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Here you will find information on SWITCH's governing bodies and organisational structure. Information on the Management Board can be found here.

Foundation Council

The Foundation Council consists of 39 members and is SWITCH's highest governing body. Its tasks include strategically managing the foundation's activities in line with its purpose. Besides the federal government and the cantons with universities, the Swiss universities and education policy authorities are represented on the Foundation Council.

Members of the Foundation Council

Foundation Committee

The five members of the Foundation Committee are elected by the Foundation Council. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Committee simultaneously hold the same functions on the Foundation Council. The Foundation Committee's remit is to prepare the Foundation Council's ongoing business and meetings and to put forward proposals.

Prof. Torsten Braun (Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Council), Didier Rey (resigned, position vacant), Floriane Zollinger-Löw (General Secretary), Peter Kofmel (Chairman of the Foundation Council, in front of the picture), Dr. Axel Marion (member of Foundation Committee), Mario Gay (member of Foundation Committee). (From left to right)

 Photo: Frank Brüderli, Stallikon
Peter Kofmel

Chairman of the Foundation Council, attorney at law and notary public

Prof. Torsten Braun

Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Council, Head of CDS research group, University of Bern

Floriane Zollinger-Löw

General Secretary, Head of Legal team at SWITCH

Didier Rey (resigned, position vacant)

Member of Foundation Committee, Vice-President Delegate at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)

Dr. Axel Marion

Member of Foundation Committee, Head of Higher Education Policy Division at swissuniversities

Mario Gay

Member of Foundation Committee, Head of the TI-EDU ICT service at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)