Adrian Wüthrich

Adrian Wüthrich, Chairman of the SFUVET Board

"I am committed to helping to ensure that SFUVET is seen as a trusted partner for matters pertaining to vocational education and training both now and in the future. Learners, teachers and employers all over Switzerland can rely on SFUVET to provide the best possible support enabling the Swiss VPET system to remain at the top."

Work experience

Work experience

  • President and CEO of Travail.Suisse, the umbrella association representing the interests of the labour force (since 2015)
  • Researcher responsible for ‘Associations and Society’ within the Central Secretariat of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) (2014–2015)
  • Researcher responsible for ‘Media and Corporate Governance’ within the Central Secretariat of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) (2010–2013)
  • Policy and PR Coordinator for the Swiss Transport Workers Union (SEV) (2009–2010)
  • Transport Policy Clerk for the Union of Transport Personnel (SEV) (2005–2008)
  • Project manager responsible for Public Transport Innovation Prize awarded by the Swiss Transport Club (VCS), the Swiss Association of Public Transport (APT) and the Swiss Transport Workers Union (SEV) (2005–2007)
  • Parliamentary Assistant (2001–2005)

Political career

  • Member of National Council; member of Science, Education and Culture Committee of the National Council (SECC-N) (2018–2019)
  • Member of Bern Cantonal Parliament, Vice-Chairman of State Policy and External Relations Committee and member of Finance Committee (2010–2018)
  • Member of Huttwil Communal Council, Public Safety Section (2009–2016)
Education
  • Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy (Master PMP), awarded by the University of Bern’s Competence Centre for Public Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, awarded by the University of Bern
  • Type E university entrance qualification, awarded by Langenthal Baccalaureate School
Area of expertise
  • Public Governance 
  • Economic policy
  • Social and education policy
Mandates/Memberships
  • President of Police Officers Association of the Canton of Bern (PVBK)
  • Board member of Formation-ARC.Suisse (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Board member of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Member of Administration of the Swiss Travel Fund Reka (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Board member of "Interessengemeinschaft Angehörigenbetreuung" (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Member of Security Contact Committee for the Canton of Bern and Communes
  • Member of Joint Arbitration Committee of Swiss Post (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Member of Foundation Board of the Swiss Substitute Occupational Benefit Institution (BVG) (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Member of Advisory Board of Compasso Foundation (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Member of the Economics Department of the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • President of Socialdemocratic Party, Oberaargau branch
  • President of Association ‘Vaterschaftsurlaub jetzt!’ (as President of Travail.Suisse)
  • Board member of Wüthrich Haustechnik AG
  • Board member of ZAR AG training centre in Aarwangen