Ambassador Dominique Paravicini (*1967), lic. rer. publ. HSG, has been the head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division of the SECO and delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements since 1 September 2021.
From 2017 to 2021, Dominique Paravicini was Ambassador of Switzerland to Turkey and from 2012 to 2017, deputy director of the Directorate for European Affairs of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), where he was in particular responsible for the economic and sectoral matters of Swiss relations with the EU.
In 2010/2011, he headed the Section for Humanitarian Policy and Migration in the FDFA’s Peace and Human Rights Division. From 2007 to 2010, he was head of economic affairs at the Swiss embassy in Rome and from 2003 to 2007, member of the OECD delegation in Paris, where he was appointed Counsellor of the embassy in 2007.
From 2000 to 2003, he worked at SECO’s WTO division, after having worked in 1999 for the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the WTO in Geneva. Mr Paravicini joined the FDFA’s diplomatic service in 1998. From 1993 to 1998, he was a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working in field operations in Sri Lanka, Mexico, Haiti, South Sudan, and Rwanda, and at the ICRC’s headquarters in Geneva.