Honorary Ambassadors

Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA) regularly awards entrepreneurs, executives and multipliers as "Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors". The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of these personalities as well as their merits for the Greater Zurich Area in Switzerland.

In addition to honoring outstanding achievements, the Honorary Ambassador program has great value for GZA's activities. The Honorary Ambassadors carry the excellence of Greater Zurich as a technology and business location out into the world and inform and support other companies interested in expanding into or within Europe in a credible manner.

Would you like to talk to one of these personalities about their experiences in Switzerland? We will be happy to put you in touch.

So far, we appointed the following "Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors" in San Francisco (2017+2019), Boston (2018) and Zurich (2019):

San Francisco 2019

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Liz Chien, Vice President of Global Tax, Ripple Labs
Liz Chien
Ripple Labs
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Warren DeSouza, Chief Financial Officer, Sila Nanotechnologies
Warren DeSouza
Sila Nanotechnologies
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Douglas Ebert
Douglas Ebert
Senior Advisor GZA

Currently also with DKE Enterprises LLC

Connect on Linkedin

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Alexander Fries, Partner, Alpana Ventures
Alexander Fries
Alpana Ventures
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Raffael Marty, Vice President Research and Intelligence, Forcepoint
Raffael Marty
Forcepoint
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George Scangos, Chief Executive Officer, Vir Biotechnology
George Scangos
Vir Biotechnology
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David Tucker, Vice President of Finance, Atara Biotherapeutic
David Tucker
Atara Biotherapeutic
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Dean Zikria, Founder, DZ Advisors
Dean Zikria
Previously with DZ Advisors

Currently with Mind Machine LLC

Connect on Linkedin

Zurich 2019

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Mario Jenni
Mario Jenni
Bio-Technopark Schlieren-Zürich
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Mads Joergensen
Mads Joergensen
Georg Fischer AG
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Andreas Lamprecht
Dr. Andreas Lamprecht
AirMap
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Annette Luther
Dr. Annette Luther
Roche Diagnostics International
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Lorenz Meier
Dr. Lorenz Meier
Auterion
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Kevin Sartori
Kevin Sartori
Auterion
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Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Springman
Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Springman
ETH Zürich
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Lea von Bidder
Lea von Bidder
Ava AG
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Andreas Wieland
Andreas Wieland
Hamilton Bonaduz AG
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Prof. Dr. Katherine Xin
Prof. Dr. Katherine Xin
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Boston 2018

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Michael Hardgrove
Michael Hardgrove
Partner at McDermott Will & Emery
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Roman Kern
Roman Kern
Previously with MassChallenge

Currently with swissnex Network

Connect on Linkedin

 

 

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Michelle Lock
Michelle Lock
Previously with Sage Therapeutics

Currently with Acceleron Pharma

Connect on Linkedin

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Orlando Oliveira
Orlando Oliveira
Previously with TESARO

Currently with Agios Pharmaceuticals

Connect on Linkedin

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Gene White
Gene White
IQ-EQ

San Francisco 2017

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Matt Atkin
Matt Atkin
Previously with Uber
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Stewart Karlinsky
Stewart Karlinsky
Pacific Tax Policy Institute
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Randy Knaflic
Randy Knaflic
Previously with Jawbone

Currently with All.Health

Connect on Linkedin

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Philipp Stauffer
Philipp Stauffer
FYRFLY Venture Partners
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Friedemann Thomma
Friedemann Thomma
Venable LLP

Honorary Ambassadors Award Ceremony 2019

Preview of the photos from the award ceremony in San Francisco on October 23, 2019. See the full gallery here.

From left to right on the first picture: Lukas Sieber (GZA), Dean Zikria (DZ Advisors), Douglas Ebert (GZA), Raffael Marty (Forcepoint), Sonja Wollkopf Walt (GZA), Liz Chien (Ripple), Warren DeSouza (Sila Nanotechnologies), David Tucker (Atara Biotherapeutics), Thomas Schneider (Consul General of Switzerland). Missing in the picture: Alexander Fries (Alpana Ventures), George Scangos (Vir Biotechnology) 

All Images © Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA) - These images may only be used for non-commercial purposes and with complete citation (Greater Zurich Area Ltd / Alex Akamine).

Honorary Ambassadors Award Ceremony 2019

Preview from the Award Ceremony on August 27, 2019, in Zurich. See the full gallery here.

All Images © Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA)

These images may only be used for non-commercial purposes and with complete citation (Greater Zurich Area Ltd / Jean-Luc Grossmann).

The Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors

Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors award ceremony in San Francisco in October 2019

San Francisco 2019: Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors Award Ceremony

Zurich 2019

Zurich 2019: Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors Award Ceremony

Boston 2018

Boston 2018: Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors Award Ceremony

San Francisco 2017

San Francisco 2017: Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors Award Ceremony

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Can we put you in touch with a peer company or research institute? Do you need any information regarding your strategic expansion to Switzerland's technology and business center? Give us a call or drop us a line. 

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