Since 2006, Franz Kehl has worked at KEK–CDC Consultants, an internationally successful development consulting firm working with governments and non-profit organisations. Since 2012 he has been a Partner, and for the past six years Managing Director. Franz Kehl is one of the leading Swiss experts on vocational education and training, as well as labour market and social inclusion policies; he has been working in these fields since the start of his career, both in Switzerland and in international development cooperation. Additionally, Franz Kehl is the Founding President of the Swiss Forum for Skills Development and International Cooperation (FoBBIZZ) the initiator and first project director of the Donor Committee for Dual Vocational Education and Training (DC dVET), as well as a lecturer in vocational education and training and international cooperation at the NADEL Centre for Development and Cooperation of the ETH Zurich.
Franz Kehl completed his studies in Political Science and History at the University of Freiburg in 2006. He is married with three children.
Franz Kehl will begin his tenure at Swisscontact on January 1, 2022.