BSCC Chapters

Chapter Committee Members are the BSCC's local brand ambassadors and provide ideas for chapter event programmes.

  • Basel
  • Berne
  • Central Switzerland
  • Geneva
  • Lausanne
  • Liechtenstein
  • Ticino
  • UK
  • Zürich

Basel

The Basel Chapter faces Switzerland’s most dynamic economic and cultural area linked to France and Germany. The region is home to a world known hub in life sciences, a variety of companies and exceptional cultural monuments. We are passionate about discussing these topics with members, business partners and friends to deepen networks and relationships.

Committee

Ute Dehn Christen | Ute Dehn Communications
Philip Atkinson  | Hive-Logic
Alan Chalmers | Pharma International
Manu Chhokra | CTC Resourcing Solutions
Melissa Myatt | EY
Helen Ramscar | Book Author
Markus Zeller | Novartis

Chapter Chair

The British Swiss Chamber of Commerce was founded in Basel 100 years ago. The city is located in the heart of Europe and a symbol for diversity and joie de vivre. With all what it offers, together with our partners we are striving for unprecedented experiences and new dimensions. We love the international flair with a touch of British and Swiss culture.

Ute Dehn Christen
Chapter Chair

Berne

The BSCC Berne Chapter is well placed to address policy-related matters with its location at the heart of Swiss politics. Business and academic themes also feature in the Chapter’s activities, with the region being home to industrial top brands and high-end education and research centres.

Committee

Alison Winzenried | Chapter Chair
Simon Denoth | Swiss Investment Fund For Emerging Markets
Astrit Mehmeti | PwC
Isabel Niklaus | Swiss Economic Forum/ NZZ.Connect

Dr Philipp Zurkinden | Prager Dreifuss AG

Chapter Chair

With the Swiss Government, Parliament and Federal Administration on its doorstep, the BSCC Berne Chapter seeks to act a bridge between the worlds of Swiss politics and business. As the challenges of 2020 continue into 2021, we embrace the webinar event format as an opportunity to reach a wider audience, whilst also looking forward to a time when face-to-face networking will be possible again.

Alison Winzenried
Chapter Chair

Central Switzerland

BSCC Central Switzerland cover the Central Switzerland area with a focus on Luzern and Zug. Our core focus is on innovation, startups, and healthcare.

Committee

Andy Habermacher | Leading Brains
Santo Centineo | Credit Suisse
Alan Knox | Primex Pharmaceuticals
Andaleeb Lilley | Andaleeb Lilley Photography

Chapter Chair

As a member and volunteer I have found the BSCC a vibrant and inspirational place to make connections and get an inside view on different industries, trade, and politics. I hope to help contribute keeping the chapter and the BSCC growing and tackling new topics and new ways of operating and most of all – to keep connecting to and enjoying the company and conversations with our fascinating members.

Andy Habermacher
Chapter Chair

Geneva

The BSCC Geneva Chapter, founded in 1991, has evolved and developed into a high quality, vibrant, neutral platform for local and international businesses and other organisations to meet and to build and sustain important relationships - whether they be professional or personal or both - in this truly distinctive and multilateral city.

Committee

Richard Golding | RG-Consulting Sàrl
Eleanor Baha MBE | Department for International Trade
Mario Berckmoes | PwC
Aline Bochenek-Benoit | Geneva Young Professionals Group (YPG)
Simon Cleobury | UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
Anthony Conway-FellValcourt SA
Nick Miles | Cabinet Privé de Conseils s.a. (CPC)
Vanessa Neil | Piguet Galland
Nicholas Niggli | Directorate General for Economic Development, Research and Innovation, Republic and State of Geneva
Jonathan Oates | Geneva Chapter Events Coordinator
Peter Payne | Helfides SA
Gillian Roth | JP Morgan (Geneva)

Chapter Chair

Geneva is a truly international city, playing host not only to its world famous banking and wealth management businesses but also to other industries such as hi-tech, life sciences and commodity trading. It combines all this with being a global hub for the international and multilateral organisations of the United Nations and other agencies with particular focus on critical issues such as humanitarian action and human rights. With our regular sponsored business lunch, breakfast, evening debate and webinar events for both regular and YPG members, there’s always something for every need and every taste. Come and join us!

Richard Golding
Chapter Chair

Sponsors

Geneva Chapter Luncheon Sponsors
Geneva Chapter Breakfast Sponsor
YPG Geneva Chapter Sponsor

Lausanne

Our Chapter covers not only Lausanne, but all the French-speaking cantons: Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Valais and Jura. It is open to the entire English-speaking community. It offers useful information for business people, networking and fun events!

Committee

Guillaume Grisel | Bonnard Lawson
Laurine Chiarini | The Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Nicholas Creak   | Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA
Finn Toennessen | Microshare.io

Chapter Chair

The Leman region and French-speaking Switzerland have long-standing ties with the United Kingdom. Great British personalities lived and still live here. Our British and English-speaking community has grown significantly in recent years. This gives rise to immense opportunities for exchange and value creation. But in order to exploit these opportunities, people need a stimulating and pleasant environment in which to come together. This is what we want to offer.

Guillaume Grisel
Chapter Chair

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, a sovereign state and member of the EEA, has a wide-reaching customs treaty with Switzerland and offers companies a gateway to developing closer business links in both Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Committee

Alexander B. Jeeves | Jeeves Group

Chapter Chair

Ticino

Ticino is an important centre for high-tech industries, research activities, financial services, and coordination centres for multinational companies, and it has the 7th highest GDP per capita in the Confederacy. The Ticino Chapter is available for any information on the Ticino's business environment and its legal and fiscal framework.

Committee

Flavio Amadò | Collegal Attorneys at Law
Edoardo Bonifaccio | EFG Inernational
Laurent Belet | Tiger Bay Holdings
Monika Bene | Privilege Management SA
Michael De Morgan | Roveredo
Carolyn Rosso | The View Lugano
Peter Steimle | Steimle & Partners Consulting

Chapter Chair

Our mission is to actively support the exchange of ideas and opportunities by creating occasions of network among entrepreneurs and professionals, in order to enhance the emergence of new economic and cultural initiatives, inspired by the similarities between the British, Swiss and Ticino economic policies

Flavio Amadò
Chapter Chair

UK

As a Bi-Lateral Chamber of Commerce the UK Chapter exists to provide our existing and future members, with networking opportunities and to be the reliable and up to date source of information and education related to all Trade, Investment and Cultural matters that are relevant to the British Swiss relationship.

Committee

Mike Belton | TICC LLC Lt
Jerome Jaton | Cornèr Banca SA
James Badcock | PwC
Daniel Blattler | Blattler Ltd
Britta Classen | Deloitte Switzerland
Nick Dryden | Dryden ICS SA, Von Rohr & Associates SA
Charlie Fowler | Collyer Bristow LLP
Vanessa Gilardi | RBC
William Hancock | Collyer Bristow
Alex Herrmann | Switzerland Tourism
Gina Lodge | Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)
Hester Plumridge | Lombard Odier
Alexander Renggli | Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
John Rhodes | Umbricht Attorneys
Graham Seymour | The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Chapter Co-Chair

My role as Chapter Chair is to ensure that all BSCC stakeholders receive significant value from their chamber membership. Our stakeholders are a diverse group including the Swiss Embassy in London, businesses of all sizes and maturity, students and young professionals and people who simply invest in the British Swiss relationship. We strive to build and deepen networks and knowledge to strengthen the friendship between two great trading nations.

Mike Belton
Chapter Co-Chair

Zürich

Zürich is home to world leading businesses in Finance, Insurance, Lifesciences and Consumer goods, supported by expert advisory services. With the universities of Zürich, ETH and St Gallen a thriving innovation culture exists in the Greater Zürich area which is growing new businesses in fintech, medtech, energy & climate and consumer products.

Committee

Adrian Marriott | Team Coach & Performance Consultant
Anike Bütow | Lucideon
Helen Campbell | KPMG
Richard Fryer
Leti McManus | Tiger Link Advisors
Simon Sudbury

Chapter Chair

In the post-covid world there are exciting opportunities for growth. This increasingly this requires collaboration between businesses to create new possibilities. The BSCC in Zurich is the place to be to meet interesting people with inspiring ideas and access trusted, thought leading content on the big themes of the day. Come and join us in 2021.

Adrian Marriott
Chapter Chair

The Basel Chapter faces Switzerland’s most dynamic economic and cultural area linked to France and Germany. The region is home to a world known hub in life sciences, a variety of companies and exceptional cultural monuments. We are passionate about discussing these topics with members, business partners and friends to deepen networks and relationships.

Committee

Ute Dehn Christen | Ute Dehn Communications
Philip Atkinson  | Hive-Logic
Alan Chalmers | Pharma International
Manu Chhokra | CTC Resourcing Solutions
Melissa Myatt | EY
Helen Ramscar | Book Author
Markus Zeller | Novartis

The BSCC Berne Chapter is well placed to address policy-related matters with its location at the heart of Swiss politics. Business and academic themes also feature in the Chapter’s activities, with the region being home to industrial top brands and high-end education and research centres.

Committee

Alison Winzenried | Chapter Chair
Simon Denoth | Swiss Investment Fund For Emerging Markets
Astrit Mehmeti | PwC
Isabel Niklaus | Swiss Economic Forum/ NZZ.Connect
Dr Philipp Zurkinden | Prager Dreifuss AG

BSCC Central Switzerland cover the Central Switzerland area with a focus on Luzern and Zug. Our core focus is on innovation, startups, and healthcare.

Committee

Andy Habermacher | Leading Brains
Santo Centineo | Credit Suisse
Alan Knox | Primex Pharmaceuticals
Andaleeb Lilley | Andaleeb Lilley Photography

The BSCC Geneva Chapter, founded in 1991, has evolved and developed into a high quality, vibrant, neutral platform for local and international businesses and other organisations to meet and to build and sustain important relationships - whether they be professional or personal or both - in this truly distinctive and multilateral city.

Committee

Richard Golding | RG-Consulting Sàrl
Eleanor Baha MBE | Department for International Trade
Mario Berckmoes | PwC
Aline Bochenek-Benoit | Geneva Young Professionals Group (YPG)
Anthony Conway-FellValcourt SA
Nick Miles | Cabinet Privé de Conseils s.a. (CPC)
Vanessa Neil | Piguet Galland
Nicholas Niggli | Directorate General for Economic Development, Research and Innovation, Republic and State of Geneva
Jonathan Oates | Geneva Chapter Events Coordinator
Peter Payne | Helfides SA
Gillian Roth | JP Morgan (Geneva)

Our Chapter covers not only Lausanne, but all the French-speaking cantons: Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Valais and Jura. It is open to the entire English-speaking community. It offers useful information for business people, networking and fun events!

Committee

Guillaume Grisel | Bonnard Lawson
Laurine Chiarini | The Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Nicholas Creak | Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA
Finn Toennessen | Microshare.io

Liechtenstein, a sovereign state and member of the EEA, has a wide-reaching customs treaty with Switzerland and offers companies a gateway to developing closer business links in both Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Committee

Alexander B. Jeeves | Jeeves Group

Ticino is an important centre for high-tech industries, research activities, financial services, and coordination centres for multinational companies, and it has the 7th highest GDP per capita in the Confederacy. The Ticino Chapter is available for any information on the Ticino's business environment and its legal and fiscal framework.

Committee

Flavio Amadò | Collegal Attorneys at Law
Laurent Belet | Tiger Bay Holdings
Monika Bene | Privilege Management SA
Edoardo Bonifaccio | EGF Inernational
Michael De Morgan | Roveredo
Benjamin Peltier | Octoplus Grou
Carolyn Rosso | The View Lugano
Peter Steimle | Steimle & Partners Consulting

As a Bi-Lateral Chamber of Commerce the UK Chapter exists to provide our existing and future members, with networking opportunities and to be the reliable and up to date source of information and education related to all Trade, Investment and Cultural matters that are relevant to the British Swiss relationship.

Committee

Mike Belton | TICC LLC Ltd
James Badcock | PwC
Daniel Blattler | Blattler Ltd
Britta Classen | Deloitte Switzerland
Nick Dryden | Dryden ICS SA, Von Rohr & Associates SA
Charlie Fowler | Collyer Bristow LLP
Vanessa Gilardi | RBC
William Hancock | Collyer Bristow
Alex Herrmann | Switzerland Tourism
Jerome Jaton | Cornèr Banca SA
Gina Lodge | Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)
Hester Plumridge | Lombard Odier
Alexander Renggli | Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
John Rhodes | Umbricht Attorneys
Graham Seymour | The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Zürich is home to world leading businesses in Finance, Insurance, Lifesciences and Consumer goods, supported by expert advisory services. With the universities of Zürich, ETH and St Gallen a thriving innovation culture exists in the Greater Zürich area which is growing new businesses in fintech, medtech, energy & climate and consumer products.

Committee

Adrian Marriott | Team Coach & Performance Consultant
Anike Bütow | Lucideon
Helen Campbell | KPMG
Richard Fryer
Leti McManus | Tiger Link Advisors
Simon Sudbury

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