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AAFSW Ambassador Speakers Series: Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud
January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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AAFSW Program Chair
Ambassador Pitteloud was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He earned a doctorate in law at the University of Zurich, with further education in security policy at Geneva University.
Dr. Pitteloud has a distinguished career of public service in the military and the Swiss Foreign Service, which he joined in 1987. He has served as Ambassador of Switzerland to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia and the Seychelles (2010 – 2015), director for resources of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (2015-2019) and currently serves as the Swiss Ambassador to the United States (2019-present).
A retired lieutenant colonel (General Staff) in the Swiss Armed Forces, Dr. Pitteloud also served as the Swiss government’s first intelligence coordinator (2000 – 2005), and Director for Arms Control, Disarmament, Security Policy and Intelligence at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bern.
A lifelong ornithologist, Ambassador Pitteloud is married with one daughter.