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|Graber Andre||Andre Graber was born in Unterseen (BE). After completing his apprenticeship he moved to Bern for his Matura and then graduated at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Then he was working in different positions in IT and logistics around the world. He incorporated an executive MBA on global Supply Chain Management at ETH and then founded the companies Cargotube AG and UCF Pte Ltd to work on Feasibility Studies for underground Logistics. He is married lives in Khao Yai and Bangkok and his hobby is his 2-year-old girl.|
|Brunner Christian||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.|
|Mikes Andreas||Andreas Mikes 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.
|Riva Guido||1958 in Basel 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.|
|Gerber Thomas||Thomas Gerber 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).|
|Doerig Simon||Simon Dörig 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 - Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok.|
|Jaun Miguel||Miguel grew up in Pieterlen BE, and later in Buchs SG. He started working in the Hotel Industry from 18 years of age, working initially in several hotels around Switzerland and later also central America (Costa Rica).
He studied at the Swiss Hotel Management School Lucerne (SHL), and came the first time to Thailand in 2005 for an internship. His latest role is now being the Hotel Manager at the Hotel Park Plaza Bangkok, Soi 18.
|Schaeppi Werner||Werner Schaeppi 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. Werner is also a member of the Siam Society and Vice President of the Dante Aligheri Society Bangkok and Vice President of Rotary Club Bangkok D A C H.|
|Sigg Luca||Luca Sigg was born in Zurich but grew up in Germany, Sweden and then Cyprus. At the age of 9 he moved back to Switzerland where he finished his school and then later studied and graduated from the Swiss Hotel school Luzern.(SHL)
During his studies ,he did all his management trainings in Asia, twice in Bangkok and one time in Manila, Philippines. Currently he is working for Bangkok Air Catering, more precisely for Gourmet House as Assistant F&B Manager.
|Wenger Karin||Karin Wenger studied Social Sciences (political sciences, media and journalism) in Fribourg (CH), Limerick (IRL) and at Birzeit University in the West Bank. Early on she was drawn to foreign cultures and countries. She pursued her language studies in Spain and studied Arabic in Birzeit and Damascus, worked as peace observer in Mexico and Gaucha in Argentina. She worked from 2004 till 2009 as freelance journalist in the Middle East, among other newspapers for the Neue Zuercher Zeitung. She worked as South Asia Correspondent of Swiss National Public Radio (SRF), based in New Delhi from 2009 to 2016 and travelled extensively in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other South Asian countries for research. Since 2016 she works as South East Asia Correspondent for SRF, based in Bangkok. 2006 she was awarded the Zurich prize for journalism. 2008 her book Checkpoint Huwara – israelische Elitesoldaten und palaestinensische Widerstandskaempfer brechen das Schweigen (Checkpoint Huwara – Israeli elite soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters are breaking their silence) was published by NZZ Libro.|
|Wyler Mike||Mike Wyler 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.|