Der Grosse Aletschgletscher erstreckt sich über 23km vom Jungfraujoch bis hinunter zum Aletschwald.


The governance bodies are tasked with the enhancement and implementation of sustainable development under the label of the UNESCO World Heritage as defined in the Charter of Konkordiaplatz and related guidelines. The governance structure includes the following institutions:


Management Center

The management center is in charge of the implementation of the management strategy, to safeguard the World Heritage for the next generations and to foster sustainable socioeconomic development in the World Heritage Region on behalf of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Foundation.

  • Dr. Hans-Christian Leiggener, Director
  • Mario Gertschen, Project Manager / Deputy Director
  • Raphael Schmid, Project Manager / Assistent Director
  • Janosch Hugi, Project Manager
  • Rebecca Schmid, Project Manager
  • Lea Minzloff, Assistant
  • Alessandra Lochmatter, Assistant


Steering Committee

The steering committee of the Foundation UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau Aletsch is composed of the following persons:


  • Heinz Karrer

Vice Presidents

  • Hans Abplanalp-Imbaumgarten
  • Richard Kalbermatter

Committee Members

  • Ursula Zybach
  • Laudo Albrecht
  • Carlo Imboden
  • Hansueli Mürner
  • Franz Ruppen
  • Martin Stäger


Advisory Board

The Board members’ network are the ambassadors with national and international recognition who will support the dissemination of the values and aims of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

  • Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General
  • Peter Brabeck, former President of the Board Nestlé S.A.
  • Evelyne Binsack, Mountain Guide, Helicopter pilot, Author
  • Dr. Jakob Kellenberger, former President ICRC
  • Andreas Rickenbacher, former senior civil servant of Canton Bern
  • Alec von Graffenried, President of the city of Bern
  • Franziska von Weissenfluh, President of the Board Bernexpo AG


Statutes of the Foundation