Our team

The Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA) has 20 motivated employees in Zurich, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Would you like to talk to a specific person about your strategic expansion in/into Europe and Greater Zurich as a technology and business location? 

More about our organization

Team Switzerland

Sonja Wollkopf Walt Portrait
Sonja Wollkopf Walt
Managing Director
Lukas Huber Portrait
Lukas Huber
Director Asia, Deputy Managing Director
Rolf Bühler Portrait
Rolf Bühler
Director Europe
Lan Qin Portrait
Lan Qin
Senior Project Manager China
Beryl Kern Portrait
Beryl Kern
Senior Project Manager
Milena Lussi Portrait
Milena Lussi
Project Manager Europe, Israel and Key Ecosystems
Sabine Müller Portrait
Sabine Müller
Head of Marketing and Communications
Christian Lüscher Portrait
Christian Lüscher
Senior PR and Communications Manager
Stefanie Guyer Portrait
Stefanie Guyer
Marketing & Communications Manager
Noah Zahnd Portrait
Noah Zahnd
Community Builder Digital
Nadine Tanner - Team Assistant/Office Support Greater Zurich Area
Nadine Tanner
Team Assistant/Office Support
Laura Anderau - Office & Operations Manager Greater Zurich Area
Laura Anderau
Office & Operations Manager
Team Greater Zurich Area
Sheetal Athalye
Data Manager

Team USA

Lukas Sieber Portrait
Lukas Sieber
Executive Director USA
Jillian Ochs Portrait
Jillian Ochs
Director USA
Barbara Phalen Portrait
Barbara Phalen
Representative USA
Kathy Artuso Portrait
Kathleen Artuso
Research Analyst USA
Milo Baker Portrait
Milo Baker
Project Manager USA

Team China

Jianping GAO Portrait
Jianping GAO
Chief Representative China
Mandy Lin Portrait
Mandy Lin
Director China

Greater Zurich Ambassadors

Greater Zurich Ambassadors

Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA) regularly awards entrepreneurs, executives and multipliers as "Greater Zurich Ambassadors". The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of these personalities as well as their merits for the Greater Zurich Area in Switzerland. The award program was launched in 2017.

Meet with an expansion expert

Our services are free of charge and include:

  • Introduction to key contacts in industry, academia, and government
  • Advice on regulatory framework, taxes, labor, market, and setting up a company
  • Custom-made fact-finding visits, including office and co-working space


Greater Zurich Area Ltd (GZA)
Limmatquai 122
8001 Zürich

Authorized representatives

Sonja Wollkopf Walt, Managing Director

Lukas Huber, Deputy Managing Director

Commercial register entry

Registered company name: Greater Zurich Area Ltd
Number: CHE‑101.003.674
Commercial register office: Zürich

Link to commercial register entry

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