Swisscontact Appoints New CEO
Zurich, Switzerland, March 5, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Committee of the Swisscontact Foundation Board unanimously appointed Dr Philippe Schneu- wly as the new CEO of Swisscontact at its extraordinary meeting on 1 March 2021.
Philippe Schneuwly has worked for Swisscontact since 2009 and has been responsible for the Part- ners & Clients division as a member of the Executive Board since 2019. Before this, he was deployed in the field in Latin America, including as Country Director for Colombia, Deputy Regional Director and, most recently, as Regional Director for Central America since 2016.
He graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Zurich in 1998 and went on to achieve a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. Philippe Schneuwly is married with one daugh- ter and lives in Zurich. He will begin his new role as of 1 June 2021.
The Swisscontact Foundation Board warmly congratulates Philippe Schneuwly on this appointment and wishes him both fulfilment and success in his new role.
Swisscontact is a leading partner organisation for the implementation of international development projects. We promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. With this objective in mind, we offer the chance to economically and socially disadvantaged people to improve their lives on their own initiative.
The independent, non-profit, private foundation was established in 1959 in Switzerland. We strengthen the competencies of people, improving their employability, increase the competitiveness of enterprises, growing their business and foster social and economic systems, promoting inclusive development.