Parties Committee

Swiss Confederation

Yannick Roulin

 Ambassador and Head of the Host Country Division
Permanent Mission of Switzerland

Mr Yannick Roulin completed his undergraduate degree in international relations in Geneva, graduating in 1999. He then worked in the private sector as well as for NGOs, in Switzerland and abroad, before entering the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies where he was awarded a Master of advanced studies in International Law in 2002. He then joined the Federal Department of Justice and Police of the Swiss Confederation, at the then-called Federal Office for Refugees (now called “State Secretariat for Migration”) where he was in charge of asylum decisions regarding North Africa and Middle East asylum seekers.

In 2004, he passed the diplomatic entrance exam and entered the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. He was on post first in Bern and then at the Swiss embassy in Ottawa, Canada, as Attaché, before joining the then-called FDFA/FDE Integration Bureau (now called Directorate for European Affairs) and being in charge of political affairs and Swiss-EU strategy for four years. In 2009 he was sent on post at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, China, as First Secretary and then Counselor, and Head of economic, commercial and financial affairs. In 2013 he came back to Bern, at the Directorate of Political Affairs as Head of the unit in charge of international organisations and host country activities within the United Nations and International Organisations Division. He occupied this position until July 2018, and then served as special advisor in the same division until November 2018. As of December 1st, 2018, after being named to this function by the Swiss Federal Council, he became Head of the Host Country Division at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador.

Swiss Confederation

Marcello Cangialosi

Counsellor and Head of the Office of Real Estate and framework conditions
Permanent Mission of Switzerland

Marcello Cangialosi, together with his team, supports the development of projects by institutional beneficiaries of the Host State Act and facilitates their interactions with the Swiss authorities in the fields of real estate, land acquisition, infrastructures and international conferencing. He is also actively involved in the promotion of International Geneva and the strengthening of its framework conditions (digitalization, security, sustainability).

Before taking up this position, Mr. Cangialosi held several positions at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). He worked at the UN Division of the State Secretariat in Bern, at the Swiss Humanitarian Aid of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and at the Multilateral Affairs Division of the Swiss Mission to the UN in Geneva.

Mr. Cangialosi holds a Master’s degree in Economic History from the University of Geneva.

Canton of Geneva

Rémy Zinder

Director of the Cantonal Service of Sustainable Development
Territory Department

In progress

Canton of Geneva

Michael Meier

Deputy Secretary General
Finance and Human Resources Department

Geographer, Michael Meier holds a Master degree in Development Studies. He has worked as a Researcher at UNIGE, as a Coordinator for the NGO Service Civil International, and as a Project Manager for the SDC and for the UN humanitarian affairs. Since 2012, he has been working for the Canton of Geneva in the fields of forecasting, spatial planning and improvement of the framework conditions for the development of international Geneva.

City of Geneva

Chiara Barberis

Head of Agenda 21-Ville durable

Head of Agenda 21-Ville durable since 2012, with ten years of experience in project management at the cantonal and communal levels, in various public policies (labor market, unemployment, socio-professional integration, environment, local economy, etc.). Holder of a Master’s degree in Literature, a DEA in European Studies and a CAS in Management.

University of Geneva

Jean-Marc Triscone


Professor Jean-Marc Triscone is Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva in charge of buildings, logistics, and security as well as sustainable development. Between 2001 and 2007 he was Deputy-director of the National Center of Competence in Research MaNEP. Between 2007 and 2014, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva. Jean-Marc Triscone is a professor in the Physics section of the Faculty of Science, and leads a group working on correlated oxide heterostructures and oxide interface physics.

Services Industriels de Genève

Laurent Cherbut

Head of Major Accounts and Public Sector Markets

Since 2014, Laurent Cherbut has been leading a team of Key Account Managers in charge of relations between SIG and the main entities based in the Canton of Geneva (international organizations, companies, the State, cities and municipalities, public authorities), concerning all their areas of activity (water, electricity, gas, renewable thermal energy, fiber optics, eco21 energy saving program etc.).

Prior to this position, Mr. Cherbut developed a technical-commercial unit within SIG to accelerate the “less and better consumption” of energy, and held several managerial positions in companies in the fields of energy and IT services.

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