Mr François Rohner holds an MBA in Economics from the Institute of Management, University of St Gallen, Switzerland. He served in the early 1970s as economic advisor for regional cooperation in Rwanda and joined the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in 1975. After heading the SDC coordination office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya between 1975 and 1981, he was in charge of SDC's Division of Multilateral Affairs until 2006. He has chaired numerous international working groups within the UN system (particularly on UN reform in development cooperation) and the OECD.