Filippo LombardiFilippo Lombardi (Switzerland) was elected as the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Political Affairs and Security at the 2017 Annual Session in Minsk.

He joined the Swiss Council of States in 1999 and is a member of the Christian Democrat Group representing the canton of Ticino. He served as President of the Council of States from 2012 to 2013.

Within the Council of States he is a member of the Drafting Committee and Political Institutions Committee; he serves as President of the Delegation to Maintain Relations with the Italian Parliament and as President of the Drafting Committee for Italian; he is also Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee as well as Vice-President of the Delegation to the Council of Europe. He is a member of the Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

He was appointed as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration following its inception in 2016. He is also the Head of Switzerland’s delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.