Our Board

steingerDr. Enrique Steiger

Founder

Dr. Enrique Steiger is a specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Traumatology. He earned his doctorate at the University of Zurich, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro. He is Co-owner of “Clinic Utoquai” in Zurich. Since 1989, he has undertaken numerous missions as a physician and delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UN, OSCE in regions of conflict. He is a Guest lecturer at the Institute for Conflict Research of Political Science at the University of Zurich.

esteiger@swisscrossfoundation.org

Portrait_Janine_Haendel

Dr.iur Janine Händel

Strategic Advisor

Since 2010 Janine Händel leads the Roger Federer Foundation with a focus on educational initiatives in Southern Africa and Switzerland. She graduated at the University of Zurich with a PhD in human rights and has represented Switzerland’s diplomatic service in a variety of humanitarian issues. Spending eight years as a member of the Swiss Diplomatic Corps within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Händel worked as a Commissioner in areas including human rights, humanitarian policy and peace promotion or mine action.

jhandel@swisscrossfoundation.org

Dr.Christian König

Communications and Media Advisor

Dr. Christian König is the Chairman of Farner Consulting AG, a leading Communications Consultancy in Switzerland. After completing his studies in 1974 at St. Gallen, he founded the HSG Press and Lead Information Office where he played a vital role in promoting the University of Zurich. He then joined Farner Consulting for short period before becoming the lead at Trimedia Communications. After which he then returned to Farner as majority owner between 1999 to 2013. Besides being a communications strategist and consultant, Christian is also a member of several cultural Boards. He is also an investor and advisor in Private Equity Ventures such as crowdhouse.ch, ArgYou.ch and thescope.com.

ckonig@swisscrossfoundation.org

Kathrin Genovese

Strategic Advisor & Fundraiser

Kathrin Genovese joined UBS in 2015 as Head of the Vice Chairmen Office, after a 28 year long career at the Marc Rich Group She turned the Marc Rich Group into a highly efficient Family Office Structure which she ran as CEO over the last 7 years. She continues to have an independent mandate for the Marc Rich Family Office in the role of the CEO. Kathrin holds a Master in Banking and Finance from HSG St. Gallen. Kathrin is very active in the Fine Arts sphere and holds two board positions of important Foundations.

kgenovese@swisscrossfoundation.org

christianDr. sc ETH Christian Kruse

Financial Advisor and Treasurer

Dr. Christian Kruse is a consultant and entrepreneur in the field of social impact investments and social entrepreneurship. Dr. Kruse designs and organizes think tanks for various industries and specializes in future scenario planning. Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley as a wealth management specialist, Family Officer, corporate finance expert and researcher. He thus served as a senior researcher at the Swiss Banking Institute of the University of Zurich. In 2007, Dr. Kruse and his partners founded the University Swiss Design Institute for Finance and Banking in Zurich, which Specializes in the development of high-tech communication tools for banks and financial institutions. Dr. Kruse graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

ckruse@swisscrossfoundation.org