Who We Are

Latin American countries offer a wide range of attractive business opportunities. A large part of their huge economic potential is still untapped. Over the last century, Swiss business has developed a strong presence in Latin America. In turn, Latin American business is just about to discover Switzerland’s advantages as a market and a location in Europe. An extensive network of centuries-old family ties and personal bonds of friendship between Latin America and Switzerland and a wide range of longstanding close commercial, industrial and financial relations form a particularly favourable framework for further prosperous business between Latin America and Switzerland.

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (LATCAM) is a private, not-for-profit business organization, headquartered in Switzerland, committed to the promotion of economic relations between Latin America and Switzerland. LATCAM has close to 200 members — mainly large, mid-size and small companies in a cross-section of industries in Switzerland and with interests or business operations in Latin America. The Chamber maintains close contact the with Swiss Federal Authorities and their agencies, Latin American Embassies in Switzerland and Swiss Embassies in Latin America as well as with Swiss bilateral Chambers of Commerce in Latin America.

The Chamber covers all of Latin America. Its main focus is on Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, with additional special attention to Mercosur, Chile and the Andean Pact. It provides programs and services to help you be more competitive and profitable. With its conferences, webinars, round-table talks and networking events featuring prominent personalities from Latin America and Switzerland, the Chamber has become the principal business information platform on Latin America and for Latin Americans in Switzerland.

Our Mission

LATCAM’s mission is to serve the Swiss business community by providing the following:

  • Forum for exchange and discussion about knowledge, experience and opportunities relating to Latin America with a particular focus on providing added value for our members

  • Platform for launching and sustaining initiatives targeting the development of economic relations between Switzerland and Latin America in close cooperation with our main partner Switzerland Global Enterprise and other network partners

  • Interface to the Swiss Federal Authorities with regards to the situation and development of economic relations between Switzerland and Latin America

  • Source of information on economic facts and opportunities in Latin America through the organization of meaningful and appealing events or webinars for our members and constituents and through regular electronic publicizing of relevant content on our website, digital channels and social media

  • Landing stage for Latin American companies and professionals in Switzerland

Our Services

  • Program of virtual and offline events on current and recurring topics with prominent speakers from the Americas and Switzerland

  • Organization of meetings with Latin American public figures visiting Switzerland

  • Contribution to strengthen the relations between Switzerland and Latin America by defining and implementing an up-to-date business agenda

  • Providing first-hand and value-added information on Latin America relevant to our member community

  • Networking opportunities with business professionals from all corporate sectors active in Latin America

  • Possibility to meet with Latin American Ambassadors during LATCAM events

Our Team

Board

President
Ramon M. Esteve
ECOM Agroindustrial

CV

Vice-President
Linda Walker von Graffenried

CV

Vice President
Gabriela Lippe-Holst

Acqupart Holding AG

CV

Treasurer
Manfred A. Ebling
Zurich Insurance Company

CV

Sarah Höhener
Bank Julius Baer Co. Ltd.

CV

Markus Pölzl
Bühler Group

CV

Daniel Clavijo
Credit Suisse Group

LinkedIn profile

Dr. Richard A. Friedl

CV

Carlos E. Represas
Bombardier

CV

Sandra Righetti
Mercantil Bank (Schweiz)

LinkedIn profile

Laurent Freixe
Nestlè SA

LinkedIn profile

Andrés Graziosi
Novartis AG

LinkedIn profile

Matthias Musch
UBS AG

CV

Franz B. Kunz
Swiss Life

CV

Rene Flunser
Zürcher Kantonalbank

LinkedIn profile

Advisors

Thomas Först
Switzerland Global Enterprise

LinkedIn profile

Dr. Philippe G. Nell
Honorary Ambassador of LATCAM

CV

Management

Tatjana Gaspar
Managing Director

CV

Articles of Association

  • Statutes of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (German).

Click here to add your own text

Toggle 1

Toggle 2