Tell us about the scariest thing you’ve ever done.
Moving to Singapore! I arrived here when my son was four months old, and although it was scary moving here with a baby, it’s also the best decision I’ve made. I grew up in 11 different countries, and I wanted to move somewhere else after working in the watch industry in Geneva for a while.
What are the similarities and differences between Singapore and Switzerland, where you’re from?
Singapore’s very similar to Switzerland—it’s a politically stable country and one that’s built on talent. As for the differences, I’d say that Switzerland is much quieter. There are the mountains back in Switzerland, but I like living here because it’s dynamic—the crowd, people, and things in general move pretty fast.
What’s your favourite Singaporean dish?
After living in Singapore for eight years, my favourite dish has to be laksa. I love eating the Thai food here as well; basically I love anything with spice.
How did you end up working in a non-profit organisation?
I represent European businesses here, and we work with the government to make sure that the laws are favourable for them. I love my job because I get to meet a lot of interesting people and understand the industries that they work in, so I’m learning something different every day.
How would you describe your style?
I like being quite simple, and contrasting that with something that pops and is different. I have about 20 of such big jewel necklaces.
Something I’d tell my younger self:
Follow your passion, try new things, and take risks.
Lina was previously seen here.