The commissions

The three GEM standing commissions deal specifically with matters relating to human resources, taxation and public affairs. These three areas are at the heart of the GEM's action and reflections. Each commission consists of representatives of member companies, working in the sectors concerned.


Human Ressources Commission

The human resources commission supervises the various GEM group contracts (health insurance, accident insurance, loss of income due to illness, occupational pensions, immigration services). It also deals with labour law, administrative procedures connected with applications for work permits and access to skilled labour. In the context of its activities, the commission regularly cooperates with various cantonal administrative bodies on subjects of importance for the management of human resources of international companies (recruitment of job seekers, access to skilled labour, integration of expatriates, recording of working hours, etc.).


Catherine Noël, Gunvor SA


  • Laurent Bastide, Merck Serono SA
  • Emilie Delannoy, Trafigura PTE Ltd, Singapore, succursale de Genève
  • Christine Gombar, ST Microelectronis NV
  • Alexandre Job, Total Gestion Internationale
  • Ajar Kahlown, SICPA SA
  • Steve Kienscherff, Hirslanden Clinique La Colline SA
  • Marc Lebrun, Firmenich SA
  • Naouel Lourdes, Temenos Headquarters SA
  • Isabelle Nicol, Givaudan Suisse SA
  • Jean-François Noel, JT International SA
  • Luigi Pierleoni, Procter & Gamble Europe SA
  • Fabienne Schellekens, O-I Europe Sàrl
  • Ina Stumpe Douffiagues, Litasco SA
  • Elizabeth Yarham, Covance Central Laboratory Services Sàrl

Taxation Commission

The taxation commission coordinates the work and the process of reflection on the various aspects of national and international taxation. It has regular contacts with the cantonal or federal authorities during the drafting of laws affecting Swiss or international taxation.

Head :

Pierre de Pena, Caterpillar Sàrl

Members :

  • Tuan Dang, IXM SA
  • Antonio Garcia-Escribano, Groupe Cortveva
  • Eliane Herzfeld, Chemours International Operations Sàrl
  • Ermek Ismankulov, Litasco  SA
  • Thomas Keller, Givaudan Suisse SA
  • Karine Kimmel, Total Gestion International SA
  • Enrique Leon, Cargill International SA
  • Pierre Longuet de la Giraudière, Richemont International SA
  • Michel Merkt, Firmenich SA
  • Sébastien Mortier, SICPA Management SA
  • Javier Ranilla, JT International SA
  • Mariagermana Romeo, O-I Europe SARL
  • Olivier Straub, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA
  • Nicolas Tschanun, Tradall (Bacardi Group)
  • Christian Van Hogendorp, DuPont de Nemours International Sàrl
  • Christoph Wissmann, Procter & Gamble Europe SA


Public Affairs Commission

The public affairs commission deals with the links between the GEM and its various stakeholders who are the politicians, the media and the general public. It acts by adopting position papers relating to topical political or economic issues as well as through various GEM communication activities.

Head :

Olivier Straub, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA

Members :

  • Alain Brodeur, SITA
  • Magali Dauwalder, Hirslanden SA
  • Thomas Duhamel, TOTSA Total Oil Trading SA
  • Claude Ehretsmann, Procter & Gamble Europe SA
  • Suzanne Levesque, Richemont International SA
  • Monica Malcarne, Covance Central Laboratory Services Sàrl
  • Anita Murigande, EA Swiss Sàrl
  • Tomas Roztocil, Givaudan Suisse SA
  • Aline Staerkle, JT International SA
  • Ina Stumpe Douffiagues, Litasco SA