The Ambassador of Switzerland, Her Excellency Ms Andrea Reichin, and political analyst Mr Ramon Zehnder, paid a courtesy call to Penang Institute on 12 October 2021. They were received by Ms. Ong Wooi Leng, Head of the Socioeconomics and Statistics Programme and Ms. Yeong Pey Jung, Research Projects Advisor.
The visitors were briefed on the current research undertaken by Penang Institute, and had a fruitful discussion on Penang’s economic progress amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ambassador was particularly interested in labour/employment, skills/talent and investment in the manufacturing sector, as well as the effects of the pandemic on the services sector. The Ambassador expressed appreciation for the presentation of data by Penang Institute, which she believed would be helpful to the Embassy’s own analytical work.