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Christine Bulliard-Marbach: combining politics and farming

In addition to her parliamentary work, Fribourg National Councillor Christine Bulliard-Marbach also runs the farm she took over from her father. She entrusts her personal and farm insurance to Helvetia.

18 May 2017, text: Margrith Mermet, photos: Gerry Nitsch

Taking over her father’s farm was a labour of love for National Councillor Christine Bulliard-Marbach. “It’s important to carry on the family tradition,” she says. Whereas her father reared cattle, she has turned to arable and fruit farming. “Not having trained as a farmer, I was open to something new,” she explains. The fields where cows once grazed are now home to rye, spelt, corn and sunflowers. A neighbouring farmer helps with the sowing and harvesting. Christine has learned from her political experience that working together is the only way to get things done. “Talking to others, listening to them and finding a solution – that’s politics,” she stresses. She believes interacting with young people such as her children is important. All three are studying away from home and come back to their parents’ house at weekends. “We always discuss politics at the dinner table,” says Christine.

Amicable cooperation and welcome hospitality

In her view, listening and finding a solution together are also key to good insurance advice: “That’s what I get with Thierry Schaerer from Helvetia. He helped me find the insurance I need. Thierry Schaerer is impressed by Christine’s ability to combine her political career with running a farm. “Despite a packed schedule, she’s always the perfect hostess,” he enthuses.

Thierry Schaerer, General Agent at the Fribourg branch

Thierry Schaerer

Impressed with the way his client juggles her many tasks: Thierry Schaerer, General Agent at the Fribourg branch, advises Christine Bulliard-Marbach on all her insurance needs.

Christine Bulliard-Marbach has a range of non-life and pension policies with Helvetia.

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