Sr Director, Strategic Partnerships
Since 2016, Senior Director in charge of Strategic Partnerships at Microsoft, Jean-Yves manages the relationships between the Company and International Organizations based in Geneva on themes such as cybersecurity, privacy, human rights and other governance topics.
Head of CIC Products (Trade & Export Finance, Cash Management Services and Leasing) for Western Switzerland, Giuseppe joined UBS in January 2013 from Citibank International plc in Paris where he was in charge of complex Cash Management deals for French and Italian public sectors.
A director of A-Way Partners, Matteo mainly focuses on private equity investments advisory. He works in partnership with incubators and high-tech companies. He has managed investment strategies and developed new business models for start-ups and companies having more than 900 employees.
Crispin is the Representative Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Geneva, and is ICC Permanent Observer/Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva. Prior to joining ICC in late 2018, Crispin worked as an Australian diplomat for over 25 years.
Jean Gallay SA
LAURENCE DE LA SERNA
Laurence est CEO et administratrice de Jean Gallay SA, société active dans la sous-traitance pour l’aéronautique et l’énergie ainsi que dans la chaudronnerie de précision. Elle est en outre vice-présidente de l’Union Industrielle Genevoise et membre du Conseil Stratégique de la Promotion Economique du canton de Genève.
VICTOR DO PRADO
Director, Council and TNC Division
A former diplomat, Victor do Prado is currently Director of Council and Trade Negotiations Committee at the WTO, where he assists the preparations for WTO Ministerial Conferences and oversees the work of the General Council and the Dispute Settlement Body. He previously served as deputy Chief of Staff to Director-General Pascal Lamy.
Chairman of the
Geneva Chapter BSCC /
After having been a senior PwC Consulting partner, Richard works as an independent management consultant since 2012, specializing in governance, finance and risk management advisory services for multilateral and other international organisations. He is also Chair of the Geneva Chapter of the BSCC
International Development Opportunities (IDO)
RANDY H. GRODMAN
Randy has 40 years of business development and project management experience. He established International Development Opportunities (IDO) in 1990. IDO specializes in helping client companies secure contracts in emerging markets funded by the World Bank and other international financial institutions.
Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE)
Après avoir évolué tant dans le secteur public que privé, Sylvain Jaccard est actif depuis 10 ans au sein de Switzerland Global Enterprise en qualité de directeur pour la Suisse romande, ce qui lui donne une excellente vue d’ensemble des problématiques vécues par les exportateurs et des solutions pour les soutenir.
State of Geneva
Economic Development Officer
An Economic Development Officer since October 2013, Michael is in charge of Asian markets and covers the economic sectors of commodity trading and digital innovation. Previously, he coordinated the Geneva Host City of the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship for the Government of the State of Geneva.
State of Geneva
Councillor of State, Department of Economic Development
Pierre Maudet a démarré la politique en participant, à l'âge de 15 ans, à la création du parlement des jeunes de la ville de Genève, ville dont il deviendra le plus jeune maire, en 2011-2012, date à laquelle il est élus pour la première au Conseil d’Etat. Pierre Maudet est actuellement en charge du Département du développement économique.
Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)
Chief Operating Officer
Chairman CCI France Suisse / Regional Director Romandie SBB CFF
Alain joined the Swiss Federal Railways in the summer of 2015 as regional passenger traffic manager and coordinator for western Switzerland, before taking up the position of SBB regional director for French-speaking Switzerland in 2018. He is also Chairman of the French-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
ICC WCF World ATA Carnet Council
Directeur Alliance des CCS Chair
Ruedi is the executive director of the Swiss National Guaranteeing Organization for ATA carnets. Under the Alliance’s administration, 17 Swiss chambers are accredited Carnet-issuing associations, with ax. 29’000 ATA Carnets issued per year. Ruedi is also chairing the ICC WCF World ATA Carnet Council (WATAC) since 2017.
WTO and EFTA in Geneva
Ambassador Permanent Representative, Switzerland
Head of the Swiss Permanent Mission to the WTO and EFTA since 2016, Amb. Didier Chambovey was previously Federal Council Ambassador and Delegate for Trade Agreements, and head of the World Trade Division in the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate.
EU Business School
EU Business School (est. 1973) has been presided over by Dr. Dirk Craen since 1998. He has worked with many of the world’s leading businesses and has been a mentor to several industry front-runners. In the past, he was also UNESCO chair in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and International Relations.
ANNE-MARIE DE WECK
President, BSCC / Vice-Chairman, Lombard Odier
Since 1 January 2015, Anne-Marie de Weck has been Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd, which she joined in 1997. She spent the early part of her career as a lawyer, in particular as a Partner and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of KPMG in Switzerland.
Trésor Direction générale
Chef du Service Economique pour la Suisse près de l’Ambassade de France
Christian Gianella est, depuis septembre 2018, le chef du Service Economique pour la Suisse près l’Ambassade de France. Docteur en économie, il a effectué l’essentiel de sa carrière au sein du Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances. Il a également été économiste senior à l’OCDE de 2005 à 2008
An expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, Arancha serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) since 2013. Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy, playing an active role in launching the Aid for Trade initiative.
Chief Innovation Officer
After seven years with the World Economic Forum, Fred joined SGS in 1987 in the Economic Affairs Division. He was appointed Senior Vice President for Digital and Innovation in April 2017 and has been tasked with the design and implementation of a digital roadmap for the group while engaging over 97’000 employees in an innovation process.
Global Membership & Services Director
President, Diplomatic Club of Geneva / Vice Chairman, Aevis Group
Ambassadeur de Suisse à Singapour, au Brunei puis consul général à New York, Raymond y développe le programme Swiss roots, avant de co-fonder le Cabinet conseils FBL associés. Il est actuellement Vice-président du Conseil d’administration du Groupe Aevis Victoria. Il est également président du Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.
Union des Chambres de Commerce (UCC)
Journaliste, Guy Mettan a fondé en 1997, puis dirigé, le Club Suisse de la Presse qui, depuis sa création a reçu plus de 30 chefs d’Etat et Premiers ministres. Guy est député au Grand Conseil genevois depuis 2001. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs articles et ouvrages, notamment sur la Russie, et le compositeur d’un opéra-rock, Guillaume Tell.
Swiss-African Business Circle (SABC)
Since its creation in 2010, Michael is a Managing Director of the Swiss-African Business Circle, the leading independent association in Switzerland promoting business contacts and links between Switzerland and Africa. Michael has 13 years of professional experience in trade & investment promotion and international relations both abroad and in Switzerland.
Joint Chamber of Commerce (JCC)
Dorit Sallis is the Founder and Managing Director of DPS Communications based in Zurich. Since 2011 she has been the Managing Director of the Joint Chamber of Commerce Eastern Europe (non-EU), Central Asia and South Caucasus (JCC). Dorit is also the Founder of The Twin Star Project, a non-profit organization.
Head of Operations and Communications, Fongit
Evelyne is an engineer by training, with a PhD from EPFL. She conducted research in the interdisciplinary field of Biophysical Chemistry for many years. Driven by the need to share technical advances with the public, she has held communications roles in Europe and Asia.
Integral Petroleum / Caspian Week
Chief Executive Officer
After graduating in Physics and researching plasma physics, Murat switched to banking and he was the Head of International Operations for the State Agriculture Bank of Turkmenistan. Prior to founding Integral Petroleum in 2008 Murat had over 10 years of experience in senior management positions in international trading and logistics.
Chief Executive Officer
Julien is one of the youngest CEOs of the luxury watch industry. Active for nearly two decades in the watchmaking sector, he initially worked at Raymond Weil for two years before spending the last 17 years at Vacheron Constantin. Tornare is now focusing on the renewal of Zenith which deserves a return to a centre-stage role.
Chambre de Commerce pour l'Italie (CCIS)
Belgian Chambers of Commerce
WOUTER VAN GULCK
General Manager Federation
Wouter is the General Manager of the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce since March 2007 as well as Managing Director of DigiChambers, which issues online certificates of origin and ATA carnets for Belgian chambers. Prior to this, he was involved for more than 10 years in international trade promotion in Johannesburg and New York.
Banque Cantonale de Genève (BCGE)
President SCCC / Chief of Staff BCGE
Brazil-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce (CHamBR)
Currently Company Secretary of the State Bank of Geneva (BCGE), responsible for overseeing the operational delivery of Group Communications and Marketing, Group Human Resources, Group Legal Services and Group Strategy reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Christophe is also Chairman of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Geneva Chapter).
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