Meet our Singapore team

The Swiss Association Committee

Janine Bachmann


Janine took over the President position in April 2015.

About Janine: She took over the role as President of the Swiss Association of Singapore in April 2015, right after moving to Singapore for the second time. Besides volunteering for SAS Janine works as a Financial Controller at SEC Singapore-ETH Centre. She has extensive knowledge in Financial Controlling and Accounting and has international work experience in Europe, USA and Asia.

Favorite Local Dish: Xiao Long Bao, Sushi, Beef noodle soup, Chilli crab.

Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Marina Bay, Club street.

Special Interest: sport, different cultures, reading and food.

Lionel Berthod

Vice President

Lionel has taken over the Vice President role in July 2016.

About Lionel: He holds a MSc from HEC Lausanne in Business Information Systems and has worked around 20 years in the insurance, banking and consulting services in Switzerland and Europe. He seized with enthusiasm the opportunity of a new position in Singapore and relocated in January 2016. His first contacts with SAS motivated him not to let the VP position vacant any longer but to join the committee, take an active part in the life in the Swiss community, network and enjoy the people and places of this astonishing country.

Favorite Local Dish: ayam buah keluak, black pepper tiger prawn, prata double egg.

Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Little India & Tekka Centre, Keong Saik Road.

Special Interest: discovering Asia, geopolitics, good food paired with good wine.

Emmanuelle Barasche


Emmanuelle is the treasurer of the Swiss Association. 

About Emmanuelle: She grew up in Paris and moved to Geneva about 13 years ago where she studied Law. After her exam in 2011, Emmanuelle worked and studied in Zurich, Beijing and London before relocating to Singapore with her husband in 2014. She is registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore since January 2015 and works in a law firm since then. Eager to take an active part in the Swiss community in Singapore, she joined the committee in November 2017. 

Favorite Local Dish: Dim Sum, Peking Duck and Satay.

Favorite Touristic Place: Tiong Bahru, Labrador Park and Sentosa.

Special Interest: Family, Sport, Music.

Lina Wastian

Webmaster & digital marketing

About Lina: Lina holds a Master’ degree from EFP Lausanne in communication systems and has been employed in the IT and telecommunication industry as a project manager and as a marketing and sales manager in Switzerland. Lina relocated to Singapore in July 2017 with her husband. She decided to get involved in the Swiss Association of Singapore by taking over the role as Webmaster and Digital Marketing. She is keen to get in contact with other people and to explore Singapore’s art and culture. Lina joined the SAS Committee in January 2018.

Favorite Local Dish: Dim Sum, black pepper tiger prawn, Hotpot.

Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: China Town, Botanic Garden, National Gallery, Art & Science Museum.

Special Interest: Traveling, Asian social media ,Reading, Sports and good food paired with good wine.

Daniela Wespi


Daniela is the secretary of the Swiss Association and also responsible for sourcing and organising the Ladies Night and Ladies and Gents Night of the Swiss Association of Singapore.

About Daniela: Before relocating to Singapore in December 2015 with her husband and their little son, Daniela had been working over 6 years as a senior assistant in the Zurich banking industry and previously many years as organizer in the film industry. Three month after her second son was born end of 2016, Daniela started to look for a balance to the family life and found a great opportunity by SAS for organizing events, which has always been a great passion of hers as well as running the office.

Favorite Local Dish: Soft-shell Crab, Dim Sum, Laksa with Tiger Prawns, Roast Duck.

Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Dempsey Hill, Arab Street, Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa.

Special Interest: family & friends, travelling & different cultures, gym and reading.

Clémentine Grand

Events Coordinator

Clémentine is responsible for sourcing and organizing cultural and sports events for the Swiss Association of Singapore.

About Clémentine: She grew up in Athens (Greece) where her father was an expatriate. Back in Switzerland to study, she graduated from University of Lausanne. She worked for 10 years in media, the Engineering and Architecture school of Fribourg and the biggest public hospital in Lausanne, specializing in internal communication, advertising strategy, project management and events. Clémentine moved to Singapore with partner and child in 2014 an happily joined the SAS team in Autum 2015.

Favorite Local Dish: Dumplings, Mochi, Butter chicken.

Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Emerald Hill, Marina Bay, Aquarium.

Special Interest: american literature, fitness, discovering beaches.

Rebecca Kershaw

Events Coordinator

Rebecca joined the SAS Committee as an Event Coordinator in January 2018.

About Rebecca​: Rebecca grew up in Geneva/Vaud before moving to the UK to study. She graduated from the University of Cambridge and has 5 years of experience in biotech research and innovation, as well as marketing and events. Rebecca moved to Singapore in 2017 from the UK with her husband, where she is making the most of the food and travel opportunities.

Favorite Local Dish: dumplings, prata, rendang, kaya, satay

Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Keong Saik Road, Tiong Bahru, Dempsey

Special Interest: travel, food/cooking, music, teaching, behavioural economics

Liz Bärlocher

Event coordinator

Liz joined the SAS Committee as an Event Coordinator in February 2018.
About Liz: Liz grew up in Rorschach at the Lake of Constance. Before she moved with her husband to Singapore, she worked around 20 years as a HR Manager in different Companys in St. Gallen and enviroment. She holds Diplomas in HR Management and Swiss Social Insurances. 
Favorite Local Dish: Black Pepper Crab,Tandoori Chicken, Laksa, Dumplings, Roasted Duck
Favorite Touristik Place in Singapore: Kampong Glam, Little India, Club Street, Bayfront, East Coast Park
Special interests: Travel all over the world, walking, swimming, Music

Vanessa Mathieu Genolet

Event coordinator

About Vanessa:
I grew up and worked most of my life in Valais, in the banking industry as a client manager and Wealth Management assistant.
In 2015, we moved with my husband and our two daugthers in Zürich, to facilitate a move to Singapore as it has been our dream and goal since 2013.
We eventually relocated here in September 2017. Since then, we are all enjoying sunny and warm South East Asia.
Favorite Local Dish: Prawn Masala, Pepper Lunch, Dim Sum
Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Botanic Gardens, Chinatown, Southern Ridges
Special Interest: Family, Japan, Travel, Food 

Upcoming Events

The Swiss Association of Singapore offers a large range of events and provides a platform of contact and network to Swiss people living in Singapore.


Swiss Association Singapore
C/O Embassy of Switzerland
1 Swiss Club Link
Singapore 288162

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