Organisation



The Board of Trustees is the highest body of the Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution. This is composed of equal representation of the national umbrella organisations of employees (Swiss Federation of Trade Unions and Travail.Suisse) and employers (Swiss Employers’ Association and Swiss Trade Association) by at least ten members. The public administration is, in addition, represented by one or two members without voting rights. 

Employer representatives

Five members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the national umbrella organisations for the employers (the Swiss Employers’ Association and the Swiss Trade Association). At present, they are the following individuals:

  • Martin Kaiser, Swiss Employers’ Association, Zurich, President
  • Dr. Henrique Schneider, Swiss Trade Association, Berne
  • François Gumy, Watchmaking and microtechnology association, Biel
  • Michael Krähenbühl, poparis Vorsorge-Stiftung Gewerbe Schweiz, Berne
  • Björn Wertli, GastroSocial, Aarau

Employee representatives

Five members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the national umbrella organisations for employees (the Swiss Trade Union Federation and Travail.Suisse). At present, they are the following individuals:

  • Jorge Serra, Association of Public Sector Employees VPOD, Zurich, Vice-President
  • Aldo Ferrari, Unia, Zurich
  • Dr. Gabriela Medici, Swiss trade union federation, Berne
  • Urs Masshardt, Travail.Suisse, Lucerne
  • Adrian Wüthrich, Travail.Suisse, Berne

Public administration representatives

The public administration is currently represented by the following individuals:

  • Dòra Makausz, department head in the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, SECO

The Board of Trustees committee is the body responsible for general management tasks. It applies to the Board of Trustees in respect of all business with the exception of investments, in instances where the organisational regulations specify that it is not authorised to act autonomously. 

Employer representatives

  • Martin Kaiser, Swiss Employers’ Association, Zurich, Vice-President
  • Dr. Henrique Schneider, Swiss Trade Association, Berne

Employee representatives

  • Jorge Serra, Association of Public Sector Employees VPOD, Zurich, President
  • Aldo Ferrari, Unia, Berne