H. E. Andris Berzins
The President of
the Republic of Latvia


President Andris Bērziņš was born in 1944 in Nītaure, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union. In 1958 he completed studies at a Nītaure primary school, and attended the 1st middle school of Sigulda from 1958 to 1962. . More..
Thomas F. Daetwyler
Honorary Consul General

Thomas F. Daetwyler Chairman of A. Baur & Co. Pvt. Ltd., a Company founded in 1897 in Sri Lanka. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland on 7/7/1955 , as a citizen of Switzerland. Did his Maturitaet in 1974 in Commerce at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium Zurich. More..
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Thomas F. Daetwyler - Honorary Consul General
Thomas F. Daetwyler - Honorary Consul General

Thomas F. Daetwyler Chairman of A. Baur & Co. Pvt. Ltd., a Company founded in 1897 in Sri Lanka. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland on 7/7/1955 , as a citizen of Switzerland. Did his Maturitaet in 1974 in Commerce at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium Zurich. Graduated as a teacher at the university of Zurich (Oberseminar) in 1976 and subsequently joined Volkart Brothers Ltd. for whom he worked in Winterthur and Sri Lanka. Joined Givaudan Dubendorf Ltd where he was in charge of exports of food flavours to Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. At Doptik Ltd. Zurich he handled distribution and exports of optical products. In Daetrade Ltd. he handled the distribution of tea and spices in Switzerland and several other European countries. Joined A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd. in 1998 and was appointed CEO in 2000 and Chairman in 2014. 

Positions :

Chairman A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Chairman Swiss Trading Group (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Chairman A. Baur & Co. (Travel) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Chairman Baurs Trading (Pvt.) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Chairman Swiss Hotel Management Academy (Pvt.) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Chairman Baur Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore
Joint Managing Director Daetrade International Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka
Trustee Joseph Fraser Memorial Trust, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Past President of Swiss Circle Sri Lanka
Founder Member of Swiss Business Circle Sri Lanka
Member Swiss Business Association, Singapore
Member of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
Member of European Chamber of Commerce
Member of Sri Lanka-Italy Business Council
Member of Sri Lanka Singapore Business Council
Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Directors
2001: Appointment Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka
2007: Elevation of the Post to Honorary Consul General

Hobbies:

Sports, Reading, Family, Rotary

Family:

Married to Lilly and Children Melanie, Tanja and Andy

Schooling :

Primary and Secondary School in Switzerland
Wirtschaftsgymnasium in Zurich ( College of Business/Economics)
Maturitaet Typus E(1974) – equivalent A’ Level
Degree at Oberseminar Zurich (1976) (University for Teachers)

Languages:

English (Mother tongue), German, French, Italian, Spanish,
knowledge in Arabic and Sinhalese.

 

 

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