Franziska is the Head of Swiss Economic Cooperation and Development (SECO) in South Africa, based in Pretoria, responsible for developing and implementing the corresponding projects. SECO supports businesses and the government especially in their efforts to reduce disparities and unlock the economic potential.
Previously, she served as an Economist and Project Manager for the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) in Bern, Switzerland, where she was responsible for the Macroeconomic Support Division’s portfolio in Colombia and South Africa, including public financial management and financial sector stability projects.
Prior to this, she worked with KfW in the field of microfinance in Uganda, has held teaching and research roles at the University of Zurich, and worked as an Economist in the private sector (real estate analysis and financial sector).
Franziska holds a Master’s degree in Political Science, Economics and Social and Economic History from the University of Zurich as well as an Advanced Studies in Applied Statistics from the ETH Zurich.