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Women in Leadership: Enriching Resources and Broadening Horizons

9 April @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

10.00CHF – 50.00CHF

An Interactive Conference.

We will explore strategies focused on nurturing a corporate culture that empowers women to seek leadership roles and ensures their perspectives are heard throughout the organization.

Two of ZCA Board Members will be sharing the insights from their experiences, along with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives from an HR standpoint. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage in an exceptional discussion with this remarkable group of leaders, moderated interactively by Yasmina Rauber, ZCA General Secretary.


Meet our inspiring Panellists:

Ruth Sandelowsky
CEO & Chairwoman of the Board – Kolmar Group AG

Ruth Sandelowsky has studied Law and worked for Philipp Brothers Amsterdam from 1974 till 1984 as a Trader in Chemicals. In 1984 she became the head of the European operations of Phibro Energy till 1991. In 1991 she became the head of the Petrochemicals dept of Phibro Salomon which later became Citigroup. In 1997 Ruth established Kolmar Petrochemicals who became Kolmar Group in 2007, where she has been acting as CEO and Chairwoman of the Board to-date.

Gloria Frauenfelder
Finance/Tax – Hershey Trading
Gloria has accountability for Tax planning for the Hershey Trading. Prior to joining Hershey, Gloria worked for Kraft/Mondelez in their procurement office in Zug, Switzerland for more than 10 years. Gloria led the global management and reporting of derivatives/compliance to drive profitable growth and leading strategic planning. Gloria holds a finance and administration degree and a Chartered Accounting/Controlling (CPA).

Simon Taylor
Group Head of HR – Ameropa AZ

Simon takes the lead on all Group-wide strategic HR and organisational development initiatives, including Employee Engagement, D&I, Talent, Leadership and Culture development. Simon graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2006 with a first-class Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. Over the course of his career, Simon has held a variety of roles in different HR disciplines and industries, including healthcare, IT consulting & services, maritime shipping and now, Agri-commodities. Simon moved from the UK to Switzerland in 2015.

Merlene Joyce Ottey
Jamaican-Slovenian former track and field sprinter, a nine-time Olympic medallist

Merlene began her career representing Jamaica in 1978, and continued to do so for 24 years, before representing Slovenia from 2002 to 2012. Ottey had the longest career as a top-level international sprinter appearing at the 1979 Pan American Games as a 19-year-old fresh from U-20 and Junior competitions and concluding her career at age 52 when she anchored the Slovene 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2012 European Championships. She is the current world indoor record holder for 200 metres with 21.87 seconds, set in 1993. Since 2014, Merlene Ottey has lived in Switzerland, Zug.

Andrea Stocker-Sohst
Partner – Indirect Tax Services – EY

Andrea is a Tax Partner and leads the Indirect Tax practice in Central Switzerland. She has more than 22 years of professional experience in advising Swiss and multinational companies in national and international Indirect Tax matters. She has in-depth experience in the review, design and implementation of VAT and Customs implications of complex supply chain and procurement structures. Andrea has led the Indirect Tax work stream of several projects in different industries (i.e. Commodity Trading, Industrial Products, Life Science, Biotech, etc.) with the design and implementation of operating models and integrated supply chains reorganizations as well as relocations.

17h30 Check-in
18h00 – 18h05 Welcome from ZCA President Martin Fasser
18h05 – 18h20 Ruth Sandelowsky: Egoless Management
18h20 – 19h20 Panel discussion
19h20 – 19h35 Q&A
19h35 – 21h00 Networking drinks

Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


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9 April
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10.00CHF – 50.00CHF


CV Labs Zug, Liquid Lounge
Dammstrasse 16
Zug, 6300 Suisse
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