Board of the Foundation “Fund” Zurich

The purpose of the Foundation is to consolidate, protect and manage its assets in order to provide the International Foundation Prize E. Balzan-Prize in Milan with the financial means required to achieve its objective.

International Foundation Prize E. Balzan-Fund

A foundation by the name of International Foundation Prize E. Balzan-Fund exists in accordance with Article 80 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. The Foundation was established in 1961 and is based in Zurich.

The Foundation is an international non-profit organisation which pursues neither profit nor self-sufficiency. It may accept donations from third parties.

The assets of the Foundation are managed in accordance with the principles of prudent and professional asset management, i.e. security, risk diversification, reasonable returns and liquidity.

The Foundation’s bodies are the Foundation Board and the auditors.

The Foundation Board consists of four to seven members, i.e. the delegate designated by the Swiss Federal Council, the delegate designated by the Italian government, and two to five members appointed by co-optation.

A management committee comprising three members is elected by the Foundation Board. It advises and assists the President.

Switzerland

Gisèle Girgis-Musy

President, member of the management committee

Member of the Steering Board of Caritas Switzerland; executive council member of the Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe; former delegate of the Swiss Federal Council for National Economic Supply; former member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Migros cooperatives

Switzerland

André Bandi

Member, member of the management committee

Partner at Survista Financial Advisors AG; Certified Financial Analyst (SFAA); Certified International Wealth Manager CIWM; Member of the Swiss Financial Analyst Association (SFAA)

Italy

Carlo Fontana

Member

President of Agis (Associazione Generale Italiana dello Spettacolo), former Senator of the Italian Republic; former General Manager of Teatro alla Scala of Milan

Switzerland

Simon Gerber

Member

Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney-at-Law
Partner of RCS Trust & Legal Ltd and Counsel of SwissLegal (Aarau) Ltd.

Switzerland

Stefan Gerster

Member

Dr. iur., LL.M., Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Partner of CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
Lecturer at the University of Zurich, Center for Urban Real Estate Management (CUREM).
Expert Judge at the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich

Switzerland

Laura Sadis

Member, member of the management committee

MA (Economics), Swiss Taxation Expert; member of the Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); former member of the Swiss National Council; former State Councillor of the Canton Ticino, head of the Department of Financial and Economic Affairs

Italy

Alberto Quadrio Curzio

Member

Professor Emeritus of Political Economy as well as Founder and President of the scientific Council of the Research Centre on Economic Analysis (Cranec) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan; President Emeritus of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome

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