Hans-Peter has long-standing expertise in international cooperation, management and project innovation. Before joining GIB, he led the Trade Promotion Division of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Prior to that Hans-Peter was also responsible for investment promotion activities and infrastructure financing for Latin America and Africa. Form 1992 to 1994 Hans-Peter was deputy Country Director of Swiss Development Cooperation in Bolivia. He started his professional career in 1988 as project manager for the introduction of the first office automation system in the Federal Administration. From 1990 to 1992, he was Deputy Head of Division for Latin America in charge of bilateral trade and investment issues. Hans-Peter holds degrees in Economic Sciences, Modern History and Environmental Management, and has over 26 years of work experience.