Reto Wieser – Regional Director of Cooperation (SDC)

Is the Regional Director of Cooperation for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). He joined the Swiss Cooperation Office in Pretoria in September 2012.  He holds a PhD in Biology and has been with the SDC since 1989.  Before coming to South Africa, he occupied several positions at Head Office which include heading the Knowledge and Learning Processes Division (Knowledge Management) and the Strategic Controlling Unit.  His operational work experience was mainly in South Asia.  As Country Director in Nepal, he was - among other - responsible for the Technical and Vocational Education Sector programme and the policy dialogue of SDC.