Annemarie Huber-Hotz

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Annemarie Huber-Hotz
Annemarie Huber-Hotz.jpg
14th Chancellor of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2000 – 31 December 2007
President Adolf Ogi
Moritz Leuenberger
Kaspar Villiger
Pascal Couchepin
Joseph Deiss
Samuel Schmid
Moritz Leuenberger
Micheline Calmy-Rey
Deputy Oswald Sigg
Corina Casanova
Preceded by François Couchepin
Succeeded by Corina Casanova
Personal details
Born (1948-08-16) 16 August 1948 (age 70)
Baar, Switzerland
Political party Free Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Bern
Uppsala University
Graduate Institute of International Studies

Annemarie Huber-Hotz (born 16 August 1948 in Baar, Zug) was Federal Chancellor of Switzerland between 2000 and 2007. She was nominated by the FDP for the office, and elected on 15 December 1999. In 2011, she became President of the Swiss Red Cross and ex officio vice-president of the IFRC.[1]


Annemarie Huber-Hotz

Huber-Hotz attended primary and secondary school in Baar, and the Gymnasium of Zug. She then studied sociology, ethnology and political science at the Universities of Bern, Uppsala (Sweden) and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and participated in various professional activities. She undertook advanced studies at ETH in Zürich in spatial planning.[2]

She has held the following positions:[2]

  • 1976-1977: Studied spatial planning in Zug canton
  • 1978-1981: Worked for the General Secretariat of the Swiss Parliament, in the press service
  • 1981-1992: Worked for the secretariat of the Swiss Council of States
  • 1989-1992: Director of the scientific parliamentary service
  • 1992-1999: General Secretary of the Swiss Parliament
  • 2000-2007: Federal Chancellor
  • 2011- : President, Swiss Red Cross

The Federal Chancellery, with about 180 workers, performs administrative functions relating to the co-ordination of the Swiss Federal government and the work of the Swiss Federal Council. The Chancellor is assisted by Vice-Chancellors and attends meetings of the Federal Council but does not vote. Huber-Hotz did not stand for reelection in December 2007 (after the general election), and was succeeded by Corina Casanova on 1 January 2008.

Huber-Hotz is married and has 3 children. She speaks English, French and Swedish in addition to German and Swiss German.


  1. ^ Rotkreuzrat Archived November 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., Swiss Red Cross website.
  2. ^ a b Annemarie Huber-Hotz. Academia Englelberg Foundation. Retrieved 2010-12-11.

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Political offices
Preceded by
François Couchepin
Chancellor of Switzerland
Succeeded by
Corina Casanova