Doris Leuthard

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Person.png Doris Leuthard  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, lawyer)
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Born1963-04-10
Merenschwand, Switzerland
NationalitySwiss
Alma materUniversity of Zurich
SpouseRoland Hausin
Member ofKofi Annan Foundation
PartyChristian Democratic People's Party
Single Bilderberg President of Switzerland

Employment.png President of the Swiss Confederation

In office
1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Employment.png Vice President of Switzerland Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 January 2016 - 1 January 2017
Preceded byJohann Schneider-Ammann

Employment.png Vice President of Switzerland Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 January 2009 - 31 December 2009

Employment.png Switzerland/Minister of Economic Affairs

In office
1 August 2006 - 31 October 2010

Employment.png Member of the Swiss Federal Council

In office
1 August 2006 - Present

Doris Leuthard is a Swiss politician and lawyer. Since 1 August 2006, she has been a member of the Swiss Federal Council, and was elected as Swiss President for two annual terms 2010 and 2017.[1][2]

Mediator

In September 2017, President Leuthard offered to play a role behind the curtain to facilitate dialogue between North Korea, the United States and South Korea in the escalating nuclear weapons crisis:

“I think it really is time for dialogue,” Leuthard told a news conference in Bern. “We are ready to offer our role for good services as a mediator. I think in the upcoming weeks a lot will depend on how the US and China can have an influence in this crisis. That’s why I think Switzerland and Sweden can have a role behind the curtain.” She said “sanctions did not change many things” and part of the task now is to find a location for countries to meet. “I think that’s our role to look at what kind of possibilities we find. Because, well, Twitter won’t be an adequate instrument ... This must be very discreet,” she said in reference to President Trump’s warnings that often issue via the social media platform.[3]

Political career

From 1 August 2006 to 31 October 2010 Doris Leuthard was head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, and on 1 November 2010 she became head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications.[4]

She was elected President of Switzerland for 2010, and on 7 December 2016 for 2017.[5]

Representing the canton Aargau, Doris Leuthard was a member of the Swiss National Council from 1999 to 2006, and was President of the Christian Democratic People's Party (CVP/PDC) between 2004 and 2006.[6]

 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
59th meeting, in Switzerland, 129 guests
WEF/Annual Meeting/200724 January 200728 January 2007Switzerland
WEF
Only the 450 public figures listed of ~2200 participants
WEF/Annual Meeting/200823 January 200827 January 2008Switzerland
WEF
WEF/Annual Meeting/200923 January 200827 January 2008Switzerland
WEF
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland
WEF
2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014Switzerland
WEF
2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201521 January 201524 January 2015Switzerland
WEF
Attended by a lot of people. This page lists only the 261 "Public Figures".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016Switzerland
WEF
Attended by a lot of people, both leaders and followers
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017Switzerland
WEF
2951 known participants


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