Hazard Prevention Division: Management, Staff Unit, Secretarial Office


  • The Head of Division is responsible for the technical, personnel and administrative management of the Division.
  • The Staff Unit directs divisional activities and is responsible for organisational matters, finances.
  • The Secretarial Office has clerical and administrative responsibilities.


Josef Eberli
Position: head of division
Responsibilities: management of the Hazard Prevention Division
Tel.: +41 58 460 56 03
E-mail: josef.eberli@bafu.admin.ch

Gian Reto Bezzola

Gian Reto Bezzola
Position: head of section, deputy head of division
Responsibilities: risk management, event analysis
Tel.: +41 58 464 16 59
E-mail: gianreto.bezzola@bafu.admin.ch

Staff Unit and Secretarial Office

Dorothea Wabbels, Dipl. Biol. Dipl. Geol.
Position: head of staff unit
Tel.: +41 (0)58 469 88 77
Email: dorothea.wabbels@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: management of division affairs, organisational development, environmental reporting, communication, reporting to the Federal Council

Madeleine Portmann
assistant to head of division
Tel.: +41 (0)58 480 39 90
Email: madeleine.portmann@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: administration, assisting head of division

Céline Johann Lozano
Position: administrative officer
+41 (0)58 461 14 33
Responsibilities: division secretariat, translations

Njomza Musshbanaj
Position: administrative officer
Tel.: +41 (0)58 464 10 75
Email: njomza.musshbanaj@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: division secretariat, trainee support

Carolin Schärpf, Dipl. Geol.
Position: research officer
Tel.: +41 (0)58 481 41 23
Email: carolin.schaerpf@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: climate and natural hazards, international cooperation

Cosima Huber, MSc Business Administration
Position: financial controlling specialist
Tel.: +41 (0)58 467 86 68
Email: cosima.Huber@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: finance, coordination of division affairs

Anja Strahm, Dipl. Geographin
Position: research officer
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 38 70
Email: anja.strahm@bafu.admin.ch
Responsibilities: education and hazard prevention, research and natural hazards

Last modification 25.06.2019

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Hazard Prevention Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices :
Papiermühlestrasse 172, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 464 23 80
+41 58 462 99 81


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