Henri Gétaz

The Secretary-General coordinates the Association's activities and is responsible for the overall management of the organisation's resources. He is assisted by three Deputy Secretaries-General, one at the EFTA Headquarters in Geneva, two in Brussels.

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience


European Free Trade Association. Secretary General.


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Head of Directorate for European Affairs

2006-2010 Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. Head of Economic and Financial Division
2001-2006 Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Deputy-Head of Integration office
1996-2001 State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. Leading SECO's negotiations with GATS/WTO in international services
1994-1996 Federal Office of Foreign Economic Affairs. Secretary and Chief of Staff 
1990-1994 State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. Represented SECO in various bodies at OECD and in context of EFTA negotiations 



Universities of St. Gallen and Lausanne. Ph.D. - thesis on intra industrial trade from a Swiss perspective.




Nationality Swiss



+41 223322 601 (Geneva)
+32 22861 717 (Brussels)

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EEA Seminar - 17 February 2022