Ms. Doris Leuthard
Born 1963, Swiss citizen, married to Dr. Roland Hausin.
Study of law at the University of Zurich. Attorney at law.
After years in the private sector she was elected 1999 in the national council of the federal parlament.
2004 president of the CVP, the christian democratic peoples party.
2006 election in the Bundesrat, the Swiss Government (7 members). She quit Government december 2018.
2009 and 2016 vicepresident, 2010 and 2017 president
2006-2010 she was leading the Federal Department of economic affairs, trade, agriculture and innovation. In this function she was Governor for the World Bank, presented Switzerland at the OECD, ILO, FAO, WTO etc.
From November 2010 until december 2018 she was leading the Federal Department for Environment, Transport, energy and communication. In this function she presented Switzerland at different UN institutions like UNEP or IGF, the Paris climate negotiations, OECD, WEF, transport and digital conferences etc.
2018-2019 she was member of the UN High Level Panel on digital cooperation
Today she is back in the private sector and member of the Boards of the Coop-Group, Bell Food Group, Transgourmet International and Stadler Rail.
She works for different institutions
- President of the Ulrico- Hoepli- Foundation,
- Co-President Steering Committee Europa Forum Luzern
- President of the Swiss Digital Initiative, Geneva
- Member of the ETH Foundation
- Member of the Kofi-Annan-Foundation