Foundation's Board

The Board consists of the following members:

  • Costin van Berchem, President (member since 1995, president since 2010),
  • Caroline Freymond-van Berchem, Treasurer (member since 2010),
  • Richard Gautier (member since 2013),
  • Charles Genequand, President of the Scientific Committee (member since 1990),
  • Alain Dufour (member since 1985),
  • Louise Martin-van Berchem (member since 1998).

The first board meeting of the Foundation, presided by Marguerite Gautier-van Berchem, was held on the 14th of September 1973 with the following members in attendance:

  • Bernard Gautier (member from 1973 to 1985),
  • Jacques van Berchem (member from 1973 to 1975),
  • Horace van Berchem (member from 1973 to 1977),
  • Marc Auguste Borgeaud (member from 1973 to 1978),
  • Olivier Vodoz (member from 1973 to 2013),
  • Denise Werner (member from 1973 to 1977).

Over the twenty-five years of its activity, the Foundation’s Board, which has generally been made up of a few people related to the van Berchem family as well as outside persons, has also included the following members:

  • Guy van Berchem (member from 1977 to 2009, president from 2004 to 2009), Honorary President since 2010,
  • Denis van Berchem (member from 1984 to 1994),
  • Gaspard Bodmer (member from 1998 until his death in May 2000),
  • Alain Dufour (member from 1985 to 2013),
  • Olivier Fatio (member from 1975 to 1977),
  • Jean-Pierre Jéquier (member from 1977 to 1998),
  • Marcel Naville (member from 1978 to 1998)