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 central president of the Swiss Union of Musical Artists USDAM, vice-president of the International Federation of Musicians FIM, member of the Swissperformance management committee and vice-president of the Swiss Cooperative of SIG Performers.