In 2004, the Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by Nestlé, the Geneva Private Bankers Association, and Swiss International Air Lines, was held for the second time near Vevey at Nestlé’s beautiful Rive-Reine conference center where it also took place in 1999.
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The class of 2004 included Ambassador Balz Abplanalp, Swiss Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; April Ryan, Washington Bureau Chief and White House Correspondent at American Urban Radio Networks; Dr. Ralph Müller, professor at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Biomechanics; Beat Fellmann, CFO at Implenia; Charles Arlinghaus, commissioner of administrative services for the state of New Hampshire; Nicolas Maduros, director of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration; The Honorable Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. representative for Arizona’s 8th congressional district; and Eftychia Fischer, non-executive director of Union Bancaire Privée, of Vaudoise Assurance, and of Sherpa Asset Management.
The class also included Timothy P. Carney, commentary editor at the Washington Examiner, and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; The Honorable Glenn Coffee, 30th Oklahoma Secretary of State and member of the Oklahoma Senate from the 30th district; Dr. Andrew Eggers, associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford; Markus Studhalter, CFO for Global Cocoa at Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate; Dr. Christof Münger, editor of the foreign news section for the Tages-Anzeiger; Bertrand Demole, partner at Pictet Group; Bret Swanson, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; and Nicolas Spillmann, commercial director for coating materials at Dow Europe.
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