New Honorary Ambassador for the Chamber

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Philippe G. Nell as Honorary Ambassador for the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland. The decision has been taken by the board of directors of the Chamber at its June 27, 2019 meeting.

 The Chamber will benefit from Philippe G. Nell’s significant know-how, extensive network and knowledge. He will contribute to the mission of the Chamber by further strengthening Swiss-Latin American economic relations. Philippe G. Nell has been very active in this field during the past 15 years for the Swiss government as Minister and Head of the Americas Unit at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, a position from which he will be retiring this fall.

Philippe Nell, diplomate.

New Board Members and President

We would like to advise that Dr. Richard Friedl, our long standing President of Latcam has resigned after many years of dedication and commitment to the Chamber.  He has stepped down as president, however, we are delighted to inform you that he will continue as a board member going forward.  We would like to thank Richard for his devotion, enthusiasm and hard work as president of the chamber.  We are also delighted to announce that, Ramon Esteve, who has been for many years  Vice President of the Chamber has graciously accepted to take on the position as President and was elected by the Board at our annual Board meeting last June 27.

We would also like to announce that Ernst von Mecklenburg, also a long standing board member and previous Treasurer, has kindly agreed to step in to replace Claudio Böttcher who, after many years of commitment as Treasurer, is stepping down.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank Claudio for his many years of loyalty and devotion to the Chamber.

At the board meeting, new board members were elected and we would like to welcome them to the Chamber board and thank them for their support.

  • Manfred Ebling, Zurich Insurance Company who replaced Claudio Böttcher
  • Daniel Clavijo, Credit Suisse who joined the Board last August substituting Sandra Seoane,
  • Franz Kunz, Swiss Life
  • Gabriela Lippe-Holst, Acqupart Holding AG