One of Europe’s leading political and economic figures will re-join the China Horse Club’s International Advisory Council (IAC) with Professor Dr Joseph Deiss being reappointed to a council post. The inaugural Chairman of the IAC when it was formed in 2013, Professor Dr. Deiss brings immense international diplomacy and leadership experience to the council at a time when the China Horse Club’s international footprint continues to branch out from China.
Professor Dr. Deiss served in the Federal Council of Switzerland (Swiss cabinet) from 1999 to 2006. During this period, while holding the post of Economics Minister (2003 to 2006), he was elected to serve as President of the Swiss Confederation (2004) — a position which is rotated annually among Cabinet members. In this post he headed his country’s presidential delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Earlier, while serving as Foreign Minister (1999 to 2002), he spearheaded Switzerland’s accession campaign to the UN.
“I’m delighted to be back and to see all the progress that has been made,” Professor Dr Deiss said.
“I look forward to contributing once again and to supporting John Warren in his capacity as Chairman of the China Horse Club IAC.”
The Honourable John Warren, Chairman of the China Horse Club’s IAC, welcomed Professor Dr. Deiss back to the IAC and acknowledged his importance to the club.
“We are delighted that Professor Dr. Deiss is back joining the IAC,” Mr Warren said.
“His broad wealth of knowledge is very important to The China Horse Club as we strive to be associated with wonderful people and high-class horses.”
Mr Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of the China Horse Club echoed the sentiments of Mr Warren in recognizing the importance of having such an esteemed individual strengthen an already notable IAC.
“Professor Dr. Deiss has earnt a reputation as an astute thinker and leader over a glittering political and academic career. Equally, he is recognized for his contribution to Switzerland and to the United Nations as a builder of relationships between countries and between leaders at the highest level,” said Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of the China Horse Club.
“The China Horse Club is delighted to welcome back such a highly respected individual onto its International Advisory Council and looks forward to him once again making a valuable contribution to its goals of promoting the best values of the thoroughbred industry in China and to helping grow new opportunities for Chinese men and women in this field.”
Professor Dr. Deiss begins his post with immediate effect. He joins fellow IAC members in the Honourable John Warren, Mr Andreas Jacobs, Mr Wayne Wang and Mr Teo Ah Khing.