Head of Staff of the Directorate
Jean-Marc Clavel has been head of the Staff Office of the SDC since July 2016.
He has held various positions within the SDC both in Switzerland and abroad, including as head of the cooperation offices in Nepal and Burundi, and head of the regional cooperation office for the African Great Lakes region, based in Rwanda.
He was also deputy head of the SDC cooperation office for Pakistan and Afghanistan, and carried out many working visits to Asia and Africa.
Before taking up his current post Mr Clavel was head of the SDC's Evaluation and Corporate Controlling Division.
Mr Clavel joined the SDC in 1994 after working in the private sector in Europe, in particular in the fields of industrial research and development and medical engineering. He also headed an engineering training project in South Asia.
Mr Clavel has degrees in engineering and political science from the University of Lausanne.