Beat Santschi is President of the IFCCD and member of the Steering Committee of the Swiss Coalition for Cultural Diversity. Musician and cultural manager, graduate of the University of Zurich, the Jazzschule of Lucerne, the Guitar Institute of Technology of Los Angeles and the ZHAW Zentrum für Kulturmanagement, he is general secretary of the Swiss Musicians’ Union SMV-USDAM, vice-president of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), member of the Swissperform management committee and vice-president of the Swiss Cooperative of Performers (SIG).