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With the (re)appointments, the Federal Council approved an application submitted by the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA. The new members appointed are the 42-year-old ETH engineer Beatrice Fasana Arnaboldi, Managing Director of BeFoodConsulting, the 41-year-old ETH engineer Jasmin Staiblin, Country Manager and President of the Executive Board of ABB Switzerland, and 56-year-old Olivier Steimer, Chairman of the Cantonal Bank of Vaud and Vice-Chairman of the Swiss Federal Railways.
The members who have been confirmed are Vice-President Paul Herrling, Barbara Haering, Beth Krasna, Joël Mesot as representative of the research institutes and Markus Stauffacher as representative of the university assemblies of ETH Zurich and EPFL. Ex officio members of the ETH Board are the Presidents of the two Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich and Lausanne, Ralph Eichler and Patrick Aebischer. The President of the ETH Board, Fritz Schiesser, had already been reappointed by the Federal Council in September.
Thierry Lombard, Managing Partner of Lombard Odier & Cie, and Hans Hess, President of Swissmem, have resigned from the Board. The Federal Council would like to thank them for their services to education, research and innovation in Switzerland.