Doris Leuthard is a Swiss politician and lawyer and was a member of the Swiss Federal Council between 2006 and 2018. She was elected as President of the Swiss Confederation for 2010 and 2017.
Ms Leuthard studied law at the University of Zurich and completed language and study courses in Paris and Calgary. She was a partner in a law firm before entering politics.
“Kofi Annan was an inspiration to all of us who believe in democracy, human rights and sustainable development. We must continue his work. I am very pleased, therefore, to join the board of the Foundation that he created and help to build on his remarkable achievements.”