Rudolf Rechsteiner (1958) is chairman of Ethos’ foundation board since 2018.
Rudolf Rechsteiner received a PhD in economics from the University of Basel in 1986. He was a member of the Swiss National council (1995-2010), where he was member of the environment, spatial planning and energy committee, as well as the social security and health committee. He was also a member of the Parliament of Basel-Stadt between 1988 and 1999 and between 2012 and 2017. Moreover, he was chairman of Swissaid until June 2020.
He is currently an independent consultant and member of the boards of Industrielle Werke Basel and Pensionskasse Basel-Stadt. Rudolf Rechsteiner is the author of several books in the fields of pension funds and renewable energies.
- 58Vice-Chairman (since 2018)
Appointed by the Caisse Paritaire de Prévoyance de l'Industrie et de la Construction (CPPIC)
Aldo Ferrari (1962) was appointed to Ethos’ foundation board in 2016 as representative of the Geneva Industry and Construction Sectors’ Pension Fund (CPPIC), one of the two founding pension funds of Ethos. He is vice-chairman of the foundation board since June 2018.
Aldo Ferrari is a Swiss certified social insurance specialist. From 1996 to 2004, he was trade union secretary and regional head of the canton of Vaud at the Industry & Construction trade union and, from 2005 to 2010, he was regional head of the canton of Vaud at Unia. He was also a member of the Swiss federal supervisory commission of pension funds. From 2011, Aldo Ferrari was member and, from 2012 to 2021, vice-chairman of the executive board of the Unia trade union.
Aldo Ferrari is currently co-responsible for the trade sector of the Unia trade union. He is also chairman of the foundation board of the CIEPP pension fund (Caisse Inter-Entreprises de prévoyance professionnelle) and of the RESOR foundation. Furthermore, Aldo Ferrari is vice-chairman of the foundation board of the Proparis foundation, of the Fondation de Prévoyance de la Métallurgie du Bâtiment Genève, of the Fondation de la Métallurgie Vaudoise du Bâtiment, of the Unia’s pension fund and, since December 2021, of the CPPIC and of the Spida pension fund. He is also member of the foundation board of the swissstaffing foundation and of the board of directors of Spida Social Insurance.
Marc Chesney (1959) is an independent member of Ethos’ Foundation board since June 2020.
Marc Chesney holds a PhD in finance of the University of Geneva. He is professor of Mathematical Finance at the University of Zurich since 2003. Marc Chesney is also founder and director of the Center of competence for sustainable finance of the University of Zurich, which was launched in January 2020. Furthermore he is president of the AREF (association for the renewal of research and teaching of economics and finance).
Marc Chesney wrote a large number of articles and books on the topics of derivatives and the excesses of finance.
Cornelia Diethelm (1972) is an independent member of the board of Ethos Foundation since June 2020. She is a member of the board of directors of Ethos Services SA since 2019 and representative of the main shareholder Ethos Foundation since June 2020.
Cornelia Diethelm holds a Master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences and Economics as well as a Master of advanced studies (MAS) in Digital Business and Corporate Communications Management. She held different positions in the communication and project management area, mainly as deputy general secretary for the construction, transportation and energy department for the canton of Bern, as well as consultant for Jäggi Communications (now known as Burson-Marsteller). From 2007 to 2018, she worked for the Federation of Migros Cooperatives, first as head of Issue Management, then, from 2010 to 2018, as head of Sustainability and Issue Management for the Migros group.
Cornelia Diethelm is owner and CEO of Shifting Society AG, co-owner of Datenschutzpartner AG and founder of the Centre for Digital Responsibility (CDR). She is also head of studies and lecturer at the Zurich School of Business Administration (Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich). Cornelia Diethelm is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Association for Corporate Data Protection (Verein Unternehmens-Datenschutz VUD) and a jury member of the «Green Business Award». She is furthermore vice-chairwoman of the board of directors of Metron AG.
- 58Appointed by the Caisse de pension de l'Etat de Genève (CPEG)
Jacques Folly (1958) is member of Ethos’ foundation board since 2018 as the representative of one of the two founding pension funds, the Pension Fund of the Canton of Geneva (Caisse de pension du canton de Genève CPEG).
Jacques Folly holds a degree in economics from the University of Geneva. In particular, he worked as delegate of the Geneva Economic Development Service.
Jacques Folly is currently the attaché of the Office for economic development, research and innovation of the Canton of Geneva. Furthermore, he is a staff representative member of the CPEG’s board and vice-chairman of its audit and organisation committee. He also chairs the Union des cadres supérieurs de l'administration cantonale genevoise.
Andrea Frost-Hirschi (1959) is member of Ethos’ foundation board since June 2018 .
Andrea Frost-Hirschi holds a law degree from the University of Basel. She is responsible of the legal council within the Swiss Nurses Association, Berne chapter. She is also a judge at the Bern-Mittelland Regional Court specialized in labor law and since 2017 also at the Oberland Regional Court (accessory function). Since 2020, she also works as specialist judge at the Court of Arbitration for social insurance of the canton of Bern (accessory function).
Andrea Frost-Hirschi is member of the board of PK-Netz 2. Säule and member of the Municipal Council of Spiez.
Laura Sadis (1961) is an independent member of Ethos’ foundation board since June 2020.
Laura Sadis holds a master’s degree in economics of the University of Zurich and a diploma as a tax expert. She was deputy director of PricewaterhouseCoopers SA in Lugano between 1990 and 2001 and then member of the executive board of the Gotthard-Bank. Between 2004 et 2007, she was member of the Swiss National Council and, between 2007 and 2015, councilor of the Canton of Ticino and head of the Department of finance and economy. Furthermore, she was member of the council of the Swiss National Bank between 2007 and 2015.
Laura Sadis is member of the foundation board of the Internationale Stiftung Preis E. Balzan-Fonds and of the Fondazione Internazionale Premio Balzan as well as member of the board of directors of AlpTransit Gotthard AG and of the Schweizerische Mobiliar. She is also member of the committee of Pro Infirmis, the International Committee of the Red Cross and vice-chairwoman of the association SOS Ticino.