American Swiss Foundation

Class of 2006


In 2006, the Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by Credit Suisse and Swiss International Air Lines, was held for the second time at the beautiful country estate “Bocken” in Horgen, high above Lake Zurich.  The class of 1994 had been the first to enjoy the stunning grounds of Bocken.

Follow this link to see all members of the class of 2006

The class of 2006 includes three members of the Swiss Advisory Council and one member of the board of directors of the American Swiss Foundation: Martin Hirzel, CEO of Autoneum; Christa Markwalder, member of the National Council and Senior Public Policy Analyst with Zurich Insurance Group; Andreas Staubli, CEO of PwC Switzerland; and Angel Serna, senior vice president for global public affairs at Zurich Insurance Group.

The class of 2006 also included Markus Binkert, Chief Commercial Officer of the Lufthansa Hub in Munich;  Ambassador Félix Baumann, head of the Multilateral Affairs Division and deputy permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office in Geneva; Michael B. Stuart, American attorney and the U.S. Attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; The Honorable Donald Norcross, U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district; The Honorable Alex Mooney, U.S. Representative for West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district; investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe, author of the recent New York Times best seller Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland; Pascale Meige, director of disaster and crisis at International Federation of the Red Cross; Kris Kobach, former Secretary of State of Kansas and current candidate for the U.S. Senate; Michael Crowley, White House correspondent at The New York Times; The Honorable John C. Liu, New York State Senator representing the 11th district in northeast Queens; Dr. Stefan Brupbacher, director of Swissmem, the Swiss association of mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries); Dr. Urs Langenegger, a senior scientist at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland; Peter Hazelrigg, founder and senior partner at Pilgrimage Professional Development Group; Prisca Peyer, Founder and Managing Director at PEYER - CONSULTING; and René Kissling, secretary to the board of directors committees of Roche Holding Ltd.

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