This is us

It all started with the conviction that Switzerland needs more diversity and inclusion and the Swiss Diversity Award Night to express this - that was in 2019. The idea caught on! So in 2021, in collaboration with representatives from the business community, the Swiss Diversity Forum was born. And so today we have become the Swiss Diversity Platform - a place where ideas are realized on how to live and develop Switzerland in its diversity.

Swiss Diversity is a non-profit association consisting of people with the vision that diversity and inclusion should be given more space in Switzerland. The commitment is based on voluntary work and thus shows all the more: everyone can make an individual contribution to realize great visions. Diversity & Inclusion Services GmbH is responsible for the implementation of our projects.

Our board

Yvonne Apiyo Brändle-Amolo

President Association Swiss Diversity

Intercultural Mediator, Local Councillor SP Switzerland

Sabina Brägger

Managing Director


Manuela Frey

Model & Presenter

Andrea Zryd

National Councillor
Sports scientist
Sports teacher

Michel Rudin

Founder of Swiss Diversity

Affairs expert and founder of AGON Diversity and AGON Public Affaires

David Reichlin


Former Co-President Pink Cross
Diversity specialist

Thomas Thommen

Self-employed & networker

Simone Müller-Staubli

Entrepreneur in gastronomy as well as hotel and communication expert Marketing & Communication

Our supporters

Simone Aemmer

OK Award Night

Christiane Bisanzio

People & Culture and D&I Business Leader

Gilles Burgat

Diversity Specialist

Fernanda Wüthrich

Swiss Diversity Ambassadress Latin America & Council AGON Diversity

Our partners


Michel Rudin


Sabina Brägger

Managing Director

Taisia Vedunova

Project manager

Josephine Kössler


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board pursues the goal of promoting diversity and inclusion in Switzerland. Specifically, this means bringing the values of Swiss Diversity into the social discourse through actions and statements.

a broad network, know-how and expert knowledge, the Board is well equipped to become a wide-reaching and influential voice for D&I in Switzerland. The board members also set themselves the goal of providing strategic advice to Swiss Diversity and supporting its development.

Beatrice Simon

President of the Lindenhof Group Foundation Board and former Finance Director of the Canton of Berne

Deborah Murith

Chief People Officer McDonald's Switzerland

Greta Bodino

Responsible for Human Resources and Culture, Juventus Football Club

Hans-Peter Nehmer

Chief Communication
Officer Allianz Suisse

Vincent Rameau

Country Head Switzerland, The Coca-Cola Company

Katja Berlinger

President and CEO, Swiss Medi Kids AG

Isa Müller-Wegner

Head of GROUP Strategy and Business Development Swisscom

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Chief Executive Officer, Aon Holdings

Susanne Ruoff

CEO & VR, Ruoff Advisory Sàrl

Stefan Kilchenmann

BoD, Nau media AG

Sabine Bruckner

CEO, Pfizer Switzerland AG

Barbara Higgs

Head of Fundraising & Development, Schauspielhaus Zürich AG

Katrin J. Yuan

CEO, Swiss Future Institute Chair AI Future Council

Gregor Kreuzer

CPO & Co-Founder, qashqade AG

Jasmin Aziz

Managing Director Switzerland, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Lea Sonderegger

Chief Digital Officer / Chief Information Officer, Swarovski

Christina Trelle

Head of HR, Swiss International Air Lines

Florian Schick

President Merck Switzerland & General Manager Merck Schweiz AG