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Who I am

Decades of sound experience

Martin Bienlein has decades of experience in associations and in political advocacy.

  • Since 2020, he has held various mandates: health insurance tariffs, development of a child protection organization, church campaign project, advocacy for an association in the health sector, association consulting (strategy) and dossier processing for tobacco control.
  • Before that, he worked for 17 years at the national hospital association H+ The Swiss Hospital Federa-tion (health policy, especially service providers), 13 of which in a leading position as head of the strate-gic unit Politics.
  • In the 1990s he was on the board of the Association of Swiss Student Associations VSS (education poli-cy, especially higher education policy).

Association work

Today Martin Bienlein is active in various associations

  • lupus suisse (patient organization), since 2021 presidency and finances
  • Swiss Society for Health Policy, since 2011 Board of Directors
  • Neighborhood association, auditor since 2011


His studies of political science and law in Bern and Geneva (thesis on federalism) provided him with a systematic and professional knowledge and understanding of Swiss politics.

Our values

“Associations represent civil society and are democracy in action. Strengthening them in the political process is a matter of concern to me.”


  • Martin Bienlein 2021: Women and Youth First. Marketing of the Tobacco Industry and the Tobacco Trade – Advertising, Sponsoring and Sales Promotion in Switzerland, Bern: SGGP Schriftenreihe 141, 538 pages, in German with an English summary.
  • Eleonore Baumberger, Jürg Baumberger, Martin Bienlein, Charles Giroud, Thomas Zeltner eds. 2020: Challenges to Swiss Health Politics. Bern: SGGP Schriftenreihe 138, in German.
  • H+ Die Spitäler der Schweiz ed. 2017: Establishment and Revision of out-patient care Tariff Structures in the Social Health Insurance. Legal and practical perspectives and the revision of tariff law. Zurich: Schulthess Verlag, in German (concept developer and author).


“Our strategic consulting strengthens the position and reputation of our clients. We advise companies and leaders, associations and foundations in all areas of communication.”