Student Mentor Talks: «Preparing for the Asian Century»


Student Event

©Ashley Batz

What will I do once I graduate? What influence will Asia have on my future career? Should I apply for a job in Asia? These are probably some of the questions that have crossed your mind recently.

On May 7, we would like to give you the opportunity to talk directly to people who have worked and lived in Asia and gained valuable experience in their respective fields.

They are looking forward to meeting you and supporting you in your decisions regarding your further education or initial career steps.


18:00 – Doors open
18:30 – Start of event, two rounds of mentor talks
20:00 ­­– Apéro
20:30 – End of event


You will be asked to include two mentor choices in your registration. It is also possible to stay with the same mentor for both rounds. Each mentor will be paired with 5-10 students.


Students who are members of Asia Society Switzerland: free
Regular students: 10 CHF


©Martina Fuchs

Martina Fuchs is CNNMoney Switzerland TV Anchor based in Zurich, and previously worked as Senior Business Reporter for the Chinese state broadcaster CGTN (China Global Television Network, formerly CCTV NEWS) in Beijing. Before that, she was Reuters Economy Correspondent for the Gulf Arab region in Dubai and Reuters Financial TV Producer in London. She holds a Master in International Economic History from the University in Geneva, Switzerland, a Postgraduate Diploma in TV Journalism from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the New York University Stern Business School. Martina speaks nine languages, including German, French, English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Swahili.

©Teresa Walser

Teresa Walser-Sangkavasi heads Group eCommerce Marketing at DKSH Management Ltd. In this global function, Teresa is responsible for the build-up, commercialization and execution of eCommerce Marketing services (Performance Marketing, Digital Studio, CRM & Loyalty). Prior to her current position, she also played a key role in setting up Group-wide Digital Business teams and operations at DKSH, servicing clients across Consumer Goods and Healthcare industry verticals to sell and grow their online businesses across nine markets in Asia. She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from HEC Paris and a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Thammasat University in Thailand.

©David Braun

David Braun is a Swiss diplomat and currently serving as the Regional Coordinator for East Asia at the Asia and Pacific Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Previously, he was the Economic Counsellor at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing where he headed the Economic, Financial and Commercial Section of the Embassy for five years. Prior to that he was posted to London as the Deputy Head of the Economic Section of the Swiss Embassy in the UK. David started his career at the FDFA as Deputy Regional Coordinator for Western and Central Europe in Berne. Before joining diplomacy, David held a position in the private sector as Analyst at Swiss agrochemical group Syngenta in Tokyo. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva. He is fluent in German, French and English and has intermediate command of Mandarin. David is married and a father of two.

©Frank Niedermann

Frank Niedermann is Managing Director at UBS and has led the UBS Wealth Management APAC Switzerland Team since 2014. He is a member of the UBS Wealth Management Committees for APAC, APAC UHNWI and for Europe International. Having worked for more than 35 years in the industry, he has a profound understanding of Asian clients, their families and their businesses, and has built a comprehensive network in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan & Switzerland. After the completion of his apprenticeship and 2 years with Deutsche Bank in Geneva, Frank joined UBS in 1987. He held various roles in Zurich and in Basel before moving to Asia to serve as the Chief of Staff for the CEO of Hong Kong. In 2007 he moved to Singapore where he was the Country Head HK and Taiwan, receiving several awards including 'Outstanding Line Manager'. He is Swiss, born in 1966, and is fluent in German and English. Frank holds the Executive Program Diploma of the Swiss Banking School and a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from KLZ Zurich.

Event Details

Tue 07 May 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

JULL/Kaffeehaus zur Weltkugel
Bärengasse 20
8001 Zurich

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