American Swiss Foundation

Young Leaders Alumni Foundation

The Young Leaders Alumni Foundation in Switzerland is an independent alumni organization that works to support the American Swiss Foundation in its outreach to past participants of the Young Leaders Conference. YLAF hosts and supports educational and cultural events in both countries to give alumni an opportunity to stay up-to-date and learn more about the important Swiss-American relationship.

Alumni of the Conference now number over 1,300 leaders in both countries. Their strong personal relationships based on shared experiences in the Conference contribute to the continued excellent relations between the United States and Switzerland.



Bettina Schaller | Young Leader 2011 | The Adecco Group

Vice President

Michael Stucky | YL 2003 | ETH Zurich

President Emerita

Gabriela Lippe-Holst | YL 2005 | Acqupart Holding AG

Members of the Board

Dr. Manuela Bernasconi | YL 2011 | Nestlé Nespresso SA

Dr. Rene Buholzer | YL 2003 | Interpharma

Dr. Alain Cahen | YL 1999 | Labor Team W AG

Alexis Lombard | YL 2011 | Banque Landolt & Cie

Patricia Schramm | YL 1999 | American Swiss Foundation


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