On Thursday 30th May 2019 the Ambassador H.E. Ivo Sieber attended his last Board Meeting in his capacity as Honorary President of the STCC. The Board of Directors invited the Ambassador to a farewell dinner at the Brasserie 9 restaurant which was attended by all directors. During his 4 year tenure in Thailand, the STCC has enjoyed an excellent relationship and support from the Swiss Ambassador and his key people at the Swiss Embassy, namely Pierre Hagmann, Deputy Head of Mission, and Wilfried Schnider, Head of Chancery. Throughout the 20th anniversary cycle in 2018, the STCC and the Swiss Embassy organized a number of spectacular joint events and business functions to celebrate the anniversary and the highlight was the visit of Swiss Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard on 5th April 2018 in Bangkok. The visit of the Swiss Federal Councilor in Thailand was a memorable event in any respect. On behalf of the Board of Directors President Bruno Odermatt presented the Ambassador with a token of appreciation and promised to organize a working visit of the STCC to meet our colleagues of the Swiss Business Association in Vietnam. The next posting of the Ambassador will be in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was a delightful evening and reflected the appreciation and close working relationship between the Embassy and the STCC. We wish the Ambassador and his family lots of success in their new diplomatic assignment in Vietnam and looking forward to maintaining our friendship.
Bruno G. Odermatt,