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The new Council of the Swiss Abroad

30.09.2021

They are the political voice that represents the interests of the “Fifth Switzerland”: the members of the Council of the Swiss Abroad elected for the 2021–2025 term. A good third of the members are new to the Council. And once again, just under one third of them are women.

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Europe

* Delegates from countries marked with an asterisk represent a group of countries.

Austria Robert Beitlmeier, Ivo Dürr, Nicole Prutsch (new) || Belgium Florence Roth, René Strehler || Czech Republic * Patrick Scherer (new) || Croatia * Marija Komin || Denmark Erna Kleiner || Finland * Martin Tapio (new) || France Dominique Baccaunaud Vuillemin, Jean-Paul Beti, Jacques de Buttet, Valéry Engelhard, Arnaud Haefelin (new), Stéphanie Leu, Adrien Lhabitant (new), Françoise Millet-Leroux, Claude Muller (new), Olivier Prêtre (new), Jean-Jacques Richard (new), Marie Silletta (new) || Germany Martin Abächerli (new), Yvonne M. Diffenhard, Stephan Frei (new), Anja Heise-Kintzen (new), Christina Kallmeyer (new), Albert Eduard Küng, Sonja Lengning, Camillo Müller (new) || Greece Constantin Kokkinos || Hungary John McGough || Ireland Angelina Casutt (new) || Italy Gian Franco Definti, Regula Hilfiker, Nicolò Solimano (new), Fabio Trebbi, Renato Vitetta (new), Markus Wiget || Liechtenstein Olivier Künzler || Luxembourg Christophe Haelg || Monaco Vacant || Netherlands Giuanna Egger-Maissen, Raoul Thoos || Norway * Heidi Mustvedt-Plüss || Portugal Thomas Kottmann (new) || Russia * Daniel Rehmann || Serbia * Vacant || Spain Ernst Erich Balmer, Gérald Richli, Markus Thomas, Bruno Wiget || Sweden vacant 2x || Turkey Helen Freiermuth || United Kingdom Andreas Feller-Ryf (new), Loredana Guetg-Wyatt, Michelle Hufschmid (new), Franz Muheim, Lakshmi Sundaram (new)

America

* Delegates from countries marked with an asterisk represent a group of countries.

Argentina Miguel Angel Arregui (new), Alexia Berni (new), Denis Quinodoz (new) || Bolivia * Annette Aernie Mendieta || Brazil Hanspeter Häfeli, Michael Gustav Helfenberger (new), Marion Scheel (new) || Canada Thomas Arn (new), Antoine Belaieff (new), Philippe Magnenat, Samuel Oettli (new), Johann Roduit (new), Suzanne M. Schürmann (new) || Chile Luisa Bodevin (new), Angelina Senn (new) || Colombia Karl Hans Schmid || Costa Rica * Irène Keller-Bachmann || Dominican Republic * Reto Derungs || Mexico Hans Broder (new), Federico Rubli || Paraguay * vacant || Peru Susanne Spittler-Mathez (new) || USA Felix Egli (new), Robert Lensch (new), Jean Pierre Mittaz, David W. Mörker, Daniel Rahm (new), Jeannette Seifert-Wittmer, Margrit Young-Zellweger, Franco Zimmerli || Venezuela * Pierino Lardi

Asia

* Delegates from countries marked with an asterisk represent a group of countries.

China vacant || Hong Kong Patrick Heimann (new) || Israel Erich Bloch, Monique Heymann (new), Laurent Schwed, Ralph Steigrad || Japan Matthias Y. Sutter (new) || Lebanon * Hermes Murrat || Philippines Ismael Ozdes Sevket (new) || Singapore Alexandra De Mello || Sri Lanka Rolf Blaser (new) || Thailand Adrian Meister, Josef Schnyder (new) || United Arab Emirates Urs Stirnimann || Vietnam * Claudius Rüegsegger (new)

Africa

* Delegates from countries marked with an asterisk represent a group of countries.

Egypt Simone Höch (new) || Ethiopia * Noel Frei (new) || Kenya * Shazaad Kasmani || Morocco and Algeria vacant || Mauritius * Pierre-Yves Roten || South Africa Hans-Georg Bosch, 1 vacant seat || Tunisia and Libya vacant

Oceania

Australia Roland Isler, Beat Knoblauch, Carmen Trochsler, Katja Wallimann Gates || New Zealand Peter Canziani, Peter Ehrler

Youth seats

Luis Gostin Kramer, Chile (new) || Jacqueline Siffer, USA (new)

Switzerland

Hans Ambühl || François Baur || Roland Rino Büchel || Giampiero Gianella (new) || Filippo Lombardi || Lucas Metzger || Isabelle Moret || Robert Reich || Monika Rüegger || Regula Rytz || Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter || Sabina Schwarzenbach || Carlo Sommaruga || Ernst Erich Steinmann (new) || Jean-Pierre Stern || Beatrice Weber || Laurent Wehrli || Sarah Wyss (new) || Peter Zschaler || 1 vacant seat

OSA Executive Board

The members of the strategic body, the OSA Executive Board, as of 1 September 2021, are as follows

Filippo Lombardi, Switzerland, new President || Dominique Baccaunaud Vuillemin, France (new) || Gian Franco Definti, Italy || Helen Freiermuth, Turkey (new) || Albert Eduard Küng, Germany (new) || Lucas Metzger, Switzerland || David W. Mörker, USA || Franz Muheim, United Kingdom || Carlo Sommaruga, Switzerland || Carmen Trochsler, Australia (new) || Laurent Wehrli, Switzerland

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