SFIVET Executive Committee

The SFIVET Executive Committee is comprised of the SFIVET Director and five national division heads. The SFIVET Executive Committee sets objectives in accordance with the strategy devised by the SFIVET Board. It also decides how SFIVET's basic training, continuing training and R&D activities are organised. The SFIVET Director reports to the SFIVET Board and is responsible for managing operations and representing SFIVET in external relations.
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Oertle - Director

2008 – 2014 Dean of Health Division at University of Applied Sciences Bern | 2010 – 2014 President of the Specialist Conference Health at the Rector’s Conference of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (KFH) | 2007 – 2008 Project manager for Master’s degree programmes in healthcare professions at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Delémont/Lausanne) | 2000 – 2006 Deputy General Secretary and Head of Healthcare and Education Division at the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Health (GDK), Bern, Member of various federal and intercantonal commissions involved with vocational education and the Swiss universities of applied sciences | 1995 – 2000 Project manager / deputy head of international affairs at the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK), Bern | 1993 – 1995 Expert in the VET Division of the Swiss Red Cross, Bern | Dr. phil. | MHA | RN
cornelia.oertle(at)ehb.swiss

Prof. Dr. Alexandre Etienne - Deputy Director | National Head of Basic Training Division | Head of SFIVET Lausanne

2001 – 2006 Rector of the Fribourg University of Teacher Education (PH FR) | 2005 – 2006, 2002 – 2004 Vice-Chairman of the Swiss Conference of Rectors of Universities of Teacher Education (COHEP) | 2005 – 2006 Chairman of the Regional Conference of Rectors of Universities of Teacher Education in the French- and Italian-speaking Regions of Switzerland (CDHEP) | 1998 – 2002 Private lecturer, University of Lausanne | 1985 – 2000 Lower- and upper-secondary school teacher | PhD in lettres
alexandre.etienne(at)iffp.swiss

Patrizia Hasler - National Head of Continuing Training Division

Since 1 June 2016, member of SFIVET Executive Committee, National head of SFIVET’s Continuing Training Division | 2013 - 2016 Project manager responsible for VET policymaking, Swiss Association of Building Contractors (SBV) | 2009 - 2011 Project manager responsible for a study on “workplace conditions that are conducive to learning” with Viscom Association| 2001 - 2013  Lower- and upper-secondary school teacher | 1996 - 2001 Project manager responsible for providing assistance to unaccompanied underage asylum seekers to facilitate scholastic integration, TAST Bern
patrizia.hasler(at)ehb.swiss

Prof. Dr. Carmen Baumeler - National Head of SFIVET's R&D Division

2004 - 2009 Private lecturer, University of Lucerne, Department of Sociology | 2007 - 2009 Project advisor for research methods, Swiss Federal Surveys of Adolescents (ch-x), Zug University of Teacher Education | 2004 - 2007 Research assistant, University of Zurich, Institute of Sociology | 2001 - 2004 Research assistant, Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Institute of Technology History | 2000 - 2001 Deputy Head of Personal Reporting Division, Credit Suisse | PhD in sociology
carmen.baumeler(at)ehb.swiss

Jean-Pierre Perdrizat - National Head of Centre for the Development of Occupations

2005 - 2010 Chairman of professional organisation AgriAliForm (which covers agriculture and related occupations) | 2002 - 2010 Secretary for various VET/PET-related committees and conferences | 1994 - 2002 Project manager for Prométerre Association | 1993 Master's degree with distinction in economics, University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC)
jean-pierre.perdrizat(at)iffp.swiss

Gabriel Flück - National Head of Internal Services Division

2012 - 2015 Head of Finance and Controlling at University Psychiatric Services (UPD), Bern | 2006 - 2011 Head of Finance and Administration (CFO) at Signal AG, Büren | 2002 - 2006 Controller at Signal AG, Büren | 2001 - 2002 Certified Public Accountant at GaleniCare AG, Bern | Executive Master in Business Administration, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) | Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Accounting and Controlling
gabriel.flueck(at)ehb.swiss