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SSB Committee


Brunner Christian
(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.


Schnyder Josef
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.


Mikes Andreas
Grew up in Rapperswil SG, worked for different Medical & Biotech Company’s the last 12 years until early retirement 2013 worked for IBM Switzerland. Married with Toy since 1988, has two Children. After many Holliday Trips to Thailand moved to Bangkok 2011 and 2012 to Pattaya. Hobbies: IT, cooking, swimming, house and garden.

Membership administration

Riva Guido
In Basel 1958 geboren und dort aufgewachsen. Die obligaten Schulen, in Basel und die Realschule im Institut Lichtenberg in Oberaegeri, besucht. Nach erfolgreichem Abschluss der Elektrikerlehre, kurze Zeit auf diesem Beruf gearbeitet. In dieser Zeit auch die Militaerrekrutenschule absolviert. Im Anschluss 1979 die einjaehrige Ausbildung im Kanton Basel-Stadt bei einer "Blaulichtorganisation" durchlaufen. Nach 35 Dienstjahren auf Ende 2014 aus dem Berufsleben zurückgezogen. Seit vielen Jahren weltweit als internationaler Wettkampfrichter für den Schiesssport unterwegs. In Thailand das erste Mal 2007, anlaesslich der Sommer-Universiade in Bangkok, gewesen. SSB-Mitglied seit 12.01.2015 und im Vorstand seit 20.11.2018 tätig.


Gerber Thomas
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. Solves all problems, and for the Swiss Society (as Treasurer) he takes care of financial and legal matters. Hobbies: several, but no sports! (Married with Kumiko).

Event Manager

Buergi Sacha
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.


Doerig Simon
Is from Appenzell, where he obtained his high school diploma (Matura) at the Gymnasium St. Antonius. After receiving the Master of Arts at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in business administration he was active in teaching, research and consulting at the Swiss Institute for SME (Small
and Medium Enterprises), Entrepreneurship and Family Business at theUniversity of St. Gallen. Subsequently, he was in charge of five international schools in Switzerland and Germany as well as a member of the management board for a group of private schools. Besides that, he taught Economics and Law at two vocational schools (Berufsmaturitätsschule) and completed a Master degree of Advanced Studies in Secondary and Higher Education at the Teacher Training College Thurgau (PHTG). In 2015, he was appointed Principal of RIS Swiss Section - German-language school Bangkok (Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok).
Schaeppi Werner
Was born in Horgen and lived in this small town at the lake of Zuerich until 2012. He worked 23 years in an executive position for a leading
Swiss bank. As president of the Thai Swiss Association he organised events and lectures and wrote a book about Thai festivals. For his promotion of Thai culture he was granted a royal decoration (Member of the most exalted Order of the white Elephant). After his retirement he studied Thai language at Chulalongkorn University and as a member of the National Museum Volunteers he is guiding at the National Museum Bangkok. He is also a member of the Siam Society and Vice President of the Dante Aligheri Society Bangkok and President of Rotary Club Bangkok D-A-CH.

Web Master

Wyler Mike
Grew up in Bern. He works 20 years in a datacenter for several swiss banks. In August 2001, he leaves Switzerland and traveled all over south asia and Australia. Since 2005, he leads his own company in Bangkok specialized in software- and database development.

Embassy Delegate

Chabloz Pierre
Has been the delegate of the Swiss Embassy to the SSB board since 01.07.2019.