Filippo Lombardi (Switzerland) - Chair

Filippo LombardiFilippo Lombardi (Switzerland) was elected Chair in 2017 and re-elected at the 2018 Annual Session in Berlin and 2019 Annual Session in Luxembourg.

He joined the Swiss Council of States in 1999 and is a member of the Christian Democrat Group representing the canton of Ticino. He served as President of the Council of States from 2012 to 2013.

Within the Council of States he is a member of the Drafting Committee and Political Institutions Committee; he serves as President of the Delegation to Maintain Relations with the Italian Parliament and as President of the Drafting Committee for Italian; he is also Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee as well as Vice-President of the Delegation to the Council of Europe. He is a member of the Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

He served as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration from 2016 to 2018. 

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