Guy Bonvin


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

H.E. Dr Guy Bonvin, Swiss Special Envoy for Water in Central Asia, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland, Ambassador.

H.E. Dr Guy Bonvin has been appointed as Swiss Special Envoy for Water in Central Asia as of March 1st, 2019.

Dr Guy Bonvin was previously head of the Infrastructure Financing Division of the Economic Cooperation and Development of the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs Department for the past seven years. In this position, he held operational and strategic responsibilities in the areas of urban water and sanitation, renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainable urban development and mobility.

Dr Bonvin holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, which he obtained in 1992. He draws on more than two decades of professional experience in sustainable development and management of water and energy resources. This includes four years in the hydropower industry. His tasks included operational management of international business, as well as infrastructure financing, strategy and policy-making.

With his experience in the industrial, diplomatic and humanitarian fields, Dr Bonvin has built a broad vision of the water-energy-food nexus, of its stakeholders, of economic and strategic challenges on the path of sustainable economic development and stability. His assignments included operations in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Caucasus, Central Asia, Africa, and Latin America.