Newly Swissed Online Magazine

Meet the Newly Swissed Team

Newly Swissed is the online magazine about Switzerland, founded in 2010. We are experts at making brands and stories come alive through content marketing.

We cover the latest trends in Swiss culture, design, events, oddities and tourism, as well as tips on how to settle in Switzerland.

Dimitri Burkhard

Dimitri Burkhard

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Dimitri owns the strategic vision of Newly Swissed and loves discovering new trends.
He is passionate about architecture, design, gadgets, marketing, photography, social media and the outdoors.

Mamiko Burkhard

Mamiko Burkhard

Co-Founder, CEO

Mamiko is responsible for many of the photographs (and some quirky stories) on Newly Swissed.
As the CEO, she wants to help out other expats and people new to Switzerland by offering valuable information about career and life topics.

Christian Langenegger

Christian Langenegger

Community Manager

Business Strategist || Connector || Entrepreneur || Marketer || Writer || Optimist || Runner || Photographer || Wine Aficionado || Hobby Chef || TEDster

Alessandra Modignani

Alessandra

Reporter

Alessandra is a “kinda creative gal” who came from Milano to live in Lugano.
She loves vintage stuff, photography, street art and typography. She eats a lot of spaghetti and drinks coffee – all day long!

Bill

Bill

Contributor

An award-winning freelance writer, editor and photographer based in Neuchâtel and Volcano, Hawai‘i, Bill is frequently called upon to be “funny.”
His stories have garnered him a select coterie of loyal readers and legions of others who couldn’t care less.

Bruno Nascimento

Bruno

Reporter

Originally British, Bruno moved to Switzerland as a long term plan to explore the outdoors. He fell in love and has been living out his passion for adventure sports: mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and camping.

Cloudia Chen

Cloudia

Reporter/Photographer

A photographer, traveler, curator and Chinese blogger, Cloudia loves to capture the essence of life; the goose-bump moments full of love, the wild and silly moments full of giggles and laughter.
Previously based in China, Hong Kong, London and the South of France, Cloudia currently lives in Zürich.

Dominik Gehl

Dominik

Reporter/Photographer

Based in Lausanne, Dominik Gehl is a software engineer by day. His hobbies include traveling the world, reading and photography. Oh, and he loves coffee and tea. All images © Dominik Gehl.

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Haewon

Reporter

Originally from Zimbabwe, Fungai is passionate about Gaelic Football, Swiss Cheese, English Breakfasts and African sunsets.

Indira

Indira

Reporter

An Indian citizen married to a Swiss, Indira is a published journalist based in Bern.
She is very enthusiastic about Switzerland’s culture and traditions and runs a jewelry booth at Bern’s artisans market.

Jordan

Jordan

Reporter

Jordan grew up in the French region of Franche-Comté along the border with the Canton of Jura.
He is passionate about train travel and tourism, and he looks at Switzerland as a humongous playground and a fascinating set of regions to (re)discover.

Kristīne Strazdiņa

Kristine

Reporter

Kristīne is a Tourism Organisation and Management graduate from Latvia, currently living in Bern.
She is into travelling, photography, handicrafts and online marketing. She doesn’t spend the weekends home, and she will never say “no” to an invitation to go hiking in the mountains.

Lisa Rowlands

Lisa

Reporter

Born in England, Lisa’s fascination with Switzerland can be traced back to a conversation she had with her grandfather as a child. Ever since, she has made it her mission to visit as often as possible. Lisa is the co-founder and principal blog writer of the quizzing website, Brainy Cow.

Luc Benyon

Luc

Reporter

Luc is a British writer and communications specialist based in Zurich. He has an unhealthy appetite for design and advertising history.

Melanie Martin

Melanie

Reporter

Melanie is a passionate globetrotter who likes to return to Switzerland after her adventures abroad.
She loves diving and the outdoors and is a typical Gemini: communicative, sociable and multi-faced (which explains her favorite animal, the chameleon!)

Mohan

Mohan

Reporter

Despite his background in economics, Mohan makes a living out of his hobby: Movies, movies and even more movies! As chief film critic at the Swiss newspaper “20 Minuten”, Mohan always enjoys the latest releases.

Rajan Thambehalli

Rajan

Reporter

A chemical engineer by trade, Rajan is inquisitive by nature: He likes to explore and understand why things are the way they are! He loves to research and work on sports projects, enjoys to unearth facts, and is a self proclaimed movie buff, traveler, random clicker and wannabe chef.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Reporter

Sylvia loves traveling, foreign cultures and languages, and she takes pictures almost compulsively of any new experience or place.
She is always willing to share impressions, opinions or ideas with the people she meets.

Vanessa Lepin

Vanessa

Reporter

Vanessa is originally from Quebec, Canada. She has lived in Switzerland for a while and even knows how to speak in dialect.
When Vanessa is not researching stories in tourism or events, she is either teaching herself a new skill or is traveling around Switzerland.

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