State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Degree in Law, Univ. of Berne; MBA, INSEAD. 1988, Junior Consultant, McKinsey, Zurich; 1990-95, Legal Adviser, Legal Service and Investment Division, Federal Office of Foreign Economic Affairs (FOFEA); 1992-93, Exec. Director's Assistant, Swiss Exec. Director, World Bank, Washington DC; 1995-99, Head of Section, WTO Division, Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, Federal Department of Economy, Berne, resp. for Government Procurement, dispute settlement and countries of former Soviet Union; 1999-2007, Minister, Head of Division, WTO and Government Procurement, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), resp. for the OECD and free trade agreements; 2007-11, Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements, Ambassador, Swiss Chief Negotiator in the WTO, Head of World Trade, Member of the Exec. Board, SECO, Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA), Berne; since April 2011, State Secretary and Director, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Federal Department of Economic Affairs. Chairperson of the Board, World Trade Institute, Univ. of Berne.