Doris Leuthard, former President and Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation, Switzerland
Doris Leuthard is currently working in the private sector as a member of the Boards of the Coop Group, Bell Food Group, Transgourmet International and Stadler Rail. In addition, she is President of the Ulrico Hoepli Foundation, Co-President of the Steering Committee of the Europa Forum Luzern, President of the Swiss Digital Initiative, Member of the ETH Foundation and Member of the Kofi Annan Foundation.
A Swiss national, Doris Leuthard studied law at the University of Zurich and is a qualified attorney at law. Following a career spanning several years in the private sector, she was elected in 1999 to the Swiss National Council. She presided over the Christian Democratic People’s Party from 2004 to 2006.
From 2006 to 2018, she was a member of the Swiss Federal Council. In 2009 and 2016, she was elected Vice-President of the Confederation. She was elected President of the Confederation for 2010 and 2017. From 2006 until 2010, she was head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. In that function, she was Governor at the World Bank and represented Switzerland at different institutions such as the OECD, ILO, FAO and WTO.
From 2010 until 2018, she was head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. In that function, she represented Switzerland at different institutions such as UNEP, IGF, OECD, WEF, the Paris climate negotiations and transports and digital conferences. From 2018 until 2019, she was a member of the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.
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