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Adolf OGI, Swiss Vice President and Head of the Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy.


OGI, Adolf was born on July 18, 1942 in Kandersteg, Switzerland. Parents: Adolf Ogi and Anna Ogi.


Primary Schools, Kandersteg. Further School of Business, La Neuveville, Canton Berne, Commercial Diploma. Swiss Mercantile School.


He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 9 December 1987, as member of the Swiss People's Party from the Canton of Berne. He handed over office on 31 December 2000.

During his time in office, he was in charge of the following departments:

Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy (1988 – 1995)

Federal Military Department (from 1996), later named Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (1998 – 2000)

He was President of the Confederation twice in 1993 and 2000.

From 2001 to 2007, Ogi was a Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to the United Nations Secretary-General.

Mr Ogi is today an Ambassador for Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization, committed to serving peace in the world through sport.


He's married Katrin Marti, 1972, and they have 2 children: Mathias, Caroline.

Katrin Marti