André Simonazzi

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André Simonazzi
Vice-Chancellor of Switzerland
Assumed office
1 April 2009
Preceded by Oswald Sigg
Personal details
Born 1968
Monthey, Switzerland

André Simonazzi (born 1968) is a Swiss politician born in Monthey. He currently holds the office of Vice Chancellor and spokesman for the Swiss Federal Council, since April 2009.[1][2]

Eldest son of an economics teacher at the St. Maurice's Abbey, André Simonazzi graduated at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. After beginning a career as a journalist at the regional newspaper Le Nouvelliste, André Simonazzi first joined the relief organization Caritas Switzerland's media department, before becoming its national spokesman in 1998.[3] He served as the head of the Information Service at the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications between 2004 and 2009.[4]


  1. ^ "Vice Chancellor André Simonazzi". Swiss Federal Chancellery. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  2. ^ Imsand, Christiane (7 February 2009). "Helvetia Latina veut des actes". Le Nouvelliste (in French). Groupe Rhône Media. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  3. ^ Felley, Eric (20 November 2008). "La nouvelle voix du Conseil fédéral". L'Hebdo (in French). Ringier. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  4. ^ "UVEK - André Simonazzi" (in German). Swiss Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. 23 June 2004. Retrieved 2009-11-10. [permanent dead link]
Political offices
Preceded by
Oswald Sigg
Vice-Chancellor of Switzerland
2009 – present
Succeeded by