The Giant Next Door


How China and 'One Belt, One Road' Are Changing Pakistan

$55 billion: this is the sum that China will invest into infrastructure projects in neighboring Pakistan by 2030 to boost the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The aim is to connect Pakistan’s port of Gwadar with Kashgar in China, through a network of highways, railways, and pipelines, and to combat Pakistan’s chronic energy shortages by building 21 power plants.

In cooperation with the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Pakistan-Swiss Business Council, we have invited representatives of businesses active in Pakistan to share their experiences in the region and to discuss perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of the CPEC. Fidelis Goetz, Managing Director of Asia Society Switzerland, will chair a podium discussion with Arshad Chaudry, Daniel Lang, Naheed Memon, and Peter Zuellig.

11:15: Doors open
11:30-11:45: Introduction
11:45-12:30: Panel discussion
12:30-13:00: Q&A
13:00-14:00: Flying lunch


This event is hosted in cooperation with the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce.


Arshad Chaudhry started his career with Nestlé Pakistan in 1989 as a Management Trainee. In 2008 he moved to Nestlé's International Headquarters in Switzerland and is currently holding the position of Senior Vice President, Global Head of Nestlé Infant Nutrition.
Daniel Lang joined Sika (a Swiss Chemical and Construction Company) as Controller and was later promoted to Team Leader Controlling. In 2014 he took over the position as Head Finance & Controlling Region EMEA.
Naheed Memon is the Chairperson of the Sindh Board of Investment, the Investment Department of the Government of Sindh (Pakistan), which promotes investment opportunities in the province. Ms. Memon is also an adjunct faculty of Economics and Strategy at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi. 

Peter Zuellig is the founder of Parazelsus Group, an independent, pro-active investment, and management group with offices in Pakistan and India. Before, Mr. Zuellig held the position of Executive Director at Interpacific, a transnational group, which Mr. Zuellig joined in 1981.

Event Details

Wed 05 Jul 2017
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Zunfthaus zur Meisen Münsterhof 20 8001 Zürich
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