1) Ricardo Cordero elected as new president of the Foundation Board
At today’s meeting of the Foundation Board in Zurich, Ricardo Cordero was elected as the new president of our foundation. He will assume this job besides his current responsibilities for the country programs of El Salvador and Guatemala.
After visiting El Salvador and Guatemala in February/March, Ricardo will also travel to Peru and Colombia in November/December of this year. Consequently, he will be able to exercise his duties having gained insight into all our country programs.
2) Heinz Hauser to remain on the Foundation Board in charge of building up the Circle of Friends
After being in charge as president of our foundation for four years, Heinz Hauser has decided to step down due to personal reasons. However, we are glad to report that he will remain on the Foundation Board where he will take care of building up our “Circle of Friends”. This circle is to become an integral part of our newly defined fundraising strategy.
We take the opportunity to thank Heinz for all stimulus he gave our foundation over the last years, especially in defining its focus on fundraising and networking activities in Switzerland.
3) Marcus Stadelmann elected as new responsible for the country program of Peru, Isabel Stirnimann to focus on fundraising in her new role as vice president
In addition, the Foundation Board elected Marcus Stadelmann as the new responsible for the country program of Peru. He will take over this charge from Isabel Stirnimann who was elected as the new vice president. In this role, Isabel will dedicate more time on fundraising activities. Isabel succeeds Steffen Tolle, who for many years was the vice president of the Foundation Board.
We take the opportunity to thank Steffen for all his engagement in favor of Fundación Educación and are happy that he will remain on the Foundation Board as the responsible for finances.
The Board of Fundación Educación