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, Chêne-Bourg

Cultural institutions

Marco Franciolli
Director, Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano
Board member, Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur

Cultural enterprise

Guillaume Juppin de Fondaumière
Joint CEO, video game producer, Quantic-Dream
Vice President, European Games Developer Federation (EGDF), Paris

Cultural communication

Susanna Fanzun
Freelance film director and journalist
Director, Production company Pisoc Pictures, Scuol

Cultural outreach and education

Johannes Schmid-Kunz
Owner of the cultural management agency AAA
Director, Swiss folk costume association, Bubikon

Artistic work

Nicole Seiler
Dancer, choreographer
Lausanne

Business, finance

Peter Siegenthaler
Member of the Boards of Directors of SBB and Berner Kantonalbank
Bern

Science of art and culture

Anne-Catherine Sutermeister
Vice president of Pro Helvetia
Head of Institute for Research in Art and Design, Ecole d'Art et de Design (HEAD), Geneva

Legal

Felix Uhlmann
Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Zurich