As a Foundation, the Alimentarium is financed from various sources.
Constituted by Nestlé SA and Nestlé Suisse SA in 1980, the Alimentarium is a legally registered foundation governed by statutes and a Board of Trustees in accordance with the articles 80 et seq of the Swiss Civil Code and placed under the supervision of the Federal Supervisory Board for foundations.
The Board of Trustees determines policy and, together with senior staff, sets the strategic direction for the Alimentarium. The Board delegates the day-to-day running of the Alimentarium to the Director, who has responsibility for the overall organisation, management and staffing.
The Board is composed of ten to sixteen members of which four represent the founders, one the Swiss Federal department of Home Affairs, one each the cantons of Vaud and Zug, one the town of Vevey and one to seven are independent experts in related fields. They are elected for a three-year term which may be prolonged.
Current Members of the Board
Eugenio Simioni, Chairman
CEO Nestlé Suisse SA
Stephan Schleiss, Vice-Chairman
State Councillor, Canton of Zug
Councillor, Municipality of Vevey
Head of Nutrition, Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
Professor, EPF Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Professor Emeritus, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
State Councillor, Canton of Vaud
Associate Professor, History of Science and Technology, Pharmacy Museum, University of Basel
Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs Nestlé Suisse SA
Jelena Trajkovic Karamata
Head of IT Switzerland, Nestlé NOWS
Director, Museum Tinguely, Basel
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