Martin Zbinden

The Deputy Secretary-General in Geneva assists the Secretary-General. His area of responsibility is the Association's Trade Trade Relations Division.

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

September 2014 - present European Free Trade Association, Geneva. Deputy Secretary-General.
2000-2014 Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Free Trade Agreeents and EFTA Division. Head of Division from 2007.
1997-1999 Swiss Peace Foundation (swisspeace). Senior Researcher
1996-1997 Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Insitute, Fiesole/Florence, Italy. Visiting Fellow.
1988-1999 Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP). Researcher/Lecturer.


1992-1999 PhD, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.


Birth 1966
Nationality Swiss
Deputy Secretary-General
Trade Relations Division

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