Olivier Bovet

Senior Advisor
State Secretariat of Economic Affairs

Olivier Bovet holds a PhD in political sciences from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. His first professional experience led him to the UNDP Office in Islamabad where he managed industrial development projects in Pakistan (1992-94). He then joined The Swiss Federal Office for Foreign Trade which later became SECO, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. He spent most of his time managing economic development projects, including two assignments abroad, in Serbia (2006-2010) and Tunisia (2015-18). Since 2018, he coordinates Switzerland’s participation in the international fight against corruption with the OECD and is responsible for the governance of natural resources in Switzerland from SECO’s point of view.