28.03.2024: New Board members

We are delighted to welcome three committed and experienced women to our Board.

Here their short biographies. Find out more about these and other Board members.

Laila Sheikh Rüttimann joined Switzerland’s Foreign Service in 2001 and worked in and on the Middle East and Africa. Among other positions, she served as Deputy Head of Swiss Cooperation for Gaza and Westbank and Deputy Head of Mission at the Swiss Embassy to Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. She has specialised in combining diplomacy with humanitarian, cooperation and peacebuilding instruments. Since 2023, she head Programmes and Partnerships at the House of Religions – Dialogue of Cultures in Bern.

Louisa Seferis is a freelance humanitarian. Since 2006, she has worked at the intersection of conflict resolution, economic recovery, participation and accountability in places affected by crises around the globe, including Uganda, Sudan and Burundi. She now collaborates with a range of local and international humanitarian and social-protection actors to leverage solidarity networks and participatory solutions in crises.

Verena Flück is a specialist in organisational development with over 20 years of experience as an independent consultant and coach for numerous organisations and companies in the areas of strategic planning, organisational development, financing and capacity development. Her consulting work focuses on non-profit organisations and socially oriented networks and initiatives.

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