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Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country located in the Alps. It is not part of the European Union.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 33,703 entities connected with Switzerland. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 3 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in Switzerland. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

NamePublisherCoverageEntities
Swiss FINMA Final RulingsSwiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMAupdated daily35
Swiss FINMA Warning ListSwiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMAupdated daily1,570
Swiss SECO Sanctions/EmbargoesState Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)updated daily8,008

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,039 entities identified as PEPs connected with Switzerland.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President, Swiss Confederation1151
Vice President2--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Council-37668
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Judge at the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland-1-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chair, Swiss National Bank1--
Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank-11
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Switzerland-71
ambassador of Hungary to Switzerland-21
ambassador of Switzerland--1
ambassador of Switzerland in Germany-1-
ambassador of Switzerland to France-21
ambassador of Switzerland to Hungary-2-
ambassador of Switzerland to Japan--1
ambassador of Switzerland to Monaco-1-
ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom-1-
ambassador of Switzerland to the United States--2
ambassador of Thailand to Switzerland-1-
ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland-1-
ambassador of Ukraine to Switzerland-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Austrian ambassador to Switzerland-11
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
Swiss ambassador to the Holy See-2-
United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein-11

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Swiss National Council-444182
Member of the Grand Council of the Canton of Bern-1188
Member of the Swiss Council of States-7449
President of the Swiss National Council-920
president of the Swiss Council of States-206
Member of the Swiss Federal Council-148
Swiss Federal Judge-215
Vice president of the Swiss Confederation-92
Member of the Grand Council of Geneva-33
Chancellor of Switzerland-32
Member of the Cantonal Council of Zurich--5
Member of the Grand Council of the canton of Fribourg-13
Member of the Grand Council of the canton of Vaud-21
Cantonal Council of Sankt Gallen--2
Cantonal Council of Zug--2
Chief of the Armed Forces-11
Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports-2-
Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research--2
Grand Council of Bern--2
Member of the Grand Council of the canton of Valais--2
Member of the Jura parliament--2
cantonal legislatures of Switzerland--1
Chief, Federal Dept. of Defense, Civil Protection, & Sport1--
Chief, Federal Dept. of Economic Affairs, Education, & Research1--
Chief, Federal Dept. of Finance1--
Chief, Federal Dept. of Foreign Affairs1--
Chief, Federal Dept. of Home Affairs1--
Chief, Federal Dept. of Justice & Police1--
Chief, Federal Dept. of the Environment, Transport, Energy & Communications1--
Executive Council of Bern--1
Federal Chancellor1--
Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications-1-
Landammann--1
Landrat of Basel-Landschaft--1
Mayor of Zürich--1
Member of the Cantonal Council of Schaffhausen--1
Member of the Grand Council of Aargau--1
Member of the Grand Council of Thurgau--1
Member of the Zurich City Parliament--1
Swiss Federal Council-1-
United Nations Office at Geneva-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...