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Photo of Micheline Calmy-Rey Micheline Calmy-Rey
President of the Swiss Confederation for 2011 and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

Political activity
2003 to present Federal Councillor, Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
2007 President of the Swiss Confederation
1997 - 2002 November 1997, election to the Geneva Cantonal Government, Head of the Finance Department, re-election in November 2001, President of the Geneva Cantonal Government
1981 - 1997 Member of the Geneva Cantonal Parliament, Chairperson of the Finance Commission, later Speaker of the Parliament
1993 – 1997 and 1986 – 1990 Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (SP) of the Canton of Geneva
1979 to present Member of the SP of the Canton of Geneva

Positions of Public Office
2002 Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss National Bank
1998 - 2002 Member of the Board of Directors of the Fonds d'équipement communal of the Canton of Geneva
1998 - 2002 Vice-President, President of the Canton of Geneva employees' pension fund (CIA)
1998 - 2002 Member of the Board of Governors of the "Lady Michelham of Hellingly Foundation" (charitable foundation)
1994 - 1997 Member of the Board of Directors of Geneva International Airport
1986 - 1993 Member of the Board of Directors of “Caisse d'épargne de Genève” (former cantonal bank of Geneva)

Education
1968 Bachelor’s degree in political science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva
1964 Commercial Baccalaureate, Sion, Canton of Valais
1963 Diploma from the Commercial School in St. Maurice, Canton of Valais

Professional activities
Director and manager of a family-run book distribution business until 1997.

Personal information
Born on 8 July 1945 in Sion
Married to André Calmy, two children, three grandchildren

Photo: Mr. Philippe Christin