Ivo Kaufmann, new Deputy Secretary-General in Geneva

Published 01-12-2011
At their meeting on 14 November 2011, EFTA Ministers appointed Mr Ivo Kaufmann of Switzerland as Deputy Secretary-General at EFTA’s Geneva office from 1 December. Mr Kaufmann will head the Association’s Trade Relations Division which supports the four Member States in the negotiation and management of their free trade agreements with countries outside the European Union.

Mr Kaufmann has a strong background in this field, having been EFTA’s Director of Trade Relations since 2008. Prior to joining the Association, he was Head of Division for International Investment and Multinational Enterprises in the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (2001-2008).