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My fundament

Since my birth in 1955 I live in the city of Zurich. I like the urban environment and the high quality of life. After grammar school with the completion of a type A high school diploma (Greek and Latin - expression of my great interest in languages and history) I studied at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Zurich.


I am concerned with legal and social issues since completing my studies in 1979. In 2001, I summarized my attitudes, values and assessments of social security, social and health care in the monograph „Gesellschaftliche Solidarität – Prinzipien, Perspektiven und Weiterentwicklung der sozialen Sicherheit“ (i.e. "Social Solidarity - Principles, Perspectives and Further Development of Social Security").



Public service of the city of Zurich

1982 - 1987  Head of the legal department of the Welfare Office (today: Social  Services)

1987 - 1995  Director of the AHV / IV Supplementary Services Office

1995 - 2008  General Secretary (Chief of Staff) of the Health and Environmental Department

2008 - 2017  Director (CEO) of the City Hospital Triemli 



Teaching Activities

Topic: AHV / IV supplementary benefits

1992 - 1995  Swiss Association of Social InsuranceProfessionals, SVS 


Topip: social law and social policy

1998 - 2003  Lucerne University of Applied Sciences 

2003 - 2006  University of Fribourg, Department of Social Work and Social Policy 

2007 - 2020  Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social Work 



Other activities / honorary posts (selection)

1975 - 2005 Military service, last rank and function: colonel as 1st aide de camp of the Swiss Air Force

1996 - 2011 Member Board Swiss Association for Social Policy, SVSP

since     1996 Member International Commission of Jurists, ICJ, Section Switzerland

2001 - 2008 President SVSP

since    2003 Member Advisory Board Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Master of Social

                             Insurance Management

2008 - 2017  Member Executive Board Zurich Hospitals (VZK)

2012 - 2017 President Congress Commission Swiss Hospitals (H +)

since    2016  Member Rotary Club Zurich City

By Sandra Meier/
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