Members of the Board
Claude Schauerte, President
Claude Schauerte grew up in Klosters and has been running his family’s local watch and jewellery business in the second generation since 2009. He has strong roots in the village of Klosters and loves the intact mountain world as well as the familiar, but also cosmopolitan village character.
For years, he has been committed to the tourism and cultural development of the alpine health resort. As a member of the newly founded tourism council, he is actively involved in shaping the future of the destination Klosters.
In 2010, Claude Schauerte, together with Geoff Richards, founded the now traditional and extremely popular Christmas concerts in Klosters and played a major role in organising and financing them. With the Philharmonia Orchestra from London, the Royal College of Music and the Lund Student Singers, they brought top-class classical music to Klosters. Subsequently, they founded the Klosters Music Festival, which now also enriches the cultural life of Klosters in summer.
Monika Mark, Vice President
Monika was born and raised in the picturesque canton of Graubünden. She is a trained accountant and trustee with additional training in marketing and business administration. She has successfully been working for national and international companies in Switzerland and abroad. Monika was a founding partner of an international textile and fashion company in Switzerland and was responsible for marketing and sales. Also worth mentioning is her work as deputy managing director of a trade magazine publishing house. She has been living in Klosters for over 23 years after returning from the USA (study visit to UCSB) and from Mallorca. As a member of the internationally known Rotary Club, she was responsible for a number of charity events including fundraising for various childcare organisations. Monika continues to work in the management of Luchs & Partner AG, an international law firm for patent, trademark and design rights in the heart of Zurich. She has a deep affinity for classical music and is an avid skier.
Linda Oswald has been active in the events business throughout her professional life: from 1974 to 1983 she organised the “SWISS Pavilions” for Switzerland Global Enterprise, primarily at industrial trade fairs in Eastern Europe, and then spent more than 35 years managing Koelnmesse’s offices in Switzerland as Vice Director of the German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce. As a long-standing actuary and president of the Weisslingen Tennis Club, and with over 25 years of experience as President of the Education Commission of the Association of Swiss Specialized Journalists, she has gained valuable insight and knowledge into the management of associations, which she can now fully contribute to the KLOSTERS CHRISTMAS CONCERTS as a long-standing second home owner in Klosters.
Geoffrey A. Richards, Hon. RCM, Honorary President
Geoff’s entire career has been spent in the International Financial Services
industry. After leaving Cazenove, the leading stockbroker in London in 1973,
Geoff joined the Robert Fleming Banking Group, being appointed to a series
of management roles. For almost 20 years he was responsible for the
stewardship of the Fleming Family financial interests and was Head of the
Fleming Family office and Managing Trustee of the Fleming Family trusts
Geoff also acts as a Trustee and Advisor to other International families, as
well as charitable Trusts and Foundations and he continues in these roles
giving his time on a voluntary basis.
Geoff is a Freeman and Liveryman of The City of London, a member of the
Governing Council of The Royal College of Music in London and
Ambassador for Europe and was made an Honorary Member of the college,
served as a member of The Prince of Wales Charities Council, former Vice
Chairman of The Philharmonia Orchestra Trust, and an Honorary Member
of The University of Lund, Sweden, Student Choir.
Geoff is a Founder and President of the Klosters Music Festival.
Geoff became a resident in Switzerland in 2003.