The delegates

How we’re set up

Assembly of Delegates

The Assembly of Delegates is the highest governing body within Migros. Its delegates generally meet twice a year to vote on important bills. We’ll show you how our Assembly of Delegates is set up and what its tasks are.

Composition and electoral procedure

In accordance with the statues, the FMC Assembly of Delegates comprises 111 members. A hundred delegates are elected by the regional Cooperatives on the basis of a prescribed quota. Each Cooperative is allocated at least five seats, with the remaining seats being distributed based on the number of members in the two calendar years preceding the elections. In addition, each Cooperative designates an ad hoc representative from its Board of Directors for each assembly meeting. The committee is chaired by an external, independent president.

The number of delegate votes for each Cooperative – as of 31 December 2023 – is distributed as follows (elected delegates per Cooperative):

Regional Cooperatives

Quantity

Migros Cooperative Aare (MCAA)

17

Migros Cooperative Eastern Switzerland (MCES)

14

Migros Cooperative Zurich (MCZ)

13

Migros Cooperative Basel (MCBS)

9

Migros Cooperative Lucerne (MCLU)

9

Migros Cooperative Vaud (MCVD)

8

Migros Cooperative Neuenburg-Freiburg (MCNE-FR)

8

Migros Cooperative Geneva (MCGE)

8

Migros Cooperative Ticino (MCTI)

7

Migros Cooperative Valais (MCVS)

7

Working methods and powers

The Assembly of Delegates (AoD) has an Office (Office of the Assembly of Delegates) and also operates two permanent working groups – Migros Aid Fund and Annual Report of the Board of Directors – whose duties and organisation are regulated in the organisational rules of the AoD and in mandates. There is also a facility for setting up ad hoc working groups for temporary assignments.

The principal powers of the AoD include:

  • Defining and amending the statutes

  • Electing and dismissing members of the Board of Directors

  • Passing resolutions on defining and amending Migros’ basic business policy

  • Taking the decision to dissolve the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (FMC)

  • Approving the Annual Report and annual financial statements of the FMC

  • Deciding on the appropriation of the profit for the year

  • Ratifying the actions of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board

  • Selecting and appointing the Board of Control

  • Approval of Migros accounting (Group accounting)

Members of the Assembly of Delegates

  • We are Migros

    Three delegates in the spotlight

  • We are Migros

    Even after many years in various roles, I’m still getting to know Migros from new perspectives. The diversity in the Group is unique.

    Marianne Meyer – President of the Assembly of Delegates
  • We are Migros

    As a member of the Assembly of Delegates, I am getting to know the Migros world from the inside and having interesting and rewarding encounters with members of other Cooperatives.

    Eugenia Rauccio-Farinon, delegate for the Migros Vaud Cooperative
  • We are Migros

    I like the interaction with the people and the mutual discovery of a company like Migros, which is always good for a surprise.

    Daniele Poggiali, delegate for the Migros Ticino Cooperative

In total, our Assembly of Delegates consists of one hundred elected delegates. These were elected by the bodies of the regional cooperatives for a four-year term of office. Together with the ten representatives of the regional administrations of the cooperatives and the President, they form the 111-member Assembly of Delegates.

Members 2020 to 2024:

  • Delegates for the Migros Aare Cooperative

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    Thomas Affentranger , Peter Bill, Rolf Bracher, Veronica Buser, Nicole de Weck, Peter Diethelm, Beatrice Ernst, Anja Fischer, Anita Grütter, Rolf Hächler, Claudia Hess , Nathalie Kohler, Christoph Lätt, Thomas Marbet , Monika Stutz, Tanja Zaugg , Patrik Zeiter

    • Delegates for the Migros Basel Cooperative

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      Monika Guth Eichner, Christiane Graf, Dora Gysin, Isabelle Heiz , Michel Lardon , Karl Linder, Dagmar Vergeat , Rudolf Werdenberg, vacant

      • Delegates for the Migros Geneva Cooperative

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        Caroline Baumgartner-Volluz, Corinne Hug-Cattin , Barbara Daldini, Susanne Darbellay, Irmgard Flörchinger, William Monnier , Karin Roztocil , Ines Wolfisberg

        • Delegates for the Migros Lucerne Cooperative

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          Nicole Baggenstos-Ulrich, Sybil Breitling Gubler, Daniel Brönnimann, Stefan Bürge, Helen Graber Lengwiler, Karin Helfenstein , Katharina Luginbühl , Sibylle Studer , Ursula Ulrich-Zgraggen

          • Delegates for the Migros Neuenburg-Freiburg Cooperative

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            Bernhard Auderset, Laurence Barras, Nathalie Caillet, Vanessa Guizzetti Piccirilli, Jean-Marc Riedi , Sabine Spring , Erika Stadler , Brigitte Vincent

            • Delegates for the Migros Eastern Switzerland Cooperative

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              Thomas Beerle, Sharon Brühwiler, Nicole Donno, Eduard Heller, Olivier Christian Kappeler, Helen Länzlinger, Patrik Seiz, Monika Stauffacher , Isabelle Tripod , Mirjam Vincenz-Cathomas , Esther Vogt-Dudli , Peter von Gunten, Bernhard Wittlinger , Marcel Zurlinden

              • Delegates for the Migros Ticino Cooperative

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                Nadia Bregoli, Cristina Coduri Mossi, Sandro Glaus, Matteo Hoderas , Gabriella Malacrida, Daniele Poggiali , Simona Vezzoli

                • Delegates for the Migros Vaud Cooperative

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                  François Berthoud, Elisabeth Bétrix, Philippe Collet, Nicole Dumont-Martin, Laura Locatelli , Eugenia Rauccio-Farinon , Delphine Soldati , Adrien Sovrano

                  • Delegates for the Migros Valais Cooperative

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                    Anthony Albrecht, Roland Hugon, Julien Kaeser, Jean-Daniel Monnier , Charlotte Pichel , Claudia Zen-Ruffinen , Mélanie Zuber

                    • Delegates for the Migros Zurich Cooperative

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                      Isabel Bader-Blöchliger, Freydun Michal Badri, Marlies Brenn-Stolz, Nives Geissbühler, Reto Grendene, Jolanda Helfenstein, Renata Georg Preiswerk, Evelyne Schaller , Daniel Schindler , Edith Spillmann , Yvonne Wassmer , Beat Wernli, Hans-Peter Wyss

                      Office of the Assembly of Delegates

                      The Office of the Assembly of Delegates prepares the agenda of the Assembly of Delegates and acts as the central interface between the Board of Directors and the Assembly of Delegates.

                      • Marianne Meyer – President of the FMC AoD

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                        • 2008 – 2011: Head of International Sales, Mibelle Cosmetics AG, Buchs

                        • 2012 – 2016: Head of Marketing and Sales International Personal and Home Care, Mibelle Group, Mifa AG, Member of the Executive Board, Frenkendorf

                        • 2017 – 2020: Head of Marketing and Sales, Hänseler AG, Swiss Pharma, Member of the Executive Board, Herisau

                        • 2021 – 2022: CMO and CSO Private Customers, Forster Swiss Home Ltd, Swiss Steel Kitchens, Member of the Executive Board, Arbon

                        • 2023 – present Head Custom Made Snacks, Member of the CMS Board, HACO AG, Gümligen

                        • Irmgard Flörchinger – Member of the Office of the AoD, Migros Geneva Cooperative

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                          • 2000: BA in Arts Management, Diploma of Advanced Studies in Project Management and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Marketing Strategy, Communication and E-Business

                          • 1981 – 2000: Various product and service management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Geneva

                          • 2000 – 2002: Services Business Operations Manager at Nortel Networks EMEA

                          • 2002 – 2018: Various project and purchasing management roles at SITA, Geneva

                          • 2018 to present: Hiking guide at Swiss Alpine Club (Geneva section) and Schweizer Wanderwege/Swiss Hiking Trails (canton of Geneva), President of Genève Rando and Webmaster

                          • Marlies Brenn-Stolz – Member of the Office of the AoD, Migros Geneva Cooperative

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                            • Entrepreneur

                            • Until 1988: Banking training, various positions, including bank branch manager, Culture Percentage and PR Migros Zurich

                            • 1988 – 1995: Self-employed with own dental practice; business administration qualification

                            • 1996 to present: Various positions in large corporations and public administration, including products and design

                            • 2019 to present: Entrepreneur, BRS.ATELIER GmbH

                            • Nadia Bregoli – Member of the Office of the AoD, Migros Ticino Cooperative

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                              • Master’s in Political Science from University of Milan; MA Retail Business Management, University of Bocconi and IFOR Postgraduate Training Institute for Commerce

                              • 1986 – 1998: Marketing manager and consultant in the areas of international commerce, retail, services and public administration

                              • 1998 – 2010: EMBA Course Director and marketing lecturer, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Manno, Ticino

                              • 2010 to present: Member of the Governing Council and Director of Continuing Education at University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Manno, Ticino

                              • Patrik Seiz – Member of the Office of the AoD, Migros Eastern Switzerland Cooperative

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                                • Advanced Federal Diploma in Accounting and Controlling

                                • 2011–2014: Head of Finance and Accounting, Head of Purchasing, Order Handling/Preparation and IT, Member of the Executive Board Schekolin AG, Gamprin-Bendern, Liechtenstein

                                • 2014–2019: Head of Finance and IT (CFO), Member of the Executive Board F. Hunziker + Co AG, Dietikon

                                • 2020 – 2023: Head of Finance and HR (CFO), Member of the Executive Board Schlegel Group, Goldach

                                • 08.2023 - present CFO (Head of Finance, HR and IT) Giovanelli Fruchtimport AG und Gerelli AG, 8500 Frauenfeld 

                                Working groups of Assembly of Delegates

                                • Migros Aid Fund

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                                  Ines Wolfisberg (President) – Migros Geneva Cooperative
                                  Peter Bill – Migros Aare Cooperative
                                  Karl Linder – Migros Basel Cooperative
                                  Katharina Luginbühl – Migros Lucerne Cooperative
                                  Edith Spillmann – Migros Zurich Cooperative
                                  Sabine Spring – Migros Neuenburg-Freiburg Cooperative
                                  Claudia Zen-Ruffinen – Migros Valais Cooperative

                                  • Annual Report of the Board of Directors

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                                    Karin Helfenstein (President) – Migros Lucerne Cooperative
                                    Renata Georg Preiswerk – Migros Zurich Cooperative
                                    Dora Gysin – Migros Basel Cooperative
                                    Adrien Sovrano – Migros Vaud Cooperative

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