Become a Passport Member
Become a Passport Member
Our Passport Membership is the highest level of membership at Asia Society Switzerland. Our growing Passport Community is made up of over 20 Asia-connected individuals who generously support our work and engage with us on a deeper level. A Passport Membership demonstrates your commitment to support our mission of increasing Asia Competence in Switzerland.
Support Asia Society Switzerland’s Mission
Asia Society Switzerland's mission is to increase Asia Competence in Switzerland: To foster knowledge and understanding of Asia and Asian issues, to analyse the big changes underway in Asia and their impact on us, and to showcase the views and thinking of Asian countries, governments and societies – accurately, but not uncritically. Across the fields of arts and culture, education and policy, business and technology, we provide insights, promote collaboration and contribute to a deeper understanding of the most dynamic and fastest-growing region in the world. As a Passport Member of Asia Society Switzerland, you support our programs, initiatives and editorial work, which promote intercultural understanding, diversity, and inclusion across the arts, education, and policy.
Join our vibrant Passport Community
As a Passport Member of Asia Society Switzerland, you become a member of our vibrant Passport Community and enjoy several exclusive benefits as a token of our appreciation:
- Personal invitations to unique programs*
- Closed-door Executive Roundtables featuring renowened experts
- Private Receptions with experts and opinion leaders
- Exclusive art tours to collections closed to the public
- Social Get-Togethers
- Complimentary access to public and members-only events, for you and one guest
- Advance notice of popular programs
- Priority registration and reserved seating
- Access to online programs from 16 Asia Society centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S.
- Free access to the Asia Society Museums in New York City and Hong Kong
* Note: this part of the program does not include a complimentary guest.
Passport Membership fee: CHF 1'500, valid for 12 months.
Get in Touch or Sign Up as Passport Member
For inquiries on becoming an Asia Society Switzerland Passport Member, or to make a personal appointment, please fill in this short contact form, or get in touch with Madelaine Wiebalck, Executive Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org / +41 79 399 94 02.
To sign up as Passport Member, click here. We look forward to welcoming you to our Passport Community.
Thank you for your support!
Our Passport Community
Our cosmopolitan Passport Community is made up of over 20 Asia-connected individuals who are passionate about Asia and recognize the need for enhanced Asia Competence in Switzerland. We know all of our Passport Members personally and interact with them on a regular basis. We are deeply grateful for their generous support going towards Asia Society Switzerland’s programs, initiatives and editorial work promoting intercultural understanding, diversity, and inclusion across the arts, education, and policy.
Get to know some of our Passport Members
Margaret Chan Weber
“Asia Society Switzerland has become a wonderful platform for me to gain knowledge and forge friendships with a group of engaging people who share a deep interest in Asia. By joining the Passport Community, I not only support Asia Society Switzerland’s mission in fostering Asia Competence in Switzerland, but I also gain access to special Invitation-Only programs, such as unique cultural events, rare art tours and inspiring closed-door talks on current Asia-related topics by leading experts from a variety of sectors.”
Margaret Chan Weber was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Sweden, and studied and worked in Gothenburg, Tokyo, Bali, London, Hong Kong and Beijing before calling Zurich home. With degrees in Business Administration and Asian Art History, Margaret began her career in the luxury hospitality industry in Asia. Since then, she has worked in the Asian art business, specialising in Japanese and Chinese contemporary art for the last two decades. She served on the committee of the Arts and Culture chapter of Asia Society Switzerland between 2016-2019. Passionate about Asian arts, crafts, culture and design, when Margaret is not going to exhibitions, attending cultural events or learning new skills, she likes to play piano, dance, and play table tennis against her husband and two sons. Margaret has been a Passport Member since 2021.
"The team at Asia Society in Zurich are unbelievably dynamic and innovative. They constantly come up with new ways to explore Asian issues and share them with a European audience. I was fortunate to attend excellent Passport events in person with former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and author Parag Khanna among others. I am very much looking forward to the State of Asia Conference in November of this year and commend Passport Membership to anyone with a desire to really get to know more about Asia!"
Noel Clehane is Irish, lives in Brussels, and is a Chartered Accountant and the Global Head of Regulatory & Public Policy at the professional services organisation BDO. He has a deep interest in Asia, and most particularly South-East Asia, for as long as he can remember. Noel has been a Passport Member since 2019.
"Through Asia Society, I get the opportunity to learn more about the different facets of Asia.”
Ganden Tethong lives and works in Zurich as a lawyer. She was born in Switzerland and belongs to the second generation of Tibetans in Switzerland. She is very connected to her homeland Tibet and was and is active in various Tibetan organisations. It is important to her to teach her two daughters about being Tibetan and to teach Tibetan values. Ganden has been a member of Asia Society Switzerland since 2019, and a Passport Member since 2020.
"Asia Society Switzerland is a reliable source of insight, inspiration, and impact. Their dedication to enhancing Asia Competence in Switzerland, coupled with their innovative efforts in navigating the intricacies of our global community, make them a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand our fast-evolving world."
Liliane Krüsi is a graduate student in Chinese Studies at the University of Zurich. Growing up in Switzerland, China, and Russia and spending a year in Shanghai during her undergraduate program at Fudan University has enabled her to develop a keen interest in the Cross-Strait economic relations and the domestic and foreign policy of the PRC. In addition to her academic pursuits, she is passionate about innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.