Anja Wyden Guelpa Chancellor of State at Republic and Canton of Geneva.
Originating from a German-speaking part of Switzerland, Anja Wyden Guelpa has been elected State Chancellor of Geneva in 2009 she has been re-elected in 2013 for another mandate. She serves as Chief of Staff for the Government and Head of the Cantonal administration consisting of more than 14,000 State employees.
Before 2009, she was Director General of Social Affairs in Geneva. Concerned by the values of social justice, she contributed to improve laws governing access to welfare and to measures fostering financial independence for the very poor. She is also member of different Swiss organizations, like the board of Swiss Tourism or the Regional Council of French-speaking Swiss Radio and TV (RTSR). She studied at the Universities of Tübingen and Geneva where she was awarded a degree in Political Sciences and a Master in Public Management.