Hans-Peter has a master’s degree in Economics and more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation in the areas of trade, production, investment and infrastructure including environment and social issues. He acquired in-depth know-how regarding cooperation with businesses and financial entities of all kinds such as the
World Bank, regional development banks, various UN organizations, non-governmental organizations, industries and retailers in Switzerland and in developing countries, as well as government agencies.
He has 20 years of experience in innovative project management at the interface between the economy, environment and development cooperation. Through these programmes and projects, SECO acquired an international profile as an innovative agency for the promotion of sustainable trade. Switzerland gained a more credible presence in the negotiation of programmes accompanying free trade agreements with developing and emerging countries.