Marcel is a humanitarian, development and peace building generalist. Since 2001, he has been working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. They include Sierra Leone, Liberia, oPT, Chad, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Mali, and South Sudan. His main employers were the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as well as the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, with other assignments for Oxfam and the United Nations. Marcel managed large teams with more than 300 staff, as well as sizable budgets, as well as significant security and other risk.
Marcel has an M.A. in International Relations of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
His private interests include meditation, scuba diving, movies and music.