Members of the Executive Board (2017-2021 term of office)

Remo Gysin
Basel/Switzerland
President of the OSA

 

gysin(at)aso.ch

 

*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 OSA since 2015.

Filippo Lombardi

Melide/Switzerland

Vice-President of the OSA

 

lombardi(at)aso.ch

 

*1956, member of the Council of the States for the canton of Ticino (Christian Democratic party CVP) since 1999, 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 OSA since 2015.

Gian Franco Definti

Milan/Italy

 

definti(at)aso.ch

 

*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 OSA's Executive Board since 2017.

David W. Mörker

Plymouth/USA

 

moerker(at)aso.ch

 

*1968, MBA, Master of Business Administration in General Management; Project Manager, Big Four Consulting, from 2001 to 2004; President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Twin Cities Swiss American Association (400+ active members) since 2005; Member of Swiss Managers in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Member of the Executive Board and Head of Digital, Systems, Emerging Technologies Governance & Risk Management since 2009; member of the CSA since 2009, member of the OSA's Executive Board since 2017.

Franz Muheim

Edinburgh/UK

 

muheim(at)aso.ch

 

*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 OSA's Executive Board since 2017.

Roger Sauvain

St Genis Laval/France

 

sauvain(at)aso.ch 

 

*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 OSA's Executive Board in 2014.

Silvia Schoch

Victoria/Canada

 

schoch(at)aso.ch

 

*1957, editor and freelance writer for print and electronic media, construction project worker in developing countries, board member at the local Swiss society, regional editor of the Swiss Review (Canada) since 2013, member of the CSA since 2013, member of the OSA's Executive Board since 2017

Sabine Silberstein

Singapore

 

silberstein(at)aso.ch

 

*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 OSA's Executive Board since 2009.

Laurent Wehrli

Glion/Switzerland

 

wehrli(at)aso.ch

 

*1965, journalist, delegate for cross-border and European affairs of canton Vaud from 2003 to 2011, 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 OSA's Executive Board since 2017.

Peter Wüthrich
Nidau/Switzerland
Treasurer

 

wuethrich(at)aso.ch

 

*1954, lawyer, 1988-2008 Member of the Executive Board of the OSA and treasurer, Chairman of the board and director of several incorporated companies, since 2017 member of the Executive Board of the OSA again.

Claudio Zanetti

Gossau/Switzerland

 

zanetti(at)aso.ch

 

*1967, head of the SVP in canton Zurich from 1999 to 2007, member of the Zurich cantonal parliament from 2003 to 2015, National Councillor since 2015, member of the cantonal leadership of the SVP in Zurich and member of the Switzerland-Israel Society, member of the CSA since 2017, member of the OSA's Executive Board since 2017