In May of this year, the incumbent president of the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce (WKL), Arnold Matt, will stand down from his leadership position. According to a statement from the Chamber of Commerce, it has already found in Rainer Ritter a consensus candidate “with handshake quality” who “brings with him the necessary know-how to take on this challenging position”.
Born in 1970, the certified car mechanic completed his master craftsman’s certificate at a vehicle importer in Zurich. After six years living in Switzerland, Ritter returned to Mauren – where he is now CEO of Ritter Auto AG, a company he acquired from his parents, with six employees and a trainee.
The designated president of the Chamber of Commerce has already completed challenging offices. From 2004 to 2013, Ritter was president of the car trade association of the Principality of Liechtenstein (AGVFL), and for many years was head of apprentices in the car trade. Also a former lecturer in automobile studies at the vocational school Berufsschule Buchs (bzb), he is still the examinations expert and head of exams for the vocational training commission and the commission for higher courses.
From 2004 to 2013, Ritter was involved with the Chamber of Commerce as a board member. He currently represents Liechtenstein on the board of the sales organisation of the Swiss automobile and motor vehicle industry (ESA). From the coming year, Ritter will also represent the country on the board of the automobile trade associations SG, AI, AR and FL.