In Memory of our founder and friend Valerie Gürtler-Doyle

In Memory of our founder and friend Valerie Gürtler-Doyle

Valerie Doyle

It is with great sadness that the Irish Business Network Switzerland (IBN) committee has learned of the passing of the IBN Founder and former President, Valerie Guertler-Doyle.

Valerie founded the Irish Business Network in 2008, to support innovative Irish companies gain visibility and business in Switzerland, as well as support Irish professionals living in Switzerland across all sectors of industry. Over the next ten years, Valerie led the Network through a period of sustained growth and success.

Valerie touched everyone she met with her infectious enthusiasm, boundless positive energy, sparkling wit and huge heart. She was a constant bright and supportive presence and will be greatly missed by her huge circle of friends in the Network.

Our loss can never equal that of her husband Leif and daughter Susanne, to whom we convey our deepest sympathy.

Like many of you, we all have numerous fond memories of our interactions with Valerie. The committee would like to capture and share some of these with her family and plans to compile a booklet of tributes to her. We invite members from across the Network to join in this gesture and contribute your thoughts, memories ,quotes, pictures or short stories. You can do so by emailing

Funeral Arrangements
21st of November at 14:00 at the Chapel at the Cemetery in 4123 Allschwil/BL

As per the Valerie’s wishes please do not bring flowers; instead please make a donation to the Krebsliga.

The family have chosen Krebsliga as Valerie’s chosen charity and one to which she always donated.

Im Sinne der Verstorbenen bitten wir anstelle von Blumen der Krebsliga beider Basel zu gedenken.
Spendenkonto: PC 40 – 28150 – 6
IBAN Nr.: CH11 0900 0000 4002 8150 6
In Gedenken an Valerie Gürtler Doyle

Valerie’s friend Steve Chron has also set up a donation option to a charity where Valerie had been on the Board;

Your IBN Switzerland Committee