conference of Cantonal Governments / Managing director of the Conference of Cantonal Delegates for Integration
Board member since 2008

 

Pius Betschart

Bern
Former Director of Asylum Directorate of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)
Board member since 2017

 

Susanne Brunner

Zurich
Addfluence Consulting & Communication GmbH
Board member since 2014

 

Martin Fässler

Zurich
Former chief of staff and leader of the Development Policy Division of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Board member since 2014

 

Franz-Xaver Hiestand SJ

Zurich
Student Counsellor at the ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Board member since 2003

 

Andreas Kissling

Merenschwand
Head IT Sika Group
Board member since 2006

 

Julien Steiner

Biel/Bienne
Deputy town clerk
Board member since 2013

 

Marcel Stutz

Bern
Former Swiss Ambassador of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
Board member since 2019

 

Raphael Widmer

Zumikon
CFO Stadler Rail AG
Board member since 2014

 

Andrea Zryd

Magglingen
Member of the parliament of the Canton of Bern (SP), physical education teacher, Swiss Olympic Coach (currently Athletic Coach Swiss Ice Hockey)
Board member since 2019