Management Office

Our offices in Bern (General Secretariat), Lausanne (Education office), Zurich (Test Centre on the new asylum procedure) and in Canton Ticino (legal advice) have a staff of approximately 45 people working in four different departments:

  • Protection (legal services, asylum procedures and country analysis)
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Finance, Personnel and Administration

Director SRC

Miriam Behrens

Executive Board

Christoph Hess
Deputy director
Head of Finance, Personnel and Administration

Barbara Rödlach
Head of Education

Beat von Wattenwyl
Head of Protection

Michael Flückiger
Head of Communication

Staff Position

Peter Meier
Head of Public Affairs

Eliane Engeler
Media spokesperson


Beat von Wattenwyl (Head of Protection)
Guillaume Bégert (Legal Expert)
Iris Bischoff (Responsible Social Aid Representatives and Legal Education)
Martina Cadalbert (Database Manager)
Lucia Della Torre (Legal Expert)
Alexandra Donzé (Quality Management)
Muriel Esposito (Country Expert)
Sarah Frehner (Legal Expert)
Esther Friedli (Scientific Assistant)
Romain Gautier (Data Administration Social Aid Representation (SAR))
Nina Gutweniger (Responsible Procedure and Coordination)
Anne-Kathrin Glatz (Country Expert)
Tobias Heiniger (Division Manager New Asylum Procedure)
Fabien Kaufmann (Country Expert)
Frederik Kok (Country Expert)
Alexandra Geiser (Country Expert)
Michael Pfeiffer (Legal Expert)
Marc Prica (Database Manager and Responsible Social Aid Representatives)
Laura Rezzonico (Legal Expert)
Adriana Romer (Legal Expert)
Josua Rüegger (Legal Expert)
Adrian Schuster (Country Expert)
Jamin Simoncelli (Database Manager)
Angela Stettler (Legal Expert)
Christina von Gunten (Lawyer)
Margarite Zoeteweij (Legal Expert)


Michael Flückiger (Head of Communication)
Tendai Fleck (Responsible Online Media)
Barbara Graf Mousa (Editor Print & Online)
Remo Gubler (Division Manager Fundraising)
Bernd Konrad (Graphic Designer)
Lorenz Lüthi (Responsible Refugee Days Project)
Karin Mathys (Editor Print & Online)
Cornelia Riesen (Fundraiser for charitable trusts and foundations)


Barbara Rödlach (Head of Education)
Mirja Bänninger (Education New Asylum Procedure)
Christine Fahrni (Course Administration New Asylum Procedure)
Katy François (Coordinator Education Projects, Lausanne)
Andrés Guarin (Coordinator Education Projects, Lausanne)
Nadine Kavanagh (Verantwortliche Jugendarbeit)
Marijana Lesic (Course Administration)
Manon Mariller (Course Administration)
Gasim Nasirov (Coordinator Education Projects)

Finance, Personnel and Administration

Christoph Hess (Deputy director / Head of Finance, Personnel and Administration)
Bilal Akinci (Employee Printing & Mailing)
Abirami Karunanithy (Director Assistent, Central Secretariat)
Marianne Künzle (Funds and Records Management)
Franziska Feller (Central Secretariat)
Marcel Peyer (Personal Assistent)
Ruth Werren (Bookkeeper)
Tomasz Kossewski (Controller)