Stefan Flückiger *
He was born in Männedorf, Switzerland, on 14 September 1958. In 1985, he graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Zurich. From 1987 to 1988, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Yale Graduate School, where he obtained a Masters in American Studies.
Mr. Flückiger entered the Swiss Diplomatic Service in 1989. His first overseas assignment, from 1989 to 1990, was at the Swiss Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 1991, he returned to Switzerland where he was assigned to the Swiss Federal Office of Economic Affairs, where, amongst other duties, he was the desk officer to the OECD Development Assistance Committee.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Flückiger served on secondment at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and Port-au-Prince as the Bank’s Country Officer for Haiti. In 1997, he was posted to the Swiss Embassy in Berlin, serving as Head of the Economic and Trade Division. Then, from 2002 to 2005, he was seconded to the Swiss think-tank Avenir Suisse in Zurich where he was head of Strategy and Planning.
From 2006, until his nomination as Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OECD, Ambassador Flückiger was Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OECD.
Stefan Flückiger took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OECD on 1 October 2010.
*) Stand zum Zeitpunkt des Referat-Zyklus