New worlds, new markets

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Advisory Board

Beat Brunner has a Master’s degree from ETH as a mechanical engineer. After working in the aerospace and defence industry, he joined Swissmem in 2012.

Head of the Division
Industry Sectors at Swissmem

Boris Rafalski joined Unilever in 2005 as a Management Trainee and held various positions in Supply Chain and Procurement.

Procurement Operations Director - Sustainable Sourcing

Kaspar Engeli is an attorney-at-law and since 1994 has been active in various trade associations, for example since 2006 as Director of VSIG Swiss Trade.

Director of VSIG
Swiss Trade

After his studies in business administration, he worked for over 20 years in the food industry (Knorr and Hero) and in the packaging industry (Vetropack).

Founder of KFconsult

Kurt van Schellenbeck has worked as a company and country manager in 6 different countries on 3 continents.

Senior Consultant at DIAS Management GmbH

Born in Davos Matthias Leisinger got in touch with tourism already in his early years.

Independent CSR and sustainability advisor

After his apprenticeship, he joined the mother house of Theodor Nagel in Hamburg before he moved to Switzerland in 1970.

Founder and owner of the wood importing company Theodor Nagel

René Dörig is an expert in the fish and seafood sector. He graduated from the Hotel College in Lausanne.

Owner of Dörig Fisch GmbH

Rolf Jaus holds a Diploma in Business Administration and since 2002 has worked for, the Swiss Association for Materials Management and Purchasing.


Roman Füglister graduated from ETH Zurich as a forest engineer. He knows the fruit importing business as well as the domestic fruit market.

Managing Co-Director
Cool Logistic AG