Christian Brunner


(1953) went to school in Männedorf (ZH), Gymnasium in Wetzikon (ZH), Matura 1972. After teachers training (secondary level) and studies in biology at the University of Zurich, he worked two years as assistant at the University of Zurich. From 1984 to May 2011, he was delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Asia (Philippines, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand), Middle East (Iran, Israel OT), Africa (South Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan), and Europe (Bosnia, Serbia), mostly as head of delegation. Since June 2011 he is working in Bangkok as independent consultant for humanitarian affairs, international relations and international humanitarian law. With his wife Kasorn (Nok), and their daughter Nikita (born 2007), they are SSB family members since 1998. Christian is active in the board of the SSB since September 2017. President SSB, since AGM from 13.03.2019.

Josef Schnyder

Vice President

Grew up in the Cantons of Luzern and Thurgau. After graduating from the Marcelin School of Agriculture he took different positions in commodity trading with André & Cie SA in Lausanne, London and South America. In 2002 he graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago. From 1993 until 2019 he held different sales and management positions in the healthcare industry in Moscow (Russia), for Sulzer Medica, Cochlear (Sydney) and Sonova. From 2009 until 2017 he represented Russia at the Council of Swiss Abroad (ASR) at the ASO. Moved to Bangkok on early retirement in spring 2019 to indulge his passion for his wine production in Bordeaux and travel guiding to Russia.

Michel Henriod


(1964) He grew up in Geneva where he followed commercial studies. He worked in Geneva as accountant and portfolio manager and then took a sabbatical year to travel around Asia and Australia with two friends. This trip in Asia gave him the motivation to work abroad and he started a career with the International Committee of the Red Cross where he worked for 27 years and was posted in 15 different countries as administrative coordinator and responsible for support departments. He could benefit from an early retirement in 2022 and now lives in Bangkok area with his Thai wife to whom he has been married since 1994. He has one son who graduated in psychology from Leiden University and pursuing a Master program in the Netherlands.

Sacha Bürgi

Event Manager

Was born in Liestal in 1972 and has worked in his own security company for over 25 years. In 2015, he left Switzerland and lives in Thailand now. He leads various companies from Thailand and abroad in the areas of security and building automation.

Jacques Baudevin

Embassy Delegate

Started at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Before coming to Thailand, Mr. Baudevin was Head of Management at the Swiss Embassy in Athens. He has been in charge of the Consular Centre in Bangkok since 11 July 2022.

Thomas Gerber

Registration and Archive

Was born in Berne, grew up in Winterthur, worked and travelled all over Europe incl. to Novosibirsk; to Irak and Japan and lived 2 years in China before settling in Thailand since 1989, first as General Manager of Swiss Companies in Chiangmai and Bangkok, and from 1996 as independent Business Consultant by TRINA Management. Hobbies: several, but no sports! (Married with Kumiko).

Christian Vogel

RIS Delegate

Christian Vogel is the successor of Simon Doerig at the Swiss School in Bangkok RIS since April 2021

Alessandro E. Haab

Food and Beverage

Pierre Panchaud


Saïd Bidoggia

Website & Social Media

He grew up near Schaffhausen, where he completed his apprenticeship and worked as a Web Developer and Project Manager. He obtained his Bachelor's in Business Information Technology at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and his Master's in Business Administration at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. During his Master's program, he conducted an exchange semester at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy. Furthermore, he participated for six months in an intensive Thai language program at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Arts.