As the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann is one of the seven members of the Federal Council, Switzerland’s executive body.
Johann N. Schneider-Ammann is also in charge of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). The three areas managed by this Secretariat – education, research and innovation – are of central importance to our society and Switzerland’s economic performance.
Before taking over as head of the EAER on 1 November 2010, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann was a member of the National Council for eleven years for the FDP. The Liberals, where he served on the Economic Affairs and Taxation Committee.
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann was born in 1952, in Canton Berne, Switzerland and has a degree in electrical engineering from the ETH Zurich. Before he became a member of the Federal Council, he was president and delegate of the Ammann Group.