Dominik Stillhart

Deputy Director General, Ambassador, Head of Humanitarian Aid and SHA Division

Portrait of Dominik Stillhart
Portrait of Dominik Stillhart © SDC

Dominik Stillhart worked for over 30 years with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Following assignments in Africa, Central Europe and the Middle East with, he was appointed as Deputy Head of Assistance Division in Geneva from 2000 to 2003.

From 2003 to 2006, he served as Country Director in Sudan and in Israel and the Occupied Territories. In January 2007, he took up the global role as Deputy Director of Operations in Geneva, with a particular focus on security and crisis management. From 2011 to 2014 he led the organization’s human resources transformation and was then appointed Director of Operations.  

In December 2022, the Federal Council appointed Dominik Stillhart as its new Delegate for Humanitarian Aid and Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA).  He took up this role on 1 March 2023 and became also deputy director general of the SDC.

Dominik Stillhart holds a Master’s degree in Economic Sciences from the University of St. Gallen and an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. He is married with four children.