General Assembly

Supreme governing body of the Association



President Carla Ricci

Carla began to fully collaborate with the COOPI Foundation in 1999, where she held various functions over the years: Head of desk for Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia; on-site Project Manager for Ethiopia; Director; Planning department Manager. In 2012 she assumed the responsibility as the President of the Association COOPI Cooperazione Internazionale Suisse and since 2009 she is operative as the vice-president of the COOPI Foundation.

Vice-President Anne Schweikert

Anne has worked in several courts as a lawyer since 2000 and as a solicitor since 2004, including in the Juvenile Magistrates Court and the Cantonal Criminal Court. Anne then continued to work as a lawyer and solicitor, first in an associated office and then in her own office in Lugano. She has actively worked with refugee centres run by the Red Cross, providing free legal advice. As a founding member of COOPI Suisse, she has been the association’s Vice President since 2016.

Treasurer Laura Francioli

Laura joined the COOPI Foundation in 2011 through her Master’s degree in Fundraising from the University of Bologna. In 2012 she was hired by COOPI Suisse as Head of Development, holding the position until 2014. Since 2015 she has been a partner and member of the Association’s committee, active as the associative treasurer.

She currently works for the Human Rights Film Festival in Lugano.

Member Ennio Miccoli

Ennio has been involved in the area of international cooperation and development since 1977. Initially he worked in various countries abroad, upon his return he became Head of the Central African area and then Head of Projects abroad of the COOPI Foundation. Currently, Ennio is employed as the General Director of the Foundation in Milan.

Member Giulio Corbetta

From 2004 to 2011 Giulio worked in the graphics industry for Photobook Technology. In 2011 he was hired by the Swiss Post Office as an Account Manager, a position that over the years has allowed him to connect with numerous people of the non-profit sector in Ticino and to develop a deep knowledge of the social and productive context of the area. It was thanks to this environment that he was introduced to COOPI Suisse. He has been a member of the association’s committee since 2018.


Operational structure

Head of Promotion and Development: Anna Bonaldi

Promotion and Development area: Leonie Hipkins

Foundation and Corporate representative*: Cecilia Cinelli

Project representative*: Lorenzo Bianchi Carnival


*Members of staff employed at COOPI’s international network level