Our Offices & Partners 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

Hannes Gassert
Cultural and technology entrepreneur, Zurich

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

Business, finance

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

Science of art and culture

Marie-Thérèse Bonadonna
Cultural Delegate, Club 44, La-Chaux-de-Fonds


Françoise König Gerny
Co-Head of Legal Services, Department of Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs, Canton of Basel-Stadt