International Relations Asia

  • INTRODUCTION

    In the context of the pandemic and the wider use of new communication technologies the Swiss Chambers of Commerce in Asia intensified exchanges and collaboration on several initiatives. The most tangible and immediate results were generated in the form of co-hosted and co-attended regional events.

    Beyond these intra-regional activities, and taking into account Singapore’s role as a regional hub, this Sub-Committee intends to provide a platform for the aggregation of chambers’ interests and positions. This will give the Swiss business community in Asia, via its memberships in various chambers and their prospective seat in this Sub-Committee, a voice to be heard.

    SwissCham Singapore, via its Sub-Committee International Relations, intends to achieve its objectives in coordination with other stakeholders including the Swiss Government, its representations in Singapore and the region as well as other sub-committees of our Chamber.

     

    OBJECTIVES

    Adding value to members of chambers in Asia and as a concrete step towards strengthening transparency and participation as outlined in Switzerland’s Foreign Economic Policy:

    • Foster networking and collaboration within Asia (e.g. via virtual or hybrid events).
    • Promote the exchange on substantive issues identified as relevant by chambers represented in the Sub-Committee (e.g. sustainability or chamber-management).
    • Facilitate information to and from Swiss authorities (e.g. on policy and trade matters) and assist in the achievement of their objectives, where possible.
    • Consolidate and represent the interests of chambers in Asia vis-á-vis Swiss authorities and institutions that are relevant in the field of economic and trade policy.

     

Chair

Sascha Fuls
Board Advisor at SwissCham Singapore

Sascha is the Asia-Pacific Regional General Manager of a Swiss-based market-leading company in the field of Trust in Identity and has been based in Singapore since 2010.

Previously, Sascha held positions within the Swiss Government where he served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and as Policy Advisor to the Defence Department. He holds an M.A. (international Relations) from the University of St.Gallen and MBAs from UCLA Anderson and the National University of Singapore.