Jacques Pitteloud appointed new Director-General of the Directorate for Resources

Bern, Press releases, 17.12.2014

The Federal Council has appointed Jacques Pitteloud, currently head of mission in Nairobi, as director general of the Directorate for Resources within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Bern. The Directorate for Resources (DR) is responsible for securing and managing resources within the FDFA.

Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud will assume his new post in the summer of 2015. He will succeed Ms. Helene Budliger Artieda, whom the Federal Council appointed last September Head of mission in Pretoria. 

Born in Zumikon (canton of Zurich) in 1962, Jacques Pitteloud began working for the FDFA in 1988. Currently he is head of mission in Nairobi (since July 2010). Before that he held various management positions in the FDFA and the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). In May 2007 he was appointed head of the Political Secretariat, which became a division of the Directorate of Political Affairs following the merger of the Centre for International Security Policy (CISP) and the Centre for Analysis and Prospective Studies and Historical Unit (CAP).

Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud has a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich, is married and has one daughter.

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