Curriculum Vitae Michel Mordasini
Assistant Director-General, Head of the Directorate Global Cooperation
Michel Mordasini (born 1954 in Geneva) has a degree in economics and has completed further studies in international relations and development policy. During his seven years at the ICRC he worked in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda, Pakistan und South Africa. In 1988, he was appointed Deputy-Country Director in the SDC Cooperation Office in Islamabad, and in 1991 he worked for the SDC at the Cooperation Office in Dar es Salaam. In 1995, Mr Mordasini was recruited by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) where initially he headed the Section for Payments and Debt-Relief Measures in the Economic Development Cooperation Division, and from 1998 he headed the Section for Multilateral Finance Institutions. In 2001, Mr Mordasini was promoted to Deputy-Head of Division and Head of Operations, and in 2006, he was appointed Ambassador and Swiss Executive-Director at the World Bank in Washington. In this function he was a member of the Executive Council, which determines the policies and operations of the World Bank in the fight against poverty. In addition, he represented the interests of the eight Eastern European and Central Asian member states of the Swiss voting group. He takes up his functions as head of the Directorate Global Cooperation at the SDC in May 2011.