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The Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) comprises 140 members – 120 members abroad and 20 in Switzerland.

The members abroad represent the Swiss Abroad in their respective country. The umbrella organisation or Swiss clubs in this country determine the voting procedure. The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad is working to ensure that all Swiss Abroad are able to cast their vote for candidates of their choice (active voting right) or to offer themselves as candidates and for election (passive voting right).

The domestic members are individuals from the political, economic and cultural fields with a special interest in the “Fifth Switzerland”. They are recommended by the Executive Board and elected by the CSA.

Two CSA seats are reserved for young Swiss Abroad. They are currently occupied by members of the Youth Parliament of the Swiss Abroad (YPSA).

Delegates may be supported by deputies. Deputies take the place of delegates and participate in meetings if delegates are unable to attend.

Members in office for the term 2017-2021

The following is a list of the CSA members for the current 2017-2021 term. Use the filter to see members of a certain country.

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Brigitte Ackermann

Delegate
Viña del Mar, Chile

Annette Aerni Mendieta

Delegate
Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Jean-Paul Aeschlimann

Delegate
Montpellier, France
Hans Ambühl

Hans Ambühl

Member from Switzerland, president of educationsuisse
Sursee, Switzerland

Dominique Baccaunaud

Delegate
Sainte-Colombe-en-Bruilhois, France

Ernesto Bächtold

Deputy
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Ernst Erich Balmer

Ernst Erich Balmer

Delegate
Valencia, Spain

Albert Baumberger

Delegate
Rankweil, Austria

François Baur

Member from Switzerland, economiesuisse
Basel, Switzerland

Robert Beitlmeier

Deputy
Traun, Austria

Philippe Bernard

Delegate
Bertrange, Luxembourg

Chiara Bersano

Deputy
San Carlos, California, United States
Jean-Paul Beti

Jean-Paul Beti

Delegate
Paris, France

Marcie Bischof

Delegate
Le Cap, South Africa

Erich Bloch

Delegate
Netanya, Israel

Franz V. Boos

Delegate
Commerce, Michigan, United States

Marie-Jeanne Borelli

Deputy
Pisa, Italy

Hans-Georg Bosch

Delegate
Pretoria, South Africa

Adam Branovacki

Delegate
Senta, Serbia

Adrian Brunner

Delegate
Monaco, Monaco

Roland Rino Büchel

Member from Switzerland, National councillor
Oberriet, Switzerland

Arwed Buechi

Delegate
Roè-Volciano, Italy
Serge Beat Butz

Serge Beat Butz

Deputy
Bogotá, Colombia

Peter Canziani

Delegate
Turangi, New Zealand

Nathalie Chuard

Delegate
London, United Kingdom

Christian Cornuz

Delegate
Caresse-Cassaber, France

Vincent Croset

Delegate
London, United Kingdom
Noemí Cruder de Constantin

Noemí Cruder de Constantin

Delegate
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Guido D'Auria

Member from Switzerland, member of board of YPSA
Kilchberg, Switzerland

Jacques de Buttet

Delegate
Fuveau, France

Alexandra De Mello

Delegate
Singapore, Singapore

Martín Ignacio Defagot

Delegate
Santa Fe, Argentina
Gian Franco Definti

Gian Franco Definti

Delegate, member of the Executive Board
Milan, Italy

Laura Derrer

Youth seats
Santiago, Chile

Reto Derungs

Delegate
Higuey, Dominican Republic

Yvonne M. Diffenhard

Deputy
Taunusstein, Germany
Michaël C. Duc

Michaël C. Duc

Delegate
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ivo Dürr

Ivo Dürr

Delegate
Vienna, Austria

Giuanna Egger-Maissen

Delegate
Sambeek, Netherlands

Jacques-Simon Eggly

Honorary president (former president of the organisation of the Swiss Abroad), former National councillor
Geneva, Switzerland

Peter Ehrler

Delegate
New Plymouth, New Zealand

Valéry Engelhard

Delegate
Marseille, France

Roland Erne

Deputy
Dublin, Ireland

Francisca Isidora Espinoza Trombert

Youth seats
Santiago, Chile
Elisabeth Etchart

Elisabeth Etchart

Deputy
Beaumont, France

Anita Fahrni-Minear

Member from Switzerland, Helvetas
Islikon, Switzerland

Lisa Faller

Delegate
Frankfurt, Germany
Helen Freiermuth

Helen Freiermuth

Delegate
Ilica-Cesme, Izmir, Turkey

David Gerber

Delegate
Asunción, Paraguay

Thomas Gerber

Delegate
Bangkok, Thailand

Manuel Gonçalves Da Silva

Deputy
Tomar, Portugal

Sarah Grand-Clément

Delegate
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Luis Grosclaude Manera

Deputy
Madrid, Spain
Marcel Grossenbacher

Marcel Grossenbacher

Delegate
Lagos, Nigeria

Loredana Guetg-Wyatt

Delegate
Poole, United Kingdom

Tim Guldimann

Delegate
Berlin, Germany
Remo Gysin

Remo Gysin

Member from Switzerland, president of the Executive Board, former National councillor
Basel, Switzerland

Max Haechler

Delegate
Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
Hanspeter Häfeli

Hanspeter Häfeli

Delegate
Vinhedo, Brazil

Max Hausammann

Delegate
Stolberg, Germany

Regula Hilfiker

Delegate
Turin, Italy

Rodolphe S. Imhoof

President of the Foundation for the History of the Swiss Abroad
Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland

Ines Islamshah-Wiget

Deputy
Nairobi, Kenya
Roland Isler

Roland Isler

Delegate
Melbourne, Australia

Shazaad Kasmani

Delegate
Mombasa, Kenya

Andrea Kaufmann Saarinen

Deputy
Kauniainen, Finland
Irene Keller-Bachmann

Irene Keller-Bachmann

Delegate
San José, Costa Rica
Theo Keuter

Theo Keuter

Deputy
Diemen, Netherlands

Erna Kleiner

Delegate
Vanløse, Denmark
Beat Knoblauch

Beat Knoblauch

Delegate
Sydney, Australia

Constantin Kokkinos

Delegate
Athene, Greece

Marija Komin

Delegate
Stubicke Toplice, Croatia
Kerstin Kunath-Kind

Kerstin Kunath-Kind

Delegate
Wilthen, Germany

Albert Eduard Küng

Delegate
Monaco, Germany
Nathan Kunz

Nathan Kunz

Delegate
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States

Andreas Kunz

Delegate
Beijing, China

Olivier Künzler

Delegate
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Pierino Lardi

Pierino Lardi

Delegate
Caracas, Venezuela

Sonja Lengning

Delegate
Stuttgart, Germany

Stéphanie Leu

Delegate
Paris, France
Marcel Lewandowski

Marcel Lewandowski

Delegate
São Paulo, Brazil
Filippo Lombardi

Filippo Lombardi

Member from Switzerland, vice-president of the Executive Board, former National councillor
Melide, Switzerland

Heidi Lussi

Delegate
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Kati Lyon-Villiger

Delegate
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Jacques Antoine Mächler

Delegate
Lima, Peru
Philippe Magnenat

Philippe Magnenat

Delegate
Blainville, Quebec, Canada
Francois Mayor

Francois Mayor

Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

John McGough

Delegate
Budapest, Hungary

Adrian Meister

Delegate
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Lucas Metzger

Lucas Metzger

Member from Switzerland, board treasurer
Binningen, Switzerland

Elisabeth Michel

Delegate
Osnabrück, Germany

Françoise Millet-Leroux

Delegate
Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Jean-Pierre Mittaz

Jean-Pierre Mittaz

Delegate
Needham, Massachusetts, United States

Isabelle Moret

Member from Switzerland, National councillor
Yens, Switzerland
David W. Mörker

David W. Mörker

Delegate, member of the Executive Board
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Franz Muheim

Franz Muheim

Delegate, member of the Executive Board
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Thomas Müller

Delegate
Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR of China
Hermes Murrat

Hermes Murrat

Delegate
Beirut, Lebanon
Heidi Mustvedt-Plüss

Heidi Mustvedt-Plüss

Delegate
Skien, Norway

Tom P. Neidecker

Delegate
Oro Valley, United States

Roque Carlos Oggier

Delegate
San Jerónimo Norte, Argentina

Florence Pasche Guignard

Delegate
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Max W. Petitjean

Max W. Petitjean

Delegate
Tokyo, Japan
Daniel Plumet

Daniel Plumet

Delegate
Meylan, France

Andrea Pogliani

Deputy
Milan, Italy

Theres Prutsch-Imhof

Delegate
Graz, Austria

Daniel Rehmann

Delegate
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Robert Reich

Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad (FYSA)
Wabern, Switzerland

Gérald Richli

Delegate
Madrid, Spain
Simon Riesen

Simon Riesen

Delegate
Helsinki, Finland

Reinhard H. Ringger

Delegate
Taurisano, Italy
Pierre-Yves Roten

Pierre-Yves Roten

Delegate
Black River, Mauritius
Florence Roth

Florence Roth

Delegate
Saint Nicolas, Belgium
Federico Rubli Kaiser

Federico Rubli Kaiser

Delegate
Mexico City, Mexico

Monika Rüegger

Member from Switzerland, National councillor
Engelberg, Switzerland

Regula Rytz

Member from Switzerland, National councillor
Bern, Switzerland
Roger Sauvain

Roger Sauvain

Vice-president of th Executive Board
Saint-Genis-Laval, France

Elisabeth Schaer

Delegate
Cascais, Portugal
Karl Hans Schmid

Karl Hans Schmid

Delegate
Bogotá, Colombia
Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter

Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter

Member from Switzerland, National councillor
Biel-Benken, Switzerland

Sabina Schwarzenbach

Member from Switzerland, Pro Helvetia
Zurich, Switzerland

Laurent Schwed

Deputy
Kfar Saba, Israel
Jeannette Seifert-Wittmer

Jeannette Seifert-Wittmer

Delegate
New York, New York, United States
Sabine Silberstein

Sabine Silberstein

Delegate, member of the Executive Board
Singapore, Singapore
Carlo Sommaruga

Carlo Sommaruga

Member from Switzerland, National councillor
Geneva, Switzerland

Björn Stahel

Deputy
Drammen, Norway

Ivana Stefkova

Delegate
Prague, Czech Republic

Ralph Steigrad

Delegate
Netanya, Israel
Jean-Pierre Stern

Jean-Pierre Stern

Member from Switzerland, President of the Foundation for the Swiss Abroad
Regensdorf, Switzerland

Urs Stirnimann

Delegate
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

René Strehler

Delegate
Bruxelles, Belgium

Reinhard Süess

Delegate
Felsberg, Germany

Dragan Tasic

Deputy
Jagodina, Serbia
Markus Thomas

Markus Thomas

Delegate
Playa del Inglés, Spain

Raoul Thoos

Delegate
Haarlem, Netherlands

Vincent Tornare

Delegate
Peillonnex, France

Fabio Trebbi

Delegate
Rome, Italy
Carmen Trochsler

Carmen Trochsler

Delegate
Adelaide, Australia

Jean-Paul Tschumi

Delegate
Ho-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam

Denis Vollenweider

Deputy
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Matthias von Ah

Matthias von Ah

Deputy
Staufenberg, Germany
Katja Wallimann Gates

Katja Wallimann Gates

Delegate
Brisbane, Australia
Beatrice Weber

Beatrice Weber

Member from Switzerland, Red Cross Switzerland
Bern, Switzerland
Laurent Wehrli

Laurent Wehrli

Member from Switzerland, member of the Executive Board, National Counchillor
Glion, Switzerland

Karen Weick-Zbinden

Delegate
Mukattam, Cairo, Egypt
Francis Weill

Francis Weill

Delegate
Paris, France

Victor Weiss

Delegate
Rehovot, Israel
Bruno Wiget

Bruno Wiget

Delegate
Barcelona, Spain

Markus Wiget

Delegate
Milan, Italy
Rudolf Wyder

Rudolf Wyder

Honorary member (former Organisation of the Swiss Abroad director)
Bern, Switzerland

Patrick Wyss

Delegate
Mexiko City, Mexico

Margrit Young-Zellweger

Delegate
Houston, Texas, United States

Franco Zimmerli

Delegate
Los Angeles, California, United States
Peter Zschaler

Peter Zschaler

Member from Switzerland, SWI swissinfo.ch
Bern, Switzerland
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