Adolf Ogi

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Adolf Ogi
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President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2000 – 31 December 2000
Preceded by René Felber
Succeeded by Otto Stich
In office
1 January 1993 – 31 December 1993
Preceded by Ruth Dreifuss
Succeeded by Moritz Leuenberger
Member of the Federal Council
In office
1 January 1988 – 31 December 2000
Preceded by Leon Schlumpf
Succeeded by Samuel Schmid
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 1999 – 31 December 1999
President Ruth Dreifuss
Preceded by Ruth Dreifuss
Succeeded by Moritz Leuenberger
Personal details
Born (1942-07-18) 18 July 1942 (age 71)
Kandersteg, Switzerland
Political party SVP
Spouse(s) Katrin Marti
Children 2
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Religion Swiss Reformed
Ogi (left) greets William Cohen, then Secretary of Defence of the United States.

Adolf Ogi (born 18 July 1942) is a Swiss politician from the village of Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps.[1]

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 9 December 1987,[2] as member of the Swiss People's Party from the Canton of Berne. He handed over office on 31 December 2000.[3]

During his time in office, he was in charge of the following departments:


He was President of the Confederation twice in 1993 and 2000.[6]

From 2001 to 2008, Ogi was a Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to the United Nations Secretary-General.[7]

Mr Ogi is today an Ambassador for Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization, committed to serving peace in the world through sport.[8][9]

Adolf Ogi holds a Doctor Honoris Causa from European University.[10]

Mr. Adolf Ogi released a biography called "Dölf Ogi: Statesman and Sportsman".[11][12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Leon Schlumpf
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1988 – 2000
Succeeded by
Samuel Schmid