Who are we?
Discover the members of the Council and Executive Board of the Foundation.

Council Organization

The Foundation is managed under the supervision of the Council. The Council has unlimited power to administer and manage the Foundation. It shall notably:

• define the strategy of the Foundation
• appoint the members of the Executive Committee, the Advisory Board and the Auditors;
• decide on the distribution and utilization of the property of the Foundation and its revenues for any expenditure exceeding Sfr 200,000;
• approve the annual budget, the balance sheet and operation accounts;
• modify, if necessary, the present By-Laws;
• take all decisions for which specific powers have not been granted to another body of the Foundation.

The Executive Committee shall manage the Foundation and be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Foundation. It operates as the permanent secretary’s office of the Foundation.

It shall notably:

• take all appropriate measures to attain the purposes of the Foundation;
• decide on the distribution and utilization of the property of the Foundation and its revenue for all amounts under Sfr 200,000.-- in accordance with the budget decided by the Council.

The Executive Committee shall be responsible for keeping the accounts of the Foundation.

Council Members

The governing body of the Foundation is the Council. The named members of the Council are:

President
Prof. Antoine Geissbühler, MD.
Professor of Medicine, at the Geneva University,
Director of the Division of eHealth and Telemedicine at Geneva University Hospitals

Vice-president
Mr Michel Carpentier

Special Advisor to the European Commission, Former Director-General
European Commission/DGXIII
Members
Prof Ron D. Appel,
Director, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Marion J. Ball, ED.D.
Professor, John Hopkins University School of Nursing
IBM Research Fellow, IBM Global Business Services.

Prof Jan van Bemmel,
Former Chairman, Institute of Medical Informatics, Erasmus University,
Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Mr Jean-Paul Bergmans,
Former executive at Digital Equipment and VP at Sun Microsystems.

Dr. Carmelo Bisognano,
Managing Director Dybaw Venture Capital HealthTech Sector
Prof Denis Hochstrasser MD,
Chairman, Department of Clinical Pathology & Head of the Central Clinical
Chemistry Laboratory, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Mr Jean-Claude Peterschmitt,
Former Chairman, Digital Equipment International, Europe

Prof. Charlie Safran, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
Past President & Chairman, Americian Medical Informatics Association

Dr. Michèle Thonnet,
Ministry of Health and Social Action, Paris, France

Executive Board

The members of the Foundation's Executive Board are:
Professor Antoine Geissbuhler, Chairman,
Professor of Medicine, at the Geneva University,
Director of the Division of eHealth and Telemedicine at Geneva University Hospitals.

Professor Ron D. Appel,
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr Jean-Paul Bergmans,
Former executive at Digital Equipment and VP at Sun Microsystems.

Dr. Celia Boyer, Executive Director
Health On the Net Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Carmelo Bisognano
Managing Director Dybaw Venture Capital HealthTech Sector

Mr Michel Carpentier
Special Advisor to the European Commission, Former Director-General European Commission/DGXIII.

Mr. Jean-Claude Peterschmitt,
former Managing Director, Digital Equipment Corporation - Europe.