On behalf of the Board of Trustees the Managing Director manages the Foundation’s ongoing activities, supported by Senior Management, Program Management and Communication.



Jacobs Foundation
Seefeldquai 17
8034 Zürich
Tel:  +41 (0) 44 388 61 23
Fax: +41 (0) 44 388 61 37

Senior Management

Sandro Giuliani
Managing Director / Delegate of the Board
Dr. Urs V. Arnold
Head of Operations
  • Finance and Human Resources
  • Institutional Cooperation
  • Board Secretary
Alexandra Güntzer
Head of Communication
  • Corporate Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Public Relations
Muriel Langenberger
Head of Programs Europe
  • Programs Europe
  • Advocacy
Fabio Segura
Head of International Programs
  • Program West Africa
  • Program Latin America
Simon Sommer
Head of Research
  • Research Funding
  • Conferences & Workshops


Zoe Bozzolan-Kenworthy
Assistant Operations & International Programs
  • Support Operations
  • Program Assistant West Africa
Dr. des. Jessica C. Bühler
Program Manager
  • Young Scholar Programs
  • Editor
Antonella Di Iorio
Personal Assistant to the Managing Director
  • Support Managing Director
  • Human Resources
Gelgia Fetz Fernandes
Program Manager on Maternity leave
  • Young Scholar Programs
  • Klaus J. Jacobs Awards
  • Editor
Chris Goodman
Junior Professional Officer
  • Program and Advocacy
  • Europe
Sabine Gysi
Communication Manager
  • BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development
Irina Hotz
Project Manager International Programs
  • Program West Africa
  • Program Latin America
Roland Hügli
Finance Manager
  • Finance, Accounting,
  • Controlling
  • IT
Cathrin Jerie
Project Manager Talent Network/Communication
  • Program Talent Network
  • Social Media
  • Corporate Communications
Sylvana Klang
Project Manager Communication
  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Image and Media Editor
Constanze Lullies
Program Manager
  • Program Quality Label
  • Projects Early Childhood Education, Switzerland
Nora Marketos
Program Manager
  • Program West Africa
  • Program Latin America
Patricia Müller
Assistant Operations
  • Support Head of Operations
  • Support Managing Director
Rita Schweizer
Project Manager
  • Program Educational Landscapes Switzerland
  • Projects Education, Switzerland
Doriano Simonato
  • Homeservice
  • Technical Assistance
Sabina Vigani
Directrice Pays Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ivory Coast
Julia Wyss
Program Assistant/Research Fellowship Coordinator
  • Assistance
    Research Funding & Intervention Programs
  • Administration
Philine X. Zimmerli Ischer
Program Manager
  • Program Primokiz
  • Advocacy Early Childhood Education, Switzerland