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 March 2017
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 Executive Assistant in the Zurich banking industry and previously many years as organizer in the film industry. Three months after her second son was born, Daniela started to look for something to balance family life and found a great opportunity with SAS as Event Coordinator and running the back office as Secretary. After two years in these positions she stepped up to take over the role as Vice President of the Swiss Association of Singapore in April 2019.
Favorite Local Dishes: Dim Sum, Dumplings, Laksa Singapura, Peking Duck
Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: The Pinnacle at Duxton, Dempsey Hill, Gardens by the bay, One° 15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Nature Reserves and Walks
Special Interest: Family & Friends, Traveling & different Cultures, IFC Choir & Sport
Joined in November 2017
About Emmanuelle: She grew up in Paris and moved to Geneva about 13 years ago where she studied Law. After her bar 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 Dishes: Dim Sum, Peking Duck and Satay
Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: Tiong Bahru, Labrador Park and Sentosa
Special Interest: Family, Sport, Music
RESPONSIBLE FOR FUNDRAISING & SPONSORING
Joined in January 2019
About Kristof: Motivated in meeting great people and to keep the connection to Switzerland (and inspired by the fantastic annual ‘welcome-back’ event in 2018), Kristof took over an active role with SAS in January 2019, soon after arriving in Singapore. He is an Economist, working as management consultant and regularly publishes thought leadership papers about Wealth Management and the Swiss Financial Center. Before moving to Singapore, Kristof has lived in Germany, France, Korea, and Switzerland.
Favorite Local Dishes: Carrot Cake, Hong Kong Fried Rice
Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: Tiong Bahru, Botanic Gardens, National Gallery
Special Interest: The Arts, Literature, Cultures, Hiking, Diving
Joined in January 2019
About Virginie: Virginie grew up in Strasbourg, before moving to Paris, London and then Geneva.
Graduated from a Management Business school, she has an accounting profile with work experiences in external audit, consolidation and accounting department.
In 2017 she moved with her family from Geneva to Singapore. She decided to join the SAS Committee in January 2019 in order to stay in touch with the Swiss community, first as an Event Coordinator and then as Secretary.
Favorite Local Dishes: Dim Sum, Satay, Cereal prawns, Sushis and Tiger Beer
Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: Botanic Gardens, Tiong Bahru, Dempsey Hill
Special Interest: Travelling, Food, Sport, Reading, Family
Joined in February 2018
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 DECEMBER 2019