Franz Steinegger is not only a well known lawyer, but he also is an exceptional Swiss statesman. He has been member of the Swiss parliament for 23 years and headed during 12 years one of the oldest national political parties. Mr Steinegger is member of the boards of a significant number of companies, associations and foundations. In particular: the Swiss Air Rescue Association (Vice-president), the Swiss Alpine Rescue Foundation (Vice-president), Swiss Alpine Club (President from 1989-1991), President of The Swiss Museum of Transport, Chairman of the Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA), etc. His network in the area of mountain rescue is thus not only extremely large, but it is also at a very high level.
Mr. Steinegger is married, has two sons and lives in Flüelen, in the very center of Switzerland. He also is -of course- a real connoisseur and aficionado of Zermatt!
His managerial knowhow and experience are extremely useful to the ARF.