Stéphane Rossini (*1963) Director of the Federal Social Insurance Office. Degree in Political Science (1988) and PhD in Social Science (1995) from the University of Lausanne. Professor and researcher in social and health policy governance at several Swiss universities and universities of applied science between 1988 and 2019. From 1995 to 2005, CEO of CONSOC, social policy consulting and research practice. Secretary General of the Conférence latine des affaires sanitaires et sociales (conference of Cantonal Council members responsible for health and social policy in the French- and Italian-speaking cantons) from 1998 to 2008. Independent consultant and lecturer in several universities in French-speaking Switzerland between 2016 and 2019. Chairman of the Federal Commission for Old-Age, Survivors’ and Invalidity Insurance (2016-2019), Chairman of Swissmedic (2018-2019). Member of the Cantonal Parliament of Valais from 1993 to 1999, then National Councillor (Social Democratic Party, Valais) from 1999 to 2015. Deputy President of the Social Democratic Party from 2007 to 2012. President of the National Council 2014-2015. Member of the Social Security and Health Committee (Chairman 2012-2013).
Bruno Parnisari (*1964), Deputy director, Head of the Mathematics, Analyses and Statistics 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.
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.
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.
Astrid Wüthrich (*1974), Vice director, head of Family, Generations and Society Domain within the FSIO since February 2021. Holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and history, as well as a MA in Health Administration from the University of Bern. From 2017 to 2020, director of the department of ageing and disability services of the canton of Bern. From 2009 to 2017, she held different posts within the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH): project lead, National Strategy on Addiction; head of the Addiction Coordination and Services Platform (KDS); represented Switzerland internationally on drug and addiction policy matters. Prior to the FOPH, she was the lead on assorted youth development and gender equality projects at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg, and co-lead on the project to document the history of Kreuzlingen. Ms Wüthrich also worked as a cook at the Bern drop-in centre for drug users.
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.
Luigi Stoppia (*1966). Head of “Planning, Processes and Resources”. Obtained an economics degree (lic.rer.pol) from the University of Bern, followed by postgraduate studies at the University of St Gallen (Executive Master of Business Engineering) and UC Berkeley. Extensive professional experience in the private sector both in Switzerland and abroad before moving to the public sector. Prior to joining the FSIO, he was Head of Human Resources and acting Head of the Resources Department in the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Mr Stoppia has been Head of “Planning, Processes and Resources” in the FSIO since 1 August 2018.
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.
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