Marcel is a development, humanitarian and peacebuilding generalist. He has been based in fragile- and conflict-affected countries from 2001 to 2015. He has held a variety of positions with different organisations, including Deputy Director of and Acting Director of Cooperation for SDC in Mali and in the Great Lakes; Head of Sub-Office of UN OCHA in Mogadishu; Country Director of Oxfam in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; as well as Delegate, Head of Sub-Delegation and Deputy Head of Delegation in Haiti, Afghanistan, Chad, oPT, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Most recently from 2015 – 2019, he was based in SDC HQ in Bern as the multilateral policy lead for fragility, conflict and violence.
Marcel holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
His private interests include politics, meditaion, diving, traveling, and all kinds of technology. After his Sabbatical Leave comes to a complete in August 2020, he is taking on another challenge as Deputy Head of Cooperation in Juba, South Sudan.