The newly founded House of Electronic Arts Basel Foundation started operating on 1 January 2011. It is chaired by Dr. Beat von Wartburg, director of the Cultural Department of the Christoph Merian Foundation. Further Trustees are: Philippe Bischof, Manager of the Department of Presidential Affairs of the Canton of Basel-Stadt; Ludwig Furger, certified accountant, Wenger Plattner; Hedy Graber, Manager of the Cultural and Social Division of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives a.p.; Christoph Rudin, lawyer and a former MP for Kanton Basellandschaft; Annette Schönholzer, Director of New Initiatives, Art Basel, a.p.