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
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.
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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 2017 amounting to approximately CHF 10 billion. The Netherlands is one of the most important countries for Swiss direct investment. Equally, at the end of 2017 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).
We deal with top-market parties. Below are some of the companies that SCCN has been affiliated with.
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Oliver von Borstel, President
Oliver von Borstel, is an expert in international business development since 1999.
My experience has spanned both the big corporate and startup worlds, providing me with a unique perspective on how deals get done. I have a deep understanding of your particular market and bring the best practices from your industry (or even other industries) to your company. If 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. Whether you need a new market position for one of your brands, or a new social media strategy to interact with your customers, I can offer you a creative spark when your own people have run out of ideas, letting you see what other companies have done to attract more customers.
Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, Chief Executive Officer
Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, LLM, FSS is a lawyer and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Bob is the honorary president of the Family Association of the Barons von Quast (Familienverband der Freiherren von Quast), a Swiss Verein. Main interests: international law and finance, international relations, banking, statistics and the law, art, culture and history. Favourite quote: “It seems to me that most of the economic principle proposals that are embodied in laws are from law school people who probably read economics.” (Prof. Robert J. Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University; transcript of the course Financial Markets 2017; lecture: The Importance of Financial Theory).
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