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Speakers at the FSS Security Talks

The FORUM SECURITY SWITZERLAND would like to thank all the speakers and panelists who contributed to a neutral and cross-interest Swiss security discourse as part of an FSS Security Talk.

(alphabetical, function partly as of occasion)

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Johann Alessandroni

Head of Information Security Governance, Excellium Services by Thales Group

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Alexandra Arni

Head of ICT at Swiss Bankers Association and Vice President of the Swiss FS-CSC

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Judith Bellaïche

Former National Councillor (GLP, ZH)

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Peter Beschnidt

Former Military Attaché of the German Embassy in Bern

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Stefan Brem

Head of Risk Fundamentals and Research Coordination, BABS

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Dr. Maya Bundt

Head Cyber & Digital Strategy,

Swiss Re

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Micheline Calmy-Rey

Former Federal Councillor; former Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

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Josef Dittli

Council of States (FDP, Uri); Member of the Security Policy Committee

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Prof. Dr. Simon Evenett

Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen

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Oberst Reto Ulrich Flühmann

Deputy Chief of Operations Group B, Swiss Army

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Dr. Peter Friedli

Partner, Eraneos Switzerland AG

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Franz Grüter

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Group; National Councillor (SVP, LU)

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Sandra Hauser

Head Transformation & Technology and  Member of the Management Board, Zurich, Switzerland

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Dr. Stefan Holenstein

President, Association of Swiss Military Societies (VMG)

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Hans-Jürg Käser

Head of joint security exercise 19 and former president of the KKJPD

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Margret Kiener Nellen

Former National Councillor (SP, BE)

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Peter Kummer


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Dr. Matthias Leese

Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies (CSS)

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Chief of Armaments Urs Loher

Director of the Federal Armaments Office armasuisse

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Romain Markwalder

Deputy Coordinator OSCE, FDFA

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Nicolas Mayencourt

Founder & Global CEO, Dreamlab Technologies

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Dr. Alexander Muhm

Head of Freight Transport and Member of Group Management, SBB

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Moritz Oberli

Co-author of the study “Security in a Connected World” (2019) and Managing Partner, EY

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Pälvi Pulli

Head of Security Policy, DDPS

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Werner Salzmann

Councillor of States (SVP, BE); Mem-ber of the Security Policy Committee 

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Daniel Schlup

Head of Emergency and Crisis Management, SBB

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Florian Schütz

Director of the Federal Office for Cybersecurity

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Major General Thomas Starlinger

Militarty Representative of Austria to the European Union an NATO

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General Jörg Vollmer

General (ret.), Bundeswehr; former Commander of NATO's Allied Joint Forces Command

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Paul Winiker

District President, Canton lucerne


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Mariana Wyss Ross

Swiss Mission to the OSCE in Vienna, FDFA

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Viola Amherd

Federal Councilor, Head of the DDPS

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Claude-France Arnould

Former Managing Director European Defense Agency, EDA

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Armin Berchtold

President, Association of Swiss   Security services company (VSSU)

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Marianne Binder-Keller

Councillor of States (Die Mitte, AG); Member of the Security Policy Committee

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Dr. Stefan Brupbacher

Director, Swissmem

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Anne-Marie Buzatu

Senior Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation

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Rainer Deutschmann

Head of Security & traffic, Migros Cooperative Association


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Brigadier Raynald Droz

Commander of the Military Police and former Chief of Staff Operations Command, Swiss Army

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Beat Flach

National Council (GLP, AG), Member of the Political Affairs Committee

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Prof. Dr. Christopf Frei

Political scientist and professor of international relations, University of St. Gallen

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Dr. Katja Gentinetta

Political philosopher, University of Lucerne

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Prof. Dr. Allan Guggenbühl

Director, Institute for Conflict Management IKM

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Beat Hensler

Conference Secretary, Central Switzerland Intergovernmental Conference ZRK

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Eva Hürlimann

Founder Vivacitas

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Roger Keller

Regional Manager Aarau, New Aargauer Bank

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Generalmajor Georg Klein

Head of Operations Department, Armed Forces Base Command, German Bundeswehr

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Dr. Wolfram Kuoni

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ferrexpo AG

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Martin Leuthold

Head of Division „Security & Network“, SWITCH

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Dr. Jörg Mäder

Freelance programmer and former National Councillor (GLP, ZH)

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Hernani Marques

Board member, Chaos Computer Club Switzerland

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Werner Meier

Former Delegate for national economic supply, BWL

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Andreas Münch

Member of the General Directorate, Migros Cooperative Association

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Prof. Dr. Adrian Perrig

Head of the Institute for Information Security, ETH Zurich

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Maja Riniker

National Councillor (FDP, AG); Member of the Security Policy Committee

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Dr. Benjamin Scharte

Head of the Risk and Resilience Research Team, Center for Security Studies (CCS), ETH Zurich

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Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter

National Councilor (Die Mitte, BL); Member of the Foreign Policy Committee

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Major General Jürgen Setzer

Deputy Inspector CIR and CISO, Bundeswehr

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Thomas Süssli

Chief of the Army, Swiss Army

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Martin von Muralt

Delegate for the Swiss Security Association

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Dominik Winter

Head of Physical Security & Safety, Swisscom

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Gerhard Andrey

National Councillor (Greens, FR); Member of the Security Policy Committee

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Sibel Arslan

National Councilor (Grüne, BS); Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee

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Dr. Marcel Berni

Lecturer Strategic Studies ad interim, Military Academy (MILAK) at the ETH Zürich 

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Roland Borer

Former National Councillor (SVP, SO)

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Jürg Bühler

Vice Director, Federal Intelligence Service (NDB)

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Dr. Ladina Caduff

Director Corporate Affairs,  Microsoft Schweiz

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Prof. Dr. Oliver Diggelmann

Professor of International Law and Constitutional Law, University of Zurich

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Dr. Myriam Dunn-Cavelty

Senior Lecturer in Security Studies, Center for Security Studies (CCS), ETH Zurich

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Oberst i Gst Robert Flück

Project Command Cyber, Swiss Army


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Dr. Stefanie Frey

Managing Director Deuter Cyber Security Solutions GmbH,

Member of Advisory Group ENISA

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Dr. Thomas Gremiger

Director, Geneva Center for Security Policy

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Dr. Hans Häfliger

Delegate for national economic supply, BWL

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Dr. Wolfgang Herles

Former Head of Political Affairs, ZDF

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Vera Jourova

Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

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Hans-Peter Kellerhans

Former division officer and deputy Editor-in-Chief, ASMZ

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Dr. Martin Krummenacher

KPM doctrine research and development, Swiss Army

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David Lanz

Head of Conflict Mediation Department, swisspeace

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Adrian Lobsiger

Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner

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State Secretary Markus Mäder

State Secretary for Security Policy

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Dr. Adrian Marti

Partner, Eraneos Switzerland AG

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Prof. Dr. Holger Mey

Vice President Advanced Concepts,  Airbus Defence & Space

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Marcus Naef

CEO, Swiss Sign Group


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Simon Plüss

Minister, Deputy Head of Bilateral Economic Relations, SECO

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Martine Ruggli

President, Swiss Pharmacists Association pharmaSuisse

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KKdt Aldo C. Schellenberg

Founder of Schellenberg Consulting; former Deputy Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces


Tobias Schoch

Chief Security Officer, AXA Switzerland

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Laura Soltermann

Militia officer, Swiss Army

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Mauro Tuena

National Councillor (SVP, ZH); Mem-ber of the Security Policy Committee 

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Dr. Armgard von Reden

Chairman Women in International Security Germany

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Thomas Würgler

Former. Commander at the Zurich Cantonal Police and Partner at Umbruch Lawyers

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