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Ivo Germann

Head of Operations of the Economic Development Cooperation Directorate, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Mr. Ivo Germann is Head of Operations of the Economic Development Cooperation Directorate at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Prior to his current function, he was the Head of the Private Sector Development Division at SECO. In this capacity, he also led the institutionalization process of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) – the Swiss Development Finance Institution – and served on its Board of Directors. From 2000 to 2007, he held various positions in the Macroeconomic Support Division at SECO. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Germann worked as Principal Economist at the Chief Economist Office of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. 

Mr. Germann holds a degree in economics from the University of Zurich.
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