Our Offices Abroad

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has nine members. They represent the different aspects of cultural life and the different cultures of Switzerland. The members of the Board of Trustees are chosen by the Federal Council for a term of four years. Each member can be re-appointed for one more term.

Politics, national and international

Charles Beer
President of Pro Helvetia
Former cantonal government member, canton of Geneva

Cultural institutions

Marco Franciolli
Board member

Cultural enterprise

Guillaume Juppin de Fondaumière
Joint CEO, video game producer

Cultural communication

Susanna Fanzun
Freelance film director and journalist

Cultural outreach and education

Johannes Schmid-Kunz
Owner of the cultural management agency AAA

Artistic work

Nicole Seiler
Dancer, choreographer

Business, finance

Peter Siegenthaler
Member of the Boards of Directors of SBB, of the Bern University Hospital foundation and of Spital Netz Bern AG

Science of art and culture

Anne-Catherine Sutermeister
Vice president of Pro Helvetia


Felix Uhlmann
Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law