Economic, Trade and Financial Affairs

The Economic, Trade and Financial Affairs Section of the Embassy promotes bilateral economic relations and protects Swiss economic interests in the United States. The Embassy’s economic team monitors U.S. economic, financial and trade policy and keeps track of relevant regulations and legislation by using its extensive network of contacts within the U.S. administration and its various departments and agencies, Congress, as well as a wide range of think tanks and opinion leaders.

Team Members

  • Ivo Germann, Head of Section, Minister
  • Rahul Sahgal, Deputy Head of Section, Counselor (Finance & Tax)
  • Christoph Bühler, First Secretary, Economic Attaché
  • Kuno Zurkinden, First Secretary, Trade Attaché
  • Tony Abate, Senior Advisor for Congressional Affairs
  • Lena Pantoja, Executive Assistant
  • Angela Wall, Assistant

To contact the Economic, Trade and Financial affairs:


Telephone: +1 (202) 745 7919