We are very pleased to announce that on its meeting of November 23rd, 2020 the Board of the Swiss American Chamber of
Commerce, Florida Chapter, has unanimously elected Rene Riedi as the new Chairman.
Rene Riedi, born and raised in Switzerland, has been a Board member for the last two years and has over 30 years of experience in the Fast Moving
Consumer Goods as well as the travel retail industry. He is currently appointed as an Executive Adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean with Dufry, a leader in the travel retail industry. Rene
further serves as the Chairman of the IAADFS, International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores, as well as a member of the Board of DFWC, Duty Free World
The Board is much obliged to Rene for rendering his services to SACCFL and is looking forward to a successful future under his
Rene Riedi will replace Ferdinand Kurt who decided to step down as Chairman to dedicate more time to his professional activities and his role as
Honorary Consul of Switzerland. He will continue to serve as a Board Member of the SACCFL.
Since 2018, Ferdinand played a key role in reviving the dormant Florida Chapter and has been serving with great dedication as Chairman of the Board. The
Board has benefited and will continue to benefit from Ferdinand’s passion for the Chamber’s vision and mission. On behalf of the Board and all members we want to express our deep appreciation to
Ferdinand for all his contributions, enthusiasm and energy.