Having a business whose roots date back 1874 you'd think watchmaker
Clerc would know how to treat people. That's not the case here.
The address I have brings me to a four-story building near Geneva's
old town area.
Looking at the building's directory I see it's filled with law
offices. It's up to the fourth floor I go where I explain myself
to a woman. While talking to her a man walks in and the woman
starts talking French to him. I assume it's CEO Gerald Clerc
and start explaining how I sent him a letter of introduction
here four weeks ago. It turns out not to be Clerc but Baudouin
Dunand, a lawyer who sits on the board of Clerc's company.
I then spend the next few minutes trying to find out from Dunand
where the head office for CEO Gerald Clerc is located. Thanks
to Dunand's obfuscation I get nowhere. Dunand says it's in New
York City but I tell him the company's website gives this address.
Finally I get fed up and say, "why can't you tell me where
Gerald Clerc hangs his hat?" Dunand, with a slight smile
replies, "I'm a lawyer, what do you expect?"
I leave background material and say I'll check back in a week.
I decide it's not worth the hassle and elect not to return.