Karine Siegwart, Vice Director

Karine Siegwart is member of the FOEN management and responsible for the Hydrology Division, the Waste and Resources Division, the Economics and Innovation Division and the Environmental Monitoring Section.

Karine Siegwart
Karine Siegwart, Vice Director of the FOEN

Curriculum Vitae Karine Siegwart

Karine Siegwart grew up in Freiburg, Switzerland and Germany. She studied law at the University of Freiburg and in 1996 obtained her PhD on "The cantons and federal European policy". She also has a Master in European Law from the European Institute of the University of Saarland (Germany). Following a spell as Senior Research Associate at the University of Zurich, periods of research in the U.S. and Brazil, and training as a mediator at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, in 2003 Karine Siegwart joined the federal administration at the integration office responsible for European policy issues (now the Directorate for European Affairs, DEA). In 2007 she moved to the Federal Office for the Environment as head of the Europe, Trade and Development on Cooperation Section. Since 2007 she has also been a lecturer at the ETH, where she is responsible for a course on mediation processes and environmental planning.

Karine Siegwart (1964) has been Vice Director of the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN since 1 January 2013. She heads the Hydrology Division, the Waste and Resources Division, the Economics and Innovation Division and the Environmental Monitoring Section.

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