ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Daniel Ruegg 54 years old , born on December 5, 1965 and passed away on August 7, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Franka Maria Andoh on August 7, 2022
Daniel, even as the years go by, I will never forget you. In my prayers every day.
Posted by Franka Maria Andoh on December 5, 2021
Daniel, we will never forget you. One of the kindest people I've ever met. May you continue to rest in peace Happy birthday with the angels.
Posted by Michael Abanah on August 10, 2021
Your love for cotton and your influence cannot be forgotten.
The staff of the Cotton Development Authority (CDA) remember that your passion for the cotton industry (White Gold Industry) was genuine and unmatched.
Rest well, Daniel.
Posted by Franka Maria Andoh on August 8, 2021
Dear Daniel
I can't believe it.
It has been a year already.
Tomorrow the deaf children start summer camp.
Your generosity made this possible.
You are a legend and your legacy will live long.
Rest in perfect peace!
We love you!
Posted by Barbara Akuffo on August 7, 2021
Continue to rest in perfect peace Daniel.So soon its a year already..
Rest in peace.
The Akuffo family.
Posted by Antoine Sauvage on February 11, 2021
Daniel fut le collegue et patron avec lequel j'ai eu le plus de plaisir a travailler ces dernieres annees. C'etait un homme sincere, droit, respectueux et avec de vrais qualites manageriales comme on en voit que trop rarement. Son cerveau foisonait de nouvelles idees en permanence, ce qui rendait le boulot tres plaisant et plein de rebondissements. Le vide qu'il laisse derriere lui est immense, j'espere sincerement que ce qu'il a seme avec ardeur continuera de pousser en sa memoire. Bon vent Daniel, tu resteras toujours dans nos coeurs.
Posted by David Ivanovic on December 23, 2020
Salut Daniel, j’ai enfin pu goûter la fameuse du pizza de l’Hibiscus - mission accomplie! J’espère que tu sais dorénavant à quel point tu as marqué tant de vies. Continue à veiller sur nous !
Posted by Franka Maria Andoh on December 5, 2020
It's hard to believe you are gone Daniel. We will never forget you. Happy Birthday ad rest in power. ❤️
Posted by Henri Matray on December 5, 2020
Eh oui aujourd'hui c'est ton anniversaire; tu as 55 ans et le sentiment que tu nous a quitté depuis longtemps MAIS tu es présent en nous et en moi surtout: nous avons tellement de problèmes à résoudre mais comment puis je oublier que RMG n'existerait pas sans notre engagement total de Toi et de Moi en 2007. Rien ni personne n'effacera jamais ce lien...
Posted by Rudolf Guyer on October 5, 2020
I think it was in 1999 when Jost Frei, the former Head of Africa at Novartis Agro AG, introduced Daniel to our team in Dielsdorf. Working with Omya for the rather small Swiss crop protection market had become too organized and was not really the challenge that Daniel was looking for.

After several years with Novartis and Syngenta Daniel then boldly seized the opportunity to realize with RMG a personal dream and ambition and returned to his roots in Abidjan. Having left Syngenta myself shortly after Daniel in 2008 for my mission with CropLife Africa Middle East, I was following with admiration Daniel’s impressive journey and the growth of the RMG group in West Africa. Our CropLife teams in the countries were often privileged to receive generous support for our activities by Daniel and his group. Thank you, Daniel, for all the support you offered to the CropLife network!

Daniel and I met a last time in Accra in October 1999. Daniel continued to be full of energy and ideas to implement his passion, namely bringing modern technologies and quality solutions and inputs to African agriculture and to small holder farmers.

Daniel left us all far too early. However, his passion and commitment for the development of sustainable and productive agricultural systems and his support for small holder agriculture will not be forgotten. It will serve as an example for others to follow.

Daniel, we will always remember your friendship, generosity, and positive mindset. Our thoughts are with your wife and your family.

Rudolf Guyer, former Syngenta colleague to Daniel and President and CEO of CropLife Africa Middle East 2002 to 2017
Posted by Martin Färber on September 16, 2020
Daniel, Africa and I, we shared so many hours, common interests, passion, friendship, cameraderie.., and these will never be forgotten.
It all started when I was heading Africa for Syngenta Crop Protection some 20 years ago. A very reliable colleague, a good mentor, a fabulous team player and a friend in good and bad times..., very sadly physically gone now, but emotionally and spiritually always present.
While the good times we spent in Africa and Switzerland will continue to live in our hearts, we wish his family good strength, heartfelt condolences. may Daniel rest in peace, Martin and former Syngenta SSA clan 
Posted by Pete Veal on September 15, 2020
I am touched by the very personal notes and saddened by your premature loss. As others have said, we did not always see eye to eye from a business perspective, but that never dented my respect for you and what you always strove to do - unleash agricultural potential in Africa. It is a noble mission and one where you led the way....
Heartfelt condolences to your family, rest well Daniel. 
Posted by Olivier BAILLY-BECHET on August 28, 2020
On behalf of the Advans Ghana Savings & Loans family, we present our very sincere condolences to his family, friends and RMG colleagues. It was a shock to hear such a sad and unexpected news.

Working with RMG for a few years, we had the pleasure to meet with him last March. We spent a wonderful 2 hours discussion with him sharing about all the opportunities to develop our partnership. We will continue the work together with your teams having your legacy in mind.

May your soul rest in peace.

Advans Ghana
 
Posted by Eli Frumerman on August 25, 2020
I meet Daniel first time when he worked in Syngenta in charge of West Africa, after 10 years we meet again in Ghana as I become the CEO of Adama West Africa, Daniel was a great guy always willing to assist and to share information.
He left us too soon rest in peace.
Eli Frumerman
Posted by Femke Tyne on August 24, 2020
I have had the pleasure to get to know Mr. Daniel Ruegg when working for the Cocoa Abrabopa Association.

I'm very sad to hear this news and my deepest condolences to the family.

Reposez en paix.

Femke
Posted by Sa-eed Dawuni on August 24, 2020
A life well lived. RIPP Sir!
Posted by Diby Peggy on August 24, 2020
Daniel, I was very shocked and saddened by your sudden and rapid departure. I keep good memories of you. I will always be grateful as you gave me my first professional opportunity. May your soul rest in peace and may your family and friends be comforted.
Posted by Serge Amissah on August 21, 2020
Sorry to hear that sad news. I want to send my sincere condolences to Daniel's family. We first met in 2008 during the final steps of the Syngenta deal and later in 2011 in Ghana. I keep the memories of a joyful person it was good to be around to. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Minoek Wijs on August 21, 2020
I express my sincere condolence to Daniel Ruegg his family and may he rest in peace.
Posted by George Nego Fugluu on August 21, 2020
all that I remember about you is your constant pleasant face with the usual broad smile.
your early departure is a big lost to ghana's agricultural development and the many farmers and field workers who may not be able to bring bread home.
               REST IN PERFECT PEACE WITH YOUR CREATOR!
Posted by Embassy of Switzerland on August 21, 2020
The Embassy of Switzerland in Accra is deeply saddened about the demise of Daniel Ruegg and to loose with him one of the most active members of the Swiss private sector in Ghana and an equally active participant to the Swiss Business Lunches organised at the residence.
We would like to convey our deepest condolences to the Family and employees of Daniel Ruegg, May his soul rest in peace !

Ambassador Philipp Stalder & Team of the Swiss Embassy.
Posted by Michael Abanah on August 21, 2020
My first encounter with you was in the classing room in Bolgatanga many years ago. The last was as recent as May 28, 2020 during the 10th Seed Cotton Pricing Meeting in Accra. Your passion for COTTON was palpably recognisable even from a distance. CDA will miss you. Rest well, Daniel.
Posted by Joseba Covian on August 21, 2020
We regret with great grief the loss of Mr. Daniel Ruegg.

Goizper/Matabi would like to transmit its deepest condolences to his family and the RMG staff. 

It was a pleasure to cooperate with him during all these years. 
Oumar Sanogo, Aitor Larrañanga, Lorea Colominas, and myself, were the persons from our company in direct contact with him, but he was well known throughout our organization thanks to his professionalism. 

Rest In Peace!

GOIZPER-MATABI team
Posted by Carianne De Boer on August 20, 2020
Dear Daniel,
It was such a pleasure to learn to know you. Too short but a lasting impression. Thanks for all the energy and kindness you shared with others in this life. ☄
Carianne
Posted by Merijn Bruinse on August 20, 2020
Dear Daniel...too young, too soon
It was a great pleasure knowing you and we enjoyed working with you

Our thoughts go out to Katja and Marco

You will be missed
Rest well

Ascot Amsterdam
Posted by Asare Bediako on August 19, 2020
Many families especially in the six (6) Northern regions of Ghana are able to put food on their table because of your works. They may not know you in person but anytime they smile, that is their prayer for you sir.

Thank you for accepting to be the soldier Ghana’s agriculture needed in your days.

Your great legacies will live on.
Rest well, Sir.

Asare Bediako
RMG Ghana Ltd
Posted by Robert Andoh on August 19, 2020
Daniel – my brother

Daniel is on his journey to heaven
And I can see the bright tail lights heading for heaven
I can see Daniel waving goodbye
Oh it looks like Daniel, it must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

Daniel my brother you are younger than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal?
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Excerpt taken from the song 'Daniel' by Sir Elton John.

Tribute by Mr. Robert Andoh.
Posted by Kingsley Adade on August 19, 2020
I still remember the very first time I entered your office with Christian. You encouraged me to work hard and come to you when I needed any help. I never forget your smile always asking "do you this man" , anytime I visit with my bosses. Indeed this departure is very sudden
You will forever be missed.
Fare thee well Daniel.
Damerifa Due!!!!!
Posted by Henri Matray on August 19, 2020
Daniel et moi c'est une histoire de 20 ans, un épisode de 20 ans qui se referme physiquement mais une histoire à jamais inscrite dans mon disque dur.. il y a 20 ans c'était la Côte d'Ivoire, lui là-bas, moi en Suisse et puis il y a eu 2004, l'évacuation en urgence mais aussi octobre 2004 et le souvenir inoubliable de notre conférence coton régionale, organisée au Burkina avec Frederic. Un grand grand moment de notre relation amicale. 2007, nous voilà, Lui jeune, moi un peu moins jeune et Cyrille repartis dans l'aventure RMG qui se concrétisera en aout 2008; Te rappelles tu, RMG a été créée autour d'une table de bistrot; c'est le deuxième sommet de notre relation de confiance. Les débuts furent difficiles en pleine crise financière mais Toi et Moi avec Cyrille, on a fait le Job; tu es devenu le CEO de notre groupe, d'abord ensemble en Suisse puis en 2012, Katia, Marco et Toi vous vous êtes installés à Accra et la vie de RMG a continué, faite de hauts et de bas, de désaccords parfois violents mais avec toujours un respect mutuel et une chose qui nous liait: l'Amour des gens et des producteurs de coton, de cacao, de riz, de maïs: bref l'amour de l'Afrique, cette "marmite" dans laquelle tu es tombée dés ton plus jeune âge et dont tu n'es jamais ressorti pour le plus grand bénéfice de nos amis en Afrique.
C'est difficile d'accepter la situation, un destin aussi tragique que brutal qui fait réfléchir sur le sens de la vie, les valeurs et les priorités.
Montaigne disait: " il faut se prêter à autrui et ne se donner qu'à soi-même", cette phrase je m'en veux de ne te l'avoir pas dite avant, toi qui a tant donné aux autres..
Repose en paix, le reste on s'en occupe mais ne soit pas trop loin quand même on a toujours besoin de Toi et moi en premier...
Posted by Jose Antonio Escrihuela E... on August 19, 2020
I didn't know Daniel personally, but I have learned about his work and his personal worth through my colleague Pascal and our president Alfonso Sanz. On behalf of the entire Sanz group, I want to convey our deepest condolences to the family, hoping that although sadness is inevitable at this time, a joyful memory of him will remain for all who have appreciated him.
Jose A. Escrihuela - General Manager Grupo Sanz
Posted by Brenda Bijen on August 19, 2020
Dear Daniel, so sad you had to leave too soon. As a business leader so much you had achieved already and so many great things you still could have realized ..

Our thoughts are with Katja and Marco.

From Brenda Bijen and the Think! Data Services Team Ghana
Posted by B.F.A.M. Van Rijckevorsel on August 19, 2020
Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues of Daniel.

I have had the pleasure meeting, working and traveling with Daniel when I was working for Ascot Amsterdam BV, the sales office of Cocoa Abrabopa Association.

My thoughts are with you all, but especially with Daniel's wife and son. I wish you all the strengths for the coming period.

Bibian van Rijckevorsel
Posted by Barbara Akuffo on August 19, 2020
Daniel,l haven't known you for that long,but from the first day l met you.l knew who you were...
You were so kind,and always ready to listen and help...
May the good lord keep you in his bosom.Rest well Daniel Ruegg....
Rest well
Posted by Gladys Fianyo on August 18, 2020
You are simply a good boss and a leader,easy to approach, very humble..... your smiles and jokes during our parties would forever be remembered, rest well sir..... Condolence to wife,Son and family
Posted by Inez Willeboordse on August 18, 2020
Daniel, I'm sad to hear you had to leave this side so soon. Thank you for your great work on the African continent, I am sure many have gained better lives because of you.

Rest in peace.
Posted by Nyarko Dela on August 18, 2020
Your departure into eternity will always remind us with that warmth and welcoming smile during our meetings and discussions with you.

Indeed, you are gone too soon but your footprints and visions will remain with us to fulfill.

May you find favor in the arms of the Lord.

Rest well Daniel !!!

Nyarko Dela
Posted by Anthony Ayitey on August 18, 2020
Those who we love can never be more than a thought away; for as long as there is a memory, they live on in our hearts.

Daniel, I am very proud and honored to be a loyal friend for the past 8 years. you had a good heart and always interested in empowering people. You never gave up on me and did everything in your power to make sure I overcome my fears. You are a remarkable friend and your passing was tragic but, your memory is eternal. 
Rest in perfect Peace. you fought a good fight and you have won the race. I am forever grateful to you.

Katia and Marco, I wish you strength for today and hope for tomorrow

ANTHONY KWABLAH AYITEY
Posted by Alexis Aning on August 18, 2020
A brief introduction by the late Andre Soumah, in Geneva, 2007. Time passed, memory faded: distance, time and professional demands, etc., until that unforgettable smile flashed again in the corridors of Wienco, a few years later. The few meetings we had were open, warm, receptive to ideas, with unmistakable genuineness and respect. A true gentleman indeed. You will certainly be missed.

Nante Yie! Damirifa Due to the family. God bless all.
Posted by Cynthia Abankwa on August 18, 2020
I never met Daniel but heard so many great things about him - his charitable dealings, his spirit to give and put a smile on many faces, the list is endless!

He is gone too soon but I believe God knows best. Sleep well Daniel and thank you for the many lives you touched.

God strengthen your loved ones you have left behind.

Fare thee well...

Posted by Pankaj Goyal on August 18, 2020
May his soul Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences to the family. Daniel was a great person and in all my interactions, his honest and genuine nature was always visible.  gone too soon.....
Posted by Gaelle Nana on August 18, 2020
May his soul rest in perfect peace, and my deepest condolences to the family.
Gaelle
Posted by Roland Quaye on August 18, 2020
Ours was a very special relationship filled with many ups and downs. We mostly disagreed but our mutual respect for each other always won the day. You will Always smile after our usual banter and encourage me to be be careful. The Be is always twice just to stress the points you usually wanted to make. You were a big dreamer who believed the world was ours for taking. You did your best and we will always miss you. You were just the perfect Gentleman! Rest well Mr Ruegg, your legacy lives on!!!

Roland Quaye
MD, ALSA Ghana
Posted by Stephan Antoh on August 17, 2020
Memories are a beautiful thing in face of such difficult circumstances. As much as memories leave you nostalgic, it could come with a smile or tears. For a witty, pleasant and good natured person like Daniel to be whisked away like this is shocking and painful. A good coffee, good conversation, work, and more wits are some of my good memories. I cherish all the memories whether with a smile or in tears. It was a great pleasure knowing you. Rest In Peace, Daniel. 
Posted by Edmond Dromo on August 17, 2020
Forever in our hearts,


from Edmond Frimpong

Former Accounts officer, RMG Ghana ltd
Posted by Sylvester K.K Mintah on August 17, 2020
Our lives were touched by your concept. Your vision has fed many ordinary mouths like ours. 

We pray for the repose of your soul

Too soon Sir, but God knows best

Rest Well!

From: Straight Stack GH Ltd
Posted by Franka Maria Andoh on August 17, 2020
Ode to Daniel

I’m not sure how we became friends
How it became that every party we had
He would be there with Katia
Wearing the smile that always met with his eyes.
They started off as clients to Cuppa Cappuccino
Coming in and sitting at their favourite table
And then the conversations started.
I would interrupt them for a few minutes
And chat, I liked them together.
The waitresses all wanted to serve them
When the call came for their lunch
The kitchen knew exactly who they were.
Every Christmas they would gift each
Member of staff on our compound
From the driver to the housekeeper.
Once in a while, they would carry into the shop
A big bag of clothes, shoes that the staff would share.
It didn’t surprise me at all
That the day Daniel passed away
An ex staff’s husband wore his shirt.
Even as she wept on the phone, she could see it hanging
Drying out on the clothing line.
I will always remember that
The day Daniel passed away we received keys
To his last gift for our new foundation
It was a particularly beautiful day,
The sky was so blue and the clouds wispy
Then the WhatsApp message came in
The bus went quiet, no more chatter
Then there was to see a beautiful sunset
It hit hard that our friend Daniel
With his beautiful heart and soul
As beautiful as the sunset we beheld
Had left this earth and gone to glory.
                               
Franka Maria Andoh
On behalf of the Directors & Staff of Josie’s Cuppa Cappuccino
Daniel Ruegg – a much loved client and friend.
August 2020
Posted by Irene VIVIER on August 17, 2020
Sidération et tristesse profonde .... Rien ne peut être dit de plus .... Pensées très sincères . Irène et Bernard Vivier

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Posted by Franka Maria Andoh on August 7, 2022
Daniel, even as the years go by, I will never forget you. In my prayers every day.
Posted by Franka Maria Andoh on December 5, 2021
Daniel, we will never forget you. One of the kindest people I've ever met. May you continue to rest in peace Happy birthday with the angels.
Posted by Michael Abanah on August 10, 2021
Your love for cotton and your influence cannot be forgotten.
The staff of the Cotton Development Authority (CDA) remember that your passion for the cotton industry (White Gold Industry) was genuine and unmatched.
Rest well, Daniel.
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About Daniel

Daniel was the Chief Executive Officer of the RMG concept Group, with affiliates in Ghana (RMG Commodities Ltd. & RMG Ghana Ltd.), in Côte d'Ivoire (RMG Côte d'Ivoire SA), in Liberia (Wienco Liberia Ltd), in Mali and in Burkina Faso. 

He passed on Tuesday, 7th August 2020 in Switzerland. He left behind a wife and a child.
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Abidjan 2003-2004

Shared by Irene VIVIER on August 17, 2020
I will NEVER  forget Daniel's efficiency early November 2004 , when I've been evacuated with him and family from Abidjan . These are memories that never fade away ..... In addition to his smile and kinkness .