about MateriaBona

Our vision is to support a sustainable and social development by distributing top-quality surplus consumer goods to people in need.

The people behind MateriaBona

Beatriz Schreib (Founder and Director)
has been involved in the fundraising for the «Schweizer Tafel» for six years, after years working in the hotel sector and the food industry. In 2020, she read an article in the «NZZ am Sonntag» titled: «No new goods for the bin», which referred to the huge amount of consumer goods that are being destroyed in Germany every year. Via the contact to «innatura.org» she got in touch with «In Kind Direct International» with a view to becoming a network partner in Switzerland. In 2021 she founded «MateriaBona».

Bjarne Bäth-Albertini (Co-Founder and Director)
has over 20 years of international experience in the financial services and management consulting industry in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland. Through his interest in supporting people in need and to increase sustainability at the same time, he became aware of the «Schweizer Tafel» and «Tasting not Wasting», which was initiated by Beatriz Schreib. He has founded «MateriaBona» together with Beatriz Schreib.

Rebekka (Becky) Kupferschmid
worked in the private sector for many years. She has been working in the social sector for over 3 years. Together with her husband, Rebekka ran a Salvation Army reception centre for the homeless in Zurich. During this work, which she carried out with a lot of passion and heart, she got to know Beatriz and Bjarne and has been interested in MateriaBona ever since. From February 2024, Becky will be in charge of social organisations for MateriaBona.

Advisory board

Dr. iur. Monika Gattiker
Lawyer at «Lanter»

Niklaus Haller
Member of the Executive Board and Head of Customers of «Globalance Bank (Zürich)»

Daniel Habshush
CEO «Divas Asset Management AG»

Wilhelm Luxem
Former director of the «Baur au Lac» for many years. Today, he works as a consultant in the field of hospitality and quality development and is also committed to sustainability and social responsibility in business. As a member of the Board of Directors, he brings his more than 40 years of experience in the international hotel industry to various companies.

Voluntary ambassadors

Prof. Dr. Dominique von Matt
Founder and President of the
supervisory board of the branding agency
«Jung von Matt»

Michael Schoenenberger
Partner of Strategic Communication Consulting «Hirzel.Neef.Schmid.Konsulenten».

Patrick Kessler
Until 2023 Managing Director of the

Susann Egli
Managing Director
«Parkinson Schweiz»


Logo from the company Holenstein Logistik

«For us at Holenstein, it is close to our heart to make a contribution to a social and good cause, together with MateriaBona, which puts people at the centre, whilst sustainably preserving nature.»

Peter Holenstein
Managing Director Logistics
Holenstein AG

Logo from the company Lichtsignale

«It is a great honour that we have been able to support MateriaBona from the very beginning. In a partnership-based dialogue, we developed the corporate design, website and catalogue in such a way that the warm, professional character of the two founders is reflected, while at the same time supporting the achievement of MateriaBona’s communication goals.»

Samuel Kümmel / Simon Malz / Tobias Stüttgen
Founders und Partners

«A wonderful project with huge commitment and passion on the part of the initiators deserves the unreserved support of the retail sector. We fully support the idea that nothing should be thrown away and destroyed without being used. With our network, we want to contribute to the success of the project.»

Bernhard Egger
Managing Director

«Swiss Recycle is delighted to have MateriaBona as a partner. With their programme, they are not only committed to the circular economy, but also make a social contribution to our society.»

Patrik Geisselhardt
Managing Director

Would you like to support us
on a voluntary basis?

Then get in touch with us:

Beatriz Schreib, Founder and Director

Bjarne Bäth-Albertini, Co-Founder and Director

Strong Network Partner

MateriaBona is a licensee of the IKDI (In Kind Direct International) network: HRH The Prince of Wales is the Royal Founding Patron of both IKDI and In Kind Direct in the UK, which is the founder member of IKDI.  In Kind Direct in the UK was founded in 1996 and has since distributed donated consumer goods with a market value of over £275 million (about CHF 345 million). MateriaBona is an independent and financially autonomous charity. IKDI supports MateriaBona through the extensive knowledge and experience of its network members, in all areas of operating. The IKDI network currently has four network members: In Kind Direct in the UK; Dons Solidaires in France; Innatura in Germany; and In Kind Direct (Singapore). Collectively, to date, IKDI network members have distributed products worth over £540 million (about CHF 677 million).