Philippe Besson is Head of Multilateral Division, Swiss Humanitarian Aid at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Philippe Besson started his assignment as Head, Multilateral Division at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (FDFA - SDC) in August, 2017. His unit primarily is in charge of Switzerland’s relations with, and contributions to UN humanitarian organisations, as well as the Red Cross-Red Crescent Movement. Moreover, it manages and coordinates Switzerland’s contribution to disaster risk reduction and the promotion of resilient societies.
Philippe Besson has been with SDC since 1990. He carries a degree from the Geneva Graduate Institute of Development Studies. He combines experience in the field with expertise in development policies, in particular as regards development effectiveness. Mr. Besson was stationed over the years in Berne, Dhaka, Niamey, Paris (OECD-DAC) and Juba (South Sudan). He managed SDC programmes in India, Turkey, Poland and Palestine.