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Change to the Supervisory Board of Switzerland Global Enterprise

The Supervisory Board of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) will propose two new candidates for the Supervisory Board to the organization’s general assembly on May 18: Dr. Andrej Vckovski, CEO of the Netcetera Group, and Alain Berset, CEO of Polytype SA. If confirmed by the general assembly of S-GE, they will replace Beat Kündig and Charles Phillot, who will be stepping down from the Board on the occasion of the general assembly.

The Supervisory Board of Switzerland Global Enterprise
The member of the Supervisory Board of Switzerland Global Enterprise in April 2017

“Both these Swiss entrepreneurs have extensive international business experience,” says Ruth Metzler-Arnold, President of S-GE. “With their specific background and expertise, they can help the S-GE Supervisory Board to support exporting Swiss SMEs further and promote Switzerland as a business location abroad.”

Dr. Andrej Vckovski, born 1965, serves as CEO of the Netcetera Group, Zurich. After studying physics at ETH Zurich, he did a PhD at the University of Zurich. He founded Netcetera in 1996 together with partners from university. Today, the group supports clients in a variety of industries with customized software in their core business. In addition to his extensive experience in international business, he also brings his knowledge of the Swiss ICT sector to the Supervisory Board of S-GE.

Alain Berset, born 1974, is CEO of Polytype SA, Fribourg. The company works in the development and sale of printing machines in the packaging industry (more than 95% exported). Polytype has several subsidiaries abroad (USA, Thailand and India). Berset started his career in 1997 as an engineer at Polytype and completed his training with an MBA. He knows the industrial environment of the Romandy region like the back of his hand and has led his own company through the difficult challenges posed by the strong franc. This experience means he is optimally equipped for the Supervisory Board of S-GE.

If confirmed by the general assembly of S-GE, Andrej Vckovski and Alain Berset will replace two previous members of the Supervisory Board. Charles Phillot, to date Vice President of S-GE, Fribourg, wishes to step down for age-related reasons. Beat Kündig, President of the supervisory board and owner of W. Kündig & Cie. AG, Zurich, took a seat on S-GE's Supervisory Board following the takeover of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme by S-GE, where he particularly represented the view of the buyers, at whom the SIPPO program was aimed. With the completion of this S-GE program at the end of March 2017, he will be resigning from office.

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