SBC Abu Dhabi


Dear SBC Members,

on Tuesday, 20 March 2018, the 18th Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi was held at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi.

Following the presidential address, addresses were given by Mr. Vincent Pasquier, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates and H.E. Chris Watts, Consul General of Switzerland to Dubai & Head of Swiss Business Hub Middle East.

The financial statement was presented by our Honorary Auditor, Dr. Qaiser Anis. The attending members of the council approved the financial statement. Dr. Qaiser Anis accepted the request to remain the Honorary Auditor of the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi for another year.

The Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the re-election of Jean-Marc Suter, CEO designate, Private Investment Office, as President of the Council. He will serve a two-year term.

Nadeem Jerome Naqui, CFA, Senior Vice President – Product & Business Development, Invest AD was elected to the Advisory Board. He will serve a four-year term.

The AGM also mandated the Executive Committee to review and update the council’s constitution. To that effect, an internal committee will be formed.

Please find here the Activity Report of the year 2017.

We would like to thank all our members for your dedication, support and cooperation.

-The Executive Committee of the SBC Abu Dhabi




I am honored to be entrusted by our members to lead the Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi to new heights and would like to congratulate Mrs Fattal on a hard-fought campaign, showing the vigor of our lively and democratic Council. I look forward to working with all of you over the next two years.

Jean-Marc Suter



From left to right: H.E. Chris Watts, Vincent Pasquier, Dr. Qaiser Anis, Jean-Marc Suter, Dr. B.R. Shetty, Sue Baumgartner, Charoline Engel, Thomas Hirschi, Gérard Bloch