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

  • Caroline Baumann Dongelmans, Head of Section, Minister
  • Christoph Schelling, Deputy Head of Section, Counselor (Finance & Tax)
  • Kuno Zurkinden, First Secretary, Trade Attaché
  • Pierre Laurent Della Bianca, Economic Attaché, First Secretary
  • Tony Abate, Senior Advisor for Congressional Affairs
  • Anne-Marie Simon, Executive Assisant
  • Victoria Twinn, Assistant

To contact the Economic, Trade and Financial affairs:


Telephone: +1 202 745 7900