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. Since August 2013, she serves as Swiss Ambassador for Global Health and Vice-Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, in charge of International Affairs.

In 2012, she was selected as a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. From 2006 to 2012, she worked at IMD, a world leader 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. From 2010-2012, she consulted for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), training diplomats across the African continent and in Asia in multilateral diplomacy, negotiations, and complex decision-making. Prior to these activities, she served as a Swiss career diplomat for more than ten years and was posted in Paris, Berne, Moscow, and Geneva.

Tania started her career as a lawyer in 1991 working with the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police in the realm of international criminal matters and extraditions proceedings. She was educated in management at IMD, in law at the University of Lausanne, and in music at the University of Music, Lausanne, Switzerland.