New Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Winnipeg

Local news, 15.01.2021

The Consulate General of Switzerland is pleased to introduce the newly appointed Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Winnipeg, Matthew Erhard.

Honorary Consul
Matthew Erhard © M. Erhard

Reporting directly to the Consul General of Switzerland in Montreal, Line Leon-Pernet, Matthew Erhard’s duties will include representing the Consulate General at various political, cultural and economic events and is expected to develop and to maintain a network of contacts linked to Switzerland.

Our Honorary Consul will provide support in emergency situations to fellow citizens who are temporarily in Manitoba, such as tourists or students. Swiss residents, however, are asked to continue to contact the Consulate General in Montreal for consular services.

Born in Ottawa in 1983, Matthew Erhard graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor Degree of Commerce from the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. Currently a principal and managing partner of Summit Search Group (a national professional recruitment and executive search firm) in Winnipeg, Mr. Erhard has in the past occupied positions as portfolio director and sales promoter in the medical field. A Canadian citizen, Matthew Erhard is also President and Director of the board of the “Future Leaders of Manitoba Council” in Winnipeg.

Instated since January 1st 2021, Matthew Erhard is warmly welcomed by the Consulate General in Montreal as he joins the team of Honorary Consuls based in Eastern Canada, a good start is wished for his new mandate!