Peter Bissegger has held various positions at Swisscontact since 1992. Currently, he is a member of the Management Board as Director of Market Development. Previously, he was Swisscontact’s Country Representative in Indonesia and subsequently became Director of Asia Operations. Peter Bissegger has implemented various SME development projects in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. As an expert in Swisscontact’s inclusive markets approach, he gives trainings and speaks at seminars and conferences. Peter Bissegger studied economics in Bern and holds a Post-Graduate Degree in International Development from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).
Samuel Bon took over as Swisscontact CEO and Executive Director in October 2011. Before coming to Swisscontact, he had worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, where he held various senior positions. These included Managing Director for South-East Asia & Pacific and Delegate and Team Leader in Asia and Africa. Before moving to the Geneva Headquarters, he had lived abroad for seven years and was in charge of implementing extensive ICRC projects in Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo, and Sudan. He holds an Executive MBA from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne and a M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Zürich.
Urs Bösch has been a member of Swisscontact’s Management Board since 2014 as Director of Business Administration. Previously, he led “Quality and Resources” in the Economic Development Department at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). From 2003 to 2006 he headed various projects for the ICRC in Sudan, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Guinea. In terms of private sector experience, he has worked for Credit Suisse, Bank Julius Bär, Dresdner Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, and was COO for the consulting firm Social Investor Partners. Urs Bösch holds an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore) and a Degree from the School of Management of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Florian Meister is the Deputy Executive Director of Swisscontact. As Director of Field Operations, he oversees implementation of Swisscontact projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. In this position he draws from his many years of experience implementing Swisscontact’s development approach in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Central America, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Cote-d’Ivoire. Since 1993, Florian Meister has held various positions within Swisscontact, including Project Expert in Bolivia, Country Director in Ecuador, and most recently Africa Director at the Zurich Head Office. Florian Meister holds a Post-Graduate Degree in International Development from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and a licentiate from the University of Bern.
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