Management Board and Board of Directors 

Helvetas member elect the Board of Directors, which in turn appoints the management board. Together with the employees, they plan and implement Helvetas' projects.

Helvetas is an association established under Swiss law. The highest body within Helvetas is the General Assembly, at which all association members have the right to vote. The General Assembly elects the Board of Directors and the president. The Board of Directors are responsible for the strategic management and the supervision of the executive board, which is in turns responsible for planning and carrying out Helvetas’ projects.

«Development cooperation needs the support of the people in the global North. My passion is to encourage people to join our mission, so that people in development countries can live in dignity and security, too.»

Elmar Ledergerber, President