On behalf of the Board of Trustees the two co-CEO’s manage 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


Dr. Urs V. Arnold
Head of Operations
  • Finance and Human Resources
  • Institutional Cooperation
  • Board Secretary
Zoe Bozzolan-Kenworthy
Assistant Operations & International Programs
  • Support Operations
  • Program Assistant West Africa
Gelgia Fetz Fernandes
Program Manager
  • Young Scholar Programs
  • Klaus J. Jacobs Awards
  • Editor
Chris Goodman
Project Manager
  • Program and Advocacy
  • Europe
Alexandra Güntzer
Head of Communication
  • Corporate Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Public Relations
Sabine Gysi
Communication Manager
  • BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development
Angela Holzer
Personal Assistant to Co-CEOs
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 (on maternity leave)
  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Image and Media Editor
Cornelia Lieb
  • Accounting
Nora Marketos
Program Manager
  • Program West Africa
Petr Neugebauer
Project Manager Communication
  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Image and Media Editor
Miljan Nisic
Assistant Operations
  • Reception
  • Support Head of Operations
Hans Rudolf Schumacher
Facility Manager & IT Support
Carole Sebastianutto
HR Generalist / Assistant Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Support Head of Operations
Doriano Simonato
  • Homeservice
  • Technical Assistance
Sabina Vigani
Country Director
  • Ivory Coast
Julia Wyss
Program Assistant/Research Fellowship Coordinator
  • Assistance
    Research Funding & Intervention Programs
  • Administration
Philine X. Zimmerli
Lead Early Childhood Programs Europe
  • Programs Europe
  • Advocacy

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