SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

26th Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 11:00
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
Münsterhof 20
8001 Zurich
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

The cost of the Lunch is of CHF 110.-- per person, to be paid in cash only at the event (full no-show charge in case of cancellation later than two days prior to the event.)

11:00 Annual General Meeting

1. Welcome Address by the President
2. Minutes of the last AGM
3. Annual Report 2010
4. Accounts 2010, Budget 2011
5. Auditor’s Report 2010
6. Scholarship Fund and Alumni Organization
7. Discharge of the Board and the Executive Committee
8. Elections: Board, Auditors
9. Any other Business

11:40 Cocktails

12:00 Lunch with an official Speech
by Yves Serra, CEO, Georg Fischer AG

Yves Serra, M.Sc.
CEO, Georg Fischer AG

Personal data:
Born 2 December 1953, Perpignan, France

Education :
Ecole Centrale de Paris (France) Diploma as a Graduate Engineer (ingénieur diplômé)
University of Wisconsin Madison (US), M.Sc. in civil engineering

Employment Background:

Since 2008
President and CEO of Georg Fischer Ltd.

2003 – 2008
Head of GF Piping Systems, Member of the Executive Committee

1998 – 2003
President Charmilles Technologies SA (Geneva) and Member of the Agie Charmilles Group Management

1992 – 1998
President Charmilles Technologies Japan (Tokyo) and Regional Manager Asia Agie Charmilles

1987 – 1992
CEO of the Sulzer Corporate Subsidiary Hirayama Manufacturing Corp. in Tokyo (Japan)

1986 – 1987
Manager Mergers and Acquisitions Sulzer Brothers Japan (Tokyo)

1985 – 1986
European Executive Training Program in Tokyo (18 months)

1982 – 1985
Head of Export Sales for Asia at Sulzer France (Paris)

1979 – 1982
Service Engineer of Alstom SA in Paris and Johannesburg (South Africa)

1977 – 1979
Deputy Trade Commissioner of the French Embassy in Manila (Philippines)


Member of the Executive Committee of Swissmem (Swiss engineering, electrical and metal industry)