Chantal joined UNRISD as Personal Assistant to the Director in October 2010. Her responsibilities included liaising with representatives and high-level officials (UN agencies, Permanent Missions, government ministries, multilateral and bilateral donors and funding agencies, research and academic institutions), organizing UNRISD annual Board Meetings, preparing official correspondence and arranging the Director’s busy travel and meeting schedules.
She holds a Diplôme d’Ecole de Commerce ISCID - Post Graduate degree in International Management & Business Studies - and has a working knowledge of French, English, Italian.
Prior to joining UNRISD, Chantal had worked in the pharmaceutical industry for different companies such as GlaxoSmithKline Laboratories in France, Medi-Pragma Srl in Italy and Merck Serono S.A. in Swizerland. She held positions in the business analysis / marketing area, mostly as International Project Manager and Market Research Manager.