Born August 18, 1945. Swiss citizen with Zurich as his place of origin and Meilen, Switzerland, as his domicile. Dr. Fetscherin studied at the
Law Faculty of the University of Zurich, Vienna and Heidelberg, including a doctorate of Law from Zurich University. In 1973 he joined the Swiss department of Foreign Affairs and has since served in diplomatic postings in Poland, the USSR and Canada. He was Swiss Ambassador to South Korea, the Czech Republic and until 2003 he served as Swiss Ambassador to Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan (and Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia for one year). He is currently a member of the board of the MC Russian Market Fund and other private companies. Dr. Fetscherin is also President of the Joint Chamber of Commerce (JCC, Switzerland-Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan) and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Nestle Russia LLC.