Doris Leuthard Nominated To Join Boards Of Bell Food Group, Coop Switzerland
Her nomination will be submitted to the Coop Delegate Assembly on 28 March, as a successor to Beth Krasna.
A 'Friendly Swiss Company'
Commenting on her nomination to the Coop board, Leuthard said, "Coop is an attractive and friendly Swiss company that has been a part of my life since I was a child.
"As a cooperative, it still embodies values that are dear to me, so I am very happy that I have been chosen as a candidate for Coop's Board of Directors."
Separately, Bell Food Group will propose Leuthard's name to its own general meeting on 16 April, as a replacement for serving board member Reto Conrad.
Leuthard served as a national councillor from 1999 to 2006. She was also the president of the Swiss CDP between 2004 to 2006.
She served on the Federal Council from 1 August 2006 to 31 December 2018.
Between 2006 and 2010, she was the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA), while in 2010, she became the head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication (DETEC).
Leuthard also served as the vice-president of the Federal Council in 2009 and 2016, and the president of the Swiss Confederation in 2010 and 2017.
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