Federal Council confers the title of ambassador on Bruno H. Moor

Bern, 04.05.2016 - Bruno H. Moor heads the Section for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI and is a member of the SERI executive board. His appointment as an ambassador should add further presence and visibility to Switzerland’s representation in various international committees and organisations in the research and innovation sector.

Bruno H. Moor is the Swiss head of delegation of joint Swiss – EU committees in multilateral matters and for treaty negotiations between Switzerland and the EU (Horizon 2020 / Euratom), while also representing Switzerland in the strategic policy committees of various international research organisations, including CERN, ESO and European XFEL. Mr Moor also represents Swiss interests on a bilateral level as head of delegation at working sessions and negotiations on research and innovation matters.
In 2014 and 2015, he served as President of the international organisation EUREKA and remains a member of the EUREKA Troika Executive Group.

Bruno H. Moor, born in 1954, holds a degree in economics and theology and a postgraduate qualification in conflict research and resolution from the University of Basel. Prior to 1996, Mr Moor worked first in the private sector and then as a Protestant pastor. A colonel in the Swiss armed forces, Bruno Moor served from 1992-1993 as a UN military observer in the Middle East and as a UN liaison officer in Sarajevo.
In 1996, he joined the DDPS, where he held various positions in the General Secretariat and the Directorate for Security Policy, from senior desk officer to head of section, primarily with responsibilities in the international sphere (EU, UNO, NATO).
In 2009, Bruno H. Moor became head of the section for multilateral research cooperation in the then State Secretariat for Education and Research. He remained in charge of the section, now part of the new State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, when it was expanded in 2013 to become the Section for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation.

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Mauro Dell’Ambrogio
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