|Vice-Chancellor of Switzerland|
Assumed office |
1 April 2009
|Preceded by||Oswald Sigg|
Eldest son of an economics teacher at the St. Maurice's Abbey, André Simonazzi graduated at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. After beginning a career as a journalist at the regional newspaper Le Nouvelliste, André Simonazzi first joined the relief organization Caritas Switzerland's media department, before becoming its national spokesman in 1998. He served as the head of the Information Service at the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications between 2004 and 2009.
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- Felley, Eric (20 November 2008). "La nouvelle voix du Conseil fédéral". L'Hebdo (in French). Ringier. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
- "UVEK - André Simonazzi" (in German). Swiss Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. 23 June 2004. Retrieved 2009-11-10.
|Vice-Chancellor of Switzerland
2009 – present
| Succeeded by|