French / British / Swiss
French / English / German / Spanish / Mandarin
MSc. International Relations, MSc. Chinese (Mandarin)
Ann is of French-Guatemalan origin and lived abroad in several countries for a large part of her life. She graduated from the Paris School for Oriental Languages in Chinese, Malay and International Relations. At the end of her studies, she worked as a volunteer teaching French in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border. Her first professional post was in the United Nations Secretariat working in New York and Phnom Penh on the UN transitional authority for Cambodia. She then joined the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) where she worked for 14 years. She was initially a programme officer in Laos, Bangladesh, the DRC and Serbia and supported the offices in the management of the country programmes, discussing the design, implementation and evaluation of projects with operational partners. Her last post with UNHCR in Geneva was as Donor Relations officer where she was in charge of relations with several European donors. She then worked for over two years at the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and malaria in the External Relations Department holding a post of Senior Partnerships officer in the Southern Constituencies team. For over five years, since she moved to Basel for personal reasons, she has been working as a free-lance consultant and translator for several institutes and organisations. She is delighted to be part of the team and contribute to the work of the ES VICIS Foundation.
Title & Role at ES VICIS
Fundraiser & Translator