Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Confidence for Children Foundation is comprised of honorary members from various sectors who, together, provide a wide range of expertise. The Board of Trustees meets twice a year.
Prof. Urs Schenker (Dr. iur., LL.M., attorney at law) serves as Senior Counsel at Walder Wyss AG. He completed his undergraduate studies in Zurich in 1981 with a degree in law (lic. iur.) and his graduate studies in 1985 with a PhD in law (dr. iur.). He received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1985. He published his post-doctoral thesis on “Swiss Takeover Law” in 2009 and he is a lecturer in commercial and business law at the University of St. Gallen. Urs Schenker is specialised in M&A, reorganisation and restructuring, and capital market law. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees since the Foundation was formed and has served as Chairman since October 2009.
Brigitte Winkler-Glauser worked as children’s surgeon in Bern for 23 years, where she treated children with cleft lips and palates, among other conditions. She has been involved in various aid projects since 2003. Dr Winkler has worked for Confidence for Children Foundation since 2006. She goes to Bishkek and Osh regularly as part of project-related trips. While in Kyrgyzstan, she is not only active in establishing the orthodontic centres, she also trains local staff and shares her highly valued expertise. Dr Winkler lives with her husband in Bern. She has two daughters and four grandchildren.
Prof. Dominique von Matt founded the communication agency Jung von Matt/Limmat AG in 1993 and the consultancy Jung von Matt/brand identity AG in 2011. Dominique von Matt is now Vice-Chairman and a strategic advisor at the agency. He is an honorary professor of business administration at the University of St. Gallen, a member of the boards of directors of the NZZ Media Group and Admeira, and President of GfM Gesellschaft für Marketing. Dominique von Matt is married and has two children.
Hanspeter Speck has a postgraduate degree in economics from a college of higher education and works as a federally certified financial planner. As a branch head, he and his staff of 30 are responsible for the Solothurn region. Hanspeter Speck is happily married and the father of three healthy children.
Remo Weibel received his International Executive MBA Zurich/Boston in 2006. Prior to that, he successfully completed all career levels up to director at Allgemeiner Wirtschaftsdienst (Switzerland). Under his leadership, AWD expanded into several other regions, including Western Switzerland. At the end of 2007, Remo Weibel was named Head of Sales and a member of the Executive Board at the company’s head office. In 2010, he was given overall responsibility for strategy and operations. Remo Weibel has been Head of Swiss Life Select and a member of the Executive Board of Swiss Life Switzerland since November 2012. He is married and the proud father of four children.
Bettina Maschmeyer has many years of practical foundation experience. The warm-hearted approach she takes to helping others has endeared her to many. She is always willing to listen to others and very often travels to see the Foundation’s local projects for herself. She has a personal sense of responsibility and attempts to ensure that the aid provided by the Foundation is used appropriately and sensibly.