Franziska Schwarz, Vice Director

Franziska Schwarz is responsible for the Water Division, the Species, Ecosystems, Landscapes Division, the Soil and Biotechnology Division and the EIA and Spatial Planning Section.

Franziska Schwarz
Franziska Schwarz, Vice Director of the FOEN

Curriculum vitae Franziska Schwarz

Franziska Vivica Schwarz (1968) has been Vice Director of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) since 1 February 2013. She heads the "Water", "Species, Ecosystems and Landscapes" and "Soil and Biotechnology" divisions and the EIA and Spatial Planning Section.

Franziska Schwarz grew up in Kilchberg (ZH). After completing training as a commercial employee, she transferred to the academic path to obtain a baccalaureate. She then completed a degree in food engineering at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, and earned a PhD in 2001. After a short stint at a major bank as project manager, Franziska Schwarz worked at the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology (OPET) from 2003 to December 2012. In 2008, she was appointed Vice Director, in which capacity she was responsible for international relations.

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