How We Operate
SCCN has a sustained record of creativity and impact. SCCN helps entrepreneurs navigate in this uncertain environment and define strategies and priorities in a new blockchain era. The organization works with a diverse set of banking and non-banking institutions. Our work encompasses overall strategies for our associates; organizational issues; performance improvement and mergers and alliances. SCCN searches for unused potential and shows its associates opportunities to optimize their company or project.
What We Achieve
European Chamber of Digital Commerce
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RED ALERT: Switzerland abandoning the notion of digital sovereignty and surrendering to American and Chinese companies
Crunch time for Switzerland’s digital independence. Incomprehensibly, and despite appeals not to do it, the Confederation is awarding a highly strategic contract to American and Chinese companies. The 5-year, 110 million franc “Public Clouds Bund” procurement project...
Oliver von Borstel, President
Oliver von Borstel, is the President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and is the CEO of Masters of Business Development as an expert in international business development since 1999. His experience has spanned both the big corporate and startup worlds, providing him with a unique perspective on how deals get done. Von Borstel has a deep understanding of your particular markets and brings the best practices from your industry (or even other industries) to your company. His focus is to expand your markets geographically, extend your product portfolio, reorganize your middle market company to promote efficiency and cost-effectiveness, buy out a smaller competitor, or increase your overall capabilities. Von Borstel is a global expert in Professional Management and Sales Training and conducts Leadership and Communication workshops and coaching for CEO’s and top-level executives. He has served as Board Member for SoliSwiss AG Bern, financial services for the expat community, and has served in executive and C-level positions for over 25 years. He holds a Certification from Harvard University in Launching Breakthrough Technologies and conducts business seminars throughout Europe and the United States. Von Borstel is also the vice president of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce.
Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, Chief Executive Officer
Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, Esq. is a lawyer with the right of audience before the Astana International Financial Centre Court, and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society with extensive expertise in international law and finance, arbitration, and nobiliary law. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has a certificate in English Common Law from the University of London. Law practice certificates were issued by the Netherlands Bar Association and the Flemish Bar Council. Juchter van Bergen Quast was an attorney at the Bar of the Supreme Court of The Netherlands. He received his Master of Laws degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Certificate in Financial Markets from Yale University. He served as a Springer reviewer for new computing paradigms which are distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous, yet meaningfully collaborative, and published The Information Model of the Technical Analysis for Buying and Selling Stocks at Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organizations. Juchter van Bergen Quast was honored as one of the 2008 New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Counsel. He is also the CEO of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce and president of its Court of Arbitration. Juchter van Bergen Quast is a Descendant member of the Society of the Friends of St George’s and Descendants of the Knights of the Garter (College of St George, Windsor Castle).
OUR HERITAGE since 1933
Located in The Netherlands since 1933, the SCCN is an international organisation focusing upon building networks among corporate and government entities, providing resources for business development, and engaging in forums to further the economic development of The Netherlands and Switzerland.
We connect private companies that have expansion plans with relevant counterparties in Europe to facilitate market access and strategically grow their businesses.
Since building and maintaining financial wealth is an ever-changing and dynamic process, the SCCN provides its associates with insight and advice regarding the relevant business sectors and their opportunities. We promote economic, commercial and scientific contacts among governmental and non-governmental organisations and companies. The SCCN links companies to suitable investors and strategic partners who are carefully selected from the associates in our network. In doing so, the SCCN guides a wide variety of companies to their entrepreneurial future.
We deal with top-market parties.
SWISS – DUTCH RELATIONS
Relations between Switzerland and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are excellent and unproblematic. Economic, cultural and individual exchanges are intensive, friendly and direct. The two countries have very similar perspectives on economic, political and social issues. Switzerland is represented in The Netherlands through its embassy in The Hague, consulates general in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and honorary consulates in Oranjestad (Aruba) and Willemstad (Curaçao). The Netherlands, for its part, has an embassy in Bern, consulates general in Geneva and Zurich, and honorary consulates in Basel and Lugano.
The Netherlands is an important economic partner for Switzerland. Bilateral trade has been constant for many years, with the volume of trade in 2018 amounting to approximately CHF 10 billion. The Netherlands is one of the most important countries for Swiss direct investment. Equally, at the end of 2018 the Netherlands was the second biggest direct investor in Switzerland.
The Netherlands and Switzerland work closely at the bilateral level in many areas: key among them are policy on Europe, transport and agriculture, and cooperation in the areas of science and innovation. At the multilateral level, the two countries pursue common objectives in particular within the framework of the United Nations (UN).
Research & Innovation
Scholars from the Netherlands can apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships to the State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation (SERI).