Jane Achermann

Jane Achermann

Global Programme Manager SEC



After her initial training in commercial hotel management, Jane Achermann completed her studies in geography and development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Kings College in London. She then worked several years for a SECO mandate in the field of investment promotion in developing and emerging countries.

After moving to the private sector Jane acted as Manager of companies in Tanzania and in California in tourism and food manufacturing (coffee and wine). Since 2004, she has worked at Swisscontact as Global Programme Officer of the Senior Expert Contact, a programme that supports SMEs in developing countries and Eastern Europe with technical advisory assignments by volunteering retired experts.