Change in Horyzon Management

Werner Stahl leaves Horyzon after 15 years as a result of his retirement. The Board of Trustees of Horyzon has elected Andrea Rüegg as its successor. It will take over the management from 10.9.2018.

Over the past two years, the Horyzon Foundation has begun to develop a new strategy to position itself well for the future in the context of development cooperation. The change of management team is therefore also tantamount to a thematic change of stage. This circumstance was also decisive for the election of a new business manager. The Board of Trustees has now found a suitable successor in Andrea Rüegg. She completed a degree in International Development in Vienna in 2008 and spent three guest semesters at the University of Zurich. She worked as a country program manager and team leader in development cooperation for several years. Her previous activities led her as a consultant to Nepal and in Switzerland she worked for the Federal Office for Migration (now SEM) in the asylum survey. Andrea Rüegg lives with her family in Benglen (ZH) and will work for Horyzon in a workload of 80%.

Horyzon is pleased to have found in Andrea Rüegg an experienced and committed manager.

The Board of Trustees would like to thank Werner Stahl for his many years of personal and committed work for the foundation and thus for the young people in hot spots around the world. He followed the further development of Horyzon's profile sustainably and knew how to strengthen people and partners around the globe. The Board of Trustees wishes him all the best and thanks him from the bottom of its heart for his successful work.

Marlies Petrig, President

Daniel Huber, Vice President