Tania Dussey-Cavassini

Vice-Director General, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Ambassador for Global Health

Tania Dussey-Cavassini combines experience in global health, management consulting, executive education, diplomacy and law enforcement. Until July 2017, she was Ambassador for Global Health and Vice-Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, in charge of International Affairs. 

From 2006 to 2012, Tania worked at IMD, ranked #1 worldwide by the FT in Executive Education.  As Director of Partnership Programs, she was responsible for developing IMD’s custom programs for multinational companies, designing transformational learning and development initiatives that blend capability building with business impact. Since 2010, she is also an adviser to the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).  Parallel to her official function, Tania helps women executives find their own voice and coaches them in career transitioning and leadership. Prior to these activities, Tania held diplomatic assignments for Switzerland in Paris, Bern, Moscow and Geneva.  She started her career in 1991 as a lawyer working in the realm of international criminal matters and extraditions proceedings.

Tania is a Harvard Fellow (2012-2013). She was educated in management at IMD (2006), in law at the University of Lausanne (1989), and music at the University of Music Lausanne (1988), Switzerland.  She is a certified coach with The Actor’s Institute, New York (2010). 

Tania serves on the Board of Directors of the Here-Geneva Foundation (Humanitarian Exchange and Research Centre).  She is member of the Advisory Board of The Women’s Brain Project, promoting gender-based research.