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The Board of the SSF


Hans-Jürg Käser, President

Hans-Jürg Käser studied at the phil. hist. Faculty of the University of Bern. Originally he was a secondary teacher and later rector of the secondary education in Langenthal. Politically, Hans-Jürg Käser was full-time Mayor of Langenthal between 1995 and 2006 and at the same time a member of the FDP parliamentary group in the Grand Council of the Canton of Bern. The last two years of that he was parliamentary group president. From June 2006 to May 2018 he was a member of the government. He served as police and military director and chaired the KKJPD (Conference of Cantonal Justice and Police Directors) from 2012-2018. In military terms, Hans-Jürg Käser was Kdt Uem Abt 45 and later Kdt of the HQ Rgt 2 (Infrastructure Regiment of the Federal Council) from 1996-1999.


Micheline Calmy-Rey

Micheline Calmy-Rey obtained her licentiate degree in political science at the Geneva University Institute for International Studies in 1968. Micheline Calmy-Rey 1was head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA) for the SP from 2003 to 2011 as a member of the Federal Council. From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 she was Federal President of the Swiss Confederation. Since May 1, 2012, she has been a visiting professor at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. She is a member of the Council of the "International Crisis Group", "Geneva Call", the "Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development" and the "Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)" and is Chair of the Foundation " Martin Ennals Awards".


Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH

Myriam Dunn Cavelty is Deputy Head of Research and Teaching at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich. She studied international relations, history and International Law at the University of Zurich. Her research and teaching focus is on how digital technologies influence political behavior and social values and how and why specific agreements to govern the use of digital technologies emerge, with particular attention to the embedding of technologies in social, political and economic processes. In addition to her teaching, research, and publishing activities, she advises governments, international institutions and companies in the areas of Cyber-Security, Cyber-​Warfare, critical infrastructure protection, risk analysis and strategic foresight. She is editor-in-chief of the journal of Contemporary Security Policy. 


Fredy Müller, Managing Director SSF, CEO MUELLER Consulting & Partner

Fredy Müller has been the owner and CEO of the Swiss consulting firm MUELLER Consulting & Partner (MC&P) for political interest representation and public relations for 10 years. From 2007 to 2009 Fredy Müller was CEO and board member of the German public affairs company Concilius Switzerland. Before that, he was a member of the management of Economiesuisse for more than 8 years. From 1991 to 1998 Fredy Müller was head of communications and spokesman for the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) in the Federal Department of Home Affairs (EDI).

Initiators of the SSF

Fredy Müller, Managing Director FSS, CEO MUELLER Consulting & Partner 

Former founding and board members of the SSF

Roland Borer (entrepreneur and former National Councilor), Adrian Vogel (former General Secretary Swiss ASD), André Duvillard (former SVS delegate), Bruno Staffelbach (University of Lucerne), Claudia Hollenstein (F-Info), Bruno E. Giger (former CEO and VRP Thales Switzerland), Daniel Berger (former military-political advisor in the DDPS), Eva Hürlimann (owner Vivacitas) , Fritz Gantert (former President STA), Fritz Messerli (former President GGstOf), Jean-Luc Piller (Académie de police Savatan), Olivier Ribaux (Université de Lausanne), Pascal Lüthi (Ancien Commandant Police Neuchâteloise), Paul Röthlisberger (Vice President SSV ), Peter C. Stocker (Brigadier, former head of MILAK), Sabine Sutter-Suter (F-Info), Stefan Holenstein, (former SOG President)

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