The Executive Board members are elected by the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) from among the CSA members. Their term of office is four years. The Executive Board consists of the president and up to ten other members. The Executive Board designates two vice presidents and the treasurer responsible for finances.
The Executive Board holds three day-long meetings per year. Along with strategic decisions on the activities of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad, SwissCommunity, and consultation on the business of the Council of the Swiss Abroad, it deals with a large number of issues related to policy on Swiss citizens abroad. The next Executive Board meetings will take place on:
- Thursday, 18 January 2021, by video conference
- Thursday, 19 August 2021, Lugano
The Executive Board meetings are not public.
The following is a list of the Executive Board members for the current 2017-2021 term. Use the filter to see Executive Board members by function.
If you wish to contact a member of the committee, please send an e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*1945, Dr. rer.pol., consultant, 1984-1992 member of the cantonal government, MP SPS from 1995 to 2007, Member of the Executive Board of the OSA since 2001, President of the organisation since 2015.
*1946, retired Police Commander, living in France since 1995, member of the UASF Committee (umbrella organisation of the Swiss clubs in France), member of the Council of the Swiss Abroad since 2013, elected member of the organisation's Executive Board in 2014.
*1956, member of the Council of the States for the canton of Ticino (Christian Democratic party CVP) from 1999 to 2019, journalist/businessman (media), co-chair of the Intergroupe parlementaire Suisses de l’étranger (Parliamentary Intergroup Swiss Abroad), member of the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) since 2001, president of the Council of States 2013, member of the OSA Executive Committee since 2013, Vice-President of the organisation since 2015.
*1960, Master of Business Administration (lic.oec. HSG), management trainee programme in Toronto (banking), 1988–1997 Controller Vitra and Valora, 1994–1997 Director of Epéda-Mérinos in Paris, 1998–2015 Member of the Executive Board Swiss Bankers Association. Since 2015, esisuisse Deposit Insurance, Deputy CEO, Chief Operating Officer (Specialist in Deposit Insurance, Head of Finance/Human Resources/Information Technology). Member of the CSA and Member of the Executive Board of the organisation since 2020.
*1965, journalist, delegate for cross-border and European affairs of canton Vaud from 1993 to 2002, mayor of Montreux since 2011, member of the Vaud cantonal parliament from 2002 to 2015, National Councillor since 2015, member of the CSA since 2016, member of the organisation's Executive Board since 2017.
*1954, secretary in foreign languages, emigration to Singapore in 1996, training as a museum guide, member of the Council of the Swiss Abroad since 1999, member of the committee Soliswiss from 2005 to 2009, member of the organisation's Executive Board since 2009.
*1957, editor and freelance writer for electronic and print media; previously responsable for social media and fundraising campaigns for Canadian NGO in developing countries including project collaboration, owner/manager of praphics designt/typesetting company in Canada. Member of the CSA since 2013, member of the organisation's Executive Board since 2017.
*1960, physicist and professor at the University of Edinburgh since 1999, member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Swiss Societies UK (FOSSUK) since 2013, Vice-President of the Swiss Club Edinburgh, chair of the working group on the representativeness of the CSA, member of the CSA since 2013, member of the organisation's Executive Board since 2017.
David W. Mörker
*1968, MBA, Master of Business Administration; Project Manager, Big Four Consulting from 2001 to 2004; President of the Twin Cities Swiss American Association (400+ active members) since 2005; Member of Swiss Managers in the Twin Cities, Minnesota since 2009; Member of the Executive Board and Head of Digital since 2009; member of the CSA since 2009, member of the Organisation's Executive Board since 2017.
Gian Franco Definti
*1941, federal diploma in business administration, insurance broker since 2013, president of the Swiss Society in Milan, member of the "Ticinesi nel mondo" group of the CVP, treasurer of the "Gazzetta Svizzera" and "Collegamento Svizzero" in Italy, member of the CSA since 2009, member of the organisation's Executive Board since 2017.