Committee

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The Swiss Association Committee

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Lionel Berthod

President
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

VP

Daniela Erni

Vice President
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

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Joséphine Boller

Treasurer
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

Martina Lind

secretary
Joined in Feb 2021

About Martina:  Martina grew up in South Germany and lived more than a decade in Switzerland, before moving to Singapore in the last quarter of 2019 with her family. With a long lasting career background as an Executive Assistant in a global environment and a close professional and private connection to Switzerland,she decided to join the SAS Committee as Secretary in order to engage herself in associative activities as well as socialize and stay in touch with the Swiss community.

Favorite Local Dishes: Hainanese Chicken Rice, Satay

Favorite Touristic Places in Singapore: Botanic Gardens, Marina Bay, Sentosa

Special interests:Family, Traveling, Reading, Food

Julie Choi

Event coordinator
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

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Silvia Frank

Event coordinator
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

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Carole Chatelain

Event coordinator
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

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.

Contact

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

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