Meet our Singapore team
Meet our Singapore team
joined 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.
After almost three years in this position he stepped up to take over the role of President in April 2019.
Favorite Local Dishes: Ayam buah keluak, black pepper tiger prawn, prata double egg
Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: Little India & Tekka Centre, Keong Saik Road
Special Interest: Discovering Asia, geopolitics, good food paired with good wine
JOINED IN July 2020
About Daniela: She grew up in the eastern valley of the Swiss Alps. As a masters graduate in business, she spent more than a decade in the financial world of Zurich, creating and orchestrating events nationally and internationally. Before moving to Singapore she and her partner travelled a year around the world. Passionate about the beauty of life and crafting unique events, she founded her company “Create Your Story” to produce intimate and exclusive weddings in Singapore & Switzerland. It has been her big dream to live and act out of her two favorite places in the world! One part of her heart deeply Swiss and the other in love with Asia. She loves to stay connected with the Swiss community through SAS.
Favorite Local Dishes: Dumplings, Sushi & Laksa
Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: Marina Bay, Clarke Quay & Tanjong Beach on Sentosa
Special Interest: Photography, Travel, Food & Wine
Joined in March 2021
About Josephine: Born in Geneva, Josephine moved to Fribourg to spend almost all of her studies there. Graduated with a Bachelor in Primary Education from the HEP Fribourg, she taught for a few years before changing lanes for accounting. Freshly certified with a Federal Diploma in Specialist in Accounting and Financial Management, she left Switzerland to go on an adventure in Singapore. Arrived in January 2021 in “the little Switzerland of Asia”, she decided to put her skills to use in the SAS committee to stay connected to the Swiss community while being able to meet new people. Being currently improving her English and as life does not have the same flavor without risk, she hopes to quickly find a job in Singapore where she aspires to spend a few good years.
Favorite Local Dishes: Fried Dumplings, Carrot Cake and Prata with curry sauce
Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: Mount Faber Park, Waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport and view from the top of Esplanade
Special Interest: Meditation, Spirituality, Nature and Food
Joined in Feb 2021
Joined in June 2019
About Julie: Julie grew up and spent majority of her life in South Korea until she met her husband. Julie and her husband moved to Zurich from Korea in 2012, then moved to Singapore in 2015. She worked as office & event manager around 10 years in different companies in Singapore, Korea and Switzerland and studied hotel management in UCCR, Switzerland. She is very fond of experience in Switzerland, so joined SAS to keep in touch with the Swiss community in Singapore.
Favorite Local Dishes: Dim Sum, Char Kway Teow, Laksa, and Satay
Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Tiong Bahru, Joo Chiat, East Coast Park, Sentosa
Special Interest: Learning German, Family, Traveling, Food
Joined in NOVEMBER 2019
About Silvia: Silvia grew up in the beautiful canton of Nidwalden where she and her husband still have their “home base” – a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of life in Singapore where her husband’s job has brought them. She has worked as a primary school teacher for years and is now a mentor and teacher trainer. A job she loves and still does from time to time back in Switzerland. She currently also works on her PhD and writes teaching materials. Joining the SAS balances out her jobs in her homeoffice and gives her a good excuse to get away from the desk to socialize.
Favorite Local dishes: Beef rendang, sushi and Indian vegetable dishes
Favorites Touristic Places in Singapore: Kampong Glam, the area around Tajong Pagar and the nature reserves
Special Interests: Discovering Singapore, Travelling, Outdoor Sports, Yoga, Food, Books
JOINED IN FEB 2021
About Carole : Carole grew up in Geneva and moved to Lausanne to complete her bachelor and master degrees in teaching.
After 4 great years of teaching in Lausanne, it was a good time to change perspective and the opportunity to come to Singapore fell into place. Arrived in July 2020, Carole is now working at the Swiss School in Singapore as a Primary Teacher. Managing different kind of events has always been part of what she liked to do for her students and friends and the opportunity to be part of the committee while organizing events and meeting new people came up. She is very happy to be joining the committee in 2021 and is looking forward to all the future experiences to come!
Favorite Local Dishes: Dim Sum, Nasi Lemak
Favorite Touristic Place in Singapore: Pasir Ris, East Coast, Marina Barrage
Special Interest: sport, water activities, restaurant discovering, dance, nature, music