Foundation Board

The Foundation Board supervises the Sympany Foundation and is responsible for its strategic direction. It elects the Chair of the Executive Board and the further members of the Executive Board on the Chair’s recommendation.

Members

The current term of office runs from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. The Foundation Board comprises seven people and is broken down as follows:

Siegfried Walser

Chairman

Dr. rer. pol.

born 1953, Swiss and German

Owner of Dr. Walser Unternehmensberatung, Greng b. Murten

Functions and offices held:

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund of the VSM-Sammelstiftung für Medizinalpersonen, Berne
  • Member of the Administration Board and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Bernische Lehrerversicherungskasse

Martina Saner

Vice Chairman

Dipl. social worker FH, Master of Public Health

born 1966, Swiss

Managing director Winterhilfe Basel-Stadt

 

Serge Altmann

Dr. sc. nat. ETH

born 1967, Swiss

Hospital director Universitätsklinik Balgrist, Zurich

Directorships on the following boards of directors:

  • Member of the Board of Balgrist Beteiligungs AG, Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Balgrist Campus AG, Zurich
  • Chairman of the Board of Geblog Med AG, Horgen
  • Delegate of the Board of Balgrist Card AG, Zurich
  • Delegate of the Board of Balgrist Tec AG, Zurich
  • Delegate of the Board of Fuss-Orthopädie Feldmann AG, Zurich
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Balgrist Apotheke AG, Zurich
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Zurimed Technologies AG, Zurich


Functions and offices held:
Member of the Foundation Board of Stiftung für die Ausbildung von Chiropraktoren, Berne

Rolf Baumann

BSc in Business Administration FH

born 1966, Swiss

Jürg Galliker

Dr. iur., solicitor and mediator

born 1964, Swiss

Partner Nigon Rechtsanwälte und Notariat, Basel

Directorships on the following boards of directors:

  • Vice president of the Board of Weleda AG, Arlesheim
  • Member of the Board of Institute for Applied Plant Biology AG, Witterswil


Functions and offices held:

  • Member of the Foundation Board of Stiftung Casallegra, Basel
  • Chairman of the Ecumenical Association Wohnsiedlung Claragraben, Basel

Regula Meili-Gasser

Dipl. phys. ETH, Executive MBA University of St. Gallen

born 1965, Swiss

Member of the Executive Board and Head of Business Development & Marketing, MSE Meili AG, Schaffhausen

Gabrielle Schlittler

Dr. rer. soc., dipl. rer. nat.

born 1961, Swiss

Independent business development consultant, owner of Vianova GmbH, Zurich

Election and mandates

Professional qualifications and personal skills are required for election to the Foundation Board. A period of office is three years, and board members may not exceed a maximum term of four periods of office.

The members of the Foundation Board also serve as members of the boards of directors of the subsidiaries Vivao Sympany AG, Moove Sympany AG, Kolping Krankenkasse AG, Sympany Versicherungen AG and Sympany Services AG.

Committees

Each permanent committee comprises two to three members elected by the Foundation Board from their own ranks, each for one period of office.

The Auditing Committee assists the Foundation Board in monitoring financial affairs at Sympany, analyses the results of the audit and provides the Foundation Board with recommendations regarding the approval of the annual financial statements. The committee also oversees and reviews the work of the external auditor. Chairman: Jürg Galliker; members: Serge Altmann, Siegfried Walser.

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee supports the Foundation Board in identifying new members and in appointing and dismissing members of the Executive Board. The committee also assesses the work of the Executive Board and its CEO and makes remuneration proposals for members of both the Foundation Board and Executive Board. Chairman: Siegfried Walser; members: Martina Saner, Gabrielle Schlittler.

The Foundation Board also maintains the IT Committee, which assists the Foundation Board in assessing IT projects and IT risks. Chairman: Regula Meili-Gasser; member: Rolf Baumann.