FOUNDATION BOARD

The foundation board at WWM is made up of committed individuals from different professional sectors. All foundation board members carry out their work with dedication and without remuneration.

Rolf Stocker President of the Board since 2021

Humanitarian Aid Coordinator and professional curator

Mines and cluster munition are insidious weapons that continue to kill or maim uninvolved people, including many children, years after the war. As a former ICRC Coordinator for the Protection of Civilians, I remain committed to protecting these same children, women and men in various places around the world from the dangers and risks of widespread mines and other explosive remnants of war.

My experience as a humanitarian aid coordinator in various non-profit organizations and as a member of the Swiss Solidarity project commission I would now like to successfully contribute as President of World Without Mines.

Carol Hofer-Oechsle Board Member since 2003

Local councillor

"After many years of experience in social areas, I would also like to work outside our borders for the protection and well-being of people. I would like to help ensure that children in current or former crisis areas have a chance to grow up at least physically unharmed/ in physical safety."

Christian Schmidt Board Member since 2011

Freelance journalist

"I condemn any kind of weapons. Mines stand out stand out for being especially vicious devices. It is beyond my comprehension how anyone can possibly resort to these means in order to fight another human being. As a member of the Board, I want to actively contribute to a world without mines."

Thomas Fluri Board Member since 2015

Business economist

"A war usually ends at some point, but the explosive residues can prevent a society from leaving the past behind for a long time. By financing demining projects, World Without Mines gives affected people prospects for the future. As a business economist I support WoM especially in the area of finance."

Reto Nigg Board Member since 2016

Business economist

"Landmines are a major obstacle for development in many regions of the world. Even generations that have not experienced the wars are affected by the problem. Landmines prevent the productive use of land and may, in the worst case, lead to loss of lives. Our foundation supports demining projects in affected areas that are not receiving much media attention and hence positively impacts the lives of the affected population. Together with World Without Mines I stand up for their protection."

Henriette Eppenberger Board Member since 2016

Professional curator

"I already knew WoM from my work in the Peace Policy Department of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. As part of this work, I have supervised demining projects in southern Africa. I experienced that demining is one of the prerequisites for a lasting peace. That is why I am now committed to World Without Mines as a member of the Board."

Claudia Schwarzenbach Board Member since 2019

Programme manager labour market integration of refugees

"Peace and security are the foundations on which a country can develop. A stable peace requires work on reconstruction and reconciliation with the past and the elimination of explosive remnants of war. This is where Worl Without Mines comes in. As a member of the Foundation Board, I wish to support this work and thus make my contribution to peace, security and development."

Michael Braumöller Foundation Board Member since 2021

Financial markets expert and independent consultant

"Through my involvement in the Foundation Board of World Without Mines, I would like to contribute in making our world a little safer, more peaceful and worth living in. It frustrates me to see how many innocent people suffer from the after-effects of warfare today. Our support for various demining projects alleviates the suffering of many people living in former combat zones and gives them better perspectives for the future."

Ursula Eichenberger Foundation Board Member since 2021

Publicist, Major Donor Fundraising

"Children whose daily walk to school becomes a risk, farmers who cultivate their fields at the risk of serious injury, people who live in areas where every step can be their last - these are unimaginable living conditions that concern me. WoM supports projects that make a real difference in the lives of the people affected. This convinces me, and that's why I'm happy to get involved as a member of the foundation's board."

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