Samih Sawiris made honorary citizen of the Canton of Uri – presentation of certificate

June 7, 2021

Samih Sawiris, entrepreneur and Chairman of the Board of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, was last Friday presented with a certificate conferring honorary citizenship of the Canton of Uri. In building the Andermatt tourism resort, Samih Sawiris has achieved extraordinary. The honorary citizenship was awarded by the Landrat in recognition and appreciation of his very significant services to the tourism in the Ursern valley.

The certificate of honorary citizenship was presented to Samih Sawiris in a small ceremony by the President of the Landrat Ruedy Zgraggen. Bernhard Russi, who gave the honorary address, expressed appreciation for Samih Sawiris’ work in the Canton of Uri. With great initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and an enormous financial commitment, Samih Sawiris has made an outstanding contribution to the Canton of Uri. Samih Sawiris is the first non-Swiss citizen to receive this honour.
Credentials: Art of Fotografie Andrea Zgraggen

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