Andrea Ries Padmanabhan
Senior Advisor for Development Effectiveness
Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC)
Holds a degree in mathematician, applied physics and sociology. Has been working for the federal office of statistics of Switzerland in charge of methodology of the labor survey. She has been in charge of environmental economics and environmental standards at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and has worked for World Bank in Social Development. In 2003 she joined the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC). There she has been working in various positions, in the policy, the multilateral division, heading the Food Security division and is currently Senior Advisor for Development Effectiveness, supporting the Swiss Co-Chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).