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His Excellency Mr Pedro Zwahlen

His Excellency Mr Pedro Zwahlen has a Degree in History, Islamic Studies and Constitutional Law from the University of Berne. After two years in the Swiss Ministry of Defense, Mr Zwahlen began his diplomatic career in 1998, first at the Directorate of Political Affairs in Berne, followed by the Swiss Embassy in Rome. From 2000 to 2001, he worked in the Arms Control Section of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.


In 2001, Mr Zwahlen was transferred to the Swiss Embassy in Damascus as Deputy Head of Mission. In the same capacity, he was transferred to the Embassy in Lisbon in 2005. Back at Headquarters in 2008, Mr Zwahlen became the Head of the International Security Section and, in 2010, he was promoted Deputy Director of the Division for Security Policy and Crisis Management.



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