Team Alliance Sud

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The Alliance Sud head office is located in Berne, regional offices in Lausanne und Lugano. These are the faces behind Alliance Sud.


Andreas Missbach

andreas.missbach>at> / Phone: +41 31 390 93 30

Director Andreas Missbach is a historian, he has written a dissertation on United Nations climate policy, and from 2001 to 2021 served the Berne Declaration/Public Eye in various fields, most recently as a Joint Managing Director and Head of the Department for Commodities, Trade & Finance.


Member of the management board

Kathrin Spichiger

kathrin.spichiger<at> / Phone: +41 31 390 93 30

Kathrin Spichiger is a founding member of WIDE Switzerland and member of the Steering Committee of the NGO Education Coalition. She originally set up the Alliance Sud Head Office and has helped in setting up the Max Havelaar Foundation. She has training as a primary school teacher and management assistant.


Policy fields:

Finance and tax policy

Dominik Gross

dominik.gross<at> / Phone: +41 31 390 93 35

Dominik Gross is a member of the steering committees of ICRICT (Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation) and the Platform Agenda 2030. He represents Alliance Sud in the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ) and publishes on global inequality and the knowledge history of economics, he is associated with the Institut Neue Schweiz (INES).

Trade and investments

Member of the management board

Isolda Agazzi

isolda.agazzi<at> / Telephone: +41 21 612 00 97

Isolda Agazzi is member of the Seco WTO/FTA Liaison Group and she represents Alliance Sud in Our World is not for Sale. Besides she is also a journalist with twentiy years' experience in bilateral and multilateral organizations and NGOs, focus on Switzerland and North Africa. She holds a master's degree at IHEID.

Business and human rights

Laurent Matile

laurent.matile<at> / Phone: +41 21 612 00 98

Laurent Matile previously worked for Seco, was then a member ot the board of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, worked with the IDEAS Center and the UN/WTO's Center for international trade. He is teaching law at HEG (Geneva) und holds a degree and the lawyer's diploma from the Neuchâtel university. LL.M. European Legal Studies (Exeter).

Development policy

Kristina Lanz

kristina.lanz<at> / Telefon: +41 31 390 93 40

Kristina Lanz is a member of the Advisory Committee on International Cooperation and represents Alliance Sud in the OECD-DAC CSO Reference Group and the Reality of Aid network. She holds a doctorate in social anthropology from the University of Berne and previously worked at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Berne and as a consultant for Mokoro in the field of land rights, gender and mining in Tanzania and Mongolia.

Lugano office

Member of the management board

Lavinia Sommaruga

lavinia.sommaruga<at> / Phone: +41 91 967 33 66

Lavinia Sommaruga coordinates NGO work in Italian-speaking Switzerland. She is a book author and former Board Member of the Max Havelaar Foundation. She worked on assignments for Caritas Italy in women's projects in Turin and for farmers in Haiti. Earlier she was a mathematics teacher in French-speaking Switzerland and in Ticino.

Media and communication

Marco Fähndrich

marco.faehndrich<at> / Phone: +41 31 390 93 34 (office), +41 79 374 59 73 (mobile)

Marco Fähndrich is responsible for communications and media and represents Alliance Sud in the association real21. A political scientist and journalist, he previously worked for SDA/ATS, Helvetas in Mozambique, Greenpeace Switzerland and ProjektForum. He holds a MAS in Development and Cooperation from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (NADEL).


Matthias Wüthrich

matthias.wuethrich<at> / Phone +41 31 390 93 30

Matthias Wüthrich made his apprenticeshjp in business administration. He then worked in Brooklyn (NY) for an NGO that is supporting children. His last job was at the secretariate of a social institution in Berne.