Directorate

Philippe Künzler, Director

Philippe Kuenzler 1

Philippe Künzler (b. 1969) has worked in various roles at the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA) since 1998. He headed the Management Support Unit from 2006 onwards, initially as Vice-Director and, since 2014, as Deputy Director. He served as Director ad interim from the start of 2018. The Federal Council appointed Philippe Künzler to the post of Director in 2019. He is a lawyer and holds an Executive Master of Public Administration from the University of Bern.

 

 
 

Mandates:

  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives since 2014: Conference of Swiss Archive Directors ADK
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives on the Supervisory Committee and member of the Governing Body since 2014: Coordination centre for the long-term archiving of electronic documents KOST
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives since 2018: European Archives Group EAG (EU Commission expert group)
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives since 2018: European Board of National Archivists EBNA
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives in the Assembly of Associates since 2018: Archives Portal Europe Foundation APEF
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives since 2018 in the Forum of National Archivists FAN, the European Regional Branch EURBICA and the General Assembly AGA: International Council on Archives ICA
 

Stefan Kwasnitza, Deputy Director

Stefan Kwasnitza (b. 1977) has been working for the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA) since 2014. He previously spent five years at the Swiss National Library. He headed the Information Access Division until 2021 and is now head of the Information Preservation Division. He became Deputy Director of the SFA in April 2019. Stefan Kwasnitza has a degree in history and an Executive Diploma HSG in IT Business Management from the University of St. Gallen and has also trained as a Web programmer.

 

Mandates

  • Vice-President and representative of the Swiss Federal Archives on the board since 2016: Association of Swiss Archivists VSA
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives on the Executive Board since 2018: Association for the open-source digitisation of cultural property Kitodo.org
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives on the Governing Board since 2015: Archives Portal Europe Foundation APEF
  • Representative of the Swiss Federal Archives in the Working Group and the Advisory Committee for Safe Havens for Archives at Risk since 2019: Safe Havens for Archives at Risk
 
 

Last modification 29.09.2021

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