SwissCham board has three new members, voted in at the
SwissCham Annual General Meeting, which took place in
Tallinn , Estonia on May 21-22, 2004. They are Mr. Beat
Kälin, Director, UBS Export Finance, Mr. Bruno
Lehmann, Vice President, Swiss Chamber of Commerce and
Industry in Portugal and Dr. Fabrizio Rindi, President,
Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Italy.
will join the newly-appointed SwissCham President, Jürg
Schweri, Director of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Austria
and Lichtenstein, who was previously SwissCham Vice-President.
Mr. Schweri has 22 years of industry experience, and
has managed the trilateral chamber of commerce for nine
years. The other board members are Mrs. Susan Horvath,
Managing Director, Switzerland-China Chamber of Commerce,
Mr. Jean-Luc Peyrot, Swiss Chamber of Commerce in France
and Mr. Martin Theurer, Germany-Switzerland Chamber
Schweri replaces Dr. Rolf M. Jeker , SGS Senior Executive
Vice President, who has been elected president of Osec
after three years of distinguished service as SwissCham
President. Also leaving, following his valuable contribution
as board member is Mr. Werner Grauwiler, Vice-President,
Switzerland-Central Europe Chamber of Commerce (SEC).
Mr. Daniel Küng, the new Osec CEO, will maintain
the status of ex officio board member.
new members bring a combination of business know-how
and trade chamber experience to the table. Mr. Kälin's
focus at UBS is on international trade and export financing.
Mr. Lehmann, a senior partner at Egon Zehnder International
in Lisbon, has had many years of corporate experience
at Egon Zehnder and FMC, the US concern. Dr. Rindi,
the President of Wintherhur Assicurazioni S.p.S. and
Wintherthur Vita S.p.A., also boasts a lengthy tenure
in the financing and insurance industry. ds
of SwissCham President and New Board Members (pdf)
|Mr. Jürg Schweri,
|Mr. Beat Kälin
|Mr. Bruno Lehmann
||Dr. Fabrizio Rindi