We use cookies to optimize this website.
By using this website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.    Learn more

Staff Members

Jane Achermann Jane Achermann

Jane Achermann

Project Manager – Senior Expert Corps
Jane Achermann
Mirta Affolter Mirta Affolter

Mirta Affolter

Executive Assistant
Mirta Affolter
Erika Altorfer Erika Altorfer

Erika Altorfer

Finance
Erika Altorfer
Annette Altvater Annette Altvater

Annette Altvater

Head of Knowledge and Content Management
Annette Altvater
Ariane Appel Ariane Appel

Ariane Appel

Client and Partner Relationships
Ariane Appel
Kathrin Bachmann Kathrin Bachmann

Kathrin Bachmann

Controlling
Kathrin Bachmann
Anja Baudacci Anja Baudacci

Anja Baudacci

Development Programme
Anja Baudacci
Anne Bickel Anne Bickel

Anne Bickel

Director People & Learning
detailArrow
+41 44 454 17 17

Anne Bickel is Director of the People & Learning department at Swisscontact since 2019. She joined Swisscontact in 2009 as head of Swisscontact’s own Development Programme with over 20 projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. She was also responsible for partner relations with private and public sector partners, mainly in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. From 2003 to 2009 she was member of the executive board in the development organisation "Bread for all", leading the department Information, Education and Marketing. She worked as a teacher for fourteen years and was engaged in the development of different learning methods and as lecturer in teacher training at the Directorate of Education of the Canton of Berne and in further education training courses at the University of Fribourg. Anne Bickel holds an MBA from the University of Applied Science and Arts of Northwestern Switzerland and a degree in Fundraising Management from the University of Fribourg.

Anne Bickel
Victoria Biedermann Victoria Biedermann

Victoria Biedermann

Knowledge and Content Management
Victoria Biedermann
Peter Bissegger Peter Bissegger

Peter Bissegger

Director Products & Solutions
detailArrow
+41 44 454 17 17

Peter Bissegger has held various positions at Swisscontact since 1992. Currently, he is a member of the Management Board as Director of Market Development. Previously, he was Swisscontact’s Country Representative in Indonesia and subsequently became Director of Asia Operations. Peter Bissegger has implemented various SME development projects in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. As an expert in Swisscontact’s inclusive markets approach, he gives trainings and speaks at seminars and conferences. Peter Bissegger studied economics in Bern and holds a Post-Graduate Degree in International Development from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).

Peter Bissegger
Natalija Blagojevic Natalija Blagojevic

Natalija Blagojevic

Apprentice
detailArrow
Natalija Blagojevic
Alexandre Boin Alexandre Boin

Alexandre Boin

Director Central-, East- and Southern Africa
Alexandre Boin
Samuel Bon Samuel Bon

Samuel Bon

CEO and Executive Director
detailArrow
+41 44 454 17 17

Samuel Bon took over as Swisscontact CEO and Executive Director in October 2011. Before coming to Swisscontact, he had worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, where he held various senior positions. These included Managing Director for South-East Asia & Pacific and Delegate and Team Leader in Asia and Africa. Before moving to the Geneva Headquarters, he had lived abroad for seven years and was in charge of implementing extensive ICRC projects in Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo and Sudan. He holds an Executive MBA from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne and a M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Zurich.

Samuel Bon
Clarissa Bräg Clarissa Bräg

Clarissa Bräg

Communications
Clarissa Bräg
Daniel Buser Daniel Buser

Daniel Buser

Communications
Daniel Buser
Filippo Cataldi Filippo Cataldi

Filippo Cataldi

Development Programme
Filippo Cataldi
Laura Coelho Laura Coelho

Laura Coelho

Apprentice
Laura Coelho
Franziska Dahinden Franziska Dahinden

Franziska Dahinden

Executive Assistant
Franziska Dahinden
Marco Daniel Marco Daniel

Marco Daniel

Development Programme
Marco Daniel
Stephanie Dreifuss Stephanie Dreifuss

Stephanie Dreifuss

Director North and West Africa
Stephanie Dreifuss
Sinem Ertürk Sinem Ertürk

Sinem Ertürk

Finance
Sinem Ertürk
Michael Fink Michael Fink

Michael Fink

Coordinator of Measurement and Monitoring
Michael Fink
Joanna Finsterer Joanna Finsterer

Joanna Finsterer

Finance
Joanna Finsterer
Sven Gehlhaar Sven Gehlhaar

Sven Gehlhaar

Director Latin America and the Caribbean
Sven Gehlhaar
Isabelle Gemperle Isabelle Gemperle

Isabelle Gemperle

Development Programme
Isabelle Gemperle
Christina Gruenewald Christina Gruenewald

Christina Gruenewald

Knowledge and Content Management
Christina Gruenewald
Eliane Herrmann Eliane Herrmann

Eliane Herrmann

Head of Development Programme
Eliane Herrmann
Béatrice Horn Béatrice Horn

Béatrice Horn

Head of Finance
Béatrice Horn
Roger Iten Roger Iten

Roger Iten

Finance
Roger Iten
Anna-Margarete Jäger Anna-Margarete Jäger

Anna-Margarete Jäger

Acquisitions
Anna-Margarete Jäger
Doris Keller Doris Keller

Doris Keller

People and Learning
Doris Keller
Shaghayegh Khaksar Tehrani Shaghayegh Khaksar Tehrani

Shaghayegh Khaksar Tehrani

People and Learning
Shaghayegh Khaksar Tehrani
Regula Kleck Regula Kleck

Regula Kleck

People and Learning
detailArrow
Regula Kleck
Yvonne Kohler Yvonne Kohler

Yvonne Kohler

People and Learning
Yvonne Kohler
Beni Lang Beni Lang

Beni Lang

Director of Global Programmes and Director South America
Beni Lang
Henry Leerentveld Henry Leerentveld

Henry Leerentveld

Director Eastern Europe
Henry Leerentveld
Beny Meier Beny Meier

Beny Meier

Project Manager Credit Suisse – Swisscontact (CSSC)
Beny Meier
Florian Meister Florian Meister

Florian Meister

Director Operations, Deputy Executive Director
detailArrow
+41 44 454 17 17

Florian Meister is the Deputy Executive Director of Swisscontact. As Director of Field Operations, he oversees implementation of Swisscontact projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. In this position he draws from his many years of experience implementing Swisscontact’s development approach in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Central America, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Cote-d’Ivoire. Since 1993, Florian Meister has held various positions within Swisscontact, including Project Expert in Bolivia, Country Director in Ecuador, and most recently Africa Director at the Zurich Head Office. Florian Meister holds a Post-Graduate Degree in International Development from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a licentiate from the University of Bern.

Florian Meister
Manish Pandey Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey

Director South Asia
Manish Pandey
Alessandra Pellegrini Alessandra Pellegrini

Alessandra Pellegrini

Knowledge and Content Management
Alessandra Pellegrini
Prashant Rana Prashant Rana

Prashant Rana

Director South East Asia
Prashant Rana
Montserrat Raurich Montserrat Raurich

Montserrat Raurich

People and Learning
Montserrat Raurich
Martin Restelli Martin Restelli

Martin Restelli

Development Programme
Martin Restelli
Cinthia Rosales Cinthia Rosales

Cinthia Rosales

Finance
Cinthia Rosales
Sandra Rothboeck Sandra Rothboeck

Sandra Rothboeck

Thematic Leader Skills Development
Sandra Rothboeck
Ramon Sahli Ramon Sahli

Ramon Sahli

Apprentice
detailArrow
Ramon Sahli
Gabriela Schafroth Gabriela Schafroth

Gabriela Schafroth

Head of Client & Partner Relationships
Gabriela Schafroth
Veronika Schanderl Veronika Schanderl

Veronika Schanderl

Sustainable Tourism Development
Veronika Schanderl
Martin Schmid Martin Schmid

Martin Schmid

ICS and Compliance Manager
Martin Schmid
Sibylle Schmutz Sibylle Schmutz

Sibylle Schmutz

Project Manager - DC dVET
Sibylle Schmutz
Stefan Schneider Stefan Schneider

Stefan Schneider

CFO
detailArrow
+41 44 454 17 17

Stefan Schneider joined Swisscontact as CFO in 2019. After finishing his Master of Business Administration at the University of Zurich he started for a big 4-auditor in Switzerland and Poland, before moving as Head Business Development to a Polish insurance company. From there he switched to the corporate center of that insurance Group in Switzerland as a strategic projects controller. Later he took over the role as finance director for a multinational start-up and a family office before running for several years his own company as a management consultant, project and interim manager mainly in the insurance and wholesale industry.

Stefan Schneider
Katrin Schnellmann Katrin Schnellmann

Katrin Schnellmann

Communications
Katrin Schnellmann
Philippe Schneuwly Philippe Schneuwly

Philippe Schneuwly

Director Partners & Clients
detailArrow
+41 44 454 17 17

Philippe Schneuwly is a private sector development expert with 20 years experience in design, implementation and evaluation of economic development projects, holding a PhD in economics from the University of St.Gall (Switzerland). He joined Swisscontact in 2009 as Hub Manager South America. Between 2011 and 2014, he established a new country office in Colombia. From 2014 to 2018 he was Regional Director for Central America, based in Mexico City. In 2019 he has taken over the position of Director Partners & Clients in Zurich. Prior to working with Swisscontact, he worked as a consultant to different companies, international organizations and multilateral development banks. Philippe is author of studies and publications on international trade, competitiveness, value chain development and renewable energy. He has lived and worked in eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Philippe Schneuwly
Luana Schuler Luana Schuler

Luana Schuler

Acquisitions
Luana Schuler
Adrian Stauffer Adrian Stauffer

Adrian Stauffer

Head of Controlling
Adrian Stauffer
Rita Stupf Rita Stupf

Rita Stupf

Programme Director - SIPPO
Rita Stupf
Nathania Stutz Nathania Stutz

Nathania Stutz

People and Learning
Nathania Stutz
Claudine Teleki Claudine Teleki

Claudine Teleki

People and Learning
Claudine Teleki
Francine Thurnher Francine Thurnher

Francine Thurnher

Head of Communications
Francine Thurnher
Mirjam Wenger Mirjam Wenger

Mirjam Wenger

Acquisitions
Mirjam Wenger
Katharina Werlen Katharina Werlen

Katharina Werlen

Finance
Katharina Werlen
Teresa Widmer Teresa Widmer

Teresa Widmer

Global Manager Swiss Entrepreneurship Program
Teresa Widmer
Monika Wucherpfennig Monika Wucherpfennig

Monika Wucherpfennig

Acquisitions
Monika Wucherpfennig
Silvan Ziegler Silvan Ziegler

Silvan Ziegler

Head of Acquisitions
Silvan Ziegler

Swisscontact
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.org