Jürg Brechbühl (*1956) Director of the Federal Social Insurance Office. Studied law at the University of Basel. Joined the Pensions Section of the FSIO in 1982 as a legal advisor. From 1987 to 1988 Mr. Brechbühl worked as an assistant to the FSIO directorate before taking up the post of Head of the Pensions Section and Deputy Head of the AHV/EO/EL Section in 1988. He was promoted to Chief of Staff in 1997, and three years later was appointed Deputy Director of the FSIO and Head of the Old-Age and Survivors' Insurance domain, with responsibility for the first and second pillar insurance schemes. In 2005, Mr. Brechbühl became a private insurance consultant, and served on the management boards and boards of trustees of several pension funds.
Bruno Parnisari (*1964), Deputy director, Head of the Mathematics, Analyses, Statistics and Standards Domain since August 2016. Doctorate in economics from the University of Geneva. Joined the Federal Administration in 1990. Lengthy experience as a researcher and manager (Federal Department of Finance and Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research), most notably in various areas of public finance, analysing relationships between the labour market and social policies, as head of the Short Term Economic Analyses subdepartment at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) (2004-2016), and as deputy head of the Economic Policy Directorate at SECO (2013-2016). In mid-2017, Mr Parnisari joined the Board of Directors of PUBLICA, where he represents the employer’s interests; he also plays an active role in the Investment Committee. Since early 2018, he has represented the FSIO at Compenswiss board meetings.
Ludwig Gärtner (*1958). Vice director, head of "Family, Generations and Society Domain" within the FSIO. Studied social sciences at the University of Zurich. He joined the Swiss Federal Statistical Office in 1987. He transferred to the Federal Social Insurance Office in 1990, where he managed several projects on old-age pensions and health economics. Mr. Gärtner was appointed head of the Research and Development Section within the FSIO in 1995. He has occupied his current post since 1st January 2006.
Stefan Ritler (*1958). Vice director, head of "Invalidity Insurance Domain" within the FSIO. He studied psychology and theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) before going on to study systemic therapy and later public management at the University of St. Gallen. Mr. Ritler also holds a postgraduate diploma in business development from the Northwest Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (FHNW). For several years he worked in the psychology departments of various inpatient and outpatient facilities. From summer 1998 to April 2010, he was head of the cantonal Invalidity Insurance Office in Solothurn. During this time (1999 and 2000), he also served as acting head of the Cantonal Compensation Fund. Between 2001 and 2005 he managed the reform of social insurance practices in the canton of Solothurn. In 2001 he was elected to the board of the Conference of Cantonal IV Offices (IVSK) and was IVSK president from 2007 to March 2010.
Colette Nova (*1961). Vice director, head of "AHV, Occupational Pension and Supplementary Benefits Domain". Having studied law at the University of Geneva, Ms. Nova worked as a researcher for the Federal Delegate for Refugees (now the Federal Office for Refugees) from 1986 to 1987. She subsequently took up a post as a legal consultant with BIGA (Federal Office for Industry, Trade and Labour) in 1987 and was promoted to head of the legal affairs section in 1990. She remained with BIGA until 1995. From 1995 until July 2010, she was the executive secretary of the Swiss Federation of Trade Union. During this time, she also held the position of vice chairwoman of Suva and of Reka, and was also a member or chairperson of the board of trustees/management board of various social insurance institutions and pension funds. Ms. Nova has been head of International Affairs in the FSIO since August 2010.
Stephan Cueni (*1967). Ambassador, Vice director and head of the "International Affairs Domain". Studied International Relations at the University of Geneva and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). He joined the Federal Social Insurance Office in 1991. He was appointed Head of the Application of International Agreements Unit in 2002, and was later promoted to Head of International Agreements in 2006. He took up his current post on 1 January 2013.
Markus Büschi (*1965). Interim head of the “Planning, Processes and Resources” Domain. Studied contemporary history, political science and constitutional and administrative law at the University of Bern. After leaving university, he worked as a freelance journalist and archivist, among others, until 1996 when he joined the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA). In 1999, he was appointed head of the SFA’s Evaluation Group. In 2000, Mr. Büschi moved to the Federal Social Insurance Office, initially taking up the post of head of unit. He was later promoted to head of the “Information, Knowledge and Logistics” Section. Over the years, he has managed a number of projects in areas including business management, construction, and process management. Between 2007-2010, he studied for an Executive Master of Business Administration FH (EMBA). He was appointed deputy director of the “Planning, Processes and Resources” Domain in 2010.
Giovanna Battagliero (*1975). Secretary of the city of Bern’s Parliamentary Investigation Committee, “PInC 2003”. Between 2004 and 2008, Ms Battagliero was the registrar of the Federal Appeals Commission for Infrastructure and Environment of the Federal Administrative Court (Division I). She joined the Federal Social Insurance Office in 2008, and served as joint deputy of the FSIO Family Affairs Section from 2013 and 2017. From 2015 to 2017, Ms Battagliero studied for an Executive Master of Public Administration (Executive MPA) at the University of Bern. She has been Head of the FSIO Directorate Staff Office since 1 January 2018.
Rolf Camenzind (*1958). Head of Communications. Studied economics, as well as political and social sciences in Neuchâtel. Between 1980 and 1988, he worked as a journalist for a number of newspapers and news agencies - the Luzerner Tagblatt (editor), Schweizerische Politische Korrespondenz spk, and the Solothurner Zeitung. In 1988, he joined Swiss Radio DRS in Berne where he held a number of posts: producer, moderator, project manager, head of the editorial staff and parliamentary correspondent. On 1 March 2008 he was appointed as Head of Communications at the FSIO, where he is responsible for all external and internal communication.
Last modification 21.12.2017