|14th Chancellor of Switzerland|
1 January 2000 – 31 December 2007
|Preceded by||François Couchepin|
|Succeeded by||Corina Casanova|
16 August 1948 |
|Political party||Free Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Bern
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.
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.
She has held the following positions:
- 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.
- Federal Chancellery biography (in French, German, and Italian)
|Chancellor of Switzerland